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ISTANBUL | Putin and Erdogan mark key phase in natural gas pipeline

ISTANBUL— Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries. Speaking at a ceremony in Istanbul, Erdogan announced the offshore part of TurkStream’s two parallel lines two kilometers deep in the Black Sea had been finished … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Putin and Erdogan mark key phase in natural gas pipeline

ISTANBUL | Turkey’s leader opens new Istanbul Airport as global hub

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president inaugurated a gleaming new aviation hub in Istanbul on Monday, a megaproject that he has pushed to fulfill his dream of making Turkey a global player. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Istanbul Airport was open for operations on a special day — the 95th anniversary of Turkey’s establishment as a … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey’s leader opens new Istanbul Airport as global hub

ALIAGA, Turkey | Turkish court convicts US pastor of terror yet frees him

ALIAGA, Turkey  — A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor on terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave the country, a move that’s likely to ease tensions between Turkey and the United States. The court near the western city of Izmir sentenced Andrew Brunson to 3 years, … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | Turkish court convicts US pastor of terror yet frees him

ALIAGA, Turkey | New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes

ALIAGA, Turkey— A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, a move that’s likely to ease the tensions between Turkey and the United States. The court near the western city of Izmir sentenced Andrew Brunson to 3 years, 1 … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes

ALIAGA, Turkey | Court convicts American pastor, allows him to leave Turkey

ALIAGA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, a move that’s likely to ease the tensions between Turkey and the United States. The court near the western city of Izmir sentenced Andrew Brunson to 3 years, … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | Court convicts American pastor, allows him to leave Turkey

ALIAGA, Turkey | American pastor back in court for spying and terror trial

ALIAGA, Turkey — The trial of an American pastor at the heart of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and the United States resumed Friday in Turkey, with observers waiting to see if authorities will release him amid threats of further U.S. sanctions. The fourth hearing of the case against Andrew Brunson began in a prison … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | American pastor back in court for spying and terror trial

ISTANBUL | Video shows suspects in Saudi writer’s disappearance

ISTANBUL— Surveillance footage aired by Turkish media on Wednesday purports to show a team of Saudis arriving in Istanbul the day Jamal Khashoggi went missing, a black van leaving the Saudi Consulate after he entered, and the team checking out and departing the country later that night. What it doesn’t show is the Saudi journalist … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Video shows suspects in Saudi writer’s disappearance

ISTANBUL | Friend: Saudi journalist ‘killed’ at consulate in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  — A friend of a Saudi journalist who went missing in Istanbul says officials told him to “make your funeral preparations” as the Washington Post contributor “was killed” at the Saudi Consulate. Turan Kislakci, a friend of Jamal Khashoggi and the head of the Turkish-Arab Media Association, told The Associated Press on Sunday that … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Friend: Saudi journalist ‘killed’ at consulate in Istanbul