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Turkey issues warrant for exiled opposition journalist

Ankara - Turkey issued an arrest warrant Wednesday against exiled opposition journalist Can Dundar, accusing him of involvement in anti-government protests in 2013, the state-run Anadolu agency reported.

Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince aides over Khashoggi

Istanbul - A Turkish court issued arrest warrants Wednesday for two suspects close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, increasing pressure on the kingdom's de facto leader.

Turkey court upholds conviction of prominent jailed Kurdish leader

Ankara - A Turkish court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by jailed pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas against his conviction for "terrorist propaganda", his lawyer said, in a fresh blow to the prominent politician considered a potential rival to President Rec...

Visit by Turkey's Erdogan boosts Venezuela's Maduro

Caracas - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged support Monday for under-fire Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro during a visit to Caracas aimed at strengthening ties with the crisis-wracked South American country.

Erdogan takes Saudi prince to task, demands extraditions

Buenos Aires - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded Saturday that Saudi Arabia extradite suspects in the killing in Istanbul of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, taking to task the kingdom's crown prince who was basking in his quick return to the world stage at ...

Turkey defies rights court ruling on jailed Kurdish politician

Ankara - A Turkish court on Friday rejected a request to free a jailed top Kurdish politician after over two years behind bars, defying a European rights court ruling that his detention was politically motivated.

Turkey slams 'unacceptable' UK court extradition rejection

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday lambasted an "unacceptable" decision by a British court to reject a request from Ankara to extradite a prominent businessman accused of providing financial support for the 2016 failed coup.

Outgoing UN envoy rues 'missed opportunity' at Astana Syria talks

Astana - The United Nations envoy on Syria signed off from his posting Thursday ruing "a missed opportunity" to help end the country's long conflict at talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

Syria talks on fragile Idlib truce begin in Kazakhstan

Astana - Negotiators from Iran, Russia and Turkey met in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on Wednesday, the Kazakh foreign ministry said, for two days of talks aiming to preserve a fragile 10-week-old truce in northern Syria.

Trump advisor refuses to listen to Khashoggi murder tape

Washington - John Bolton, the influential White House national security advisor, said Tuesday he will not listen to the tape recording of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder because he doesn't understand Arabic.

Turkish riot police halt march decrying violence against women

Istanbul - Turkish riot police on Sunday fired tear gas and used their shields to halt an unauthorised march in Istanbul marking an international day calling for an end to violence against women.

Turkey says EU overstepped brief by calling for Kurdish leader's release

Ankara - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday accused the European Union's top diplomat of overstepping her brief by calling for the release of jailed Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas.

Turkey charges arch-foe Gulen and 27 others over Russian envoy's killing

Ankara - A Turkish prosecutor on Friday charged 28 suspects including US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for a 2016 failed coup, over the murder of the Russian ambassador later in the same year.

Turkey says Trump turning a 'blind eye' to Khashoggi murder

Ankara - Turkey on Friday said US President Donald Trump intended to turn a "blind eye" to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder after he said it would not affect Washington's ties with Riyadh.

Turkey, Saudi leaders could meet for first time since Khashoggi murder

Ankara - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina next week, a spokesman said Thursday, amid tensions over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Turkey's Erdogan could meet Saudi Crown Prince on G20 sidelines: spokesman

Ankara - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Argentina next week amid tensions between Ankara and Riyadh, the Turkish presidential spokesman said Thursday.

Saudi warns crown prince a 'red line' in Khashoggi probe

London - Saudi Arabia has warned criticism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a "red line", after Donald Trump heaped praise on the kingdom in defiance of warnings he was giving Riyadh a pass on a journalist's grisly murder.

Erdogan takes aim at Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking otherthrow the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous H...

Turkey requests extradition of 84 members of cleric's movement

Washington - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday gave US officials a list of 84 members of Fethullah Gulen's movement -- including the cleric himself -- whose extradition Ankara is requesting.

European court urges Turkey to free pro-Kurdish leader

Strasbourg - Europe's top rights court on Tuesday called on Turkey to release pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, who has been held for two years on terror charges -- a call immediately rejected by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

European court urges Turkey to free pro-Kurdish leader

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, ruling his detention since 2016 on terror charges was aimed at "stifling pluralism".

European court urges Turkey to free pro-Kurdish leader

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, saying his detention since 2016 on terror charges was aimed at "stifling pluralism".

Turkey jails academic after raids over imprisoned philanthropist

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Sunday jailed pending trial an Istanbul academic following raids on professors and activists deemed to have links to a prominent financier of civil society activities who has been imprisoned for the past year.

Trump says no plan to extradite Gulen to Turkey

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had no plans to extradite Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup attempt.

Turkey frees eight after raids over jailed activist

Istanbul - Turkish police Saturday freed eight academics and activists detained the day earlier in hugely controversial raids on suspects allegedly linked to a prominent financier of civil society activities jailed for the past year.

Khashoggi murder: What we know about Saudi suspects

Apo - Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered on October 2 in his country's consulate in Istanbul.

Erdogan, Trump agree no 'cover-up' of Khashoggi murder should be allowed

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump Friday agreed on the need to prevent any cover-up of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a Turkish presidential source said after a phone call between the two leaders.

Symbolic Istanbul funeral pays homage to Khashoggi

Istanbul - Dozens of people on Friday paid homage to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a symbolic funeral in Istanbul where the 59-year-old Washington Post contributor was killed last month.

Turkey detains academics linked to jailed activist

Istanbul - Turkish police Friday detained over a dozen people, including academics, with links to an association led by jailed human rights activist Osman Kavala, a state-run news agency reported.

Khashoggi murder: US hits 17 Saudis with sanctions

Washington - The United States on Thursday placed punishing economic sanctions on 17 Saudis allegedly involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, including top aides of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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