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ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey says 35 Kurd leaders killed in airstrikes in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again asserted that Turkish jets have dealt a heavy blow on the outlawed Kurdish rebels’ leadership in Iraq, saying some 35 high-level militants were killed. Addressing crowds during a campaign rally on Thursday, Erdogan said Turkish warplanes recently struck Iraq’s Qandil mountain while a group … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey says 35 Kurd leaders killed in airstrikes in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: 30,000 Syrians eligible to vote on Sunday

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is quoted as saying that 30,000 Syrians who acquired Turkish nationality are eligible to vote in Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The Hurriyet newspaper and other media said Yildirim made the comments Tuesday in the city of Izmir. Turkey, which is hosting 3.5 million Syrian refugees, announced … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: 30,000 Syrians eligible to vote on Sunday

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish, US military officials agree on plan for Manbij

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s military said Thursday that Turkish and U.S. officials, meeting in Germany, have reached an agreement on a plan for the strategic Syrian town of Manbij that was a source of tension between the NATO allies. A military statement said Turkish and U.S. military officials met at the U.S. European Command headquarters … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish, US military officials agree on plan for Manbij

ANKARA, Turkey | Emergency rate hike helps Turkish currency recoup losses

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s currency recouped losses Wednesday following an emergency central bank meeting that increased the lending rate by three base points. The lira had fallen to a record low against the dollar amid concerns about an outflow of investor capital and the country’s ability to manage the situation. The currency dropped to … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Emergency rate hike helps Turkish currency recoup losses

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish currency hits record low amid Erdogan concerns

ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkey’s currency, the lira, has fallen to a record low against the dollar amid concerns about an outflow of investor capital and the country’s ability to manage the situation. The lira dropped to over 4.80 per dollar on Wednesday, down some 5 percent since Tuesday. The Turkish Central Bank is under pressure … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish currency hits record low amid Erdogan concerns

ANKARA, Turkey  | Turkish currency drops to record low against dollar

ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkey’s currency, the lira, has fallen to an all-time record low against the dollar amid fears of economic instability as the country heads toward snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month. The lira dropped to over 4.80 per dollar on Wednesday, down some 5 percent since Tuesday. The Turkish Central Bank is … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey  | Turkish currency drops to record low against dollar

ANKARA, Turkey  | Turkish election not fair, says jailed presidential hopeful

ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkey’s jailed pro-Kurdish politician and presidential hopeful says elections in Turkey have never been fair, but next month’s presidential and parliamentary ballots will be even more unjust than ever. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government vehemently denies that the election is being held in an unfair environment, however. Responding to written questions from … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey  | Turkish election not fair, says jailed presidential hopeful

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey willing to consider ‘new page’ in ties with Armenia

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s prime minister says his country would be willing to assess requests for “a new page” in its relations with Armenia. Binali Yildirim’s comments Friday were in response to reports that Armenia’s new prime minister, Nikol Pashinian, had called for the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two neighbors. Turkey and Armenia … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey willing to consider ‘new page’ in ties with Armenia