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G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine as Italy flexes its right-wing muscles

Jun. 13, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

BORGO EGNAZIA, Italy (AP) — A Group of Seven summit opened Thursday with agreement reached on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral, giving Kyiv a strong show of support even as Europe's political chessboard shifts to the right. ...

G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine as EU's traditional powers recalibrate

Jun. 13, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

BARI, Italy (AP) — A Group of Seven summit is opening Thursday with agreement on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral, giving Kyiv a strong show of support even as Europe's political chessboard shifts to the right. ...

Turkey can expect strong support from the Turkish-German community at Euro 2024. So can Germany

Jun. 12, 2024 04:07 AM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Six years ago, Ilkay Gündogan's place on the German national team was in question over a photograph with Turkey's president. Now he's the team captain. When Gündogan leads the German national team out against Scotland in the European Championship...

Turkey urges Chinese authorities to protect the cultural rights of minority Muslim Uyghurs

Jun. 05, 2024 12:30 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister has urged Chinese authorities to protect the cultural rights of minority Muslim Uyghurs in China's western Xinjiang province and allow them to “live their values,” a Turkish official said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on...

Pro-Kurdish lawmakers stage protest in Turkey's parliament to denounce the ouster of a new mayor

Jun. 04, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — More than a dozen legislators from Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party staged a demonstration in parliament on Tuesday to denounce the arrest and expulsion from office of a newly elected mayor, Turkish media reported. On Monday, authorities detained Mehmet Siddik...

Turkey signals a new military intervention in Syria if Kurdish groups hold local elections

May. 30, 2024 10:43 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey won't hesitate to act against Kurdish-led groups in northern Syria that Ankara accuses of links to outlawed Kurdish militants, if they proceed with plans to hold local elections in the region, Turkey’s president said Thursday. A Kurdish-led autonomous...

No points from Erdogan. Turkey's leader claims Eurovision Song Contest is a threat to family values

May. 20, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president took a swipe at the Eurovision Song Contest on Monday, accusing the annual event of allegedly encouraging “gender neutralization” and threatening the traditional family. In a speech following a Cabinet meeting, Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Turkey's Erdogan pardons elderly generals imprisoned over 1997 'postmodern coup'

May. 17, 2024 08:16 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday pardoned seven former top military officers who were sentenced to life terms in prison over the ouster of an Islamic-led government in 1997. The former generals, who are in their late 70s and 80s, were pardoned...

Greek and Turkish leaders seek to stress thawing relations but tensions remain under the surface

May. 13, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The leaders of Greece and Turkey met Monday for talks aimed at underlining their efforts to put aside decades-old disputes, but they also revealed deep divisions over the Israel-Hamas war. Speaking at a news conference in Ankara following the two-hour face-to-face...

Wary of wars in Gaza and Ukraine, old foes Turkey and Greece test a friendship initiative

May. 12, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Old foes Turkey and Greece will test a five-month-old friendship initiative Monday when Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visits Ankara. The two NATO members, which share decades of mutual animosity, a tense border and disputed waters, agreed to...