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Turkey court rejects another appeal to free US pastor: lawyer

Ankara - A Turkish court on Friday rejected another appeal to free US pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention has sparked a major crisis in Ankara's ties with Washington, his lawyer said.

Turkey ready to respond if US imposes more sanctions

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday threatened to respond in kind if Washington imposed further sanctions over the detention of an American pastor which has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency.

Turkey will respond if US imposes more sanctions: minister

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday threatened to respond if the United States levied further sanctions over the detention of an American pastor, which has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency.

US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

Washington - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Thursday said that the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not release an American pastor.

US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

Washington - The US warned Thursday it would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon release a jailed American pastor described by President Donald Trump as a "hostage.

Russia and Turkey to trade in national currencies not US dollar

Russia said last Monday that it favors bilateral trade with all countries using their national currencies rather than the US dollar. However, Russian authorities say the idea needed more work before it could be implemented

Qatar promises $15 bn investment in Turkey: presidency

Ankara - Qatar on Wednesday promised to make a $15 billion direct investment in Turkey, badly hit by a currency crisis amid a widening diplomatic standoff with the United States, officials said.

Amnesty says Turkey chair to be released from Izmir jail

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Wednesday ordered the release of Amnesty International's Turkey chair who has spent more than a year in jail over alleged links to the 2016 failed coup, the rights group said.

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.

Qatar's emir travels to crisis-hit Turkey in show of support

Doha - The emir of wealthy Qatar flew to Turkey Wednesday to meet close ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an apparent show of support as Ankara grapples with a currency crisis.

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.

'Day of joy' as Greek soldiers fly home after Turkey release

Thessalon - Greece on Wednesday hailed a "day of joy" as two Greek soldiers held in a Turkish prison for more than five months on espionage charges were released in a surprise move by Ankara."This is a day of joy...

Two Greek soldiers return home after Turkey release

Thessalon - Two Greek soldiers held in a Turkish prison for more than five months on espionage charges landed home early Wednesday, after a court ordered their release.

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.

Turkey crisis risks souring military ties with US

Washington - The crisis in US-Turkish relations, which already has put Turkey's economy under massive strain, also risks souring military ties between the two NATO allies, unleashing unknown geopolitical consequences.

Turkey lira crisis highlights emerging currencies plight

Paris - Much of the Turkish lira's plight may be homegrown, but it shares some key vulnerabilities with other emerging countries whose currencies are now also plunging as fear of contagion spreads, analysts say.

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.

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.

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.

Iran slams US for 'bullying' Turkey

Tehran - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waded into the mounting row between Turkey and the United States on Saturday, accusing Washington of an "addiction to sanctions and bullying".

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.
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