Turkey - The News from Turkey
The Armenian Genocide refers to the killing of some 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire beginning in 1915 -- and still ignites impassioned conflict that threatens diplomatic relations to this day.
Straddling two continents at the nexus between Asia and Europe, Turkey is a regional economic and military power.
More Than a Dozen Killed in Istanbul Explosions
Two bombs exploded about 10 minutes apart in a busy shopping district in Istanbul.
Istanbul or Constantinople?
The name evolution of Europe's most populous city.
Turkey's Ruling Party Survives Day in Court
Six justices of the Constitutional Court voted to shut down the party, while five voted against it.
Headscarf Ruling a Blow to Turkey's Ruling Party
Now the speaker of the parliament, Koksal Toptan, is suggesting that the Constitutional Court's power be curbed with a new constitution.
Will Turkey's ruling party be banned?
Chief prosecutor of the High Court of Appeals Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya wants the AKP party banned for "anti-secular activities" -- and such a move wouldn't be unprecedented.
Cyprus Elects First Communist President
Demetris Christofias became the only communist president in Europe.
CIA World Factbook - Turkey
A primer on Turkey's leaders, geography, demographics, economy, military, infrastructure, and more.