Turkey slams 'terror-linked' NGOs at rights conference

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has confirmed that it is boycotting Europe's largest human rights conference because of the presence of non-governmental organizations it says are linked to "terror" group...

AP PHOTOS: Istanbul's historic orphanage awaits salvation

BUYUKADA ISLAND, Turkey (AP) — Each morning, Erol Baytas checks for further damage on the imposing but derelict timber building on an island off Istanbul that for decades housed orphans from the minor...

Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threat

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish currency fell again on Friday, breaking a three-day quiet spell in the country currency crisis, after the United States threatened to impose new sanctions on the NATO count...

Why Turkey's currency is plunging and what it means

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's currency and stock market kept on falling Monday, weight down by investor fears about the country's economic policies and worsening relations with the United States. ...

Why Turkey's currency is plunging and what it means

ISTANBUL (AP) — The tumble in Turkey's currency on Friday signaled deepening pessimism about the country's economy after months of market declines. The lira fell as low as 6.75 to th...

Turkey: Officials say envoys to go to US for talks on pastor

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say a government delegation will travel to the United States for talks aimed at ending a rift between the NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor. ...

Despite the odds, Turkey's opposition mounts tough challenge

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's airwaves and billboards are dominated by speeches and campaign ads for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections, drownin...

US, Turkey say plan reached to resolve rift over Syria town

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Turkey say they have agreed on a "roadmap" to resolve a rift between the two NATO allies over the strategic north Syrian town of Manbij. The a...

Turks feel pinch from currency slide ahead of polls

YAVUZLAR, Turkey (AP) — Farmer Abdulkadir Cekic was already struggling to make a living, snowed under by a bank loan he took out for the purchase of a 130,000-euro harvesting machine. The tumbling of ...

Turkey's Erdogan congratulates Maduro over Venezuelan poll

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro on winning Sunday's presidential election. Officials from Erdo...

Turkish election not fair, says jailed presidential hopeful

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's jailed pro-Kurdish politician and presidential hopeful says next month's presidential and parliamentary will not be fair. Responding to written questio...

Turkey's weak opposition scrambles to challenge Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's weak opposition is scrambling to mount a meaningful challenge against strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with just nine weeks to prepare for snap elections. ...

Turkish, Russian, Iranian leaders to meet over Syria crisis

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran will meet in Istanbul to discuss peace efforts for Syria. The officials said that Turkish President...

Turkey disputes White House readout of Trump-Erdogan call

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials are disputing a White House readout of U.S. President Donald Trump's phone call with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying it does not "accurately reflect" the c...

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 it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the spe...