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An Ancient Valley Lost to ?Progress?

In his push for economic development, Turkey?s president has flooded the archaeological gem of Hasankeyf and displaced thousands of families.


Attacks in Somalia Leave at Least 5 Dead

Devastating assaults, occurring almost daily and often in the capital, Mogadishu, have put a strain on the country?s fragile government.


Turkey Convicts Human Rights Activists on Terror Charges

The cases are part of a widespread effort to quash dissent in the country, which has seen dozens of activists put on trial after a failed 2016 coup attempt.


Trial of 20 Saudis in Jamal Khashoggi Killing Opens in Turkey

Supporters of the slain journalist expressed hope that the proceedings would offer a chance for justice. The defendants are to be tried in absentia.


NASA Scientist, Detained in Turkey for Years, Returns to U.S.

Serkan Golge, an American caught up in increasingly fraught Turkish-U.S. relations, arrived with his family in Washington after nearly four years of imprisonment and house arrest.


Suicide Bombing Targets Major Turkish Military Base in Somalia

Officials said two people were killed in the bombing at the facility in Mogadishu, Turkey?s largest overseas military base.


How Two Russians Got Caught Up in Libya?s War, Now an Action Movie

The Russians, who said they were doing sociology research, were jailed on charges of political meddling. It?s the latest tale of foreign intrigue in Libya.


Turkey Court Sentences U.S. Consulate Employee to Over 8 Years in Prison

Ignoring U.S. arguments that the charges were baseless, a court convicted Metin Topuz of aiding the group that Turkey accuses of masterminding a 2016 coup attempt.


Erdogan and Trump Form New Bond as Interests Align

Relations between President Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey have long blown hot and cold. For the moment, they are finding common cause.


Russian-Backed Libyan Commander Retreats From Tripoli

Belligerents on all sides of the Libyan conflict, including Turkey, Russia and the U.A.E., are preparing for a new stage after a pullback by the forces of the commander, Khalifa Hifter.