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Turkish central bank keeps its key interest rate unchanged, pausing a series of hikes

Feb. 22, 2024 08:09 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at 45% on Thursday, pausing a series of aggressive rate hikes aimed at taming high inflation. The central bank said it was keeping the benchmark one-week repo rate on hold, according to a statement....

Today in History: February 19, Franklin Roosevelt paves way for internment of Japanese

Feb. 19, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2024. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1942, during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way...

Turkey detains company director as part of inquiry into gold mine landslide that left 9 missing

Feb. 18, 2024 07:49 AM EST

Istanbul (AP) — Authorities in Turkey detained Sunday the director of the company managing a gold mine where a massive landslide in the country's east left nine workers missing, local media said. A huge landslide engulfed Tuesday the Anagold Madencilik company’s Copler mine in...

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...

Turkey detains 4 as part of a probe into a gold mine landslide that left at least 9 missing

Feb. 14, 2024 11:15 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday detained four people in connection with a massive landslide that engulfed a gold mine in eastern Turkey, leaving at least nine workers missing, Turkish state media reported. The landslide struck the Anagold Madencilik company's Copler...

9 gold mine workers are missing in Turkey after a landslide that carries environmental risks

Feb. 13, 2024 20:09 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A huge landslide hit a gold mine in eastern Turkey on Tuesday, trapping at least nine workers underground, officials said. The landslide at the Copler mine happened at 2:30 p.m. near the town of Ilic in Turkey's mountainous Erzincan province. Footage seemingly shot...

Turkish police arrest an Islamic State suspect who worked at a nuclear power plant, reports say

Feb. 13, 2024 07:10 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Counterterrorism police in Turkey have arrested an Islamic State group suspect who was working at a nuclear power plant being built in the country’s south, local media reported Tuesday. The Russian national had been working at the Akkuyu nuclear facility under...

Turkey hails its first astronaut who returned from a 3-week mission to International Space Station

Feb. 12, 2024 05:11 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s first astronaut returned home to a hero’s welcome Monday, portrayed as a symbol of the country’s advances in technology and aerospace. Alper Gezeravci was greeted by bouquet-laden children at Ankara’s Esenboga Airport as he returned from a private...

Allies fear the US is becoming less reliable, with growing concern over a possible Trump return

Feb. 11, 2024 14:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — As chances rise of a Joe Biden-Donald Trump rematch in the U.S. presidential election, America’s allies are bracing for a bumpy ride. Many worry that a second term for Trump would be an earthquake, but tremors already abound — and concerns are rising that the U.S....

Greek authorities rescue 84 migrants in two separate incidents, arresting 4 alleged traffickers

Feb. 11, 2024 09:39 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities found 84 migrants arriving by sea and arrested four individuals, accusing them of being the traffickers that transported them, the coast guard said Sunday. Both incidents occurred early Saturday, it said. In the first...