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  • 13 Turkish troops die in helicopter crash near Iraq border

    May 31, 2017 4:06 PM

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's military says 13 soldiers have died in a helicopter crash near the border with Iraq. A military statement said the AS532 Cougar helicopter crashed Wednesday shortly after taking off from a base in the region of Senoba in Sirnak province. It is said initial... more »
  • US-Turkish ties hit rough patch after rough Erdogan visit

    May 19, 2017 8:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - An unseemly incident during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent visit to Washington is adding to U.S.-Turkish tensions. The U.S. says it summoned Turkey's ambassador to the State Department to raise concerns about Erdogan's security detail, seen on video violently breaking up a protest earlier this week outside... more »
  • As Erdogan visits Trump, much friction between US and Turkey

    May 15, 2017 8:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - The United States seems to be on a collision course with its NATO ally Turkey. The U.S. is pushing ahead with arming Syrian Kurds after deciding the immediate objective of defeating Islamic State militants outweighs the potential damage to its partnership with Turkey. That partnership is vital to... more »
  • Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

    April 29, 2017 11:46 AM

    ISTANBUL - In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications watchdog. The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said an Ankara court ordered Saturday that a "protection measure" related... more »
  • Fight near Turkish polling station leaves 3 dead

    April 16, 2017 11:38 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says the death toll in a fight outside a polling station in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir has risen to three. Anadolu news agency said a land feud may have been the reason for Sunday's deadly quarrel, while the private Dogan news agency reported... more »
  • Hot air balloon accident in Turkey kills Frenchman; 7 hurt

    April 9, 2017 12:41 PM

    ISTANBUL - A hot air balloon hit a high-voltage transmission line in central Turkey and crashed Sunday near a popular tourist destination, killing a French tourist and injuring at least seven people, the transport ministry said. Turkey's Ministry of Transport said the balloon was carrying 20 passengers, including six foreigners,... more »
  • 26 people detained after Turkey car bomb attack

    February 18, 2017 11:20 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkish officials say 26 people have been detained following a car bomb attack, which killed two people in the southeast of the country. The car bomb exploded Friday near the lodgings of judges and prosecutors in the mainly Kurdish town of Viransehir in Sanliurfa province, bordering Syria. Footage... more »
  • Turkish police detain over 420 people in anti-IS operation

    February 5, 2017 11:54 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run agency says anti-terrorism police have detained over 420 people over alleged links to the Islamic State group. The Anadolu Agency says Sunday that 60 IS suspects, the vast majority of them foreigners, were taken into custody in the capital, Ankara. It says a total of 423... more »
  • Obama offers condolences to Turkey's president

    January 3, 2017 10:08 PM

    ISTANBUL - The White House says President Barack Obama has offered his condolences to Turkey's leader over a pair of deadly attacks, including at a nightclub on New Year's Eve. Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also agreed during their telephone conversation Tuesday that their countries must "stand united"... more »
  • 24 of Turkey attack's 39 victims were foreigners

    January 1, 2017 11:44 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says that nearly two-thirds of the people killed in the Istanbul nightclub attack were foreign nationals. Anadolu Agency reported Sunday that 24 of the shooting attack's 39 victims were citizens of other countries. However, the news agency did not provide a breakdown of their... more »
  • Istanbul governor: 35 dead in 'terror attack' on nightclub

    December 31, 2016 7:32 PM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, wounding several people. The Anadolu Agency said the attack occurred in Istanbul's Ortakoy district. Istanbul's governor says at least 35 people were killed in the attack... more »
  • WSJ: Reporter detained in Turkey for nearly 3 days released

    December 31, 2016 2:01 PM

    NEW YORK - The Wall Street Journal says one of its reporters was detained in Turkey for nearly three days before authorities allowed him to leave the country. Editor Gerard Baker says in a statement Saturday that national security reporter Dion Nissenbaum was prohibited from calling his family, editors or... more »
  • UN backs Russian-Turkish efforts for Syria peace

    December 31, 2016 1:34 PM

    The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the nearly six-year conflict in Syria and jumpstart peace negotiations. The resolution approved Saturday afternoon also calls for the "rapid, safe and unhindered" delivery of humanitarian aid throughout Syria. And it looks forward... more »
  • Official: Russia ambassador to Turkey has died after attack by gunman

    December 19, 2016 12:22 PM

    ANKARA, Turkey - A Russian official says that the country's ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot by a gunman in Ankara. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova made the announcement in a live televised statement. Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was several minutes into a speech at the embassy-sponsored exhibition... more »
  • Woman arrested for hitting husband with turkey; threatening him with knife

    November 25, 2016 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A woman has been arrested after she hit her husband with a turkey and threatened her husband with a knife. Baton Rouge Police arrested 54-year-old Helen Jackson on charges of aggravated assault and domestic abuse battery. On Thursday, officers arrived to a home on Oaklon Drive... more »
  • Central Feeding Central hands out hot meals to flood victims Play Video

