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Turkey: Anti-LGBTQ display reflects nation's political shift

Sep. 23, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The 25-year-old translator by day and trans drag performer by night felt overwhelming panic and anxiety when several thousand demonstrators gathered and marched Sunday in Turkey to demand a ban on what they consider gay propaganda and to outlaw LGBTQ organizations. ...

Ukraine’s Mariupol defenders, Putin ally in prisoner swap

Sep. 22, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine announced a high-profile prisoner swap early Thursday that was the culmination of months of efforts to free many of the Ukrainian fighters who defended a steel plant in Mariupol during a long Russian siege. In exchange, Ukraine gave up a prominent ally of Russian...

Turkey's central bank makes big rate cut amid 80% inflation

Sep. 22, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s central bank delivered another massive interest rate cut Thursday despite eye-popping inflation above 80%, moving the opposite way from world economies that are raising rates to control prices as the lira sunk to record lows. The Central Bank of the...

Israeli PM meets Turkish president, first time in 14 years

Sep. 21, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has met with Turkey's president for the first time in 14 years, the latest sign of warming ties between the two regional powers after a long and bitter rift. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said he met with Turkish President...

Turkish leader to United Nations: Be 'much more influential'

Sep. 20, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey’s leader, overseeing a nation encircled by regional disputes, used his speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to shine a spotlight on Turkish maneuvering in conflicts that span from Syria to Ukraine. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speech...

Live updates: UN General Assembly

Sep. 20, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly's annual high-level meeting (all times EDT): 8:25 p.m. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has told the U.N. General Assembly that wealthy countries should help — or at least not block...

4 Ukrainian regions schedule votes this week to join Russia

Sep. 20, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-controlled regions of eastern and southern Ukraine announced plans Tuesday to start voting this week to become integral parts of Russia. The Kremlin-backed efforts to swallow up four regions could set the stage for Moscow to escalate the war following Ukrainian...

Israel appoints ambassador to Turkey in sign of warming ties

Sep. 19, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday announced the appointment of a new ambassador to Turkey — the latest sign of warming relations between the two countries following more than a decade-long rift. Irit Lillian, a senior diplomat who has been in charge of the Israeli Embassy in...

Putin vows to press attack on Ukraine; courts India, China

Sep. 16, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Friday to press his attack on Ukraine despite Ukraine's latest counteroffensive and warned that Moscow could ramp up its strikes on the country's vital infrastructure if Ukrainian forces target facilities in Russia. ...

Pelosi to visit Armenia as cease-fire with Azerbaijan holds

Sep. 16, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said Friday she plans to make a weekend visit to Armenia, where a cease-fire held for a second day after an outburst of fighting with neighboring Azerbaijan that killed more than 200 troops from both sides. ...