President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

WASHINGTON | US pastor detained in Turkey may soon be released

WASHINGTON— An American pastor may soon be released after two years of captivity in Turkey. A person involved in efforts to free Andrew Brunson say the 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina could be freed at his next court appearance on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because officials had not yet reached … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US pastor detained in Turkey may soon be released

NEW YORK | US stocks take further losses as Turkey worries continue

NEW YORK— Stocks fell further on Wall Street Monday as Turkey’s central bank was unable to stop a steep plunge in that nation’s currency. That’s helping to push the dollar higher, which hurts big U.S. exporters. Stocks were coming off their worst losses in a month as investors worried about financial and economic upheaval in … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks take further losses as Turkey worries continue

NEW YORK | US stocks turn lower as banks, energy companies slide

NEW YORK  — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Monday as Turkey’s central bank was unable to stop a steep plunge in the nation’s currency. That’s helping to push the dollar higher, hurting big exporters. Stocks are coming off their worst losses in a month as investors worry about financial and economic upheaval in Turkey. Asian … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks turn lower as banks, energy companies slide

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Erdogan appeals for calm, currency drops further

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on Turkey’s financial turmoil (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is appealing for calm as the country’s currency plunges, urging people to change foreign money into local lira. The lira tumbled about 10 percent on Friday to another record low as investors worry about Erdogan’s unorthodox … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Erdogan appeals for calm, currency drops further

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Turkey’s Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Turkey’s president addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Bosnia’s capital Sunday to shore up support before his country’s snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month. Adapting his domestic campaign speeches to include promises to Turkish citizens living abroad, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on “European Turks to show their strength to … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Turkey’s Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

Turkish president recites Muslim prayer at the Hagia Sophia

ISTANBUL  /March 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— Turkey’s president recited an Islamic prayer Saturday in the Hagia Sophia, a historic Istanbul landmark that has become a symbol of interfaith and diplomatic tensions. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on guests attending the opening of an art festival to join him in silently reciting the first verse of the … Continue reading Turkish president recites Muslim prayer at the Hagia Sophia

Greece, Turkey try to calm tensions after Aegean Sea crash

ATHENS, Greece /February 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The prime ministers of Greece and Turkey worked late Tuesday to calm escalating tensions after a Greek coast guard vessel was damaged in a collision with a Turkish patrol boat in the Aegean Sea, the site of a boundary dispute. A government official in Athens said Prime Minister … Continue reading Greece, Turkey try to calm tensions after Aegean Sea crash