    November 24, 2016 8:08 PM

    CENTRAL – Kevin Keithly and Michelle Lewis of Central are all packed up and ready to hit the streets. They have a load of turkey dinners for their neighbors impacted by August’s historic flooding. “We are not doing hand outs. We are doing hand ups,” Keithly said. “Trying to... more »
  • President Obama pardons his last Thanksgiving turkeys

    November 23, 2016 4:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - It's another last-time for President Barack Obama -- who today took part in his final traditional pardoning of the national Thanksgiving turkey. And there was also a first -- with Obama's nephews standing in for daughters Malia and Sasha. The light-hearted ceremony in the Rose Garden also featured... more »
  • DA Hillar Moore crowned turkey carving champ

    November 23, 2016 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Judges determined that District Attorney Hillar Moore is the best at Thanksgiving turkey carving. Moore's carving skills won out over Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie, Constable Reginald Brown, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, LSU Gymnastics head coach D.D. Breaux and Councilwoman Tara Wicker at St. Vincent de... more »
  • Mine collapse death toll rises to 6; 10 miners still missing

    November 20, 2016 11:55 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's energy minister is visiting the site of a collapsed mine where the death toll has risen to six. Anadolu Agency says the body of the sixth miner, Sedat Bulut, was recovered from the copper mine on Sunday. The privately-owned mine in... more »
  • Shots fired at Turkey's Istanbul airport; 2 detained

    November 6, 2016 11:10 AM

    ISTANBUL - Istanbul governor says police fired shots in the air at Istanbul's main airport when two suspects on a motorcycle refused to stop. Governor Vasip Sahin tweeted early Sunday morning that the two suspects at Ataturk International Airport were detained and were not carrying any weapons or explosives. He... more »
  • 17 killed in PKK car bomb in southeast Turkey; 27 wounded

    October 9, 2016 11:57 AM

    ISTANBUL - Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb Sunday outside a military checkpoint in southeast Turkey, killing nine soldiers and eight civilians, the local governor said. Cuneyit Orhan Toprak, governor of Hakkari province where the attack took place, gave the death toll to the private news channel NTV and said... more »
  • Turkish military in attempted coup, prime minister says

    July 15, 2016 4:30 PM

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's prime minister says a group within Turkey's military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup. According to NTV television, the prosecutor's office in the capitol city of Ankara says at least 42 people have been killed in "attacks." An official at Haydarpasa... more »
  • Acadiana's Pine Leaf Boys safe after Istanbul Bombings

    June 29, 2016 12:20 PM

    IZMIR - An Acadiana roots band who was touring Turkey at the time of the Istanbul bombings says they are safe and all accounted for. The Pine Leaf Boys arrived in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday as part of a State Department tour of the country. The band toured Izmir,... more »
  • Nearly 50 killed in attack at Istanbul's airport, officials suggest ISIS behind attack

    June 28, 2016 3:56 PM

    ISTANBUL - A senior Turkish government official has told The Associated Press all initial indications suggest the Islamic State group is behind the attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport. The official also said nearly 50 people were killed in the attack Tuesday at the airport's international terminal and as many... more »
  • Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks

    November 30, 2015 9:45 AM

    LE BOURGET, FRANCE- President Barack Obama is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to decrease tensions with Turkey following the shoot-down of a Russian jet by Turkish forces. Obama and Putin met briefly on the sidelines of global climate talks outside Paris. The White House says Obama expressed regret for the... more »
  • Obama: Holiday means food, football, and not-too-dry turkey?

    November 26, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Thanksgiving is a day for food, football and hoping "the turkey didn't turn out too dry." Even if the White House's thyme-roasted bird isn't the moistest, the first family's menu boasts more than enough other choices to fill the stomach. There's honey-baked... more »
  • Thanksgiving dinner made easy Play Video

    November 25, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Baton Rouge business has solved the kitchen conundrum for a Thanksgiving feast. Bellue's Fine Cajun Cuisine has dinner down to a science with every seasoning and spice down to the gram. The food is cooked and then vacuum sealed. You just need to boil the bag... more »
  • How to carve a Thanksgiving turkey like a pro

    November 25, 2015 2:03 PM

    It’s a role normally reserved for the family patriarch or the person of most significance at the holiday table. When it is finally time to begin the Thanksgiving dinner feast, someone has got to do the honors of carving up that bird. Whether you’re a seasoned surgeon with expertise in... more »
  • Obama set to pardon "Honest" and "Abe" before Thanksgiving

    November 25, 2015 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will soon spare two turkeys named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times. The White House says Obama will pardon "Honest" and his... more »
  • Obama says Turkey has right to defend airspace

    November 24, 2015 12:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey points to an "ongoing problem" with Russia's airstrikes in Syria. Obama says Turkey "has a right to defend its territory and its airspace." And he says that Russia is operating very close to the Turkish border... more »
  • Rapper Snoop Dogg helps deliver 1,500 turkeys in Inglewood

