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 […]