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EU stresses human rights in talks with Turkey's Erdogan

Added: 25.05.2017 22:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

May 26, 2017 5:00 AM
BRUSSELS • European Council president Donald Tusk yesterday stressed the importance of human rights in talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid tensions over Ankara's long-delayed European Union accession process.


Trump envoy Haley tells refugees she cares, but defends cuts

Added: 23.05.2017 22:38 | 16 views | 0 comments

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador visited a UNICEF center providing emotional support for Syrian refugee children and asked how the U.S. could better care for their needs. Then her boss proposed ending all U.S. funding to the organization. Trump's 31 percent budget cut to the State Department and U.S. overseas assistance ...]


Turkish police hold more over failed coup

Added: 23.05.2017 10:05 | 17 views | 0 comments

Turkish police say they are seeking 144 people including police, soldiers and prosecutors, over suspected links to the network of a US-based cleric blamed by Ankara for orchestrating last year's failed coup.


US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned

Added: 22.05.2017 22:40 | 12 views | 0 comments

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey summoned the American ambassador on Monday to protest what it called "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards during a violent incident last week in Washington. The U.S. ambassador told Turkey's government its guards violated U.S. laws, a senior U.S. official ...


Turkey tests Trump's patience after protesters roughed up

Added: 22.05.2017 20:59 | 7 views | 0 comments

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador in Ankara to lodge a formal protest days after Washington police intervened to stop Turkish security officials from beating up protesters.


Senators warn of fiscal fallout after Erdogan visit violence

Added: 22.05.2017 18:13 | 10 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senators who oversee the U.S. foreign aid budget have warned the Turkish government there could be fiscal repercussions if Ankara fails to punish the bodyguards responsible for a violent incident in Washington. In a letter to the Turkish ambassador to the United States, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Patrick Leahy say there ...]


Turkey publicly chastises U.S. ambassador for violent D.C. protests

Added: 22.05.2017 17:26 | 18 views | 0 comments

Ankara publicly scolded the Trump White House on Monday, haranguing America's top diplomat in Turkey over violent protests that took place in Washington during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week.
U.S. Ambassador John Bass was called to the Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday to receive a "written ...


Turkey opens trial of 220 alleged coup plotters

Added: 22.05.2017 17:25 | 12 views | 0 comments

ANKARA // Turkey on Monday put on trial 221 suspects, including 27 former generals, accused of being the instigators of a failed military coup last July. The main defendants are Gen Akin Ozturk, a former air force commander, and about 40 other alleged members of the so-called Peace at Home Council - a group on whose behalf a coup declaration was read on state television. Other defendants include Col Ali Yazici, the former military aide to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan; Mehmet Disli, the brother of senior ruling party legislator...

Turkey summons US envoy over use of force on Erdogan bodyguards who attacked protesters on Washington visit

Added: 22.05.2017 15:18 | 11 views | 0 comments

May 22, 2017 10:18 PM
ANKARA (AFP) - Turkey summoned the US ambassador on Monday (May 22) to protest "aggressive behaviour" by American security personnel and "security lapses" during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.


Trial opens in Turkey for 221 suspected coup instigators

Added: 22.05.2017 13:48 | 6 views | 0 comments

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A trial opened on Monday in Turkey's capital for 221 suspects, including 27 former generals, accused of being the instigators of last summer's failed military coup. The main defendants are Gen. Akin Ozturk, a former air force commander, and other alleged members of the so-called Peace at Home Council — a ...]


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