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Orhan Coskun

Turkish economic woes seen weighing on Erdogan party in elections

Feb 28 2019

ANKARA With Turkey's local elections a month away, support for President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party is being eroded by a deterioration in the economy, according to opinion polls and political party sources.

Khashoggi fiancée seeks change in U.S. approach to killing, may visit

Feb 08 2019

ISTANBUL The fiancée of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Friday she would welcome a change in Donald Trump's approach to the killing, and may visit the United States in March, having previously rejected an invitation from the president. | Video

Khashoggi fiancée seeks change in U.S. approach to killing, may visit

Feb 08 2019

ISTANBUL The fiancée of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Friday she would welcome a change in Donald Trump's approach to the killing, and may visit the United States in March, having previously rejected an invitation from the president. | Video

Turkish banks have been unable to recoup bad loans from state fund since August -sources

Feb 06 2019

ISTANBUL/ANKARA, Feb 5 Turkish banks have not been receiving compensation since August for non-performing loans made to companies covered by guarantees from the state Credit Guarantee Fund (KGF), five sources familiar with the matter said.

As economy sours, Erdogan's party could lose grip on big cities in local polls

Jan 15 2019

ANKARA After a decade and a half in power and an economic boom gone sour, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party could lose control of some large cities in local elections on March 31.

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes Trump's top security adviser over Kurds in Syria

Jan 08 2019

ANKARA Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Washington's national security adviser on Tuesday for demanding that his country not attack Kurdish fighters in Syria, accusing him of complicating President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw U.S. troops. | Video

Syrian surprise: How Trump's phone call changed the war

Dec 28 2018

ANKARA/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's declaration in a phone call with Tayyip Erdogan that he was pulling U.S. troops from Syria has stunned Turkey and left it scrambling to respond to the changing battlefield on its southern border. | Video

Turkey calls for justice for Khashoggi killing under international law

Dec 10 2018

ANKARA Turkey said on Monday the world should seek justice for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi under international law after Riyadh ruled out extraditing two senior Saudi officials who Turkish officials suspect planned his killing in Istanbul.

Turkey calls for justice for Khashoggi killing under international law

Dec 10 2018

ANKARA Turkey said on Monday the world should seek justice for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi under international law after Riyadh ruled out extraditing two senior Saudi officials who Turkish officials suspect planned his killing in Istanbul.

Turkey calls for justice for Khashoggi killing under international law

Dec 10 2018

ANKARA Turkey said on Monday the world should seek justice for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi under international law after Riyadh ruled out extraditing two senior Saudi officials who Turkish officials suspect planned his killing in Istanbul.

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Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in U.S. policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign.