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President Barack Obama meets with President Francois Hollande of France in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON — In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and…

President Barack Obama meets with President Francois Hollande of France in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kayhan Ozer, Presidential Press Service, Pool )

Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

MOSCOW — Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kayhan Ozer, Presidential Press Service, Pool )
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu salutes supporters gathered outside ruling Justice and Development Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkey’s ruling party sweeps back to majority in parliament

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's ruling party secured a stunning victory in Sunday's…

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu salutes supporters gathered outside ruling Justice and Development Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Secretary of State John Kerry walks to the Hotel Bristol in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday for a meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)

At heart of Syria talks, what to do about Assad

VIENNA — The success or failure of the Syrian peace talks this…

Secretary of State John Kerry walks to the Hotel Bristol in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday for a meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)
This handout photo released by the Russian Defense Ministry official web site shows a Russian Su-24 bomber taking off on a night combat mission from Hemeimeem airbase in Syria. (Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Syria’s Assad said to favor vote, but only after victory

DAMASCUS, Syria — President Bashar Assad is willing to run in an…

This handout photo released by the Russian Defense Ministry official web site shows a Russian Su-24 bomber taking off on a night combat mission from Hemeimeem airbase in Syria. (Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hand with Syria President Bashar Assad in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Alexei Druzhinin, RIA-Novosti,  Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end Syria crisis

MOSCOW — Bashar Assad's surprise meeting with Vladimir Putin could signal that…

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hand with Syria President Bashar Assad in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Alexei Druzhinin, RIA-Novosti,  Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Protesters march to protest Saturday's explosions in Diyarbakir,  Turkey, Sunday.  (AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan)

Islamic State could gain from Turkish peace rally bombing

ANKARA, Turkey — Thousands mourned the 95 victims of Turkey's deadliest attack…

Protesters march to protest Saturday's explosions in Diyarbakir,  Turkey, Sunday.  (AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan)
A Russian  SU-24M jet fighter armed with laser guided bombs takes off from a runaway at Hmeimim airbase in Syria.  (AP Photo/Alexander Kots, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Photo via AP)

NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace

ANKARA, Turkey — In a signal of new tensions raised by Moscow's…

A Russian  SU-24M jet fighter armed with laser guided bombs takes off from a runaway at Hmeimim airbase in Syria.  (AP Photo/Alexander Kots, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Photo via AP)
European Council President Donald Tusk addresses the media as he arrives for an emergency EU heads of state summit on migration at the EU Council building in Brussels, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Deeply-divided EU holds emergency summit on migrant crisis

BRUSSELS — The migrant crisis overwhelming the European Union tugged at the…

European Council President Donald Tusk addresses the media as he arrives for an emergency EU heads of state summit on migration at the EU Council building in Brussels, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
In this Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Syrian refugees cross into Hungary underneath the border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary.  (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)

Migrants flow west on Hungarian trains; 13,000 reach Austria

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary — Hungarian police stood by as thousands of migrants hopped…

In this Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Syrian refugees cross into Hungary underneath the border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary.  (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)
Brazilian newspaper covers show the photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach, at a news stand in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world

The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach…

Brazilian newspaper covers show the photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach, at a news stand in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, waves as she arrives for a visit at the Midyat refugee camp in Mardin, southeastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, Saturday, June 20, 2015. Jolie visited the camp which is sheltering those who have fled the 4-year conflict in neighbouring Syria. The UN refugee agency has said the number of Syrian refugees seeking its help now tops two-million - and could be far higher. Turkey is the world's biggest refugee host with 1.59 million refugees, according to the most recent U.N. figures. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Angelina Jolie: We’re living in era of ‘mass displacement’

MARDIN, Turkey — After visiting a camp for Syrian refugees in southeastern…

U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, waves as she arrives for a visit at the Midyat refugee camp in Mardin, southeastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, Saturday, June 20, 2015. Jolie visited the camp which is sheltering those who have fled the 4-year conflict in neighbouring Syria. The UN refugee agency has said the number of Syrian refugees seeking its help now tops two-million - and could be far higher. Turkey is the world's biggest refugee host with 1.59 million refugees, according to the most recent U.N. figures. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
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Turkey, Saudi in pact to help anti-Assad rebels

Casting aside U.S. concerns about aiding extremist groups, Turkey and Saudi Arabia…

Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP

Turkey on Thanksgiving: oven roasted or deep fried?

How do you prepare your turkey on Thanksgiving? Some hold fast to…

AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici

Turkey cracks down on oil smuggling linked to IS

Sevda, a 22-year-old waitress in a brown apron, recounts how she made…

AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici
Julio Cortez/APU.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann was pleased by his team’s performance in the World Cup

US beats Turkey 2-1 in World Cup tuneup

HARRISON, N.J. -- The combinations started to click. The confidence grew a…

Julio Cortez/APU.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann was pleased by his team’s performance in the World Cup
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S.F. company donates 100 turkeys for holiday

In response to reports of turkey shortages at Bay Area food banks,…

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Is the U.S. the only nation capable of engaging Libya?

 The U.S. controls the most powerful military force in the history of…

Cameron does the Turkey dance

Britain’s Prime Minister, leader of the Conservative Party and Senior Partner in…

International decline into madness

Over at the Wall Street Journal, Robert Pollock has an important piece about…