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ANKARA, Turkey | Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

ANKARA, Turkey  — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey’s own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even if he is released and Washington eases economic penalties. The fate of Andrew Brunson, charged … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Trump warns Turkey over detained pastor

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis and diplomatic dispute with the United States (all times local): 6:30 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is condemning the detention of an American pastor in Turkey and warned that “we are not going to take it sitting down.” Trump, before leaving the White House on Friday, … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Trump warns Turkey over detained pastor

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkey, Europe ‘on same page’ opposing US moves

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A top Turkish official says Turkey, France and Germany “are on the same page” concerning their opposition to U.S. sanctions and tariffs restricting trade. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin also told reporters Thursday that their like-minded position could present an “opportunity” for … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkey, Europe ‘on same page’ opposing US moves

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish finance chief tries to reassure investors on crisis

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have seen the country spiral into a currency crisis. The national currency recovered somewhat from record lows hit earlier this week, a day after Qatar pledged $15 … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish finance chief tries to reassure investors on crisis

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Tourists, homebuyers look for bargains in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The drop in the Turkish lira is attracting more interest from tourists, including last minute travelers, as well as prospective real estate buyers. U.K.-based online travel agent Travel Republic says bookings to Turkey increased by 21 percent in the last three days. The … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Tourists, homebuyers look for bargains in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish lira rebounds after Qatar pledges $15 billion

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Turkish lira is rebounding from record losses a day after Qatar pledged US$15 billion in investments to help Turkey’s economy. The currency strengthened some 3 percent against the dollar on Thursday, trading at around 5.75 per dollar, hours before Turkey’s treasury and finance minister were scheduled to reassure international investors about … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish lira rebounds after Qatar pledges $15 billion

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: White House says Turkey treated pastor ‘badly’

ANKARA, Turkey— The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The White House says “we won’t forget” how Turkey has treated a detained American pastor, after a court rejected his appeal for release. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Wednesday that Andrew Brunson is “a very good person and a strong … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: White House says Turkey treated pastor ‘badly’

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkish court rules to free rights activist

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and stressed that a strong Turkish economy is also in Germany’s interest. Officials from Erdogan’s office said during their conversation on Wednesday the two leaders confirmed … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkish court rules to free rights activist