Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close camps

World 02/09/19, 15:44

Turkey's foreign ministry has called China's treatment of its minority Uighurs "a great cause of shame for humanity."In a statement Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said it's "no longer a secret" that China has arbitrarily detained more than a ...

Update: Turkey’s president visits building collapse site

Europe 02/09/19, 05:18

The Latest on the Istanbul apartment building collapse (all times local):1:10 p.m.Turkey's president says there are "many lessons to learn" from the collapse of a residential building in Istanbul where at least 17 people have died.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke ...

France backs Cyprus’ search for gas amid Turkey opposition

Europe 01/29/19, 16:23

France's president says his country fully backs Cyprus' sovereign right to search for gas off the island nation's coast amid continued opposition by neighboring Turkey.Speaking at the end of a southern European summit Tuesday, Emmanuel Macron said that France is ...

Update: Turkey voices support to Venezuela leader Maduro

America 01/24/19, 02:54

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:50 a.m. A senior official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, to voice his support after the leader of a united opposition claimed to ...

Turkey’s president in Moscow for Syria talks with Putin

Europe 01/23/19, 10:39

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. The leaders share strong opposition to the U.S. military presence in ...

Wizards beat Knicks in London on goaltending call

Basketball 01/18/19, 01:01

Allonzo Trier goaltended on Thomas Bryant's layup with 0.4 seconds remaining, giving the Washington Wizards a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night.Bradley Beal had 26 points and nine rebounds, and Otto Porter ...

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. ...

Pompeo confident of US deal with Turkey to protect Kurds

Politics 01/12/19, 09:21

Despite Turkey's vows to the contrary, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday he was confident the two nations can agree on a way to protect U.S.-allied Kurdish rebels in Syria after American troops withdraw from the country. After speaking ...

Update: Erdogan defiant to push operation in Syria

Europe 01/08/19, 05:24

The Latest on White House national security adviser John Bolton's Mideast trip (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey's preparations for a new military offensive against terror groups in Syria are "to a large extent" complete. Erdogan made ...

Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church formalized in Istanbul

Europe 01/05/19, 05:52

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has signed a decree of independence for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.Patriarch Bartholomew I signed the "Tomos" in Istanbul Saturday, formalizing the Ukrainian church's independence from the Russian Orthodox Church to which it has been ...

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 ...

Turkey’s inflation eases to 20.3 percent in December

Business 01/03/19, 03:29

Official figures show that Turkey's inflation rate eased for the second consecutive month in December, helped by tax cuts and discounted prices on consumer goods.The Turkish Statistical Institute said Thursday that consumer prices in the year to December stood at ...

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