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Turkish police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

Oct. 17, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish crime-scene investigators entered the residence of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday to search for evidence in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, just as a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome recounting of his alleged slaying. Saudi Arabia's...

The Latest: Pompeo says US takes Saudi case 'seriously'

Oct. 17, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 5:30 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says America takes the disappearance of...

Turkish president in Moldova for 2-day visit to boost ties

Oct. 17, 2018 9:10 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Moldova Wednesday for a two-day visit aimed at boosting political and trade ties with the former Soviet republic. Erdogan met President Igor Dodon for talks at the presidential building, which was reopened for the occasion. Turkey...

Turkish president in Moldova for 2-day visit to boost ties

Oct. 17, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Moldova for a two-day visit aimed at boosting political and trade ties with the former Soviet republic. Erdogan met President Igor Dodon for talks Wednesday at the presidential building, which was reopened for the occasion....

The Latest: G-7 nations express concern over Khashoggi case

Oct. 16, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Foreign ministers from the G-7 group of industrialized nations say they are very troubled by the disappearance of Saudi journalist...

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

Oct. 16, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby residence of the consul general after the diplomat left the country. The comment by...

Turkish media quote President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying police searched for 'toxic materials' at Saudi Consulate

Oct. 16, 2018 6:23 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media quote President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying police searched for 'toxic materials' at Saudi Consulate.

Turkish police shoot tractor driver near Israeli residence

Oct. 16, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police in Ankara shot Tuesday the driver of a tractor that struck a series of cars in the Turkish capital and appeared headed for the Israeli embassy. The driver, who ignored calls to stop and was shot in the leg, later told police he planned a protest outside the Israeli embassy, the...

The Latest: Washington lobbyists drop client Saudi Arabia

Oct. 15, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6:25 a.m. A Washington lobbying firm has told Saudi Arabia it will no longer represent the kingdom, as international furor builds over the...

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist

Oct. 15, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm. The Saudis continued to deny they...