TURKEY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TURKEY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436865-68/kurdish-syria-turkey-fighters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436865-68/kurdish-syria-turkey-fighters.html.csp">Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DIAA HADID </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and SUZAN FRASER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T22:03:30.619-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs. The large-scale displacement of so many and the movement of the Kurdish fighters into Syria reflected the ferocity of the fig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584368652014-09-20T22:03:30.619-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T22:03:30.619-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58436865@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:03:30 MDT 49 Turkish hostages freed from Islamic State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436872-68/hostages-turkey-militants-turkish.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436872-68/hostages-turkey-militants-turkish.html.csp">49 Turkish hostages freed from Islamic State</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUZAN FRASER and RAPHAEL SATTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T21:05:32.254-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 09:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ankara, Turkey • Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the well-dressed men and women captured by the Islamic State group more than three months ago clasped their families Saturday on the tarmac of the Turkish capital’s airport, experts had doubts about the government’s story. The official explanation “sounds a bit too good to be true,” said Sinan Ulgen, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584368722014-09-20T21:05:32.254-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T21:05:32.254-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58436872@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:05:32 MDT Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58435737-68/hostages-turkey-turkish-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58435737-68/hostages-turkey-turkish-islamic.html.csp">Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUZAN FRASER and RAPHAEL SATTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T10:49:07.692-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 10:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ankara, Turkey • Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the well-dressed men and women captured by the Islamic State group more than three months ago clasped their families Saturday on the tarmac of the Turkish capital’s airport, experts had serious doubts about the government’s story. The official explanation “sounds a bit too good to be true,” said Sinan ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584357372014-09-20T10:49:07.692-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T10:49:07.692-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58435737@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:49:07 MDT Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359130-77/turkey-americans-spain-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58359130-77/turkey-americans-spain-half.html.csp">Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T23:16:27.599-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bilbao, Spain • They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier. Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters. “I guess we felt like last night’s game was pretty easy and tonight was going to be the same way, but Turkey came out and they gave us their punch from the beginning,” forward James Harden said. “We took it and we were sluggish. That second half we played a lot better.” Kenneth Faried scored 22 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583591302014-08-31T23:16:27.599-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T23:16:27.599-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58359130@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:16:27 MDT