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Erdogan says Kurdish rebels will not shelter in Syrian safe zone

21 Jan 2019

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan made clear on Monday that Turkey would not allow a "safe zone" that it is considering setting up in northern Syria to become a base for Kurdish separatists.

Turkey says military operation in Syria not dependent on U.S. pull-out

10 Jan 2019

ANKARA/CAIRO Turkey's planned military operation against a Kurdish militia in Syria does not depend on an American withdrawal from the region, Ankara said on Thursday, signaling Turkey remained undeterred by U.S. efforts to protect its local partners.

Soccer: Turkey's banking association says will restructure club debts

07 Jan 2019

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey's top football clubs such as Galatasaray and Fenerbahce will have their mounting debts restructured but not written off by the country's banking association as top tier teams have racked up more than 10 billion lira ($1.87 billion) in debt.

U.S. prosecutor drops appeal to extend Turkish banker's sentence: Anadolu

07 Dec 2018

ANKARA New York prosecutors have withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkey's state-owned lender Halkbank, Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Friday.

Turkey, U.S. discussed return of jailed Halkbank executive: Turkey minister

21 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON/ANKARA Turkey and the United States have discussed returning a jailed executive from state-owned lender Halkbank to Turkey where he can serve the rest of his sentence from an Iran sanctions-busting case, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Turkey, U.S. discussed return of jailed Halkbank exec -Turkey minister

21 Nov 2018

* Turkey, U.S. discuss potential return of jailed Halkbank exec

Turkey may seek U.N. inquiry if Saudi cooperation reaches impasse

21 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON/ANKARA Turkey is not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it is receiving from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case

15 Nov 2018

RIYADH/ANKARA Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, his office said on Thursday, as the kingdom tries to contain its biggest political crisis in a generation.

U.S. must break from Syrian Kurds after PKK reward offer - Turkey

07 Nov 2018

ANKARA Turkey gave a guarded welcome on Wednesday to a U.S. decision to offer millions of dollars to help capture three top Kurdish PKK militants but said Washington must also break its alliance with Kurdish militias in northern Syria.

U.S., Turkey lift sanctions in sign of easing tensions

02 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON/ANKARA The United States and Turkey on Friday mutually lifted sanctions on top government officials, a sign of a thaw in relations that had been chilled by Ankara's detention of an American Christian pastor.

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