Trump thanks Turkey for release of US scientist

Politics 05/30/19, 18:11

President Donald Trump is thanking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the release of a Turkish-American scientist imprisoned in Turkey for nearly three years. Serkan Golge, a NASA scientist, was on a family visit in southern Turkey when he was arrested ...

Turkey seeks 249 suspects over cheating at ministry exam

Europe 05/20/19, 05:17

Authorities in Turkey have issued detention warrants for 249 people as part of an investigation into alleged cheating during exams to recruit staff to the country's foreign ministry between 2010 and 2013.The Ankara Chief Prosecutor's office says 91 of the ...

US wants swift end to Istanbul consulate staff trial

Europe 05/15/19, 05:59

A U.S official has called for the trial of a Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate on espionage charges to be resolved "swiftly, transparently and fairly."The trial was adjourned Wednesday until June 28.Metin Topuz, a translator and assistant for the ...

Turkish employee of US consulate to remain in custody

Europe 03/28/19, 08:27

A court in Istanbul ruled on Thursday that a Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate should remain in custody pending the outcome of his trial on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government, the state-run Anadolu Agency ...

Trial begins against Turkish employee of US Consulate

Europe 03/26/19, 05:11

A Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul appeared in court Tuesday charged with espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government in a case that further frayed ties between the two NATO allies.The trial against Metin Topuz, a ...

Report: Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

Basketball 01/16/19, 08:29

Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization.Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office had also prepared an extradition request for the NBA player. ...

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 ...

Turkey to host meeting on Afghanistan in the spring

Europe 01/04/19, 09:52

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will host the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan for a meeting geared toward bringing peace to Afghanistan.Erdogan spoke Friday at a joint news conference with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is ...

Romania detains Turkish journalist on Turkey’s request

Europe 12/05/18, 14:16

A Turkish journalist suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, was temporarily detained Wednesday in Romania, authorities said.Bucharest prosecutor Viviana Ciuca told The Associated Press that Kamil Demirkaya ...

UK court throws out extradition request for Turkish critic

Europe 11/28/18, 11:31

A British judge on Wednesday rejected the Turkish government's request to extradite a prominent critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling the case "politically motivated."Judge John Zani refused to extradite Hamdi Akin Ipek, 54, a media tycoon whose newspapers and ...

Turkish president in Moldova for 2-day visit to boost ties

Europe 10/17/18, 08:09

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Moldova for a two-day visit aimed at boosting political and trade ties with the former Soviet republic.Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Moldova's President Igor Dodon shake hands during a welcome ...

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