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Ukraine crisis updates: What to know as tensions rise

Jan. 27, 2022 19:28 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and NATO have made no concessions to the main Russian demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine, including giving Moscow a guarantee that its western neighbor can never join the alliance. The focus is now on how Russia will respond — a...

Erdogan says Israeli president to visit Turkey next month

Jan. 27, 2022 02:58 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Israel’s president, Isaac Herzog, is expected to visit Turkey next month, the Turkish president has said, as the two countries move to heal rifts. In an interview with private NTV broadcaster late Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his Israeli counterpart...

Ex-US senator Jeff Flake begins post as ambassador to Turkey

Jan. 26, 2022 12:04 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake formally stepped into his new position as U.S. ambassador to Turkey on Wednesday, after presenting his credentials to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Flake is a former Republican lawmaker who endorsed U.S. President Joe...

Greek army helps remove vehicles on snow-plagued road

Jan. 26, 2022 09:21 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek army and municipal crews removed hundreds of vehicles Wednesday that had been stranded in snow for three days along a road linking Athens to its international airport, as authorities struggled to clear blocked thoroughfares and restore power to blacked out parts of the...

European court says Turkey violated journalist's rights

Jan. 25, 2022 09:57 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Turkey violated the rights of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who was jailed in Turkey for a year and later convicted of engaging in propaganda in favor of Kurdish rebels. The Strasbourg,...

Turkish journalist jailed before trial for Erdogan insult

Jan. 23, 2022 05:57 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A well-known Turkish journalist has been jailed pending a trial for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her lawyer said. Sedef Kabas was taken into custody after she cited a proverb on television and social media referring to an ox. Under the insult law, tens...

US, Russia to try more diplomacy amid tensions over Ukraine

Jan. 21, 2022 22:08 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed Friday to keep talking in the standoff over Ukraine, even though their meeting produced no movement in the crisis that has seen Moscow mass tens of thousands of troops at the border and the West ramp up supplies of weapons to Kyiv. ...

Turkey's central bank ends string of interest rate cuts

Jan. 20, 2022 09:42 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s central bank kept a key interest rate unchanged on Thursday, halting a string of rate cuts that triggered a currency crisis and sent consumer prices skyrocketing. The bank’s Monetary Policy Committee said it decided to keep its policy rate...

EXPLAINER: Are Turkey's efforts to fix the economy working?

Jan. 19, 2022 03:03 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s government and central bank have taken unconventional steps in recent weeks to prop up a beleaguered economy crippled by skyrocketing consumer prices, instead of ending a much-criticized plan to cut interest rates. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s...

4 on trial over poster at Swiss rally saying 'Kill Erdogan'

Jan. 18, 2022 04:54 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Four people went on trial in the Swiss capital Tuesday over a protest against Turkey's government four years ago where some demonstrators hoisted a banner showing a gun pointed at an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next to the words, “Kill Erdogan.” ...