    November 21, 2015 3:09 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Snoop Dogg has helped deliver more than 1,500 turkeys to families in Inglewood. Mayor James Butts tells KNBC-TV that the rapper joined him for Thursday's giveaway at an indoor arena and that he took pictures with hundreds of people at the event. This is the second year... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Ruffino's Sous Vide Turkey

    November 18, 2015 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Chef Jeremy Langlois from Ruffino's was back in the 2une In kitchen on Wednesday, whipping up the perfect dish for holidays. Sous Vide Turkey puts a unique spin on the regular turkey dish. Check out the recipe below and don't forget... more »
  • Co-founders of Cash Money Records to give away 2,500 turkeys

    November 17, 2015 5:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The co-founders of Cash Money Records are returning home to New Orleans to hand out over 2,500 turkeys. The label's co-founders Ronald "Slim" Williams and Brian "Baby" Williams will distribute the turkeys as part of the 19th annual giveaway scheduled for Nov. 24. Cash Money Records says other... more »
  • Avian flu causes turkey prices to skyrocket

    November 12, 2015 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- If you're planning to buy a huge turkey for Thanksgiving dinner this year, you may need to shell out a few extra buck. According to Purdue University, the price of turkey is up 15 to 20 cents a pound this year. The price hike is due to... more »
  • Three stories to start your day Play Video

    November 12, 2015 8:05 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Marksville officer charged with the murder of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis could be let out this morning Afghanistan War veteran chastises Edwards during Veterans Day gubernatorial debate Avian flu outbreak causes Turkey prices to skyrocket right before Thanksgiving Make outdoor reservations, a... more »
  • The battle for an ancient coffin is buried

    September 23, 2015 8:53 PM

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND- Switzerland gave up the battle over an ancient sarcophagus that dates back to the Roman Empire and depicts the 12 labors of Hercules. It belongs to Turkey and will be returned. It was seized by Swiss customs authorities five years ago when it was brought into the... more »
  • A turkey bothers Wolverines

    July 30, 2015 9:03 PM

    ANN ARBOR, MI - A turkey has captured some hearts at the University of Michigan as it wanders the campus. It chases passers-by and gets in the way of traffic but its also the darling of social media and shows up as people's selfies. The school's Assistant Police Chief... more »
  • Search underway for 3 girls who left home to join ISIS

    February 24, 2015 1:59 AM

    LONDON, England - Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group as their frightened families issued urgent pleas begging the girls to return home. The girls, said to be "straight-A students" from the same east London... more »
  • Turkish Dervishes 'whirl' into Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 3, 2015 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A religious tradition from Turkey makes its way to Baton Rouge Tuesday night. The performance of the Whirling Dervishes is supposed to convey God's spiritual sift to anyone who witnesses their ritualistic movements. The tradition dates all the way back to the 13th century! They'll... more »
  • Turkish police check newspaper over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    January 14, 2015 2:03 AM

    ANKARA, Turkey - A pro-secular Turkish newspaper says police stopped trucks as they left its printing center to check the paper's content after it decided to print a selection of Charlie Hebdo caricatures. Cumhuriyet newspaper says police allowed distribution of the newspaper to proceed on Wednesday after verifying that the... more »
  • EBR coroner carves up turkey contest

    November 26, 2014 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. Vincent De Paul Turkey Carving Contest was won by a parish coroner this year. Dr. William "Beau" Clark took the prize for best carved bird at the annual Thanksgiving competition, which involves numerous elected officials. Past carving champs Hillar Moore, the parish district... more »
  • Which turkey will Obama pardon - Mac or Cheese?

    November 26, 2014 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but which of two gobblers will get the presidential pass? Will it be Mac? Or is it Cheese? The White House was running an online contest until Wednesday afternoon to let the public decide which of the two nearly 50-pound... more »
  • Spice Bar & Bistro: Turkey and Gravy Play Video

    November 26, 2014 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - We enjoyed turkey and dressing a day early courtesy of one of the hottest restaurants in Baton Rouge. Spice Bistro & Bar visited 2une In Wednesday for their final appearance as our Chef of the Month. Turkey gravy recipe: Roux 1 cup turkey fat (drippings... more »
  • In Seattle, tofu turkeys get Thanksgiving pardons

    November 25, 2014 12:49 PM

    SEATTLE - As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a soybean-based roast Friday, The Seattle Times reported this week. Spokesman Jason Kelly says Murray posed with the tofu turkey at City Hall to draw attention to hunger in... more »
  • Where does your holiday meal come from? Play Video

    November 24, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Everyone is getting prepared to serve Thanksgiving dinner, but not everyone knows where their food came from. In Louisiana, a lot of it comes from our own backyard. This time of year, a lot of attention is given to the human treatment of animals. Kleinpeter Farms... more »
  • US and UK seek partners to go after Islamic State Play Video

    September 5, 2014 2:02 AM

    NEWPORT, Wales - President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed fellow NATO leaders Thursday to confront the "brutal and poisonous" Islamic State militant group that is wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria - and urged regional partners like Jordan and Turkey to join the effort as well.... more »

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