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Turkey dispatches rescue boats after cargo ship with 6 crew sinks in Marmara Sea

Feb. 15, 2024 05:14 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey launched a search and rescue mission after a cargo ship with six crew members on board sank on Thursday in the Turkish inland Sea of Marmara, off Istanbul, amid high waves, officials said. The 69-meter-long (226 feet) Turkish cargo ship, Batuhan A, was...

17 people detained after attack at Istanbul election campaign event, official says

Feb. 11, 2024 12:11 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities detained 17 people in connection with an attack at an Istanbul campaign event for upcoming municipal elections, Turkey 's interior minister said Sunday. Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya provided no details on the assailants' affiliation or motive...

Some of what Putin told Tucker Carlson missed the bigger picture. This fills in the gaps

Feb. 09, 2024 15:04 PM EST

Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down in the Kremlin for a two-hour interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, pushing his views on the justification for the nearly 2-year-old war in Ukraine, the prospects of peace talks, and other issues. He also touched on the arrest of Evan...

3 people killed in alleged extremist attack at Turkey's largest courthouse

Feb. 06, 2024 11:58 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two people attacked Turkey's largest courthouse before being shot dead Tuesday in an exchange of fire that also left one other person dead and five wounded. Authorities alleged the assailants were part of an extremist organization that had been largely inactive in recent years. ...

Turkey's interior minister says 2 people have been killed and 5 injured in an attack on an Istanbul courthouse

Feb. 06, 2024 04:35 AM EST
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says 2 people have been killed and 5 injured in an attack on an Istanbul courthouse.

Turkey has another new central bank leader. Here's what it means for the battered economy

Feb. 05, 2024 10:44 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has seen its fifth central bank leader depart in as many years as Hafize Gaye Erkan, the first woman in the top role, stepped down after just eight months in the job. She announced her resignation late Friday after recent claims of nepotism emerged in local...

Turkish Central Bank Governor resigns months into her tenure after claims of improper use of power

Feb. 03, 2024 06:10 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The governor of Turkey’s central bank has resigned only months after taking office amid allegations of improper use of power and family interference in the workings of the financial institutions. Hafize Gaye Erkan who took over as central bank governor in June...

Seven detained in Turkey for allegedly selling information to Israel's Mossad spy agency

Feb. 02, 2024 03:03 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police arrested seven people on Friday on suspicion of selling information to the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. The suspects, who allegedly passed details to Mossad via private detectives, were detained in a...

Turkish police rescue hostages held at gunpoint for hours in Procter & Gamble plant in Gaza protest

Feb. 02, 2024 00:35 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Police have rescued seven hostages held at gunpoint for hours at a factory owned by U.S. company Procter & Gamble in northwest Turkey, local officials said early Friday. A gunman had sparked the standoff at the P&G facility in Gebze, Kocaeli province, in...

The Islamic State group claims responsibility for the Istanbul church attack that killed one person

Jan. 29, 2024 13:37 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Roman Catholic church in Istanbul during a Sunday Mass that killed one person. The extremist group said in a statement late Sunday on Aamaq, the group's media arm, that it “attacked a gathering...