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European rights body urges Turkey to respect voters’ choice

Europe’s human rights watchdog is urging Turkey to respect voters’ decisions after electoral authorities blocked some newly elected district mayors from taking office despite winning local elections on March 31.


Reader photo: Putting on a show

Two male turkeys put on a show for a rather disinterested hen on Sunday. Cindy Miller took this photo along the Spokane River near Mead.


Alan Liere: When it comes to real life, who’s the turkey here?

Because of his fondness for sleeping in, my brother-in-law has never hunted turkeys.


Turkey’s ruling party leads local elections but loses Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party is leading in mayoral elections but has suffered setbacks as the opposition has regained hold of the capital Ankara and made significant inroads …


General: No F-35 jet sale to Turkey if it buys Russia missile defense system

The top U.S. commander for Europe says he would recommend the United States not sell its high-tech F-35 fighter jet to Turkey, if Ankara moves ahead with plans to buy …


UN expert: Saudi Arabia undermined Khashoggi probe

A U.N. human rights expert said Thursday that Saudi Arabia undermined Turkey’s efforts to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which she described as a “brutal and premeditated killing” …


Turkey’s president in Moscow for Syria talks with Putin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sat down for Syria-focused talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country.


Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization.


One-year sentence for man who smuggled guns to Turkey

A Seattle man has been sentenced to a year in prison for smuggling guns to Turkey – weapons that were ultimately intended for Kurdish fighters in Iraq.


Turkey slams U.S. request for assurances on Syrian Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the U.S. national security adviser of making “a very serious mistake” Tuesday by demanding that Ankara guarantee the safety of Kurdish fighters in northeastern …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held Syrian town

Turkey is massing troops near a town in northern Syria held by a U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led force, a war monitor said as Turkish media reported Sunday new reinforcements crossing the …


4 dead after train crashes into overpass in Turkish capital

A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43 others, …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Ben Franklin didn’t champion turkeys. In fact, they never survived encounters with him.

Benjamin Franklin, the most colorful of America’s Founding Fathers, had a misunderstood, electric and ultimately homicidal relationship with turkeys.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Questions about the romaine warning? Here are some answers

Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don’t worry about your turkey.


Turkeys fly off shelves at local meat markets

Local meat markets sell hundreds of turkeys in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.


Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump used the power of his office Tuesday to save a pair of meaty turkeys from the holiday table.


Why a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey shouldn’t ruin your Thanksgiving

There’s no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.


Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned home

The Russian military said nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home in recent months, a fraction of the estimated 5.6 million Syrians who have fanned out across the world fleeing …


Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak

Jennie-O Turkey recalled packages of ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues.


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 …