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Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi's killers vexes Turkey

Dec. 10, 2018 11:05 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia's rejection of its request for the extradition of the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The State-run Anadolu news agency on Monday quoted Fahrettin Altun, the communications director of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

Journalist Turkey wants to extradite seeks asylum in Romania

Dec. 6, 2018 7:50 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Turkish journalist accused by Turkey of terrorism said Thursday he has applied for political asylum in Romania after Turkey sought his extradition. Turkish authorities accuse Kamil Demirkaya of links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a...

Romania detains Turkish journalist on Turkey's request

Dec. 5, 2018 2:16 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Turkish journalist suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, was temporarily detained Wednesday in Romania, authorities said. Bucharest prosecutor Viviana Ciuca told The Associated Press that Kamil...

Turkey seeks arrest of 2 former aides to Saudi crown prince

Dec. 5, 2018 8:52 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is seeking the arrest of two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who were dismissed amid the fallout from the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The U.N.'s human rights chief, meanwhile, said an international probe is needed into Khashoggi's...

Turkish president praises Venezuela's leader in 1st visit

Dec. 3, 2018 6:59 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heaped praise on Venezuela's embattled socialist leader Monday as political and economic ties between the two countries blossom. Erdogan took the stage with President Nicolas Maduro in the first visit by a Turkish leader to Venezuela. He...

Turkish inflation eases from 15-year high as lira recovers

Dec. 3, 2018 7:19 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Official figures show that Turkey's inflation rate eased in November in the wake of a firmer currency, which kept a lid on import prices. The Turkish Statistical Institute said Monday that consumer prices in the year to November were up 21.6 percent, down from October's 15-year high rate of...

A look at what happened at the G-20 summit in Argentina

Dec. 2, 2018 2:55 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economic powers have agreed to overhaul the global body that regulates trade disputes, but they faced resistance from President Donald Trump over the Paris accord on climate change. Here are some of the main developments at the Group of 20...

The Latest: Trump considering 2-week US funding extension

Dec. 1, 2018 10:46 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 12:35 a.m. President Donald Trump says his next meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is likely to happen in January or February. The president tells reporters that there are three sites under...

G-20 agrees on trade, migration, US goes own way on climate

Dec. 1, 2018 6:07 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leaders of the world's top economies agreed Saturday to repair the global trading system as they closed a Group of 20 summit that saw the Trump administration at odds with many allies over the Paris accord on climate change and issues like migration. The joint statement...

Trump scraps news conference 'out of respect' for Bushes

Dec. 1, 2018 11:01 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump is cancelling a planned news conference at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina Saturday, "out of respect for the Bush Family" after death of former President George H.W. Bush. In a tweet, Trump says he was "very much looking forward" to speaking with...