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Iran, Russia, Turkey presidents meet in a high stakes summit on Syria

The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met in a high stakes summit in Tehran on Friday to discuss the future of Syria as a bloody military operation looms in …


2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in Turkey

Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said …


Turkey’s president says country will defy economic threats

Turkey’s president said Saturday his country will stand strong against an “attempted economic coup” amid heightened tensions with the United States.


Rich Lowry: The Turkish hostage crisis

It’s never a good idea to negotiate with a hostage-taker, but when it’s a NATO ally, there isn’t much choice.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

Getting personal: U.S., Turkish leaders feud over arrest

A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey’s own …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Turkey braces for hard times amid currency crisis, U.S. spat

Some Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating trade and political dispute with the United States – an indication that they are ready to endure …


Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

Turkey announced Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.


Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

Turkey’s central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s economic policies …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Erdogan: U.S. waging “economic war” against Turkey

Turkey’s president on Saturday blamed the country’s economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging “war” against his country.


Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday as its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further …


Turkey to freeze assets of 2 U.S. officials as retaliation

Turkey’s president said Saturday the country will freeze the assets of two United States officials in retaliation for sanctions against Turkey’s justice and interior ministers over the detention of an …


Trump imposes sanctions over Turkey’s detaining of minister

The U.S. will impose sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges, the White House announced Wednesday.


U.S., Turkey discuss detained pastor after Trump threat

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken to his Turkish counterpart about an American pastor detained on terrorism and espionage charges.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:39 a.m.

Trump: U.S. to impose sanctions on Turkey over detained pastor

The United States threatened NATO ally Turkey with sanctions Thursday over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges.


As state of emergency ends, Turkey mulls new terror laws

As Turkey’s two-year state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws it says are needed to deal with continued security threats. The …


Erdogan inaugurates Turkey’s powerful executive presidency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in Monday under a new governing system that grants him sweeping executive powers, which critics say give him far too much control.


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Turkey: Partial results show Erdogan leading in elections

Polls closed Sunday in Turkey’s high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections, which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions.


Syrian Kurds to leave Manbij under delicate U.S.-Turkey deal

An American-backed Syrian Kurdish militia said Tuesday it will leave the strategic town of Manbij under a delicate U.S.-Turkey deal that could ease tensions between the NATO allies and force …


Turkey urges Muslim nations to stand with Palestinians

Turkey has called on Muslim nations to stand with Palestinians and to work to stop countries joining the United States in relocating their Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


Reader photo: It’s turkey time around the Inland Northwest

Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition.


Turkish opposition parties form alliance before June 24 vote

Four opposition parties in Turkey announced a political alliance Saturday ahead of the country’s June 24 national election, aiming to mount a meaningful challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling …


Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan will lose at polls

The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party predicted Saturday that voters who backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the past would “side with democracy” instead of a “dictatorship” during the …


Turkish lawmakers approve early elections called by Erdogan

Turkey’s parliament has approved holding the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections a year-and-half early, a change President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said is needed because of uncertainties over Syria.


U.S. pastor faces terror charges in fraught trial in Turkey

An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara.


Turkey’s Erdogan says missile deal with Russia is final

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his country’s plan to purchase Russia’s long-range missile defense system is a “done deal,” brushing aside concerns from some NATO allies.


Turkish leader slams Kosovo’s PM over secret deportations

Turkey’s president slammed Kosovo’s prime minister on Saturday for criticizing the secret deportations of six Turkish men who Turkey claims were supporters of an alleged coup plotter.


Turkish army and allies in ‘total control’ of Syria’s Afrin

The Turkish army and Syrian opposition fighters it backs have “total control” of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, according to the country’s official news agency on Saturday, …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 1:18 p.m.

Turkey’s president calls anti-war students ‘terrorists’

Turkey’s president on Saturday criticized anti-war students at a top university, calling them “terrorists” and promising to oust them from their studies.


EU criticizes Turkey’s offensive in Syrian town of Afrin

The European Union’s top diplomat criticized Turkey on Monday over its military offensive in a northern Syrian town, calling on Ankara to ensure that fighting eases in the conflict-torn country.


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

Turkey forces capture Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin

Turkish military and allied Syrian forces marched into the center of the northern Syrian town of Afrin Sunday, raising their flags and shooting in the air in celebration nearly two …