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Trial of former Flynn business partner begins in Virginia

Jul. 15, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to hide the fact that he and Flynn were secretly working on behalf of the Turkish government to advance its agenda, prosecutors said Monday. A federal jury in Alexandria heard opening statements in the...

Russian planes continue to deliver S-400 parts to Turkey

Jul. 15, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey hopes to co-produce high-tech weaponry systems with Russia in the future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, further defying its NATO ally the United States, which has warned the country of possible sanctions over its purchase of a Russian-made missile defense system....

Turkey marks 3rd anniversary of failed coup

Jul. 15, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is marking the third anniversary of the July 15 failed coup attempt against the government with prayers and other events remembering its victims. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday attended a prayer recitation at a mosque on the grounds of the presidential complex,...

Flynn's absence leaves hole at trial of ex-business partner

Jul. 12, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors will have to go to trial Monday against the ex-business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn with no assurance they can present evidence of any kind from Flynn himself. Court documents unsealed this week revealed prosecutors no longer plan to call...

The Latest: Turkey objects to case against ex-Flynn partner

Jul. 12, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming trial of Bjian Kian, one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local) 6:15 p.m. A spokesman for Turkey's president says U.S. prosecutors are off base in bringing a one-time business partner of former national...

US deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal

Jul. 12, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. edged closer to crisis Friday with NATO ally Turkey, which began receiving components of a Russian-made air defense system in defiance of Trump administration warnings that the deal would mean economic sanctions and no access to America's most advanced fighter jet. Despite the...

Despite US warnings, Russian S-400 systems land in Turkey

Jul. 12, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday, moving the country closer to possible U.S. sanctions and a new standoff with Washington. A Defense Ministry statement said "the first group of equipment" of the...

Feds not ready to take sentencing position in Flynn case

Jul. 10, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say it's too soon to take a position on sentencing for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn because he could still be a defense witness in the upcoming trial of a one-time business partner. A judge in Washington had requested the update...

Turkish leader: central bank chief fired over rate cuts

Jul. 10, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed that he fired the central bank chief over his refusal to cut interest rates. Addressing a trade-union meeting in Ankara on Wednesday, Erdogan again declared interest rates to be "the mother of all evil" and suggested borrowing costs...

Michael Flynn won't testify at ex-business partner's trial

Jul. 9, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors won't call former national security adviser Michael Flynn to testify at the upcoming trial of his one-time business partner, and now consider him to be an unindicted co-conspirator. Court documents unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria show prosecutors changed...