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France: Arrested man not the suspect in Khashoggi's murder

Dec. 08, 2021 11:52 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French authorities announced Wednesday that a man arrested at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport for allegedly being linked to the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was misidentified. The Paris General Prosecutor's office issued a short statement Wednesday...

Turkey calls for Israeli 'sensitivity' toward Palestinians

Dec. 08, 2021 06:46 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he is open to improved relations with Israel, but the country must first display “more sensitive” policies toward Palestinians. Erdogan told a group of journalists in Qatar late Tuesday that better ties with...

Saudi crown prince visits Oman on tour of Gulf Arab states

Dec. 06, 2021 21:18 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s crown prince traveled Monday to Oman, the first stop of a tour of Gulf Arab states that will see him meet neighboring rulers and allies as the kingdom closely watches negotiations in Europe to revive Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. ...

Top UAE adviser makes rare trip to Iran amid nuclear talks

Dec. 06, 2021 11:10 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The national security adviser of the United Arab Emirates met Monday with Iran's hard-line president in Tehran, a major visit for the Gulf Arab federation that has long viewed the Islamic Republic as its main regional threat. The visit by Sheikh Tahnoon bin...

Turkey says mosque attacks on Cyprus won't go 'unanswered'

Dec. 06, 2021 08:39 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that attacks on Muslim houses of worship on Cyprus would “not go unanswered” following reports of an attempted arson attack on a mosque on the southern, internationally-recognized Greek Cypriot part of the divided...

EXPLAINER: Turkey's currency is crashing. What's the impact?

Dec. 03, 2021 09:37 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s beleaguered currency has been plunging to all-time lows against the U.S. dollar and the euro in recent months as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presses ahead with a widely criticized effort to cut interest rates despite surging consumer prices. ...

European body to begin disciplinary process against Turkey

Dec. 03, 2021 07:06 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Europe’s democracy and human rights-promoting body said Friday it is initiating a rare disciplinary process against Turkey after it failed to comply with a court's ruling to release jailed businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala. Last week, a...

Erdogan replaces finance minister as Turkey's lira crashes

Dec. 02, 2021 10:15 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed a new treasury and finance minister Thursday after the previous one stepped down as the country's currency has tumbled to record lows. Erdogan named deputy minister Nureddin Nebati to the post,...

Turkey: opposition politician arrested for alleged espionage

Nov. 30, 2021 04:13 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have arrested a prominent member of an opposition party over accusations that he engaged in “political and military espionage,” Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency said late Monday that a court in...

Turkey's Erdogan says he will visit UAE in February

Nov. 29, 2021 07:46 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he plans to pay a return visit to the United Arab Emirates in February as the two countries move to put years of tense relations behind them. Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince visited Ankara last week,...