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Watch: Israeli national anthem played at Ankara reception

Turkish President Erdogan hosts Israeli President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog in Ankara.

Watch: Israeli national anthem played at Ankara reception

Erdogan flew rabbis in to Ankara, spent two hours with them

In Istanbul, a conference of rabbis from Islamic nations got a surprise: An audience with Erdogan.

Erdogan flew rabbis in to Ankara, spent two hours with them

Israel should maintain its Mediterranean alignment

It should be made clear to Israel’s partners in the area that any improvement in relations with Turkey will not be at their expense.Op-ed.

Israel should maintain its Mediterranean alignment

Turkey slams Israeli retaliation

Turkish FM condemns Israel bombing of Turkish news agency offices in Gaza. UN coordinator: All sides must withdraw immediately.

Turkey slams Israeli retaliation

Erdogan leads mayoral elections but loses Ankara

Turkish President's ruling party wins nearly 45 percent of the votes in local elections, though the opposition regains hold of the capital.

Erdogan leads mayoral elections but loses Ankara

Turkey: 4 dead, dozens injured in high-speed train crash

High-speed train hits another locomotive and an Ankara station overpass, which collapses. Investigation launched.

Turkey: 4 dead, dozens injured in high-speed train crash

Man shot driving tractor towards Israeli ambassador's house

Man wounded by Ankara police after refusing orders to halt while driving tractor towards Israeli ambassador's house.

Man shot driving tractor towards Israeli ambassador's house

Suicide bomb threat forces evacuation of Iran embassy in Turkey

Iranian embassy in Ankara evacuated following warning of possible suicide bombing attack.

Suicide bomb threat forces evacuation of Iran embassy in Turkey

Erdogan spokesman condemns attack on U.S. embassy

Spokesman for Turkish President says attack on U.S. Embassy in Ankara was an attempt to create chaos.

Erdogan spokesman condemns attack on U.S. embassy

New Ambassador presents credentials to Turkey's Erdogan

Watch: Israel's new ambassador to Turkey is ready to get to work, now that he’s officially been received in Ankara.

New Ambassador presents credentials to Turkey's Erdogan

1 wounded in failed attack on Israeli embassy in Turkey

One person reported wounded by gunfire during attempted attack on Israel's embassy in Turkey.

1 wounded in failed attack on Israeli embassy in Turkey

Erdogan threatens EU: Pay up, or take the migrants

Turkish President Erdogan threatened to open his border with Europe to migrants, if the EU doesn't hold up its end of the bargain.

Erdogan threatens EU: Pay up, or take the migrants

Turkey warns ISIS is planning synagogue attacks tomorrow

Turkish police warn ISIS is posed to strike synagogues and churches on Easter this Sunday, a week after Istanbul bombing.

Turkey warns ISIS is planning synagogue attacks tomorrow

Turkey says bomber trained with Syrian Kurds

No group has claimed credit for Ankara blast that killed 35, but Turkey says female suicide bomber was linked to YPG in Syria.

Turkey says bomber trained with Syrian Kurds

Rapprochement coming? Netanyahu condemns Ankara attack

In what some see as a sign that relations with Turkey are improving, Netanyahu expresses solidarity with Turkey following Ankara bombing.

Rapprochement coming? Netanyahu condemns Ankara attack

Erdogan vows to defeat terror after Ankara attack

Turkish President says he will "bring terrorism to its knees" after deadly car bomb in Ankara.

Erdogan vows to defeat terror after Ankara attack

Turkey blocks social media following Ankara attack

Turkish court bans access to Facebook and Twitter after images from Ankara attack were shared on them.

Turkey blocks social media following Ankara attack

Watch: Car bomb in Turkish capital kills 32

Camera catches huge explosion in Ankara that left 75 wounded, a month after Kurdish militants staged near identical attack.

Watch: Car bomb in Turkish capital kills 32

Kurdish group claims Ankara bombing, warns tourists to stay away

The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons claim the suicide car bomb attack that killed 28 people in Turkey's capital.

Kurdish group claims Ankara bombing, warns tourists to stay away

Abbas condemns terrorism...in Turkey

While he refuses to condemn attacks against Israelis, PA chairman is quick to condemn terror attack in Ankara.

Abbas condemns terrorism...in Turkey

Erdogan vows to fight 'pawns' carrying out attacks

Responding to Ankara attack, Turkish President says his country’s fight against "terror will grow more determined.

