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Turkey: Captured Gunman Trained in Afghanistan

Authorities say he confessed to deadly NYE attack

(Newser) - Turkish police believe they have captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul and officials say he is an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and confessed to the massacre. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters in Ankara on Tuesday that the man... More »

Suspect Caught in Istanbul NYE Nightclub Massacre

Turkish police say they have the gunman who killed 39

(Newser) - A gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday. The suspect was caught in a special operations police raid on a house in a housing complex in... More »

One of Europe's Longest Conflicts May Finally End

After 40 years, talks could reunify island of Cyprus

(Newser) - It may not generate the headlines of other global conflicts, but the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has the distinction of being home to Europe's last divided capital city. After four decades, however, that might soon change. The island has been split between a Greece-controlled area and a smaller Turkey-controlled... More »

Russia Says It's Pulling Warships Out of Syria

But does this armed forces reduction mean anything permanent?

(Newser) - A tenuous ceasefire in Syria between the government and rebel forces that was brokered by Russia and Turkey is so far holding, and Russia has announced it will start to tamp down its military presence there, per the Wall Street Journal and BBC . "In accordance with the decision of... More »

Turkey Says It Now Knows Who the Nightclub Gunman Is

But they haven't released details

(Newser) - Turkish police on Wednesday detained at least five suspected ISIS militants believed to be linked to the deadly Istanbul nightclub attack , the state-run news agency reported. The operation was launched in the Aegean port city of Izmir and was ongoing, Anadolu Agency said. The gunman, who killed 39 people during... More »

'Selfie Video' of Istanbul Attacker Surfaces

Nightclub gunman may be Central Asian man

(Newser) - Turkish media on Tuesday ran a "selfie video" of a man they say is the gunman who killed 39 people , most of them foreigners, at an Istanbul nightclub. The video broadcast on Turkish television shows the alleged gunman filming himself with a cellphone at Istanbul's Taksim Square. It... More »

American Who Survived Attack Was in Turkey for Birthday

Jake Raak says he played dead

(Newser) - Jake Raak calls himself "probably the luckiest person in the whole thing"—the "whole thing" being the New Year's Day massacre at a Turkish nightclub. The Greenville, Delaware, resident tells NBC News the shooter walked within inches of the bench he was under, and that when... More »

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nightclub Massacre

Chilling video of Istanbul attack emerges

(Newser) - ISIS has made what is believed to be a credible claim of responsibility for the New Year's Eve horror in Istanbul. "In continuation of the blessed operations that Islamic State is conducting against the protector of the cross, Turkey, a heroic soldier of the caliphate struck one of... More »

At Least One US Citizen Injured in Nightclub Attack

Istanbul gunman still at large

(Newser) - At least one citizen is among the wounded in the Sunday terror attack that killed 39 and injured 70 at an Istanbul nightclub, Fox News and CNN report. Authorities are still searching for the gunman, who was dressed as Santa as he went on a shooting spree during New Year'... More »

First Terror Attack of 2017 Hits Turkey, Killing 39 at Club

Gunman said to have been dressed as Santa also wounded 70 at Istanbul nightclub Reina: reports

(Newser) - Heavily armed police have been blocking the snowy street in front of Istanbul's Reina nightclub, where a gunman said to have been dressed as Santa killed at least 39 people and wounded almost 70 during New Year's Eve celebrations, the AP reports. Istanbul's governor says the attacker,... More »

Reporter Detained in Turkey for Nearly 3 Days Released

Wall Street Journal says Dion Nissenbaum is free

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal says one of its reporters was detained in Turkey for nearly three days before authorities allowed him to exit the country. Editor Gerard Baker says in a statement Saturday that national security reporter Dion Nissenbaum was prohibited from calling his family, editors, or a lawyer while... More »

'Fragile' Ceasefire Begins in Syria

Minor violations reported, but it's still holding

(Newser) - A ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey went into effect in war-ravaged Syria at midnight, a potential breakthrough in the six years of fighting that have left more than a quarter-million people dead and triggered a refugee crisis across Europe. If it holds, the truce between the Syrian government and... More »

After 'Successes' by Syrian Army, a Truce

Putin says Russia and Turkey are on board with newly announced ceasefire

(Newser) - The Syrian army has announced a nationwide ceasefire, the AP reports. In a statement carried by state news agency SANA on Thursday, the military command "declares a comprehensive nationwide cessation of hostilities as of midnight." State TV says the ceasefire paves the way for reactivating negotiations to end... More »

Bana Alabed Goes From Ruins of Aleppo to Presidential Palace

7-year-old Twitter star thanks Erdogan for 'supporting the children of Aleppo'

(Newser) - From the war-torn ruins of eastern Aleppo to the presidential palace in Turkey. CNN reports 7-year-old Bana Alabed—whose Twitter account has gained more than 350,000 followers since September—posed for photos and video with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday in Ankara. "Thank you for supporting... More »

No, This Assassination Isn't Like the One in 1914

A look at the complex relations between Russia and Turkey

(Newser) - Monday's assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey has news outlets scrambling to make sense of what this might mean for the already complex relations between those two nations. Here's a look:
  • There's a lot of chatter comparing the killing to the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz
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Shots Fired Outside US Embassy in Turkey

2nd gunman detained hours after Russian ambassador killed

(Newser) - Turkish police on Tuesday detained a man who fired shots in front of the US embassy in Ankara, several hours after the Russian ambassador to Turkey was assassinated . The man took out a pump-action shotgun he hid in his coat and fired around eight shots in the air before the... More »

'I Composed Myself Enough to Shoot Pictures'

AP photographer recounts assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey

(Newser) - "I composed myself enough to shoot pictures." So recounts AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici, who was covering a seemingly routine opening of a photo exhibit in Ankara, Turkey, Monday when a man pulled a gun. Ozbilici initially thought it a "theatrical flourish." Quite the contrary: Ozbilici counts... More »

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Gunned Down at Gallery

Assailant reportedly killed after shouting 'don't forget about Aleppo,' killing Andrei Karlov

(Newser) - Russia's ambassador to Turkey was shot and killed Monday while making a speech in the Turkish capital of Ankara, the Russian Foreign Ministry is confirming, per the AP . Andrei Karlov was hit while inside an art gallery. Karlov was several minutes into his speech when a man wearing a... More »

Turkey Vows 'Vengeance' as Soccer Blasts Kill 30 Cops

13 have been arrested in attacks in Istanbul

(Newser) - Turkey declared a national day of mourning and began to bury its dead Sunday after twin blasts in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium, reports the AP . It was the latest large-scale assault to traumatize a nation confronting an array of security threats. The... More »

Growing List of Nations Tied to Trump's 'Empire'

Meaning lots of potential for conflicts of interest, per 'NYT'

(Newser) - With more than 100 companies with business interests around the world , Donald Trump has attracted the attention of ethics experts, who contend his possible conflicts of interest are "unprecedented" for a modern-day US president. Now the New York Times offers a closer look at some of these global projects... More »

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