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Challenged by US and market crisis, Turkey turns to Europe

Aug. 16, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Beset by a shaky currency and tension with the United States, Turkey is reaching out to Europe to shore up relations with major trading partners despite years of testy rhetoric and a stalled bid for EU membership. The engagement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has harshly...

The Latest: White House says Turkey treated pastor 'badly'

Aug. 15, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The White House says "we won't forget" how Turkey has treated a detained American pastor, after a court rejected his appeal for release. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Wednesday that Andrew...

Greek soldiers freed from Turkish prison return to families

Aug. 15, 2018 8:12 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say that two Greek soldiers freed after spending months in a Turkish prison have been released from hospital following medical checks and are returning to their families. The two were given a clean bill of health Wednesday from a military hospital in northern...

2 Greek soldiers released from Turkish jail return to Greece

Aug. 14, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Two Greek soldiers freed after months in a Turkish prison returned to their home country by government jet early Wednesday after their unexpected release eased tensions between the neighbors and historical rivals. Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said he phoned his Turkish...

The Latest: 2 soldiers now in Greece after Turkey freed them

Aug. 14, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the release from a Turkish prison of two Greek soldiers (all times local): 3:30 a.m. Wednesday A government jet carrying two Greek soldiers freed after spending months in a Turkish prison has landed in the northern city of Thessaloniki. The men's release Tuesday evening...

Greek forest fire death toll climbs to 96

Aug. 14, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say the death toll from last month's devastating forest fire near Athens has climbed to 96 after a 68-year old man died of his injuries in a hospital. The fire service said in a statement late Tuesday that a total 13 people have succumbed to burns in hospital...

Greek Prime Minister says Turkey has freed from prison 2 Greek soldiers held since March 1 for crossing border

Aug. 14, 2018 12:44 PM EDT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister says Turkey has freed from prison 2 Greek soldiers held since March 1 for crossing border.

The Latest: Malta rescues 114 migrants from sinking dinghy

Aug. 13, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Malta's armed forces say that a patrol boat has rescued 114 migrants aboard a rubber dinghy taking on water 53 nautical miles south of the Mediterranean island nation. The Maltese Navy said all of the migrants, who...

Greek island wildfire that forced villages to evacuate eases

Aug. 13, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A large forest fire in Greece that forced the evacuation of two villages overnight on the island of Evia was abating Monday but was not fully controlled yet. The fire service said four water-dropping planes and another four helicopters were participating in Monday's operations on...

Nadal ends Tsitsipas' Toronto run on Greek's 20th birthday

Aug. 12, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Rafael Nadal won his 80th ATP World Tour title Sunday — and spoiled Stefanos Tsitsipas' 20th birthday. The top-ranked Nadal beat the unseeded Greek upstart 6-2, 7-6 (4) for his fourth Rogers Cup crown and fifth victory of the year. He has 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. "If you...