• People react after an explosion in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey, early Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. Gaziantep Province Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said the deadly blast, during a wedding near the border with Syria, was a terror attack. (Eyyup Burun/DHA via AP)

    Blast hits wedding in southern Turkey; casualties reported

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in southeastern Turkey on Saturday killed at least 22 people and wounded 94 others, authorities said.

  • Refugees wait for their turn for an asylum hearing by a committee at the Greek Asylum service in Athens, on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Greece's coast guard on Friday rescued dozens of migrants whose boat ran aground on a deserted islet off the coast of southwestern Greece, hundreds of miles from the usual entry point of migrants into the European Union nation. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    Greek coast guard rescues dozens of migrants stuck on islet

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard on Friday rescued dozens of migrants whose boat ran aground on a deserted islet off southwestern Greece, while another boat landed on the Aegean Sea resort island of Mykonos, well west of the normal migrant route.

  • Turkish foreign minister pays surprise visit to Iran

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister says he has paid a surprise visit to Iran just days after the two countries agreed to greater cooperation on Syria despite their differences.

  • Greece coast guard rescues 59 from migrant dinghy in Aegean

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two Greek coast guard vessels and a helicopter from the European border agency Frontex were searching Wednesday for a migrant boat whose passengers said was suffering engine problems in the eastern Aegean Sea.

  • Turkey wants Germany to explain ‘Islamist platform’ claim

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says it wants a clarification from Berlin over reports in Germany about a confidential government document that says Turkey has become a platform of action for Islamist groups.

  • Relatives and friends of prisoners wait outside a high security prison complex in Silivri, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Istanbul, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Turkey issued a decree Wednesday paving the way for the conditional release of some 38,000 prisoners, the justice minister said, an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of an investigation into last month's failed coup. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Turkey to release 38,000 from jail; frees space for plotters

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey began releasing inmates on Wednesday in an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of an investigation into last month’s failed coup.