TURKEY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TURKEY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472426-68/islamic-group-state-kobani.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472426-68/islamic-group-state-kobani.html.csp">U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BASSEM MROUE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T09:18:02.662-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 09:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants’ advance, activists said. The frontier town of Kobani, also known by its Arabic name of Ayn Arab, and surrounding villages have been under attack by the Islamic State group since mid-September. The fighting has forced some 150,000 Kurds to flee to Turkey in what has been one of the largest single exodu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584724262014-09-30T09:18:02.662-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T09:18:02.662-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472426@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:18:02 MDT Despite airstrikes, Islamic State fighters close in on Turkish border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470296-68/islamic-turkey-state-militants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470296-68/islamic-turkey-state-militants.html.csp">Despite airstrikes, Islamic State fighters close in on Turkish border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DESMOND BUTLER</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DIAA HADID</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T20:14:52.929-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 08:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Antakya, Turkey • Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic State fighters pounded the city of Kobani with mortars and artillery shells, advancing within three miles of the Kurdish frontier city, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and N...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584702962014-09-29T20:14:52.929-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T20:14:52.929-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470296@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:14:52 MDT Number of Syrian refugees in Turkey reaches 150,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58447836-68/turkey-refugees-kobani-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58447836-68/turkey-refugees-kobani-islamic.html.csp">Number of Syrian refugees in Turkey reaches 150,000</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DESMOND BUTLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T19:25:58.714-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 07:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Suruc, Turkey • Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 400,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants. The masses fleeing the brutal offensive by the Islamic State group on the city of Kobani, looming just across the border from Turkey, are part of a wave that has reached 150,000 people since Thursday. Turkey had taken in well over a million Syrian refugee...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584478362014-09-23T19:25:58.714-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T19:25:58.714-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58447836@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:25:58 MDT U.S. launches first airstrikes in Syria http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58443815-68/turkey-islamic-state-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58443815-68/turkey-islamic-state-group.html.csp">U.S. launches first airstrikes in Syria</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DESMOND BUTLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T22:34:58.343-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 10:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Suruc, Turkey • The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria as fighting raged Monday between the extremist group and Kurdish forces near the border with Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees. The Pentagon said a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles fired from ships in the region targeted the Islamic State group. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said that because the military opera...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58443815@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:34:58 MDT 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