Turkish officials

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 10

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the apartment building collapse in Istanbul (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Turkish officials have raised the death toll from the collapse of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul to 10. State-run Anadolu Agency quoted the Istanbul governor’s office as saying that the emergency services found four more bodies in … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 10

WASHINGTON | US, Turkish officials say Trump’s decision on Syria troops was made without consulting national security team, US allies

WASHINGTON  — US, Turkish officials say Trump’s decision on Syria troops was made without consulting national security team, US allies By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Trump call with Turkish leader led to US pullout from Syria

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump‘s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was made hastily, without consulting his national security team or allies, and over strong objections from virtually everyone involved in the fight against the Islamic State, according to U.S. and Turkish officials. Trump stunned his Cabinet, lawmakers and much of the world with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump call with Turkish leader led to US pullout from Syria

MOSCOW | The Latest: Turkey urges diplomatic solution to conflict

MOSCOW — The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 4: 10 p.m. Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged the presidents of Russia and Ukraine to overcome their dispute through diplomatic channels. The officials from Erdogan’s office said that the Turkish leader held separate telephone conversations on Wednesday … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Turkey urges diplomatic solution to conflict

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Press group urges action in slain Slovak reporter case

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — An international press freedom group held a memorial Friday for slain Slovakian reporter Jan Kuciak to keep pressure on local authorities to solve his killing and to draw attention to crimes against journalists worldwide. The Vienna-based International Press Institute said nearly 75 journalists have been killed around the world in 2018, including … Continue reading BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Press group urges action in slain Slovak reporter case

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi prince to give first speech since Khashoggi’s slaying

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi crown prince is to make his first international speech since the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Mohammed bin Salman is to address the Future Investment Initiative summit in Riyadh on Wednesday afternoon. The summit is the prince’s brainchild, an effort to … Continue reading RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi prince to give first speech since Khashoggi’s slaying

WASHINGTON  | Trump: ‘I’m not satisfied’ with accounts of Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said Monday he’s not satisfied with the explanations he’s heard about the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and is awaiting reports from U.S. personnel returning from the region. Khashoggi, who lived in the United States and wrote critically about the Saudi royal family, died earlier this month at the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump: ‘I’m not satisfied’ with accounts of Khashoggi death

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Britain official pulls out of Saudi conference

ISTANBUL  — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 4 p.m. Britain’s trade minister has pulled out of a Saudi investment conference over the kingdom’s involvement in the disappearance and alleged slaying … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Britain official pulls out of Saudi conference

PARIS  | French finance minister cancels trip to Saudi conference

PARIS  — France’s finance minister has canceled his attendance at an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid doubts over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Bruno Le Maire said Thursday on French television channel Public Senat that “I will not go to Riyadh next week” for the conference, known as “Davos in the … Continue reading PARIS  | French finance minister cancels trip to Saudi conference

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video ‘if it exists’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s remarks on the missing Saudi journalist (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “if it exists.” The president on Wednesday called Saudi Arabia an important ally, noting it is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video ‘if it exists’

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkish paper: Saudi writer was tortured, killed

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 9:45 a.m. A strongly pro-government Turkish newspaper has published a gruesome recounting of the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkish paper: Saudi writer was tortured, killed

ISTANBUL | The Latest: UN urges lifting of diplomatic immunity in probe

ISTANBUL— The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The U.N. human rights office is calling for the immediate and “absolute” lifting of diplomatic immunity enjoyed by any officials or premises in the investigation into the disappearance … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: UN urges lifting of diplomatic immunity in probe

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump talks to Saudi king, dispatches Pompeo

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey and the U.S. reaction (all times local): 8:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has spoken to the king of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what happened to a Saudi journalist who visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and then … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump talks to Saudi king, dispatches Pompeo

