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How the Protests Will Impact Turkey at Home and Abroad

What was held up as a modern, Muslim nation now seems chaotic and oppressive.<p>Walking among the police stations set ablaze and the burned-out shells of buses and cars in the heart of Istanbul Sunday morning, one could only gasp and wonder, "Are we in Turkey?"<p>Locals said they didn't recognize their …

7 Outrageous Photos of Turkish Protesters Being Hit With Tear Gas and Water Cannons

What started as a park preservation sit-in has devolved into protests that reveal broader dissatisfaction with Erdogan's government.<p>Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannons at peaceful protesters as they entered their fourth day of demonstrating in Istanbul's central Taksim Square.<p>The …

Turkish Troops Face Torture and Suicide in NATO's Second-Largest Army

More Turkish soldiers have perished from suicide and abuse than from combat in the last decade, but the EU aspirant has done little to stem the crisis.<p>ISTANBUL -- The night private Ugur Kantar died in an Ankara military hospital, his father Aydin Kantar knew all too well who his son's killers …

Why Turkey Won't Attack Syria

The government doesn't want to boost the stature of the military, it has a big Alawite community, and plenty of other reasons.<p>Here's a scene that partly explains why Turkey hasn't invaded Syria yet: In a recent parliamentary debate, Umit Ozgumus, a leader of the Turkish opposition party CHP, …

Sultan Erdogan: Turkey's Rebranding Into the New, Old Ottoman Empire

In the eyes of secularists, the Europe-facing, Western-dressing, cocktail-toasting modern nation-state is being replaced by a religiously conservative one, headscarf by headscarf.<p>The cities might not seem similar today, but one thing Tripoli and Thessaloniki, Basra and Beirut, Sarajevo and Sana'a …

Serbia-Kosovo talks end without accord

Leaders from Serbia and Kosovo have failed to come to agreement on the status of Serb-dominated northern Kosovo in talks held in Brussels.<p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who had been mediating in the talks, said in a statement that the gap between the two sides was "very narrow, but deep."<p>…

PRI

The Turkish government is loosening restrictions on teaching Kurdish in public schools. The question is whether it's a political ploy, or a real attempt at making peace with Turkey's Kurds.

Kosovo Albanians angered by Serbia talks

Around 2,000 ethnic Albanians have taken to the streets of the ethnically split town of Mitrovica in Kosovo, to protest against ongoing talks with Serbia.<p>The protesters waved Albanian flags and chanted anti-government slogans during the demonstration on Saturday.<p>"I am protesting against the …