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ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey invites Trump, White House says nothing being planned

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish official said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump has accepted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan‘s invitation to visit the country. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told reporters after a Cabinet meeting that Trump wants to make the trip in 2019 but a date hasn’t been set. The White House confirmed the … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey invites Trump, White House says nothing being planned

ANKARA, Turkey | Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer’s death

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish official says Sean Penn is in Turkey working on a documentary about the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkey’s president, tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the two-time Oscar winner interviewed him in Ankara as part of his … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer’s death

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkish official claims writer’s body dissolved

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 10:15 p.m. A Turkish official says he believes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body was dissolved in acid or other chemicals after it was mutilated at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Yasin Aktay, a ruling party adviser to Turkish President … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkish official claims writer’s body dissolved

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Siemens CEO calls off Saudi conference trip

ISTANBUL— The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The chief executive of German industrial conglomerate Siemens says he won’t be going to this week’s investment conference in Saudi Arabia. He’s the latest to pull out of the event … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Siemens CEO calls off Saudi conference trip

ISTANBUL | The Latest: CNN shows ‘body double’ of Khashoggi in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  — The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Newly leaked surveillance footage from the killing of Jamal Khashoggi appears to show a man walking around in the writer’s clothes in Istanbul after his killing. CNN aired the … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: CNN shows ‘body double’ of Khashoggi in Istanbul

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey to host four-nation summit on Syria crisis

ANKARA, Turkey  — A summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria and efforts for a lasting solution to the war in the Arab country, a Turkish official said Friday. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, in a written statement said the … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey to host four-nation summit on Syria crisis

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey suggests Khashoggi’s remains taken out of consulate

ANKARA, Turkey— A Turkish official says investigators are assessing the possibility whether the remains of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been taken to a forest in the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city, if and after he was killed inside the diplomatic mission earlier this month. The official told The Associated Press … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey suggests Khashoggi’s remains taken out of consulate