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 ...

Opposition starts campaign for Istanbul mayor in re-run

Europe 05/22/19, 07:49

The opposition's candidate for Istanbul mayor has launched his campaign for the June 23 re-run elections, promising to win again after Turkey's electoral board ruled the initial vote invalid.Ekrem Imamoglu from the secular Republican People's Party is accusing President Recep ...

Turkish, Iraqi leaders discuss military cooperation

Europe 05/15/19, 14:46

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey and Iraq have discussed a possible deal to increase military and security cooperation between the neighboring countries.Erdogan spoke to reporters after meetings with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Wednesday.Erdogan also said ...

Turkish electoral body rejects opposition demand in Istanbul

Europe 05/13/19, 08:54

Turkey's electoral board has rejected a demand by opposition parties to annul local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts, following the board's decision to strip the opposition of its victory in the mayoral race.The Supreme Electoral Board on Monday also ...

Turkish opposition journalist hospitalized following attack

Europe 05/11/19, 13:57

A journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government and its nationalist allies has been hospitalized after being attacked outside his home.The Yenicag newspaper says Saturday that columnist Yavuz Selim Demirag was beaten up by about five or six people ...

Turkish opposition seeks cancellation of 2018 elections

Europe 05/08/19, 07:26

Turkey's main opposition party on Wednesday appealed to the country's top electoral body for an annulment of local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts, as well as last year's presidential and parliamentary elections, after the authority annulled its victory in ...

Turkey’s electoral board orders re-run of Istanbul vote

World 05/06/19, 17:51

Turkey's top election authority voided the Istanbul mayoral election won by an opposition candidate and ordered a do-over, ruling Monday in favor of a request by the president's party to throw out the vote it narrowly lost.Opposition leaders said the ...

Update: Voided vote called ‘victory’ for democracy

World 05/06/19, 17:02

The Latest on disputed mayoral elections in Turkey (all times local):12:35 a.m.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman says the voiding of the mayoral election in Istanbul amounts to "a victory for Turkish democracy" by ensuring the results reflect the voters' ...

Erdogan: Turkey not seeking alternatives to ties with West

Europe 05/06/19, 09:45

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey's decision to purchase Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems doesn't mean that it is seeking "alternatives" in its relations with the West.Erdogan spoke Monday during a NATO meeting in Ankara attended by alliance Secretary-General ...

NBA fires Turkish company that left Kanter off a tweet

Basketball 05/02/19, 18:55

The NBA reacted in support of Portland's Enes Kanter on Thursday, not long after the league's Turkish-centric Twitter account failed to mention Kanter's efforts in the Trail Blazers' victory over Denver in Game 2 of the teams' Western Conference semifinal ...

Turkey: 9 detained in opposition leader’s assault at funeral

Europe 04/22/19, 07:28

Turkey's interior minister says nine people have been detained in the assault of an opposition party leader, who was hit during a soldier's funeral.Several protesters threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu at the funeral outside Ankara on ...

Govt opponent confirmed as Istanbul mayor, objection pending

Europe 04/17/19, 10:48

Turkish authorities on Wednesday confirmed the opposition's candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, as the mayor of Istanbul, ending more than two weeks of recounts of the March 31 vote demanded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party. All eyes however, were turned ...

German comedian loses case against Merkel over Erdogan poem

Europe 04/16/19, 09:00

A German comedian has lost a court case against Chancellor Angela Merkel's description of a crude poem he wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as "deliberately hurtful."Amid tensions with Turkey over a TV satire poking fun at Erdogan, Jan ...

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