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Turkish high court to review Wikipedia appeal against ban

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s highest court on Wednesday began considering an appeal by Wikipedia aiming to reverse the Turkish government’s more than two-year ban on the online encyclopedia. Turkey blocked …


In last words, Jamal Khashoggi asked killers not to suffocate him

In his final words, slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi urged his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate, according to Turkey’s Sabah newspaper.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

FIBA World Cup: U.S. gets past Turkey 93-92 in OT; Jayson Tatum injured

Khris Middleton’s free throws late save U.S., as Americans top Turkey in World Cup.


Turkey’s Erdogan visits Russian air show as Putin’s guest

In a show of burgeoning security ties between Russia and Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the opening of an annual Russian air show as a guest of President …


Airstrikes hit near Turkish convoy in Syria, raising tension

Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. Syria, however, said …


Magnitude-6 quake shakes western Turkey; more than 20 hurt

A strong earthquake hit western Turkey on Thursday, damaging homes, causing residents to run into the streets in panic and injuring over 20 people.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

Globe Raid: Washington State’s Mike Leach continues to scratch his itch to travel during the football offseason

This summer, like many of those in the past, WSU’s globe-trotting coach made the most of his time off by adding more ink to what might be the most interesting …


Jet2 sends big bill to passenger for flight return to London

A passenger accused of severe misbehavior on a Jet2 flight that had to return to London’s Stansted Airport in June has received a huge bill from the airline.


Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

The U.S. decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the “spirit of alliance,” the Turkish government said Thursday, and called on its NATO ally to …


Trump says US won’t sell fighter jets to Turkey

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is not going to sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey after Ankara decided to buy a missile defense system from Russia.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

Russian planes continue to deliver S-400 parts to Turkey

Turkey hopes to co-produce high-tech weaponry systems with Russia in the future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, further defying its NATO ally the United States, which has warned the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

U.S. deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal

The United States is edging closer to crisis with NATO ally Turkey, now that it has started receiving components of a Russian-made air defense system in defiance of Trump administration …


US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

The U.S. envoy to NATO said Tuesday that Turkey will be axed from the high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air …


Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey’s Erdogan

The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul has celebrated a landmark win in a repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip …


Turkish court hands down life sentences in coup trial

A Turkish court has sentenced 128 people accused of being among the ringleaders of the failed military coup in 2016, to life terms in prison, according to Turkish media.


Turkey: 12 dead, 31 rescued after migrant boat sinks

A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Monday, leaving at least 12 migrants dead, Turkey’s coast guard said.


US orders end to Turkey’s involvement in F-35 program

The Pentagon has notified Turkey that it is canceling its purchase of F-35 fighter jets if the Turkish government goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian missile defense system.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

U.S. senator seeks safe passage for Turkish Trail Blazers star Enes Kanter

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland center Enes Kanter, whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to …


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, …