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Turkey: Highest level of Saudi government ordered writer’s slaying

The order to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the highest level of the Saudi government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, adding that the international community had …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:40 a.m.

Turkish prosecutor says Saudi writer strangled, dismembered

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before being disposed …


Turkey seeks extradition of suspects in Khashoggi killing

Turkey on Friday intensified its demands for Saudi Arabia to extradite 18 suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a call that is likely to be met with resistance …


Turkey’s terrain, people, history make colorful trip

My colorful, culture-rich travels in Turkey begin in exotic, mosque-graced, spice-hypnotizing Istanbul and end near the Aegean Sea in the fabled ancient ruins of Troy (where, history buffs will remember, …


Turkey probes whether Khashoggi remains taken from consulate

A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s remains may have been taken to a forest outside Istanbul or to …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Trump celebrates return of American pastor from Turkey

President Donald Trump welcomed American pastor Andrew Brunson to the Oval Office on Saturday, celebrating his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey that had sparked a diplomatic …


Still no U.S. ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Turkey amid crisis

The disappearance of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey has thrown the large number of diplomatic vacancies under President Donald Trump into the …


Turkish court convicts U.S. pastor of terror yet frees him

A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror links but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave the country, a move that’s likely to …


Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist

Turkey said on Tuesday it will search the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a missing Saudi contributor to the Washington Post, a …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 9:28 a.m.

South Hill turkey home-defense system fails

It’s a question that’s plagued Spokane homeowners for years.


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.


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