Erdogan vows to fight 'pawns' carrying out attacks

Turkey Continues to Reprimand Israel for Airport Incident

Turkey once again rebuked Israeli charge d'affaires on Monday, days after meeting with her on the Turks denied entry to Ben Gurion Airport.

Turkey Continues to Reprimand Israel for Airport Incident

American Envoy Dyes Hair Blonde in Response to Ankara Mayor

Ambassador John Bass hits back at mayor of Ankara who referred to State Department spokeswoman as "dumb blonde".

American Envoy Dyes Hair Blonde in Response to Ankara Mayor

Turkish Mayor Attacks 'Dumb Blonde' Marie Harf in Sexist Tweet

Mayor of Turkey's capital city Ankara attacks US State Dept. spokeswoman in bizarre Twitter outburst over Baltimore riots.

Turkish Mayor Attacks 'Dumb Blonde' Marie Harf in Sexist Tweet

Mayor Arrested for Building Robot Statue with Public Funds

Criminal complaint filed against Turkish mayor Melih Gökçek for using taxpayers money to erect a 6-meter robot statue in Ankara.

Mayor Arrested for Building Robot Statue with Public Funds

Turkish Election Board Rejects Request for Recount

Ankara's provincial election body rejects opposition's appeal against the results of the local election.

Turkish Election Board Rejects Request for Recount

3,000 Protesters Try to March in Istanbul’s Taksim Square

Once again, protesters tried to mass in Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square and were stopped by police with water cannon and tear gas.

3,000 Protesters Try to March in Istanbul’s Taksim Square

Istanbul Protests Continue in Iconic Taksim Square

Thousands gathered again at Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square to express their discontent with the Turkish government's attitude.

Istanbul Protests Continue in Iconic Taksim Square

Strikes, Demonstrations Continue Across Turkey

Demonstrations continued across Turkey Monday but slowly came under police control as thousands protested against the Erdogan government.

Strikes, Demonstrations Continue Across Turkey

Turkish Gov't on the Warpath Against Twitter, Facebook

A spokesman for Turkey’s ruling AK Party on Wednesday labeled the Twitter social media website to be "deadlier than car bombs."

Turkish Gov't on the Warpath Against Twitter, Facebook

Tensions Rising, Turkish Police Attack Protesters Overnight

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan orders police to "intervene" with protesters across the nation.

Tensions Rising, Turkish Police Attack Protesters Overnight

Exclusive: Turkish Diplomat Points to Need for Peace With Israel

A veteran Turkish diplomat underscores the importance of renewing ties and maintaining peace with Ankara's former ally, Israel.

Exclusive: Turkish Diplomat Points to Need for Peace With Israel

Israel, Turkey Quietly Discuss Possible Strike on Iran?

Israeli envoy Yaakov Amidror begins to raise the issue of Iran in delicate talks in Ankara Sunday as negotiations discuss the Mavi Marmara.

Israel, Turkey Quietly Discuss Possible Strike on Iran?

Turkey Assigns Ambassador to 'Palestine'

Turkey has become the “first state with an ambassador recognized by Palestine,” according to a headline in a Turkish newspaper.

Turkey Assigns Ambassador to 'Palestine'

New Syrian Refugee Camps in Turkey for Christians, Kurds

Turkey is building new Syrian refugee camps for two minority groups, the Christians and the Kurds.

New Syrian Refugee Camps in Turkey for Christians, Kurds

Kerry Meets with PA’s Fayyad, Israel's Leaders

US Secy of State John Kerry met Monday with PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in Jerusalem ahead of ongoing talks with Israeli officials.

Kerry Meets with PA’s Fayyad, Israel's Leaders

Israeli, PA Officials Meet in Istanbul

After Turkey's leader calls Zionism a “crime against humanity,” Israeli and Palestinian Authority officials quietly meet in Istanbul.

Israeli, PA Officials Meet in Istanbul

Turkish PM Labels Zionism ‘Crime Against Humanity’ at UN Event

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again verbally attacked Israel in a public forum, this time at a UN conference in Vienna.

Turkish PM Labels Zionism ‘Crime Against Humanity’ at UN Event

Turkey Undermines Israel at NATO, But Wins Gaza Shipments

Israel allows Turkey to ship materials and experts to Gaza despite Ankara's attempts to undermine the Jewish State in NATO.

Turkey Undermines Israel at NATO, But Wins Gaza Shipments

Turkey, Iran to Unite in Joint University?

Iran has announced plans for a joint university with Turkey to expand scientific and technological cooperation.

