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Turkish prosecutor says Saudi writer strangled, dismembered

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before it was removed, a top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday....

 

For 1st time, Saudis say Jamal Khashoggi killed in consulate

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom said early Saturday, acknowledging the writer's death for the first time. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in...

 

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

ISTANBUL (AP) — A man who previously traveled with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage to the United States entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, according to images published...

 

Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, and a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome account of the...

 

Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even if he is...

 

Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal — a move that is unlikely to have much economic impact but highlights the deteriorating relations with the U.S. in a feud...

 

Turkey's Erdogan vows US boycott, but diplomats resume talks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Tuesday that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however,...

 

Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday, when its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further with a promise to double...

 

Turkey, US officials hold talks on upcoming Iran sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. and Turkish officials met on Friday to discuss impending American sanctions on Iran — an issue that has the potential to cause a new flashpoint in relations between the two NATO allies. U.S. Assistant Secretary for...

 

Erdogan catches Turkey off guard by calling early elections

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught Turkey off guard on Wednesday by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of schedule. Erdogan announced that parliamentary and...

 

Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria's north

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his military "won't stop" trying to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from northern Syria, as he met with the leaders of Russia and Iran for talks on trying to resolve the...

 

Turkey's Erdogan says missile deal with Russia is final

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his country's plan to purchase Russia's long-range missile defense system is a "done deal," brushing aside concerns from some NATO allies. Erdogan appeared at a joint...

 

Turkish forces surround Kurdish town in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey said Tuesday its troops and allied Syrian fighters have encircled the Kurdish-held town of Afrin in northern Syria, putting hundreds of thousands of civilians under siege and marking a significant military advance in the...

 

Turkey to extend state of emergency amid freedom concerns

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since the failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying both government opponents and allies who fear the special powers are driving Turkey in an increasingly authoritarian...

 

Turkey calls US trial of Turkish banker 'legal disgrace'

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday slammed the conviction in New York of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade sanctions as a "legal disgrace." A day after Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a 47-year-old deputy general manager of state-run...

 

US cutting off its supply of arms to Kurds fighting in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria, a move by President Donald Trump that is sure to please Turkey but further alienate Syrian Kurds who bore much of the fight against the Islamic...

 

Russia's Putin visits Turkey as ties between nation's deepen

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Turkey on Thursday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that focused on the situation in Iraq and Syria along with bilateral trade. Putin's visit came as Turkey and Russia are...

 

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