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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 …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

Leaders of Iran, Turkey stress opposition to Kurdish state

With Turkey’s president by his side, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged Wednesday that they would ensure borders in the region remain unchanged after the recent Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

Putin meets Erdogan as Russia-Turkey ties deepen

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Turkey on Thursday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that focused on the situation in Iraq and Syria along with bilateral trade.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 1:58 p.m.

Iraqi Kurds vote in favor of independence as crisis escalates

Kurds voted overwhelmingly to secede from Iraq, with 92.7 percent approving a controversial referendum that was held Monday, according to an official tally released Wednesday.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:23 p.m.

Iraq threatens flight ban after Kurdish independence vote

Iraq’s prime minister on Tuesday ordered the northern Kurdish region to hand over control of its airports to federal authorities or face a flight ban, signaling a tough response to …

Turkey warns Iraq Kurds it can ‘close valves’ on oil exports

Turkey can choose to “close the valves” on oil exports from Iraq’s Kurdish region through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned as Kurds voted in a …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:57 a.m.

Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

The Turkish parliament convened Saturday for an extraordinary session to renew a mandate to allow the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria, as officials continued to press Iraqi Kurdish …

Turkey says it won’t accept Kurdish independence

Turkey’s government will never accept a separate Kurdish state in neighboring Iraq and won’t refrain from taking steps to prevent it, the Turkish prime minister said Friday.

Syrian activist, daughter found dead in Turkey

A Syrian activist and her journalist daughter have been killed in their home in Istanbul, Turkish media reports said Friday, the latest victims of attacks targeting Syrian activists in Turkey.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

305 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus; 313 are stopped in Turkey

Cyprus police arrested a 36-year-old man Sunday for allegedly driving one of two boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the Mediterranean island’s northwestern coast.

Merkel, other German leaders dismiss Turkish travel warning

Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German politicians on Sunday dismissed a travel warning for their country issued by Turkey amid persistent tensions between the two nations.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:53 a.m.

Senate bill would block U.S. weapons sales to Turkish security

A measure approved Thursday by a Senate committee would block the U.S. government from supporting the sale of weapons to security forces protecting Turkey’s president.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Merkel, rival Schulz spar over Turkey in TV election debate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-left rival, Martin Schulz, are poised to hold their only televised debate Sunday, three weeks before the country’s general election.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Turkey reinforces military units on Syrian border

Turkish news agencies say the country has increased its military presence along its southern border against threats from Kurdish militants in war-torn northern Syria.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

Nearly 500 suspects stand trial over Turkey’s failed coup

Nearly 500 suspects, including generals and military pilots, went on trial Tuesday in Turkey accused of leading last year’s failed coup attempt and carrying out attacks from an air base …

UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:02 p.m.

Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists …

Former Trump adviser Flynn consulting again, says brother

Embattled former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called Resilient Patriot, LLC that is advising private equity firms, according to one of his brothers, who …

UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

Strong earthquake rattles Turkey, Greek islands; 2 killed, 120 hurt

A powerful earthquake struck Greek islands and Turkey’s Aegean coast early Friday morning, damaging buildings and a port and killing at least two people, authorities said.

Turkey’s failed coup: Warrants issued for 105 tech experts

Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 105 information technology experts suspected of aiding last year’s failed coup, the state-run news agency reported.