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ISTANBUL | Turkey warns ExxonMobil against drilling with Greek Cypriots

ISTANBUL— Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has cautioned an international energy company against cooperating with the government of Cyprus in its search for gas. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said Sunday that the exploratory drilling ExxonMobil has started in the eastern Mediterranean “did not contribute to the region’s stability” and could change “sensitive balances.” Turkey strongly objects … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey warns ExxonMobil against drilling with Greek Cypriots

ISTANBUL | Funeral prayers held in Istanbul for slain Saudi journalist

ISTANBUL — Funeral prayers have been held in Istanbul for journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than a month after his slaying at the Saudi Consulate. Khashoggi’s friends, Turkish politicians and others attended Friday’s funeral prayers at Istanbul’s Fatih Mosque. The prayers were held “in absentia” because The Washington Post columnist’s remains have not been found. The … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Funeral prayers held in Istanbul for slain Saudi journalist

United States | Global Magnitsky Sanctions on Individuals Involved in the Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

United States – Today, the United States imposed sanctions on seventeen Saudi Arabian individuals for serious human rights abuse resulting from their roles in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi at the Consulate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. This action was taken under the authority of Executive Order 13818, … Continue reading United States | Global Magnitsky Sanctions on Individuals Involved in the Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

ISTANBUL | Erdogan, Trump discuss Turkish bank, joint patrols in Syria

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president says Donald Trump has promised to look into possible U.S. measures against a Turkish bank for evading sanctions on Iran. Speaking Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave details about a phone conversation he had with Trump on Thursday as strained relations between the two countries ease following Turkey’s release of … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Erdogan, Trump discuss Turkish bank, joint patrols in Syria