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Turkey court rejects new appeal to free detained US pastor: report

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday rejected a new appeal to free US pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention has sparked a major row between Turkey and the United States, local media reported.

Turkey slaps retaliatory tariff hikes on key US products

Istanbul - Turkey hiked Wednesday tariffs on imports of several key US products in retaliation for American sanctions against Ankara, as a bitter dispute between the two allies that has battered the Turkish lira showed no sign of ending.

Turkey court orders release of 2 Greek soldiers held since March

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered the release of two Greek soldiers detained since March on espionage charges for illegally crossing the border in a case that has stoked tensions between Athens and Ankara.

Foreign tourists get surprise bonanza from Turkey woes

Istanbul - The collapse of the Turkish lira has caused trauma as Turks see their purchasing power slashed, but bargain-hunting foreign tourists visiting the country at the peak of the summer season are cashing in on a currency windfall.

Erdogan says Turkey to boycott US electronic goods

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkey would boycott US electronic goods like the iPhone in retaliation for punitive sanctions from Washington, as the Turkish lira finally clawed back some ground after going into a tailspin over the tens...

Erdogan says Turkey to 'boycott' US electronic goods

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkey would boycott US electronic goods in retaliation for punitive sanctions by Washington against Ankara over the detention of an American pastor.

Erdogan accuses US of seeking to stab Turkey 'in the back'

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the United States of seeking to stab Turkey "in the back" over a diplomatic row sparked by the detention of an American pastor that has sent the lira into a tailspin.

Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics mete out 'hope'

Balaban - Her scarred hands wrapped in gloves, Malakeh Harbaliyya lifted an infant out of an incubator at a hospital in Syria's rural north, holding him gently as he guzzled milk from a bottle.

Erdogan says lira crash 'political plot' against Turkey

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said the crash of the Turkish lira, sparked by a bitter dispute with the United States, was a "political plot" against Turkey and warned Ankara would now seek new markets and partners.

Erdogan says crash of lira 'political plot' against Turkey

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday slammed the crash of the lira amid a widening spat with the United States as a "political plot" and said his country would instead seek new markets and new allies.

Turkish nationalist party re-elects chief despite election defeat

Ankara - Turkey's nationalist Good Party re-elected Meral Aksener as its chief on Sunday, even though she had vowed to step down following her heavy defeat in the presidential election in June.

Children among 39 civilians dead in Syria arms depot blast: monitor

Dizin - An explosion at a weapons depot that toppled buildings in a rebel-held town of northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children Sunday, a monitor said.

Erdogan slams interest rates as 'tool of exploitation'

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday branded interest rates a "tool of exploitation" which should be kept as low as possible.

Erdogan vows to defy US 'threats' after currency crash

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Saturday to defy US "threats" over a detained pastor, showing no signs of concessions in a bitter row that has caused the Turkish lira to crash.

Erdogan vows to defy US 'threats' over detained pastor

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit back Saturday at US "threats" over a detained American pastor which has escalated tensions between the two NATO allies and piled pressure on the Turkish currency.

Turkey's lira crisis: How bad can it get?

Istanbul - Three, four, five, six… What next?Turks have over the last half decade counted the rapid depreciation of the Turkish lira on the screens outside doviz (exchange) booths with a mixture of bewilderment, alarm and ironic amusement.

Turkey says Trump tariff move will harm ties, vows retaliation

Ankara - Turkey on Friday warned a move announced by US President Donald Trump to double steel and aluminium tariffs on the country would harm ties, vowing retaliation against a measure it said was against WTO rules.

Allies at odds: Five areas of Turkey-US friction

Ankara - Relations between Turkey and the United States are at their lowest ebb in recent times, with President Donald Trump announcing Friday he had doubled steel and aluminium tariffs against the NATO ally, adding to the Turkish lira's downward spiral.

Turkey lira crashes as Trump piles on pressure

Istanbul - The embattled Turkish lira tumbled over 16 percent to new record lows against the dollar on Friday as strains with the United States intensified, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defiantly proclaimed Turkey would emerge victorious in an "economic war...

Top Turkish official to head to US as strains bash lira

Istanbul - A senior Turkish diplomat is to lead a delegation to Washington for talks in the next days, state media said on Tuesday, as Ankara seeks to defuse a crisis with the United States that has pushed the lira to record lows.
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