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Turkey lowers interest rate even as inflation soars to 80%

Aug. 18, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s central bank on Thursday lowered its key interest rate despite inflation surging to nearly 80% and making it difficult for people to buy what they need, falling in line with the unorthodox economic views of the country's president. In a statement...

Israel, Turkey to exchange ambassadors in diplomatic reset

Aug. 17, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Turkey will restore full diplomatic relations and dispatch ambassadors for the first time in years, the latest step in months of reconciliation between the two countries, the Israeli prime minister's office said Wednesday. The two countries, once...

Putin hosts Erdogan for talks on trade, Ukraine, Syria

Aug. 05, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Russia Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin focusing on a grain deal brokered by Turkey and the U.N., prospects for talks on ending hostilities in Ukraine, the situation in Syria and growing economic ties between...

Turkey: Germany must be impartial in disputes with Greece

Jul. 29, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister urged Germany on Friday to be “an honest broker” and not always side with Athens in disputes between Turkey and Greece. Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comments during a tense news conference with his visiting German counterpart,...

At UN, Iraq and Turkey escalate dispute over deadly attack

Jul. 27, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A dispute between Iraq and Turkey over a recent deadly attack in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region escalated at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday. Iraq’s foreign minister demanded the withdrawal of all Turkish troops from his...

Iraq submits complaint to UN against Turkey after attack

Jul. 23, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has filed a complaint to the U.N. Security Council, requesting an urgent session to discuss a deadly artillery attack this week that Baghdad blames on Turkey, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Wednesday’s attack on the district of Zakho in Iraq’s...

Angry Iraqis clash with police over attack blamed on Turkey

Jul. 21, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of angry Iraqis took to the streets late Thursday to decry deadly strikes on an Iraqi tourist resort the previous day that the government has blamed on Turkey. The protests erupted just hours after the families of those killed in the shelling buried their loved ones. ...

Turkish strikes in northern Iraq kill at least 8 tourists

Jul. 20, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — Turkish artillery strikes killed at least eight tourists, among them a small child, in northern Iraq and wounded over 20, officials from the Iraqi Kurdish government, a hospital and the army said Wednesday. At least four artillery shells struck the resort area...

Turkey plans Syria incursion as long as threat lingers

Jul. 20, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government's plan for a new military offensive in northern Syria will be on the table as long as Kurdish militants continue to pose a security threat to his country. Erdogan also called on the United States to...

Putin, in Tehran, gets strong support from Iran over Ukraine

Jul. 19, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin won staunch support from Iran on Tuesday for his country’s military campaign in Ukraine, with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei saying the West opposes an “independent and strong” Russia. Khamenei said that if Russia hadn’t...