Erdogan: Turkey captures slain IS leader al-Baghdadi’s wife

World 11/06/19, 10:54

Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Erdogan made the announcement while delivering a speech in the capital of Ankara but gave no other details. He did not say when or how the woman ...

Trump orders Turkey sanctions: I am prepared to swiftly destroy its economy

Politics 10/14/19, 19:13

Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria. The United States also called on Turkey to stop the invasion and declare a ceasefire, and Trump is sending Vice President Mike Pence and national security adviser Robert O'Brien ...

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 in the aftermath of a failed coup, which Turkey blames ...

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 Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party of cheating and of ...

Brawl suits against Turkey raise questions of law, diplomacy

Europe 05/18/19, 09:56

Turkey's leader spoke of cooperation with the United States during a White House visit two years ago with President Donald Trump, but by day's end, the warm rhetoric had been overshadowed by a violent brawl outside the Turkish Embassy that left anti-government protesters badly beaten. That altercation on May 16, 2017, ...

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 a pipeline running from Iraqi oil fields to Turkey, which ...

US senator seeks safe passage for Blazers star Enes Kanter

Sports 05/14/19, 18:11

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto RaptorsThe Oregon senator wrote Tuesday ...

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 turned down the opposition's request to annul the results of ...

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 with baseball bats after appearing on a TV show Friday.The ...

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 the city's mayoral race and ordered a new vote.Ruling in ...

Opposition slams decision for re-run Istanbul vote as ‘coup’

Europe 05/07/19, 01:50

Turkey's opposition is denouncing a decision by the country's electoral board to force a re-run of the mayoral race in Istanbul.The Supreme Electoral Board ruled Monday in favor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's governing party, which challenged the outcome of the March 31 election won by Ekrem Imamoglu. A new ...

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 Supreme Electoral Board's decision to invalidate the results from Istanbul's ...

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' choice.FILE - In this Thursday April 4, 2019 file photo, ...

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 Jens Stoltenberg.The comments came amid a deepening rift with the ...

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 series.The league also fired the Turkish company in charge of ...

Turkish man dies, upping toll from Christchurch attack to 51

Asia & Pacific 05/02/19, 17:37

The death toll from the Christchurch mosque attacks has risen to 51 after a Turkish man who had been hospitalized since a gunman opened fire on worshippers seven weeks ago died overnight, authorities in New Zealand and Turkey confirmed.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday the sad news would ...

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 Sunday. Kilicdaroglu was not injured.Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Monday ...

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 toward Turkey's top electoral body, which has yet to consider ...

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 Boehmermann read the poem on television in 2016 to illustrate ...

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