Istanbul - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Istanbul US: Operative linked to Istanbul bombing has been killed WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has killed an Islamic State operative from Uzbekistan linked to the New Year's Eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people. The operative, Abdurakhmon Uzbeki (abdoo-rakman ooz-beki), is alleged to have been a "close associate" of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (ah-boo oh-mar ahl bahg-dahd-ee). ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:35:00 GMT 2017-04-21T17:35:00Z Turkey votes to expand president's powers; critics cry fraud ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a historic referendum Sunday that will greatly expand the powers of his office, although opposition parties questioned the outcome and said they would challenge the results. With nearly all ballots counted, the "yes" vote stood at 51.41 percent, while the "no" vote was 48.59 percent, according to ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:02:00 GMT 2017-04-17T00:02:00Z The Latest: US calls for transparency in UN Syria summit BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the U.S. insisted that an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the U.S. missile attack on Syria be held in the open so that "any country that chooses to defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime will have to do in full public vie... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:31:00 GMT 2017-04-07T16:31:00Z The Latest: Royal Jordanian to enforce ban starting Friday CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Jordan's national carrier says it will begin to restrict most electronics equipment, including laptops, on direct... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:20:00 GMT 2017-03-21T20:20:00Z Turkey-Dutch relations shatter after Turkish visits banned ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The escalating dispute between NATO allies Turkey and the Netherlands hit a new low Sunday, with a Turkish minister escorted out of the country less than a day after Turkey's foreign minister was denied entry, prompting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call the Dutch "Nazi remnants." The diplomatic clash was over plans by Tu... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 02:44:00 GMT 2017-03-12T02:44:00Z Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award. According to internal Trump administration correspondence seen by The Associated Press, the Department of Homeland Security ... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-02-25T21:34:00Z Germany's Die Welt: Turkey has detained our correspondent FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German newspaper correspondent in Turkey has been taken into police custody in connection with his reporting on a hacker attack on the email account of Turkey's energy minister, his employer said Friday. The Welt daily said on its website that Deniz Yucel, who has both Turkish and German citizenship, went to police offices in I... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:22:00 GMT 2017-02-17T22:22:00Z New Year's nightclub gunman formally arrested in Turkey ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state run news agency says the gunman suspected of killing 39 people in a nightclub attack on New Year's Day has been formally arrested. Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek citizen born in 1983, was caught at a hide-out in Istanbul on Jan. 16 after evading police for more than two weeks. The prosecutor demanded his ... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 15:06:00 GMT 2017-02-11T15:06:00Z UN chief urges nations to be more generous to refugees ISTANBUL (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on nations "to match the generosity" of Turkey in protecting refugees, saying that too many borders are being closed and many nations are "escaping their responsibilities." Guterres, the former chief of the U.N.'s refugee agency, was speaking Friday at a joint news conference in Istanbul w... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:32:00 GMT 2017-02-10T20:32:00Z The Latest: Iranian researcher turned away, arrives at JFK WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries (all times Eastern): 9:45 p.m. An Iranian researcher who had been prevented from coming to the United States to do research at Stanford University has arrived safely at New York's Kennedy Airport. ... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 02:43:00 GMT 2017-02-06T02:43:00Z The Latest: Report: Gunman was on wanted list in Uzbekistan ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of Istanbul nightclub gunman (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says the gunman who carried out the attack on the Istanbul nightclub was wanted in his home country of Uzbekistan for membership in a "terror organization." Anadolu Agency, reporting from U... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:30:00 GMT 2017-01-17T16:30:00Z The Latest: Belgrade migrants line up for food in blizzard WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the cold spell gripping Europe (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A blizzard blasting wind and snow against their faces, hundreds of migrants have lined up to receive a warm meal from aid groups outside a make-shift shelter in Belgrade, the Serbian capital. Migrant men and boys, mostly fr... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:19:00 GMT 2017-01-10T14:19:00Z Amid violence, WNBA players consider leaving Turkey NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar Rodgers left not long after she arrived. The New York Liberty guard traveled to Turkey this past fall after the WNBA season ended to play basketball there. She had spent a few years bouncing around other foreign leagues, then signed with Osmaniye — a team about two hours from the Syrian border. She lasted a month i... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:35:00 GMT 2017-01-05T21:35:00Z Delaware man wounded in Istanbul attack says he played dead GREENVILLE, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man wounded in an attack at a New Year's Eve celebration in Istanbul says he survived by playing dead. William Jacob Raak told NBC News that he stayed silent and motionless during the attack at a popular nightclub, even after being struck. "When he shot me I didn't move — I just let him shoot me," he t... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:09:00 GMT 2017-01-02T18:09:00Z Turkey launches new highway tunnel across Bosporus ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials have inaugurated an undersea highway tunnel linking the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. The Eurasia Tunnel, crossing the Bosporus Strait, was launched Tuesday even as the country was stunned by the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey a day before. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:04:00 GMT 2016-12-20T15:04:00Z Aleppo cease-fire unravels, raising specter of bloody end BEIRUT (AP) — A cease-fire to evacuate rebel fighters and civilians from the remaining opposition-held neighborhoods of Aleppo unraveled on Wednesday, once again raising the specter of a bloody end to the battle for Syria's largest city as residents reported the resumption of shelling and brutal bombing runs. Opponents of President Bashar Assad accused th... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:05:00 GMT 2016-12-15T00:05:00Z The Latest: Istanbul protest blames Iran for deal's failure BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria, where fighting is still underway in Aleppo despite a cease-fire deal that was to allow opposition fighters and civilians to withdraw (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Hundreds of Turkish and Syrian demonstrators assembled outside the Iranian consulate in Istanbul to blame Tehran for the failed start of a ceas... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:11:00 GMT 2016-12-14T22:11:00Z The Latest: Turkey detains 568 for alleged Kurdish ties ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's investigation into a deadly weekend attack near a soccer stadium in Istanbul. (all times local): 6:28 p.m. Turkey's Interior Ministry says 568 people have been detained on account of their alleged affiliation with the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK. The PKK and the Turkish state... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:51:00 GMT 2016-12-13T16:51:00Z Pro-Kurd party members arrested in wake of Istanbul bombings ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities arrested more than 200 people Monday following suicide bombings near an Istanbul stadium that killed 44 people. The arrests primarily targeted members of a Kurdish political party that already was a focus of a broader government crackdown. Saturday's attack, which a radical Kurdish group claimed as an act of revenge for... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:55:00 GMT 2016-12-12T18:55:00Z