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At tense Ankara news conference, EU rebukes Turkey over detentions

22 Nov 2018

ANKARA Top EU officials rebuked Turkey on Thursday over its arrests of journalists and academics and the long pre-trial detention of a Kurdish politician, holding a forthright press conference with Turkey's foreign minister in Ankara that quickly turned tense.

European court says Turkey holding Kurdish politician too long without trial

20 Nov 2018

ISTANBUL The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) urged Turkey on Tuesday to swiftly process the legal case of the ex-head of the pro-Kurdish opposition, saying his pre-trial detention had gone on longer than could be justified.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-European court says Turkey holding Kurdish politician too long without trial

20 Nov 2018

ISTANBUL, Nov 20 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday urged Turkey to swiftly process the legal case of the ex-head of the pro-Kurdish opposition, saying his pre-trial detention had gone on longer than could be justified.

European court says Turkey holding Kurdish politician too long without trial

20 Nov 2018

ISTANBUL The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday urged Turkey to swiftly process the legal case of the ex-head of the pro-Kurdish opposition, saying his pre-trial detention had gone on longer than could be justified.

French remarks on Khashoggi affair prompt Turkish anger

12 Nov 2018

ANKARA Turkey reacted with fury on Monday after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said President Tayyip Erdogan was playing a political game over sharing intelligence about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi team must have acted on orders in Khashoggi case, says Turkey

06 Nov 2018

ANKARA A 15-man Saudi team that flew to Turkey before the killing of Jamal Khashoggi must have been acting on orders, Turkey's foreign minister said, though he reiterated Ankara's stance that the directions had not come from King Salman.

Turkey's Erdogan - Khashoggi killing ordered at Saudi 'highest levels'

03 Nov 2018

ANKARA The order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the "highest levels" of the Saudi government, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in the Washington Post on Friday and he called for the "puppetmasters" to be unmasked.

Istanbul prosecutor says Khashoggi was suffocated in Saudi consulate

31 Oct 2018

ISTANBUL Istanbul's chief prosecutor's office said on Wednesday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was suffocated in a premeditated killing as soon as he entered Saudi Arabia's consulate four weeks ago, and his body was then dismembered and disposed of. | Video

Turkey central bank sharply raises inflation forecasts

31 Oct 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey's central bank on Wednesday sharply raised its inflation forecasts for this year and next, predicting a rate of 23.5 percent by the end of 2018 and acknowledging the deep impact of a lira selloff that has shaken confidence in the economy.

UPDATE 2-Turkey central bank sharply raises inflation forecasts

31 Oct 2018

* But September inflation was higher than interest rates (Adds comments from Cetinkaya, graphic)

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