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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...

Chief Afghan peace envoy says US troops pulling out too soon

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Afghanistan's chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah said Saturday that the U.S. decision to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has come too soon, as his country is still str...

Pompeo meets Orthodox spiritual leader in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo met Tuesday with the Istanbul-based spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians during a short trip to Turkey that has raised the ire of Turkis...

Turkey pulls out from another base in northwestern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish troops in northwestern Syria have pulled out of a second military base in the area that had been surrounded by Syrian government forces, media activists said Tuesday. ...

2 children rescued in Turkey as quake death toll reaches 81

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams on Monday brought out two girls alive from the wreck of their collapsed apartment buildings in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir, three days after a strong earthquake...

Death toll reaches 28 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams on Saturday plowed through concrete blocks and the debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’...

Death toll reaches 26 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue teams on Saturday plowed through concrete blocs and debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast an...

France tightens security amid fallout from teacher beheading

PARIS (AP) — France is increasing security at religious sites as the interior minister said Tuesday that the country faces a “very high” risk of terrorist threats, amid growing geopolitical tensions f...

Greece asks EU countries to halt military exports to Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has asked fellow European Union countries to halt military exports to Turkey, the country’s foreign minister said Tuesday, amid a deepening dispute between the two neighbo...