ISTANBUL (AP) — Officials have raised concerns that a deadly bombing in southeastern Turkey is part of a campaign of retaliation by the Islamic State group for a recent crackdown on its operations in the country.
- 11 June, 2015 Turkish PM says coalitions not ideal, but open to all options By Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday history had shown Turkey was ill suited to coalition governments but the ruling AK Party was open to all options after losing its parliamentary majority for the first time in a weekend […]
- 14 September, 2014 Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group.
- 8 September, 2014 US faces Arab reluctance in Islamic State fight BEIRUT (AP) — Stitching together a broad coalition to tackle the extremist Islamic State group hinges on overcoming the reluctance of U.S. allies in the Middle East who are deeply frustrated with a White House that they believe has been naive and weak on Syria's civil war.
- 1 November, 2015 Davutoglu: Turkey's bookish PM celebrates unexpected victory Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's mild-mannered demeanour belies his abilities as a tough negotiator and strategic thinker who has been at the heart of government since Recep Tayyip Erdogan first came to power in 2003. The bookish former academic was celebrating on Sunday after he […]
- 5 May, 2016 Turkish premier to step down, boosting president’s position ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister announced Thursday that he will stand down, giving the country's increasingly authoritarian president free reign to appoint someone less likely to challenge him —a development that could have implications for Turkey's internal […]