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Erdogan wants Istanbul trial over 'planned' Khashoggi murder

Oct 23, 2018 - 6:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Turkish president says the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was 'a political murder'

NAKED TRUTH. File photo shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  Photo by Adem Altan /AFP

Turkey says Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate 'savagely planned'

Oct 22, 2018 - 11:17 PM

The spokesman of Turkey's ruling party says the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'was planned in an extremely savage manner'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament of his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, on October 16, 2018.  ADEM ALTAN / AFP

Turkey's Erdogan to reveal 'naked truth' about Khashoggi murder

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech comes as US President Donald Trump says he is 'not satisfied' with Riyadh's explanation of the Washington Post contributor's death

Trump accuses Saudi of 'lies' over Khashoggi killing

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:46 PM

United States President Donald Trump says he has yet to see any evidence by intelligence officials that would make him believe Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has a direct role in the killing

Turkey to quiz more witnesses in Khashoggi probe – report

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:28 PM

Twenty-five more people will be quizzed as witnesses, a report says

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 8, 2018 protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.  Allegations that Saudi Arabia killed a journalist inside its Istanbul consulate have forced Donald Trump into a position he never expected -- raising human rights with the kingdom he has steadfastly supported. Saudi Arabia was the first foreign destination as president for Trump, who has lavished praise on its ambitious crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and closely allied himself with the kingdom in a push to isolate the Sunni state's regional rival Iran.But Trump said October 8, 2018 he was "concerned" after a Turkish government source said Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent opinion writer living in the United States and who contributes to The Washington Post, was killed after he entered the Saudi consulate.   OZAN KOSE / AFP

Saudi account of Khashoggi's death meets growing skepticism

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:12 PM

The controversy puts the kingdom – for decades a key ally in Western efforts to contain Iran – under unprecedented pressure

PROTEST. A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi reading "Jamal Khashoggi is missing since October 2" during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 9, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

TIMELINE: Developments since Saudi journalist's disappearance

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Here is a timeline of events that transpired since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing

KILLED. Photographed is Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman with a picture of Khashoggi during a demonstration. File photo by Ozam Kose/AFP

Turkey will 'reveal whatever happened' in Khashoggi death

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Ruling party spokesman Omer Celik says it is Turkey's 'debt of honor' to reveal what happened

STATE-SPONSORED KILLING. Demonstrators dressed as Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US President Donald Trump (C) protest outside the White House in Washington, DC, on October 19, 2018, demanding justice for missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Khashoggi criticizes Saudi prince in newly released interview

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:18 PM

Speaking off the record to Newsweek, Jamal Khashoggi says he's not calling for the overthrow of the regime, but for a 'better Saudi Arabia'

MISSING. A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi reading 'Jamal Khashoggi is missing since October 2' during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 9, 2018 in Istanbul. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Khashoggi death: Don't give Saudi Arabia 'license to kill,' says RSF

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:38 PM

'After the recognition of Khashoggi’s death, we expect a determined, constant and powerful pressure to be kept on Saudi Arabia,' says Christophe Deloire of Reporters without Borders

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U.S. 'saddened' Saudi journalist dead, no mention of action

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:56 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia's explanation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death is an 'important first step'

US President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Helsinki, on July 15, 2018 on the eve of a summit in Helsinki between the US President and his Russian counterpart. / AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / Heikki Saukkomaa / Finland OUT

Saudi admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:15 AM

(5th UPDATE) Saudi Arabia's attorney general says critic Jamal Khashoggi died after 'discussions' at the consulate led to a fistfight, without disclosing where his body is

KHASHOGGI. In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. Photo by Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP

Jamal Khashoggi: From Saudi royal insider to open critic

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:00 AM

A complex man of contradictions, journalist Jamal Khashoggi went from being a Saudi royal family insider to an outspoken critic of the ultra-conservative kingdom's government

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 8, 2018 protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.  Allegations that Saudi Arabia killed a journalist inside its Istanbul consulate have forced Donald Trump into a position he never expected -- raising human rights with the kingdom he has steadfastly supported. Saudi Arabia was the first foreign destination as president for Trump, who has lavished praise on its ambitious crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and closely allied himself with the kingdom in a push to isolate the Sunni state's regional rival Iran.But Trump said October 8, 2018 he was "concerned" after a Turkish government source said Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent opinion writer living in the United States and who contributes to The Washington Post, was killed after he entered the Saudi consulate.   OZAN KOSE / AFP

Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead, warns of 'severe' response

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:53 AM

This marks a hardening of tone from the Trump administration, which has been reluctant to blame ally Saudi Arabia

MISSING. This file photo shows Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate, on October 5, 2018 in Istanbul. File photo by Ozam Kose/AFP

Khashoggi fallout: Saudi conference no-shows

Oct 19, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Here's a list of corporate heavies who said they were pulling out of a an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia, following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

BACKFIRE. Portraits of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulazziz (right) and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are seen on October 18, 2018 in Riyadh. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Washington Post publishes 'last piece' by missing Saudi journalist

Oct 18, 2018 - 10:49 AM

'The Arab world is facing its own version of an Iron Curtain, imposed not by external actors but through domestic forces vying for power,' Jamal Khashoggi writes in his final column

'LAST COLUMN.' The Washington Post publishes a column by missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Screenshot of Khashoggi's column from Washington Post.

