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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

WASHINGTON | Trump orders sanctions over Turkey detaining US minister

WASHINGTON— As threatened, the U.S. will impose sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges, the White House announced Wednesday. Turkey quickly said the action would harm the two countries’ relations and promised retaliation “without delay.” President Donald Trump warned last week that he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump orders sanctions over Turkey detaining US minister

Turkish leader slams Kosovo’s PM over secret deportations

ISTANBUL /March 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)—Turkey’s president slammed Kosovo’s prime minister on Saturday for criticizing the secret deportations of six Turkish men who Turkey claims were supporters of an alleged coup plotter. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was “saddened” that Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj had dismissed both his interior minister and his intelligence … Continue reading Turkish leader slams Kosovo’s PM over secret deportations

Syrian town expects US to fend off Turkey’s threat of attack

MANBIJ, Syria /March 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A rowdy mob of over two dozen men on motorcycles streamed into the small square in the center of Manbij. They cheered and waved jerseys of their local soccer team, which had just beat the town’s top club. The upset victory was sweet, and their wild chants reverberated, … Continue reading Syrian town expects US to fend off Turkey’s threat of attack

Kurds protest in Germany against Turkish govt, 3 arrested

BERLIN /March 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — German authorities say three people have been arrested in the northern city of Hannover when Kurdish demonstrators protesting Turkish military attacks in northern Syria clashed with police. The dpa news agency reported that some of the estimated 11,000 protesters threw plastic bottles at police Saturday and threatened them with … Continue reading Kurds protest in Germany against Turkish govt, 3 arrested

The Latest: Sources say 19 civilians killed by Syria capital

BEIRUT /February 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Syrian rescue workers and activists say at least 19 civilians, including a medic and children, have been killed in relentless government strikes on the opposition-held region near the capital Damascus. The Syrian Civil Defense, known as White … Continue reading The Latest: Sources say 19 civilians killed by Syria capital