Turkey, Iran to Unite in Joint University?

Outlawed Turkish Group Claims Responsibility for Ankara Attack

The Revolutionary People's Liberation Party claims responsibility for the attack at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.

Outlawed Turkish Group Claims Responsibility for Ankara Attack

White House: Ankara Suicide Bombing a Terror Attack

"A suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror," says White House spokesman Jay Carney.

White House: Ankara Suicide Bombing a Terror Attack

Netanyahu Condemns Ankara Terror Attack

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sends a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, condemns the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.

Netanyahu Condemns Ankara Terror Attack

Turkish Suicide Bomber Was Member of Outlawed Group

Suicide bomber who killed one person in an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara is a member of an outlawed leftist group.

Turkish Suicide Bomber Was Member of Outlawed Group

Explosion at US Embassy in Turkey

Two people have been killed and several people wounded in an explosion, likely a suicide bomb, outside the US embassy in Ankara.

Explosion at US Embassy in Turkey

Turkey to Ask NATO for Patriot Missiles on Syrian Border

Turkey is planning to ask NATO for Patriot missiles to help defend its southern region from Syria, said a highly-placed Ankara source.

Turkey to Ask NATO for Patriot Missiles on Syrian Border

Turkey to Return 3 Israeli Aerostar Drones

Turkey plans to return three tactical drones to Israel, allegedly due to "poor performance."

Turkey to Return 3 Israeli Aerostar Drones

Turkey Rejects Israel 'Invitation' for Syria Talks

Turkey has rejected an invitation by Israel to discuss the situation in Syria, according to Turkish media.

Turkey Rejects Israel 'Invitation' for Syria Talks

Turkey Grounds Armenian Plane for Security Check

Ankara ordered an Armenian plane to land in the city of Erzurum for inspection before allowing it to leave Turkish air space Monday.

Turkey Grounds Armenian Plane for Security Check

Report: US Warned Turkey of Weapons on Syrian Plane

The US warned Turkey there was military cargo aboard a Syrian aircraft intercepted by Ankara Wednesday night – correctly.

Report: US Warned Turkey of Weapons on Syrian Plane

Report: Kurds, Tehran Unite to Fight Turkey

A Turkish newspaper reports the Iranian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party terror group has struck a deal with Tehran to fight Turkey.

Report: Kurds, Tehran Unite to Fight Turkey

Turkey Authorizes Incursion to Syria 'If Necessary'

Turkish parliament has authorized cross-border military action, if deemed necessary by the government.

Turkey Authorizes Incursion to Syria 'If Necessary'

Turkish PM Again Rejects Ties with Israel

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeated his refusal to heal his breach with the State of Israel.

Turkish PM Again Rejects Ties with Israel

10,000-Strong Syrian Refugee Backlog at Turkish Border

More than 200,000 Syrians have fled the savage civil war ripping apart their homeland this year. Now 10,000 are waiting to enter Turkey.

10,000-Strong Syrian Refugee Backlog at Turkish Border

Turkey: Assad Gave Heavy Weapons to PKK

Turkey's ruling AK Party accuses Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of “heaving heavy weapons” for Kurdish PKK terrorists in northern Syria.

Turkey: Assad Gave Heavy Weapons to PKK

Analysis: Can Israel, Turkey Climb Down From the Tree?

An Israeli delegation is quietly welcomed to Turkey to discuss finding ways for the two nations to climb down the diplomatic tree.

Analysis: Can Israel, Turkey Climb Down From the Tree?

Israeli, US Navies Complete 'Reliant Mermaid' Drill

The Israeli and US Navies have completed a joint maritime safety drill once held together each year with Turkey.

Israeli, US Navies Complete 'Reliant Mermaid' Drill

Israeli Blogger Detained Near Syrian Border in Turkey

A blogger with dual Israeli-US citizenship was detained in Turkey Saturday while reporting on Syria near the border in the Kurdish region.

Israeli Blogger Detained Near Syrian Border in Turkey

Syria Shoots at Second Turkish Aircraft

Syria has attempted to shoot down a second Turkish aircraft searching for missing pilots, Ankara announced Monday.

Syria Shoots at Second Turkish Aircraft

Turkey Fears Syrian Conflict Spilling Over Border

Turkey has expressed fears the growing civil war in Syria is beginning to spill over its border. About 2,000 refugees arrived in 48 hours.

 Turkey Fears Syrian Conflict Spilling Over Border