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Stories tagged: turkey

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:09 p.m.

Russia urges Turkey to help stop rebel raids in Syria

The Russian military has urged its Turkish counterparts to tighten monitoring of opposition in northern Syria in the wake of a drone attack on Russian military bases in the country.

Germany, Turkey take small steps toward friendlier ties

The German and Turkish foreign ministers took small steps Saturday toward restoring friendlier relations after more than a year of tension between their countries, but they made clear that significant …

U.S. Embassy announces end to visa crisis with Turkey

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey announced Thursday that it is resuming normal visa services for Turkish citizens, saying Turkish authorities had adhered to assurances that no local staff would be …

Erdogan says Turkey will clear border of Syrian Kurds

Turkey’s president slammed a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militant group Sunday and said he’ll clear his country’s border with Syria of “terrorists.”

Erdogan says U.S. sanctions on Iran weren’t binding for Turkey

Turkey’s president has argued that his country did not break a trade embargo on Iran as it hadn’t committed to abide by U.S. sanctions, and there were no United Nations …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Turkish businessman describes $50M bribe at sanctions trial

A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testified at a New York trial Wednesday that he paid over $50 million in bribes to Turkey’s finance minister in 2012 to overcome a banker’s fears …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Turkish-Iranian gold trader pleads guilty, set to testify

A Turkish-Iranian gold trader will reveal a multibillion dollar conspiracy to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions at the trial of a Turkish banker in a case that prosecutors say has …

Trump tells Turkey’s leader: U.S. to stop arming Syrian Kurds

The United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria, President Donald Trump told the Turkish president on Friday, in a move sure to please …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

Trump denounces attack in Egypt, calls again for travel ban

President Donald Trump on Friday denounced the deadly mosque attack in Egypt and reached out to its president, asserting the world must crush terrorists by military means – and insisting …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 10:10 a.m.

Lofty Thanksgiving: Astronauts feasting on pouches of turkey

Astronauts at the International Space Station will feast Thursday on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey.

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance Syrian peace

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met Wednesday to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria as the Islamic State group is nearing its defeat, while disparate …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

Volunteers pay it forward at Tom’s Turkey Drive

Aaron Brown grabbed box after box full of 12-pound turkeys, apples, bread, stuffing, canned goods and milk from a towering pallet. It was taller than him, and it was raining, …

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone

President Donald Trump wielded his pardon power Tuesday to spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster, joking that he would also let last year’s turkey pardons stand despite …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

Jury selection postponed in Iran sanctions case

A judge postponed jury selection in the trial surrounding a conspiracy to help Iran evade economic sanctions after the star defendant, an international gold trader who had been trying to …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Turkey bans all LGBT events in Ankara, citing security

Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country’s capital.

Turkey denies report of plan to kidnap cleric Gulen from U.S.

Turkey on Sunday dismissed as “ludicrous and groundless” a report that Turkish officials may have discussed kidnapping a U.S.-based Muslim cleric in exchange for millions of dollars.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 8:53 a.m.

German, Turkish diplomats meet to discuss ‘difficult issues’

The foreign ministers of Germany and Turkey have held informal talks as the two countries try and repair their strained relations.

Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner: traceable turkeys

This Thanksgiving season, a Texas producer will be able to find out where the Honeysuckle White turkey he puts into his shopping cart was raised – and even know if …

Turkey regulators say no U.S. probe into banks, denying reports

Turkish banks aren’t under investigation and U.S. authorities haven’t sent any information or documents to their Turkish counterparts, Mehmet Ali Akben, the head of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Turkey’s leader: Does EU want us in the bloc, or not?

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged European Union leaders on Tuesday to simply say whether they want to accept Turkey as a member or not.

U.S. delegation visits Turkey for talks following visa spat

A U.S. delegation arrived in Ankara for talks aimed at resolving a diplomatic dispute that spat that resulted in the two countries suspending the issuance of travel visas to the …

Turkey blames U.S. envoy for souring ties; won’t buy U.S. guns

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that the United States is “sacrificing ties” by supporting its ambassador to Turkey in a diplomatic spat that resulted in the two countries …

Big overseas hazelnut crop cuts prices for Oregon growers

Hazelnut growers in Turkey ramped up production this year, driving down prices for growers in Oregon.

German journalist stands trial in Turkey on terror charges

A German journalist who was arrested in Turkey denied terror-related accusations as a trial against her opened in a Turkish court Wednesday.

Turkish leader Erdogan visits mostly Muslim Serbia region

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a rousing welcome on Wednesday as he visited a predominantly Muslim region in southwestern Serbia.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Turkey wants U.S. to review decision to halt visa services

Turkey’s justice minister on Monday said he hoped the United States would “review” its decision to suspend most visa services for Turkish citizens following the arrest of a U.S. consulate …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Both U.S.,Turkey announce travel restrictions, in sign of deteriorating alliance

The increasingly strained alliance between Turkey and the United States took a sharp downward turn on Sunday when both governments abruptly announced they were canceling most visitor visas between the …

Turkey’s president announces operation in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey’s president announced Saturday that the country has launched a “serious” operation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province with Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces, following international efforts for de-escalation in the war-torn …

Archaeologists may have discovered St. Nick’s bones

Turkish archaeologists believe they may have discovered the remains of St. Nicholas – from whom the legend of Santa Claus emerged – beneath a church at his birthplace in southern …

Turkey: 40 sentenced to life for attempting to kill Erdogan

A court in southwestern Turkey sentenced 40 people to life in prison Wednesday, convicting them of charges that include attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s failed …