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World NowA war of words between Turkish and Iranian leaders intensified Thursday, threatening to delay or even scuttle a new round of talks between Iran and world powers, and raising fresh doubt about whether Tehran will bargain over its disputed nuclear program.....
As it continues to grapple with the aftermath of a massive earthquake, Turkey has declined disaster assistance from Armenia and Israel, two nations with which Ankara has strained relationships, according to Reuters. Ankara's rejection of most offers of...
Earlier this week, Moody's credit rating agency announced it is reviewing the credit of Maryland and four other AAA rated states in light of the debate in Washington about the possible default of U.S. government debt — even though Maryland pays...
World NowTurkey announces tough new sanctions on Syria. The sanctions aim to persuade President Bashar Assad’s regime to halt a bloody crackdown on an 8-month-old uprising....
World NowTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan turns up the rhetorical heat on Syria's President Bashar Assad. Turkey also announces it is abandoning oil exploration plans with Syria....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIt seemed like a brilliant idea at the time: touring Turkey by train. Turkey was at the top of my list of countries I had yet to conquer, and trains have long been my favorite mode of transportation. Conjuring images of the old Orient Express, I...
Babylon & BeyondIs the United States using NATO to protect its special friend in the Middle East: Israel? That's what Turkey suspects may be behind a U.S.-led push for an anti-missile defense system in Turkey, intended to ward off an Iranian attack.......
Babylon & BeyondTurkey and Israel are at it again, but this time it's over reports that Turkey has added Israel to its so-called "Red Book," the top-secret security document that lists the country's threats and enemies. Israeli tourism minister Stas Misezhnikov struck......
Babylon & BeyondTurkey's assertive foreign policy and increasing overtures to non-Western governments -- most notably, Iran -- have led to increasing concern in the United States and Europe. But its decisions are driven more by ambition and economic aspirations than a...
Babylon & BeyondAs Turkey heads toward national elections next year, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) finds itself in a strong position. A major test for the AKP and opposition parties was the referendum in September — the results constituted a......
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