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Turkish police arrest 13 in probe of rights activist over 2013 protests

Nov 16 2018

ISTANBUL Turkish police detained 13 people including two prominent academics on Friday under an investigation into jailed rights activist Osman Kavala, accusing them of following him in a bid to unseat the government through mass protests in 2013.

Turkish court sentences journalist to 19 years jail over Gulen links

Nov 14 2018

ISTANBUL A court sentenced Turkish journalist Ali Unal to 19 years in jail on Wednesday on a charge of being a leader in the network accused of carrying out a failed coup in July 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

Turkey's Erdogan says Khashoggi recordings 'appalling', shocked Saudi intelligence

Nov 13 2018

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, which Turkey has shared with Western allies, are "appalling" and shocked a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to them, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.

Turkey obtains recordings of Saudi journalist's purported killing: paper

Oct 14 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey's investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has revealed recordings made on his Apple Watch purportedly indicating he was tortured and killed, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday. | Video

U.S. raises pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

Oct 11 2018

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL U.S. President Donald Trump increased pressure on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to provide information on what happened to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said he wanted to get the bottom of what he called "a very serious situation." | Video

Turkey says will search consulate where Saudi journalist vanished

Oct 10 2018

ANKARA Turkey said on Tuesday that it would search Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished last week, and close ally Britain called on Riyadh to provide "urgent answers" over his disappearance. | Video

Turkey inflation surges to nearly 25 pct in Sept, highest in 15 years

Oct 03 2018

ISTANBUL Turkish inflation surged to nearly 25 percent in September from a year earlier, official data showed on Wednesday, hitting its highest in 15 years and sharpening focus on whether the central bank will be able to deliver another hefty rate hike.

Turkey arrests hundreds of suspects in money-laundering probe

Oct 02 2018

ISTANBUL Turkish police detained 280 suspects in a money-laundering investigation into the transfer of about 2.5 billion lira ($419 million) worth of foreign currency to bank accounts abroad, state media said on Tuesday.

Turkish economic confidence suffers biggest slump in decade, carmaker suspending production

Sep 27 2018

ISTANBUL Confidence in Turkey's economy fell by the most in a decade in September with a 15.4 percent tumble, official data showed on Thursday, reinforcing concerns about a sharp slowdown as the once star emerging market combats a currency crisis.

UPDATE 2-Turkish economic confidence suffers biggest slump in decade, carmaker suspending production

Sep 27 2018

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