• Inflation December 13, 2021 4:41 pm

    Turkish Lira Plunges to Fresh Low Ahead of Anticipated Interest Rate Cut

    Turkey’s central bank has subsequently announced it will intervene directly in the foreign exchange market, selling dollars to prop up the lira.

  • Economy October 7, 2021 6:57 am

    The ‘Orient Express' Is a Real Train — and Taking a Ride Is Not Cheap

    After an 18-month hiatus, the luxurious Venice Simplon-Oriental-Express is back on the rails, with new routes to Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Rome and Florence.

  • coronavirus April 29, 2021 9:12 pm

    Turkey Goes Into Its First Full Lockdown as a Third Covid Wave Surges

    Residents fear the economic impact of the lockdown on a population already battered by high inflation, rising unemployment and a dramatically weakened currency.

  • Turkey October 30, 2020 7:57 pm

    Powerful Earthquake Topples Buildings in Turkey, Killing at Least 14

    A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea caused widespread damage in Turkey’s western Izmir province. According to the Turkish health minister, at least 14 people died and at least 400 were injured.

  • Istanbul February 7, 2020 5:33 am

    ‘There Was Panic and Shouting': Survivors Describe Istanbul Plane Crash That Killed 3

    Passengers on the Turkish airliner that crash-landed and split into pieces say the plane’s rapid descent and forceful landing in Istanbul made them nervous but routine announcements from the flight staff reassured them

  • plane crash February 5, 2020 7:14 pm

    120 Hurt After Plane Skids Off Istanbul Runway

    A plane broke into pieces after it skidded off a runway in Istanbul, Turkey, during landing. Passengers evacuated through cracks on the plane. Authorities said 120 people were injured.

  • Turkey February 6, 2020 9:11 am

    Flights Resume an Istanbul Airport After Plane Crash Kills 3

    Three people are dead and at least 179 have been taken to hospitals after a Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, crashed into a ditch and broke apart while landing in Istanbul.

  • bus driver November 3, 2019 9:30 pm

    Turkish Bus Driver Slams Into Stop, Stabs People, Then Jumps Into Sea

    Police in Istanbul say they have detained a driver who rammed his bus into a crowded stop and attacked people who tried to prevent him from escaping with a knife. At least 13 people have been injured. A police statement said the 33-year-old bus driver was detained Sunday after he jumped into the sea to try and get away from...

  • Syria October 22, 2019 3:50 pm

    'Trump Betrayed Us': Residents of Northeast Syria City Pelt Departing US Troops

    Angry over the U.S. withdrawal, residents of a Kurdish-dominated Syrian city hurled potatoes at departing American military vehicles as they drove by on Monday. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the U.S. is considering leaving some troops in eastern Syria to protect Kurdish-held oil fields for at least the coming weeks and he was discussing options to keep them there. “Like...

  • President October 19, 2019 1:56 pm

    Turkish-Backed Forces, Kurds Clash Despite Syria Cease-Fire

    Turkish-backed Syrian fighters clashed with Kurdish-led forces in several parts of northeastern Syria on Saturday, with some crossing the border from Turkey to attack a village, a war monitor said. Both sides blamed each other for fighting that has rattled the U.S.-brokered cease-fire. Nearly two days into the five-day halt in fighting, the two sides were still trading fire around...

  • food May 30, 2019 12:26 pm

    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Unveiled in Grand Introduction at Disneyland

    When it came to designing Disneyland’s “Star Wars” themed attraction, the first order of business was coming up with something new, something beyond what fans have seen in the movies, books and cartoons over the past four decades, a panel of designers said Wednesday.

  • President January 5, 2019 11:20 pm

    Ukrainian Orthodox Church Breaks Away From Russian Influence

    An independent Ukrainian Orthodox church was created at a signing ceremony in Turkey on Saturday, formalizing a split with the Russian church it had been tied to since 1686. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, signed the “Tomos” in Istanbul in front of clerics and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, forming the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. It forces Ukrainian clerics...

  • Paris November 15, 2018 8:48 pm

    Saudi Arabia to Seek Death Penalty in Khashoggi Killing

    Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty against five men suspected of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, its top prosecutor said Thursday, while the U.S. slapped sanctions on 17 Saudi officials in the toughest action it has taken against the kingdom since the slaying. The Saudi moves failed to appease Turkey, which has put increasing pressure on its regional rival since...

  • CNN November 5, 2018 11:52 am

    Saudi Investigators Worked to Remove Evidence: Turkish Source

    Members of a team from Saudi Arabia sent to help Turkish authorities investigate the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi worked instead to remove evidence of the slaying, a senior Turkish official said Monday. The official confirmed a report in Turkey’s Sabah newspaper that an 11-member team of Saudi investigators that arrived in Turkey nine days after Khashoggi was killed to...

  • director October 30, 2018 12:18 pm

    Khashoggi's Fiancee Calls on Trump to Prevent ‘Cover Up'

    The Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi has called on U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders to ensure that his killing at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is not covered up, while top Saudi and Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday held a second day of discussions on the investigation. Speaking at a memorial in London on Monday, Hatice Cengiz...

  • director October 29, 2018 10:22 am

    Saudi, Turkish Prosecutors Discuss Khashoggi Killing

    Top Saudi and Turkish prosecutors on Monday discussed the investigation into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a show of cooperation despite differences over which country should try 18 suspects who were detained in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb, met Istanbul’s chief public prosecutor, Irfan Fidan, for one hour and 15 minutes at the main courthouse...

  • Donald Trump October 26, 2018 7:52 pm

    Turkey Seeks Extradition of Suspects in Khashoggi Killing

    Turkey on Friday intensified its demands for Saudi Arabia to extradite 18 suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a call that is likely to be met with resistance from the kingdom and could escalate tensions between the U.S.-allied regional powers. Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancée, meanwhile, gave an anguished and tearful TV interview in which she said she keeps asking...

  • Donald Trump October 25, 2018 11:48 pm

    Saudi Arabia Again Changes Story on Khashoggi Killing

    Signaling a major pivot in its narrative, Saudi Arabia on Thursday said evidence shows that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, an apparent effort to ease international outrage over the death of a prominent critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Also on Thursday, Human Rights Watch said that Khashoggi’s son, Salah, and his family have left Saudi...

  • Donald Trump October 24, 2018 11:13 pm

    Saudi Crown Prince Calls Khashoggi Killing a ‘Heinous' Crime

    In a fiery and unwavering appearance Wednesday at an investment forum, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “heinous” and “painful to all Saudis,” before warning anyone against trying to “manipulate” the crisis and drive a wedge between the kingdom and Turkey. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was joined onstage by two Arab allies as he...

  • fox news October 21, 2018 7:56 pm

    Crown Prince Was Not Aware of Khashoggi's Death, Saudi Official Says

    Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Sunday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a consulate in Istanbul “a rogue operation” and denied that the kingdom’s crown prince or intelligence service had any prior knowledge of the operation. “This was an operation that was a rogue operation,” Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News on Sunday. “This was an operation where individuals...

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