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Slain journalist's fiancee wants Saudis pressured at G-20

Jun. 25, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi said she hopes Group of 20 leaders put pressure on Saudi Arabia at a summit this week to divulge more information about the killing, ratcheting up a campaign for justice that she also brought to the U.N.'s top human rights body Tuesday. Hatice...

Turkey's leader vows to heed 'messages' of Istanbul election

Jun. 25, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to draw lessons and make adjustments in line with "the messages given by the people." Addressing legislators from his ruling party...

Turkish court frees US Consulate worker from house arrest

Jun. 25, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul has released an employee of the U.S. Consulate from house arrest for health reasons. The court on Tuesday ruled, however, that Nazmi Mete Canturk should continue to be barred from leaving the country pending the outcome of his trial. Canturk — along with his wife...

Criticism as Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-govt protests

Jun. 24, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others went on trial in Turkey Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with defendants and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities. The prosecutor claims the defendants,...

After big win, new Istanbul mayor hopes to mend party fences

Jun. 24, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul delivered a stunning victory to Turkey's secular opposition in a repeat election for mayor Sunday. The opposition candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, finished way ahead, breaking the grip of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party on Turkey's most important city. Here's a look at...

For Turkey's Erdogan, a challenge in former stronghold

Jun. 24, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't lost many elections since the conservative party he co-founded took control of the government in 2002. But the party's rare defeat in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, was a political and personal setback for the country's leader. Opposition...

The Latest: Istanbul mayor-elect greets tens of thousands

Jun. 23, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's repeated mayoral election in Istanbul (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Tens of thousands of people attended an election night celebration after a repeated vote in Istanbul made an opposition candidate mayor-elect of Turkey's largest city. Ekrem Imamoglu spoke late Sunday...

Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey's Erdogan

Jun. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party had on leading Turkey's largest city. "Thank you, Istanbul," Ekrem...

Opposition candidate declares second victory in Istanbul mayor's race, says democracy prevailed in rerun election

Jun. 23, 2019 12:46 PM EDT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Opposition candidate declares second victory in Istanbul mayor's race, says democracy prevailed in rerun election.

Turkish government's candidate for Istanbul mayor concedes defeat after first results from rerun election are reported

Jun. 23, 2019 12:25 PM EDT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish government's candidate for Istanbul mayor concedes defeat after first results from rerun election are reported.