US stops F-35 fighter jet parts delivery to Turkey

Politics 04/01/19, 15:51

After months of warnings, the United States has stopped delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey in retaliation for Ankara's decision to move ahead with the purchase of a Russian surface-to-air missile system, U.S. officials said Monday. Top U.S. government leaders have repeatedly threatened to shut down Turkey's plan to ...

Erdogan sees win in local poll, but loses Turkish capital

Europe 03/31/19, 23:40

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in Sunday's local elections but the opposition's win in the capital has dealt a significant blow to his party's dominance.Unofficial results published in state media show the secular Republican People's Party or CHP's candidate won the metropolitan mayor seat of Ankara. The ...

Update: Opposition hopes make stand in Istanbul, Ankara

Europe 03/31/19, 02:44

The Latest on Turkey's municipal elections (all times local):9:35 p.m.Voters in Turkey are electing mayors for 30 large cities, and a main battleground for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party appears to be in the capital, Ankara.An official female shows the ballot voting paper with names and the parties a polling ...

A look at Sunday’s local elections in Turkey

Europe 03/30/19, 06:01

Turkey is holding local elections on Sunday that are seen as a test of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn. Erdogan, who has not lost a vote since his party came to power in 2002, has cast the elections as a "matter of national survival" and ...

Ahead of vote, Turkey’s Erdogan says US attacking economy

Europe 03/28/19, 07:40

Turkey's president is accusing the United States and other western nations of attacking Turkey's economy ahead of Sunday's local elections.Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke Thursday as the Turkish lira lost some 5 percent of its value against the dollar amid continued volatility in the currency.In a town hall meeting with students ...

Turkey’s Erdogan triggers spat with Australia, New Zealand

World 03/20/19, 07:06

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, campaigning for votes in local elections this month, has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia by portraying the Christchurch mosque shooting and a World War I battle as targeting Islam.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison summoned Turkey's ambassador on Wednesday and demanded that ...

Erdogan again airs attack video at rally despite criticism

World 03/19/19, 09:40

Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand, to denounce what he called rising hatred and prejudice against Islam.Speaking at a campaign rally in the northern town of Eregli, ...

Russian, Turkish defense ministers meet on Syria

Europe 02/11/19, 10:26

The Russian and Turkish defense ministers are meeting in Ankara to coordinate their next moves on Syria.Sergei Shoigu said at the start of Monday's meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar that they need to solve a few remaining issues ahead of Thursday's meeting of the presidents of Russia, Turkey ...

UN rights envoy comes to Turkey to study Khashoggi killing

Europe 01/28/19, 05:01

A U.N. human rights expert has arrived in Turkey for a weeklong visit over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard and her team of experts on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Monday.Turkey's official Anadolu news agency ...

Turkey: 28 on trial over Russian ambassador’s slaying

Europe 01/08/19, 03:02

The trial has opened of 28 people accused of involvement in the 2016 killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey, including U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for a failed coup the same year.An off-duty police officer fatally shot Andrei Karlov at a photo exhibition in Ankara on Dec. ...

Update: Death toll in Turkey train crash rises to 7

Europe 12/13/18, 02:16

The Latest on the train crash in Ankara (all times local):10:15 a.m.The Ankara governor's office has increased the death toll in a high-speed train crash in the capital to seven.A statement says 46 other people have been injured in the crash and three of them are in serious condition.The 6:30 ...

Turkey says it will launch new Syria offensive within days

World 12/12/18, 10:05

Turkey will launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria "within a few days," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, a move likely to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.In recent months, Turkey has shelled Kurdish positions across the border in Syria, ...

Turkish police search villas as part of Khashoggi case probe

World 11/26/18, 07:42

Turkish police, searching for the remains of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, scoured the grounds of two adjoining villas in northwestern Turkey, the country's state-run news agency reported.Crime scene investigators and other officials aided by sniffer dogs and a drone, first sealed off one of the villas near the town ...

2 detained after shooting near Austrian Embassy in Turkey

Europe 11/25/18, 07:16

Turkish authorities detained two people following a drive-by shooting near the Austrian Embassy in capital Ankara early Sunday.The governor's office said in a statement the two suspects were detained and their weapon confiscated. It said the suspects were thought to be under the influence of alcohol after having drunk late ...

EU uneasy over continued detention of activists in Turkey

Europe 11/22/18, 05:47

The European Union's foreign policy chief expressed "strong concerns" on Thursday over the continued detentions of academics and activists in Turkey.Speaking at a news conference after talks with Turkey's foreign minister, Federica Mogherini also called for the release from jail of Turkey's former pro-Kurdish party leader, in line with a ...

US, Turkey begin patrols around northern Syrian town

World 11/01/18, 11:04

Turkish and U.S. troops on Thursday began jointly patrolling areas around the northern Syrian town of Manbij, part of a roadmap for easing tensions between the two NATO allies, Turkey's defense minister announced.Responding to questions by legislators in Parliament, Hulusi Akar said the patrols began at 3:53 p.m. (1253 GMT) ...

First flight departs from Istanbul’s new airport

Europe 10/31/18, 04:45

The first flight from Istanbul's newly inaugurated airport has taken off bound for the capital, Ankara.Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen on screens as he inaugurates the new airport in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, a project that he has pushed to fulfill his dream of making Turkey a ...

Update: Ex-UK spy links senior Saudis to Khashoggi fate

Europe 10/19/18, 09:44

The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local):4:40 p.m.A former head of Britain's MI6 overseas intelligence agency says missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was probably killed on the ...

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