ISTANBUL  | Turkey says joint ‘inspection’ planned at Saudi Consulate

ISTANBUL  — Turkey and Saudi Arabia are expected to conduct a joint “inspection” on Monday of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, nearly two weeks after the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish officials said. The announcement from an official at Turkey’s Foreign Ministry comes as international concern continues to grow over the writer … Continue reading ISTANBUL  | Turkey says joint ‘inspection’ planned at Saudi Consulate

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudis warn against threats as stock market plunges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it will respond to any “threats” against it as its stock market plunged following President Donald Trump’s warning of “severe punishment” over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. Trump made a point of visiting the kingdom on his first overseas trip as president and … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudis warn against threats as stock market plunges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi stocks drop after Trump threat over missing writer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — The Saudi stock market has dropped more than 6.8 percent after President Donald Trump threatened “severe punishment” over the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The drop in the Tadawul exchange in Riyadh happened Sunday, the first day of trading. In an interview to be aired Sunday, Trump told … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi stocks drop after Trump threat over missing writer

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Trump says Saudis deny kingdom killed writer

ISTANBUL — The Latest on missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says Saudi leaders, as of now, “deny it every way you can imagine” allegations that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by the kingdom. But, he tells CBS’ “60 Minutes,” ”Could it be them? Yes.” Khashoggi, a U.S. … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Trump says Saudis deny kingdom killed writer

ISTANBUL | Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer’s slaying

ISTANBUL — Turkish officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Apple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over a week ago, a pro-government Turkish newspaper reported Saturday. The new claim published by the Sabah newspaper, through which Turkish security officials have … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer’s slaying

ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi delegation in Turkey for talks on missing writer

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a delegation from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Turkey as part of an investigation into missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Anadolu Agency said Friday that the delegation would hold talks with Turkish officials over the weekend. It did not provide further details. On Thursday, Turkish presidential spokesman … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi delegation in Turkey for talks on missing writer

The Latest: TV shows suspects in Saudi’s disappearance

ISTANBUL — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who went missing after visiting his country’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 4 p.m. Turkish media have published images of an alleged 15-member Saudi “assassination squad” and video of suspicious movements at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul following journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance a … Continue reading The Latest: TV shows suspects in Saudi’s disappearance

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Turkish paper publishes photos of Saudi ‘squad’

ISTANBUL  — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who went missing after visiting his country’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 9:15 a.m. A pro-government Turkish newspaper has published the names and photographs of 15 Saudi nationals who allegedly arrived in Istanbul on board two private jets the day journalist Jamal Khashoggi … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Turkish paper publishes photos of Saudi ‘squad’

ISTANBUL | Washington Post: Turkish officials say Saudi writer killed

ISTANBUL — Turkish investigators believe a prominent Saudi journalist who contributed to The Washington Post was killed in “a preplanned murder” at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, the Post reported Saturday night, citing two anonymous officials. Saudi authorities had no immediate comment, though they’ve insisted the writer left their diplomatic post. One Turkish official also … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Washington Post: Turkish officials say Saudi writer killed

ISTANBUL | 2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in Turkey

ISTANBUL  — Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained. There were no casualties in the fleeting attack, in which three of the six bullets fired … Continue reading ISTANBUL | 2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in Turkey

ISTANBUL | Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey; no one hurt

ISTANBUL— Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn on Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. There were no casualties and no claim of responsibility for the fleeting attack, in which three of the six bullets that were fired hit the … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey; no one hurt

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

WASHINGTON | US, Turkey meet on detained American pastor, sanctions

WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. and Turkish officials have held talks in Washington aimed at ending a sharp rift between the NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor. The State Department said Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal met Wednesday in a bid to ease the crisis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US, Turkey meet on detained American pastor, sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: Officials say envoys to go to US for talks on pastor

ANKARA, Turkey— Turkish officials say a government delegation will travel to the United States for talks aimed at ending a rift between the NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor. The United States last week imposed sanctions on two Turkish Cabinet ministers over the treatment of Andrew Brunson, the pastor of an evangelical … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: Officials say envoys to go to US for talks on pastor