Russia, Turkey seal power in northeast Syria with new accord

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russia and Turkey reached an agreement Tuesday that would cement their power in Syria, deploying their forces across nearly its entire northeastern border to fill the void left by President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal of U.S. forces. The accord caps a dramatic and swift transformation of the Syrian map unleashed by […]

Turkey’s currency nosedives on economic concerns, US dispute

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish currency plunged on Friday, raising questions about the country’s financial stability, as investors worried about the president’s unorthodox economic policies and a dispute with the United States that has led to sanctions. The lira hit a record low of 6.24 per dollar on Friday, before recovering to 5.92 — […]

Erdogan proclaimed winner of Turkey’s presidential election

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was proclaimed the winner early Monday of a landmark election that ushers in a government system granting the president sweeping new powers and which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule. The presidential vote and a parliamentary election, both held more than a year […]

Seeking better ties with Europe, Erdogan heads to Paris

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to bring Turkey’s relations with European nations back on track following a stormy 2017 that saw the Turkish leader quarrel with European leaders and accuse them of Nazi-like behavior. Erdogan travels to Paris on Friday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron while Foreign Minister […]

President Erdogan ramps up rhetoric ahead of Turkey-EU talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-Western rhetoric Tuesday ahead of a meeting between his foreign minister and top European Union officials, saying the era of a submissive Turkey bowing to every Western demand is over. Turkey has been mired in an escalating diplomatic row with EU powerhouse Germany following […]