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Turkey's Albayrak, Trump discuss Russian missile defense issue: CNN Turk

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak held talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday and he said Trump took a “reasonable” stance regarding Turkey’s planned purchase of a Russian air defense missile system, Turkish media reported.


How America’s relationship with Turkey fell apart

The United States and one of its longtime NATO allies, Turkey, are suffering a complete breakdown in their relationship — and it’s unclear if it will ever recover. Though Turkey and the US have a long history of partnership (including years of fending off the Soviets together), Ankara’s recent actio


Turkey’s President Erdogan accuses the West of terrorism

TURKEY’S PRESIDENT, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, once spoke of terrorist acts committed with a pen. Ahead of local elections, he has turned his attention to those committed with vegetables. “They’ve made aubergine, tomato, potato and cucumber prices increase,” he told a rally last month, referring to whole


Turkish opposition takes control of Istanbul, re-run appeal still pending

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party, but the new head of the country’s largest city still faces an appeal for the vote to be re-run.


Turkish minister says Russian defense system buy a 'done deal' despite U.S. warnings

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday Ankara is determined to go ahead with the purchase of a Russian-made S-400 missile defense system despite strong objections from the Trump administration and other NATO allies.


Turkey’s president demands a fresh vote in Istanbul

EKREM IMAMOGLU (pictured centre) could use a few hours of rest. In the wake of his unexpected win in the Istanbul mayoral race on March 31st, Mr Imamoglu says he did not sleep for three consecutive days, after the ruling Justice and Development (AK) party refused to concede and the election board or


Turkey expands Istanbul vote recount after ruling party challenges losses

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Election officials expanded a vote recount in Istanbul late on Thursday, CNN Turk said, as the ruling party of President Tayyip Erdogan pushed its appeal against its shock defeat there in local elections.


Why Erdogan's big Turkish ambitions could come tumbling down

The crater is the size of a football pitch, dug 50 metres (165ft) deep into the earth. Mounds of rock line the surface. The only life here is the seagulls drinking from pools of stagnant water.


Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing three in tram shooting

UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch police arrested a Turkish man suspected of shooting dead three people and wounding five on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday.


Malta special forces seize tanker hijacked by migrants

An oil tanker hijacked in the Mediterranean Sea by migrants was escorted to Malta Thursday after armed forces restored control to the captain. Maltese armed military personnel stood guard on the ship’s deck, and a dozen or so migrants were also visible, as the Turkish oil tanker El Hiblu 1 docked in


Hagia Sophia might be reverted to a mosque, Turkish president says

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia - a Byzantine-era cathedral that now serves as a museum - could be reconverted into a mosque, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, has said. Mr Erdogan made the comments during a television interview late on Sunday ahead of Turkey's March 31 local elections.


Turkey, Iran conduct joint operation against PKK: Minister

Around 600 Turkish and Iranian forces recently carried out a joint operation against the illegal PKK on Turkey’s eastern border, the country’s interior minister has said. “We completed an operation in coordination [with Iran] that we had discussed for a long time in Iğdır, Hakkari, Van and Ağrı prov


Ahead of vote, Turkey’s Erdogan says US attacking economy

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president accused the United States and other western nations on Thursday of attacking Turkey’s economy ahead of Sunday’s local elections.


Istanbul Luxury Meets Sportswear Heritage for the PUMA & Les Benjamins Collection

PUMA connects the dots between Brooklyn and Istanbul to deliver a travel photography-inspired collection with Les Benjamins. For their latest round of collaborative releases, PUMA looks to the Istanbul-based luxury streetwear brand Les Benjamins, marking the first-ever collaboration between the two.


Department Of Defense Employee Can't Reunite With Wife Because Of Muslim Ban

Every morning for the last two years, Abbas has woken to his alarm at 5:30 a.m. Just seconds after opening his eyes and still in bed, he reflexively turns off the alarm on his phone and, in the same swipe, opens his email to scan for a particular message from the U.S. Embassy.


Ship Hijacked by Rescued Migrants Arrives Safely in Malta

A Maltese special operations team boarded a tanker Thursday that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea and recaptured control of it before escorting it to a Maltese port. Italy’s hard-line interior minister slammed the migrants as pirates but aid groups rejected that label, saying the Europea


Greek PM: Turkish fighter jets harassed my helicopter

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Monday that Turkish fighter jets harassed the helicopter he was traveling on during a visit to a remote Greek island to celebrate Greece’s independence day.


Turkey's Erdogan triggers spat with Australia, New Zealand

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, campaigning for votes in local elections this month, has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia by portraying the Christchurch mosque shooting and a World War I battle as targeting Islam.


Erdogan’s AKP trailing in Ankara election, ahead in Istanbul : state media

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP was trailing in a very tight race for the capital Ankara in Sunday’s local elections, state media reported, in what would be a major defeat for the ruling party after a decade and a half in power.


The world’s most expensive cities

FOR THE first time in its 30-year history, the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit gives the title of the world’s most expensive city to three places. Singapore marks its sixth straight year at the top of the rankings, and is joined there by Hong Kong and Paris. The