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Watch: Israeli national anthem played at Erdogan's presidential complex in Ankara

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

Watch: Israeli national anthem played at Ankara receptionplayer

Erdogan flew rabbis in to Ankara, spent two hours talking 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, despite signals from Ankara

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 crashplayer

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 houseplayer

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 Erdoganplayer

Attack on Israeli embassy in Turkey foiled

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

1 wounded in failed attack on Israeli embassy in Turkeyplayer

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

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

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 32player

Kurdish group claims Ankara bombing

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

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

U.S. Envoy Dyes Hair Blonde in Response to 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

Ankara Mayor Attacks 'Dumb Blonde' Marie Harf

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

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 Aim at 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 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 vs. 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

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

Tensions Rising, Turkish Police Attack Protesters Overnight

Turkish Diplomat Underlines Need for Peace

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 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'

Turkey's New Syrian Camps 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’

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

Israel Agrees to Let Turkey Ship Materials to Gaza

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?