Turkey suspects Islamic State behind bomb that killed 31

ISTANBUL - Authorities suspected the Islamic State...blew herself up in a tourist district of Istanbul in January, killing a police officer and...and Ayse Wieting and Mohammed Rasool in Istanbul contributed to this report.
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Vandals attack selfie-taking prince Ottoman statue

ISTANBUL - A statue erected in a Turkish city of an Ottoman prince taking a selfie...Mehmet II, or Mehmet the Conqueror, who conquered Constantinople - now Istanbul - in 1453.The city says four statues linked to Amasya were recently erected...
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A glance at the Taksim protesters in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - The central square and its leafy But the central focus remains Istanbul's small Gezi Park.Now, more than...park tidy.Yurekli said she's lived in Istanbul all her life. She hopes to go to university...
IS militants attack two cities in Syria

...the south. Kurdish fighters have been advancing since January, thanks to coalition airstrikes.___Associated Press writers Ayse Wieting and Raphael Satter in Istanbul and Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria, contributed to this report.
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Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen's branch in Yemen, viewed by Washington as the terror group's most dangerous affiliate.___Schemm reported from Istanbul, Turkey. Associated Press writers Nasser Karimi in Tehran, Iran, and Cara Anna at the United Nations contributed to this...
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Williams beats Kerber at start of WTA Champs

ISTANBUL - Top-ranked Serena Williams breezed past Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-1 to open her bid for a fourth ATP Championships title...
Violinist Midori to perform Tuesday in Juneau

...Venezuela and Canada's Calgary Philharmonic. Frequently invited to summer music festivals, he has appeared at the Salzburg, Istanbul, Schleswig-Holstein, and Rheingau Music Festivals, at the Ravinia Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival...
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Guarded optimism on Iran

...the West that kicked off last week in Istanbul have quieted the war drums - for now...level needed for an energy reactor. At Istanbul, there were signs - only signs - the next round of talks nears."Istanbul was the entry ticket," says Michael...
US ties France 1-1 in Under-20 World Cup

ISTANBUL - The United States improved its chances of reaching the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup, tying France 1-1 Monday...
Turkey's rising role: Diplomacy

Americans who explore the wonders of Istanbul rarely visit Turkey's capital, deep in the plains of Anatolia. It is a city of nondescript high-rises, government offices...


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