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U.S. Senate defense bill would bar Turkey from buying F-35 jets


WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee passed its version of a $716 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, including a measure to prevent Turkey from purchasing Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets.

Turkey's Muslim-friendly holidays find a modest place in the sun

ALANYA, Turkey Turkey's $26 billion tourism industry has been battered by security fears and political disputes in recent years but one corner of the market is quietly growing - beach holidays for conservative Muslims. | Video

World, May 23 2018

Japan, Russia, Turkey bring potential U.S. tariff retaliation to $3.5 billion

GENEVA Japan, Russia and Turkey have warned the United States about potential retaliation for its tariffs on steel and aluminum, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday, bringing the total U.S. tariff bill to around $3.5 billion annually.

Japan, Russia, May 22 2018

Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence: media

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan has hinted that Turkey might consider imposing a ban on imports of some Israeli goods over the killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, media reported on Tuesday.

World, Israel May 22 2018

Soccer: Ozil, Gundogan meet German president over Erdogan photo row

BERLIN Two German internationals of Turkish heritage met Germany's head of state and soccer bosses on Saturday, in a bid to defuse a political row after they were pictured with Turkey's president.

World, Germany, May 19 2018

Venezuela's Maduro gets support from Erdogan, Maradona ahead of vote

CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela Venezuela's diplomatically isolated president got a show of support from his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan and Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona on Thursday ahead of a weekend election widely decried as unfair.

World, China, Russia, May 17 2018

Turkey condemns Halkbank sentencing as political attack

ISTANBUL Turkey condemned the sentencing of an executive from one of its state-owned banks as a political attack by the United States on Thursday, after a New York court handed down a 32 month prison sentence in an Iran-sanctions busting case.

World, U.S., May 17 2018

Turkish banker gets 32 months prison in U.S. case over Iran sanctions

NEW YORK A U.S. judge sentenced Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a banker at Turkey's state-controlled Halkbank , to 32 months in prison on Wednesday after he was convicted earlier this year of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

U.S., World, May 17 2018

Erdogan's policies driving Turkey to the edge, challenger says

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan is driving Turkey "to the cliff" through ideological politics and a determination to control the central bank, the main opposition party's presidential candidate said on Wednesday as the lira hit new record lows.

World, May 16 2018

Turkey expels Israeli consul in spat over Gaza violence

ANKARA Turkey has ordered the Israeli consul general in Istanbul to return to Israel "for some time", a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday, in a diplomatic row that follows the killing of 60 Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces. | Video

World, Israel May 16 2018

On again? Trump says still chance of June 12 North Korea summit

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday dangled the possibility that a June 12 summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un could still take place, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang's "open hostility." | Video