Turkey - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Turkey State Dept. criticizes Turkey for violence outside embassy WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials strongly criticized the Turkish government Wednesday as video appeared to show its president's security forces pushing past police and violently breaking up a protest outside their diplomatic residence in Washington. Attacking the small group of protesters with their fists and feet, men in dark suits and others were record... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:13:00 GMT 2017-05-18T00:13:00Z GOP lawmaker demands inquiry of Turkish leader's bodyguards WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican is calling on the Trump administration to investigate whether criminal charges are warranted against members of the Turkish president's security detail. Rep. Ed Royce of California says bodyguards traveling with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his official state visit to Washington "viciously beat multiple individuals, throwing them to the... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:37:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:37:00Z AP Top Stories May 17 P Here are the top stories for Wednesday, May 17: Mixed reaction over memo that Donald Trump tried to interfere with FBI investigation; DC and Turkey pointing... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:04:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:04:00Z Turkey, Washington Trade Blame for Embassy Clash The Turkish government and Washington local officials traded blame Wednesday for violence outside Turkey's embassy, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's... Wed, 17 May 2017 20:42:00 GMT 2017-05-17T20:42:00Z Trial for Istanbul nightclub attack suspects due in December ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment against 57 suspects allegedly involved in the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul, Turkey's official news agency reported Wednesday. The first hearing is to take place in December. Anadolu news agency said the main suspect, Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek citizen who was caught two week... Wed, 17 May 2017 14:22:00 GMT 2017-05-17T14:22:00Z Germany granted access to journalist imprisoned in Turkey BERLIN (AP) — Germany has been granted consular access to a German-Turkish journalist arrested in Turkey for the second time since his arrest earlier this year, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said consular officials will visit Deniz Yucel, a reporter for German daily Die Welt, in an Istanbul-area prison on Thursday. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 13:04:00 GMT 2017-05-17T13:04:00Z Germany considering Jordan, Cyprus for anti-IS base BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister says her office has drafted a list of eight locations where it could move aircraft supporting the anti-IS mission if Turkey continues to block German lawmakers from visiting troops at the Incirlik base. Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday a team is already in Jordan to assess a site there for its Tornado reconnaiss... Wed, 17 May 2017 12:53:00 GMT 2017-05-17T12:53:00Z Memo: Trump Asked Comey to Shut Down Flynn Probe The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national... Wed, 17 May 2017 00:17:00 GMT 2017-05-17T00:17:00Z Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite US arming of Kurds WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of the United States and Turkey vowed Tuesday to repair a relationship battered by years of disputes over Syria's civil war and its various fighting groups, even as they broached a new disagreement over U.S. plans to arm Kurdish fighters. Delivering a statement alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Do... Tue, 16 May 2017 23:46:00 GMT 2017-05-16T23:46:00Z Syria denies US allegations of mass killings, crematorium BEIRUT (AP) — Syria on Tuesday rejected U.S. accusations it carried out mass killings at a prison near Damascus and then burned the victims' bodies in a crematorium, describing the allegations as "lies" and "fabrications." The allegations are a "new Hollywood plot" to justify U.S. intervention in Syria, Syria's Foreign Ministry said, noting what it called... Tue, 16 May 2017 19:17:00 GMT 2017-05-16T19:17:00Z Trump: Russian FM Meeting 'Very Successful' President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had a "very, very successful meeting" with the Russian foreign minister last week in the Oval Office, but ignored... Tue, 16 May 2017 18:04:00 GMT 2017-05-16T18:04:00Z The Latest: Trump says 'honor' to welcome Turkey's president WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump's talks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is holding his first face-to-face talks with Turkey's president amid accusations that Trump gave Russian officials classified intelligence from an ally. Trump greeted... Tue, 16 May 2017 17:36:00 GMT 2017-05-16T17:36:00Z Trump, Turkish President Meet in Oval Office President Donald Trump is welcoming Turkey's president to the White House for their first face-to-face meeting Tuesday, even as Turkish officials fumed... Tue, 16 May 2017 17:19:00 GMT 2017-05-16T17:19:00Z Trump Welcomes Turkish Leader to White House President Donald Trump welcomed Turkey's president Tuesday to the White House for their first face-to-face meeting amid accusations that Trump gave Russian... Tue, 16 May 2017 17:02:00 GMT 2017-05-16T17:02:00Z AP Top Stories May 16 A Here are the top stories for Tuesday, May 16th: President Trump defends sharing information with Russia; Cyber experts say pirated software leaves China... Tue, 16 May 2017 14:26:00 GMT 2017-05-16T14:26:00Z Turkish prime minister says Germany relations regressing ISTANBUL (AP) — Germany must decide whether it wants to stand with its ally Turkey or with alleged coup plotters, Turkey's prime minister said Tuesday, as relations took a dip. Speaking to his party members, Binali Yildirim criticized Germany's decision to grant asylum to soldiers involved in a failed coup attempt last summer, calling it "a significant development in the reg... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:35:00 GMT 2017-05-16T12:35:00Z Turkey arrests opposition newspaper editor ISTANBUL (AP) — The editor of a leading Turkish opposition newspaper has been formally arrested for allegedly spreading "terrorist propaganda," the state-run Anadolu news agency said Tuesday. Oguz Guven, the editor of Cumhuriyet newspaper's online edition, was formally arrested Monday evening after being detained Friday. Guven was arres... