Latest Istanbul News

Khashoggi remembered outside Saudi consulate where he died

Oct. 2, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos joined activists and friends of Jamal Khashoggi near Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday on the first-year anniversary of his horrific death at the hands of Saudi agents. The memorial began just after 1:14 p.m. (1014 GMT) — the time that...

Slain Saudi writer's fiancee says prince must give answers

Oct. 1, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Tuesday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has a duty to answer questions now that he has accepted responsibility for the killing inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year. Hatice Cengiz told The Associated Press she is...

A year later, Saudi journalist's killing haunts kingdom

Oct. 1, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year drew renewed scrutiny Tuesday to the kingdom, as his son and a U.N. investigator spoke out ahead of the anniversary of his death. Saudi intelligence officials and a...

Turkey vows to keep investigating Jamal Khashoggi's killing

Sep. 30, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Days ahead of the anniversary of the grisly slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that his country will press ahead with efforts to shed light on the killing. In a Washington Post op-ed, Erdogan described the journalist's...

5.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Istanbul, 8 slightly injured

Sep. 26, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Istanbul slightly injured eight people Thursday and sent school children and residents into the streets of Turkey's commercial and cultural hub. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said the earthquake struck in the Sea of Marmara at 1:59 p.m. (1059...

The Latest: 50 Iraqi passengers turned back from Bosnia

Sep. 26, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Border police in Bosnia have turned back 50 Iraqi citizens who arrived at Sarajevo International Airport on a regular flight from Turkey and tried to enter the country with tourist visas. Authorities said...

Turkey: Bloomberg journalists on trial for report on economy

Sep. 20, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two reporters for the U.S.-based Bloomberg news agency appeared in court on Friday accused of trying to undermine Turkey's economic stability with a story they wrote on last year's currency crisis. Istanbul-based reporters Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalinkilic face up to five years in prison...

Trial opens against controversial Turkish televangelist

Sep. 17, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A controversial Turkish Islamic televangelist and cult leader has gone on trial on more than a dozen charges, including forming a criminal gang, blackmail and sexual abuse of minors. The trial against Adnan Oktar and 225 of his followers or associates opened in Istanbul on Tuesday. They...

In last words, Khashoggi asked killers not to suffocate him

Sep. 10, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In his final words, slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi urged his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate, according to Turkey's Sabah newspaper. Sabah newspaper, which is close to Turkey's government, published new details of a recording...

Turkey: Politician convicted for tweets insulting president

Sep. 6, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court convicted an opposition party branch leader Friday of engaging in terrorist propaganda and insulting Turkish government officials with a series of social media posts, a verdict the opposition immediately alleged was politically motivated. Canan Kaftancioglu, who heads...