Turkey

A Twitter app on an iPhone screen. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Turkish attempt to ban Twitter backfires

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to […]

03/21/2014

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Obama pardons turkeys as part of annual rite

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day. Obama […]

11/27/2013

This Nov. 22, 2013 photo shows Butterball Turkey CEO Rod Brenneman in front of a group of Turkey Talk-Line experts at work, in Naperville, Ill.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Butterball CEO on why Turkey Talk Line hired men

NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving, says Butterball CEO Rod Brenneman. Whether it’s turkey sausage for breakfast, turkey medallions on salad for lunch or roast turkey and gravy for dinner, Brenneman says […]

11/25/2013

Butterball'’s Turkey Talk Line. (AP Photo/Butterball)

Turkey Talk Line to have 1st male spokesman

NEW YORK (AP) — This year if you call Butterball’s Turkey Talk Line for some cooking advice, you might get a male voice on the line. For the first time, Butterball is enlisting the help […]

09/16/2013

NATO stresses strong Syria response needed

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief says he is convinced that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people and insists a strong reaction is needed to show dictators around the world that such weapons […]

09/02/2013

Protestors in Turkey (AP Photo)

Turkish official approves ‘standing man’ protest

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s deputy prime minister gave a nod of approval on Wednesday to a new form of peaceful resistance that is spreading through Turkey. Although police dispersed pockets of protesters who set […]

06/19/2013

Protestors burn a Sao Paulo state flag in front of City Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)

Comparison of mass protests in Brazil and Turkey

Large-scale protests have engulfed Turkey and Brazil, which are thousands of miles apart, but share some traits such as being new democracies with a growing middle class. Here’s a look at the protests in both […]

06/19/2013

Protestors in Turkey (AP Photo)

A look at Turkey and its widespread protests

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s Islamic-led government is facing its biggest protests in years as demonstrators and police clashed Tuesday for the 12th straight day. Here’s a look behind the scenes: Q: What’s going on in […]

06/11/2013

Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AP Photo)

Turkey’s street protests get personal

(AP) – Brash and stubborn, Turkey’s leader doesn’t shrink from a scrap. His voice booms when he gets on a podium and his folksy zingers enthrall supporters as much as they repulse opponents. That trademark […]

06/04/2013

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Global doomsday hot spots draw believers, revelers

(AP) – Though the Mayans never really predicted that the world would end on Friday, some New Agers are convinced that humanity’s demise is indeed imminent. Or at least that it’s a good excuse for a party.

12/20/2012

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Pentagon day care review expanding to schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expanding a Pentagon review of hiring at military day care centers to include Defense Department schools, youth centers and other facilities where children are present.

12/19/2012

Richard Engel (AP Photo)

NBC Correspondent Freed in Syria

NBC says it’s chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel and his production team have been released after being held captive for 5 days. Engel and his crew are unharmed and were freed during a firefight near the border with Turkey

12/18/2012

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