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:11:00 GMT 2017-05-16T12:11:00Z Turkish opposition urges Trump to prod Erdogan on rights ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish opposition members and human rights defenders are urging President Donald Trump to raise the issue of Turkey's deteriorating human rights and democracy in talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday. Erdogan is scheduled to meet with Trump at the White House for discussions expected to center on the friction between the tw... Tue, 16 May 2017 08:43:00 GMT 2017-05-16T08:43:00Z The Latest: Twin explosions rock refugee camp near Jordan BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A Syrian monitoring group says twin explosions have gone off in a makeshift camp near Syria's the border with Jordan, killing at least 10 people and wounding seven, including rebel fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the e... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:58:00 GMT 2017-05-15T20:58:00Z Judge in Iran sanctions case homes in on Giuliani-Trump ties NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge demanded more answers on Monday about Rudolph Giuliani's efforts to get U.S. charges dropped against a wealthy Turkish businessman, zeroing in on the former New York City mayor's ties to President Donald Trump as a potential conflict that could disqualify him from the case. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman's order aske... Mon, 15 May 2017 19:41:00 GMT 2017-05-15T19:41:00Z Turkey blocks German lawmaker visit to soldiers at air base BERLIN (AP) — Turkey has blocked a request for German lawmakers to visit their country's soldiers at the Incirlik air base, the German government said Monday, increasing the possibility that it might relocate planes supporting the campaign against the Islamic State group. Germany has about 270 troops at the base. The refusal was communicated to Germany's ... Mon, 15 May 2017 12:51:00 GMT 2017-05-15T12:51:00Z High Turkish support for Erdogan in EU worries Europeans VIENNA (AP) — Ayhan Ogelge lives in Austria. But his heart is in his Turkish homeland and beats for its president, even as Europe's democracies raise the alarm over the Turkish leader's push toward one-man rule. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "speaks for all of us," says Ogelge, when asked why he voted to strengthen his powers. "In Austria, in Turkey — ev... Sun, 14 May 2017 14:05:00 GMT 2017-05-14T14:05:00Z The Latest: Researcher who helped halt cyberattack applauded LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the global cyberattack (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Cybersecurity officials in Britain have applauded a young researcher for helping halt the global ransomware cyberattack. In a post on its website, Britain's National Cyber Security Center said that by registering a domain name that unexpec... Sun, 14 May 2017 01:31:00 GMT 2017-05-14T01:31:00Z Tour bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 24 people ISTANBUL (AP) — A tour bus tipped over Saturday on a serpentine mountain road in Turkey, killing 24 people as it fell off a cliff and hit a car, Turkish authorities said. The governor of Mugla province, Amir Cicek, said the driver is among the dead and the accident may have been caused by a failure in the bus's braking system. He said investigations were continuing to determ... Sat, 13 May 2017 17:34:00 GMT 2017-05-13T17:34:00Z Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa, say activists BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish-led forces were closing in Saturday on the de-facto capital of the Islamic State group in Syria, seizing a cotton mill only a couple of miles north of the city and clashing with the militant group on a number of fronts, activists and Kurdish media reported. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Kurdish... Sat, 13 May 2017 16:14:00 GMT 2017-05-13T16:14:00Z The Latest: Syria military says it seized Damascus suburb BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 4 p.m. Syrian State TV is reporting that the military has captured from rebel fighters a major suburb on the eastern edge of Damascus. The opposition Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels remain in control of parts of the Qabo... Sat, 13 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT 2017-05-13T13:00:00Z Kurdish-led forces say they will advance on IS capital BEIRUT (AP) — A Kurdish-led Syrian force backed by the U.S. expects to advance on the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria this summer, a commander said Friday, following a decision by the Trump administration to supply the force with heavier weapons. The Syrian Democratic Forces have been buoyed by this week's capture of the ... Fri, 12 May 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-05-12T18:02:00Z Historic tomb moved to make way for dam in Turkey ISTANBUL (AP) — An enormous 15th-century tomb in Turkey's southeast has been moved to make way for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said the domed Zeynel Bey Tomb, weighing 1,100 tons, was moved in one piece Friday in four hours, traveling two kilometers (more than a mile) on a large wheeled platform. ... Fri, 12 May 2017 15:08:00 GMT 2017-05-12T15:08:00Z Turkey detains opposition newspaper editor ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police on Friday detained the editor of a leading opposition newspaper for questioning over an article he wrote. Oguz Guven, the editor of pro-secular Cumhuriyet newspaper's online edition, tweeted Friday "I'm being detained." The state-run Anadolu news agency said Guven was taken under custody for a news article... Fri, 12 May 2017 14:50:00 GMT 2017-05-12T14:50:00Z Germany pushes for access to journalist jailed in Turkey BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Ministry is pushing for consular access to a German journalist arrested in Turkey in a case that could again inflame tensions between the two countries. Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said Friday that Mesale Tolu, a German citizen with Turkish roots, has been in custody for about two weeks but Germany wasn't officially informed of the arrest. Fri, 12 May 2017 10:30:00 GMT 2017-05-12T10:30:00Z