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Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday sought the maximum possible 12 years in prison each for a Turkish private airline official and two pilots accused of smuggling the former Nissan Motor ...

Turkey urges 'review' of US sanction decision over S-400s

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top Turkish official is calling on the new U.S. administration to engage in a dialogue with Turkey and to review a decision to sanction the country over its purchase of an adva...

Turkey says its ready to repair frayed ties with Europe

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday his country is ready to put its frayed relationship with the European Union “back on track" and called on the 27-nation bloc t...

Turkey invites rival Greece to resume talks on disputes

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday invited Greece to resume talks designed to reduce tensions between the neighbors, following this summer's dispute over maritime borders and energy rights in the ...

Indonesia green-lights emergency use of Chinese vaccine

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Food and Drug Authority on Monday green-lighted emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd., with vaccinations of high-risk...

Turkey's prefab hospitals leading fight against coronavirus

ISTANBUL (AP) — As Turkey faces a dramatic rise in COVID-19 infections during the pandemic’s second wave, hospitals that were quickly built in the early days of the outbreak are dealing with some of t...

Turkish philanthropist stands trial for alleged ties to coup

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish philanthropist businessman and human rights defender is again standing trial in Turkey on Friday, accused of espionage and attempting to overthrow the government in connectio...

Court keeps travel ban for pilots charged over Ghosn escape

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court hearing the case against four pilots, two flight attendants and a private airline official accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Jap...

Erdogan: US aims to stymie growing Turkish defense industry

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday portrayed U.S. sanctions imposed on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defense system as an attempt to obstruct his cou...

Iran summons Turkish ambassador over Erdogan remarks in Baku

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran over the Turkish president’s remarks during a visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, which Iran deemed offensive and said support a secess...

Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — When Turkey changed the way it reports daily COVID-19 infections, it confirmed what medical groups and opposition parties have long suspected — that the country is faced with an ...

Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unex...

Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court sentenced several military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences Thursday, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in a failed coup attemp...

German defense minister rejects Turkey complaint over search

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister on Tuesday rejected Turkey's complaints over the search of a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean Sea by a German frigate participating in a European mission...

German warship searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean sea and carri...