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U.S. delegation to meet Turkish officials on Iran sanctions
Turkey, a NATO ally, is dependent on imports for almost all of its energy needs. In the first four months of this year, Turkey bought more than 3 million tonnes of crude oil from Iran, almost 55 percent of its total crude supplies, according to data from the Turkish energy watchdog (EPDK). Turkish P
Turkey Ends State of Emergency
The end of the decree, which came in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday morning, marked a pledge made by President Erdogan during his successful re-election bid last month.
Fascism and The Road to Unfreedom review – the warning from the 1930s
Madeleine Albright and Timothy Snyder have each written a book about the current threat to democracy, but do they have their history wrong?
Analysis | Are ‘global cities’ an antidote to populism and nationalism? Istanbul offers some hope.
Istanbul is a bustling, diverse city, a nexus of East and West, North and South. (Murad Sezer/Reuters)
Trump Calls Turkey's Detention of U.S. Pastor a ‘Total Disgrace’
President Donald Trump said Turkey’s failure to release an American pastor from prison was a “total disgrace” and called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to intervene.A Turkish court on Wednesday refused to release the evangelical pastor, Andrew Brunson, with prosecutors claiming that he ha
Trump calls for Turkey to release US pastor accused of spying
President Donald Trump has once again called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release an American pastor being held on charges of espionage.On Wednesday night, Trump tweeted: "A total disgrace that Turkey will not release a respected U.S. Pastor, Andrew Brunson, from prison. He has been
Turkey lifts state of emergency, two years after coup almost toppled Erdogan
"To enact a state of emergency, the government must foresee serious indications of widespread violence which may interfere with the democratic environment or basic constitutional rights and freedoms of its citizens," it said in a report.
Erdogan, Flush With Victory, Seizes New Powers in Turkey
In the days since, he has issued several equally lengthy decrees and presidential decisions, centralizing power and giving him the ability to exert control in nearly all areas of life with almost unchecked authority.
Turkey Formally Arrests Televangelist, Scores of Followers
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish authorities have formally arrested a controversial Islamic televangelist and cult leader on charges that include forming a criminal gang, blackmail and sexual abuse of minors.
5 Tips for a Luxury Trip to Istanbul for Less
Your money goes far in Turkey right now, and if you’ve ever wanted to visit this country with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, these tips from a local expert can help.
Turkey's emergency ends as bill seeks to keep some of its powers
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Venezuela says it is refining gold in Turkey following sanctions
CARACAS, July 18 (Reuters) - Venezuela’s central bank this year began refining gold in Turkey following a wave of international sanctions that have left it unwilling to carry out such operations in Switzerland, the country’s mining minister said on Wednesday.
'Suffocating climate of fear' in Turkey despite end of state of emergency
Police officers look on as supporters of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's party gather to protest near central Istanbul's Taksim Square. Photograph: Emrah Gurel/AP Turkey's two-year state of emergency came to an end at midnight on Wednesday, but as trials of dissidents and journalists
Turkey's emergency rule expires as President Erdogan's powers expand
Gamze Tascier, an opposition CHP politician, said the new bill means the state of emergency will, in effect, continue for three more years. “We don’t accept this. We are against state of emergencies both [in] name and spirit,” she said.
Turkish court rejects appeals to release jailed American pastor
ALIAGA, Turkey - A Turkish court on Wednesday rejected appeals to release Andrew Brunson, an American pastor being tried on terrorism-related charges whose prosecution and lengthy imprisonment has become a flash point in the increasingly testy relationship between the United States and Turkey. Brun
Turkey, Russia Broker Deal to Evacuate Besieged Syrian Villages
The Syrian government is evacuating around 7,000 mostly Shi'ite residents of two pro-government towns north of the rebel-held city of Idlib, as part of a deal brokered by Russia and Turkey, Arab media reports. The government has agreed to release around 1,500 prisoners it holds in the exchange.
Turkish opposition leader fined record sum for defamation of Erdogan, family
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's main opposition leader was fined on Wednesday for defaming President Tayyip Erdogan and his family over claims about international money transfers, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. FILE PHOTO: Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal K
Turkey Protests US Effort to Block Sale of F-35 Fighters
Turkey's ambassador to Washington, Serdar Kilic, told VOA that if Congress eventually approves legislation now under consideration blocking the sale of more than 100 of the warplanes to Turkey, it could further impair contentious relations between the two NATO allies.
U.S. envoy says disappointed by pastor's continued detention in Turkey
July 18, 2018 / 12:20 PM / Updated an hour ago ALIAGA, Turkey (Reuters) - The U.S. charge d'affaires in Turkey said on Wednesday he was disappointed by a Turkish court's decision to keep an American pastor in jail while his trial on terrorism and spying charges continues. Philip Kosnett told report
Turkey Ends Emergency Rule But Erdogan's War on Enemies Not Over
“Now that the state of emergency is ending, we find ourselves in a rather awkward situation,” a chief adviser to the president, Ilnur Cevik, wrote in an opinion piece published Wednesday in the English-language Daily Sabah. “The fight against FETO is far from over, and the state needs ammunition to