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Meghan McCain calls Tulsi Gabbard an 'Assad apologist' in heated exchange on Syria

Meghan McCain called Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard an "Assad apologist" during a Wednesday appearance on "The View." Gabbard has long faced criticism over her stance toward Assad.


VIDEO: Enes Kanter On 'The Daily Show'

Center Enes Kanter, the newest Trail Blazers after signing as a free agent last week, has already packed up and moved to Portland after spending better part of the last two seasons in New York with the Knicks. But before moving on completely, Kanter went on "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" to say o


Turkey says cannot accept U.S. Patriot offer as it stands, talks continue

ANKARA (Reuters) - It is impossible for Turkey to accept the United States’ offer on purchasing Patriot defense systems as it currently stands, the chairman of Turkey’s Defence Industry Directorate said on Wednesday, adding that talks on the issue continued.


Turkey condemns European parliament committee call to suspend accession

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey criticized on Thursday as “unacceptable” a vote by the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee calling for the suspension of EU accession negotiations with it.


Rouhani says Iran- U.S. tensions are at 'a maximum'

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that tensions between Tehran and Washington were at “a maximum” rarely seen in the decades-long contentious relations of the two countries.


Divorce Turkish Style

Istanbul, Turkey—Nebiye A. crossed the Bosphorus on a ferry, far from the home and life she once had. On her way to a meeting, Nebiye’s short hair—once wrapped in a headscarf—blows in the wind. In this chaotic, ancient city of 15 million people, Nebiye feels free. But beyond the sea, in the hinterla


The 'super snow moon,' in pictures

The biggest and brightest supermoon of the year brightened the skies on Tuesday. The super snow moon is the second of three supermoon events in the first three months of the year -- a packed lunar calendar for 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that took the first human


Accused Rapist's Istanbul Sofra Restaurant Sold

PITTSBURGH, PA - Istanbul Sofra, one of the city's most acclaimed restaurants before owner Adnan Hilton Pehlivan was arrested last year on rape charges, has been sold. The eatery was purchased by former Sofra chef Edip Sensil and a business partner.


Turkish mother injected her 18-month-old baby with bleach ‘because she didn’t love her’

A mother has been jailed after she admitted injecting bleach and liquid soap into her baby daughter, and cutting her with a razor because she felt no affection for the little girl.


Turkey seeks life terms for 16 activists over 2013 protests

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have charged a prominent philanthropist businessman and 15 other people with seeking to overthrow the government by allegedly supporting anti-government protests in 2013.


Rouhani says Iran ready to improve ties with Gulf states

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbors to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of U.S. and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, in his latest attempt to weaken ties between regional rival Saudi Arabia and America.


What You Should Know Before Booking a Turkish Airlines Flight, According to Customer Reviews

Turkish Airlines’ customer service and food are so widely complimented among travelers that the odds are definitely in your favor with this airline. I’ve truly never seen so many rave reviews about airline food — apparently the best spiced food in the skies is on board Turkish Airlines. So while you


Iran's Rouhani says U.S. sanctions are 'terrorist act'

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday relations with the United States had rarely been so bad and that sanctions imposed by the Trump administration targeting Tehran’s oil and banking sectors amounted to “a terrorist act”. Animosity between Washington and Tehran - bit


Channel storm damaged Russian S-400 missiles bound for China

A storm in the English Channel damaged S-400 anti-aircraft missiles that Russia was shipping to China, but now they are being replaced, Russia says. The ship with its damaged cargo returned to Russia last March, but two other Russian ships delivered S-400s to China successfully.


The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum: A Lebanese perspective [GGP]

Energy Ministers from Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority took an important step in Cairo toward establishing an Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) on January 14.


Budapest Process Istanbul round ‘battle’ between Szijjártó, Avramopoulos, says state secretary

The Istanbul round of the Budapest Process interregional forum on migration witnessed a “battle” between Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó and EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, “George Soros’s man”, the state secretary for foreign affairs said on Wednesday.


Super Snow Moon 2019: Incredible photographs as phenomenon sighted around world

Sky gazers have begun to spot the incredible Super Snow Moon as the astronomical event gets underway. Photographs which have begun to emerge show the glowing moon looking huge across different countries in the world.


Islamic State's 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria

NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat.


Turkey's Erdogan says no going back from S-400 deal with Russia: NTV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will not turn back from its deal to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Saturday, a day after an informal deadline Washington set for Ankara to respond to a rival offer passed.


The Best Celebrity Bourbon & Whiskey to Add to Your Liquor Cabinet

The whiskey business is booming and while everyone is trying to get in on action, celebrities are using their notoriety to get a leg up on the competition. While some efforts are not inspiring (looking at you, Florida Georgia Line and your Peach-Pecan Whiskey), there are a number of excellent whiski