Turkish police search Saudi consulate again in Khashoggi case

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:53 AM

Turkish police also carry out a search of the residence of the Saudi consul to Istanbul, Mohammed al-Otaibi, a day after he flew out of Istanbul for Riyadh

KHASHOGGI. In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. Photo by Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP

Istanbul police search Saudi consul's residence in Khashoggi probe

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:48 PM

Turkish police start searching the residence of the Saudi consul to look into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

SEARCHING. A Turkish police officer opens the door of Saudi Consul's residence on October 17, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Suspects in Saudi journalist case tied to top prince – report

Oct 17, 2018 - 12:27 PM

One suspect is a frequent companion of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 3 other suspects are linked to his security detail, and a fifth is a high-level forensic doctor, The New York Times reports

STILL MISSING. Saudi Arabia has dismissed accusations that Jamal Khashoggi was ordered murdered by a hit squad inside its Istanbul consulate as 'lies and baseless allegations,' as Riyadh and Ankara spar over the missing journalist's fate. File photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP

Barcelona player could face more than 12 years jail for brawl

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:42 AM

Arda Turan was charged by Turkish prosecutors with sexual harassment, unlicensed possession of weapons and causing intentional injury

CAREER IN PERIL. Arda Turan has been considered as Turkey's top footballer. Photo from Turan's Instagram account (@ardaturan)


Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:26 PM

An official source says Saudi Arabia will 'respond to any action with a bigger one'

FREE. 2018 protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

19 killed as migrant vehicle crashes in Turkey

Oct 14, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Numbers of migrants crossing into Europe have fallen since 2015 but people are still undertaking what is a highly perilous journey

Trump pessimistic about Saudi journalist's fate, says 'not looking too good'

Oct 14, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Turkish officials have said they believe Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey

'NOT SO GOOD.' US President Donald Trump says it's likely that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been killed. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Turkey changes road name for new U.S. embassy to 'Malcolm X Street'

Oct 14, 2018 - 2:30 AM

The new embassy building, located in the Cukurambar district on the western outskirts of Ankara, is on what is currently named 1478 Street

EMBASSY. A picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows a general view of the US Embassy, in Ankara. File photo STR/AFP

Turkey says Saudi not cooperating in missing journalist probe

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:30 PM

The probe at the Saudi consulate has been agreed but has yet to materialize amid reports the two sides are at odds over the conditions of entry into what is Saudi sovereign territory

NOT COOPERATING? Saudi Arabia dismissed on Octiber 13 accusations that Jamal Khashoggi was ordered murdered by a hit squad inside its Istanbul consulate as "lies and baseless allegations", as Riyadh and Ankara spar over the missing journalist's fate. Photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP

Freed U.S. pastor home from Turkey, meets Trump at White House

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:09 PM

(UPDATED) A Turkish court convicts US pastor Andrew Brunson but releases him from jail based on time served and good behavior

FREE. US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson waves as he arrives at Adnan Menderes airport in Izmir, on October 12, 2018 after being freed following a trial in a court in Aliaga in western Izmir province. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Allegations of orders to kill journalist Khashoggi 'baseless' – Saudi minister

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:37 AM

Turkish police and media claim journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and killed

MISSING. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate, on October 5, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozam Kose/AFP

Freed U.S. pastor flying home from Turkey after case sparked crisis

Oct 13, 2018 - 12:08 AM

(UPDATED) Andrew Brunson is released taking into account time served and his good conduct during the trial, with the court lifting his house arrest and overseas travel ban

HOME SOON. In this undated file photo made available by the Dogan News Agency on March 13, 2018 Andrew Brunson, a US pastor, is photographed in Izmir. DHA/AFP

Turkey court frees US pastor after two-year detention

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:44 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A Turkish court in in the western town of Aliaga in Izmir province has ordered the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson

HOPEFUL. File photo of US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson, escorted by Turkish plain clothes police officers at his house on July 25, 2018 in Izmir. AFP Photo

Turkey, U.S. press Riyadh to explain fate of missing journalist

Oct 12, 2018 - 8:19 AM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in his most extensive remarks on Jamal Khashoggi, challenges Saudi Arabia to provide CCTV images to back up its account

MISSING. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate, on October 5, 2018 in Istanbul. File photo by Ozam Kose/AFP

Saudi crown prince ordered op against missing journalist – report

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:34 AM

The Washington Post, a newspaper to which Jamal Khashoggi contributed, cites unnamed US officials as saying that Saudi officials have been heard discussing a plan to lure Khashoggi from the US state of Virginia and detain him

MISSING. A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi reading 'Jamal Khashoggi is missing since October 2' during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 9, 2018 in Istanbul. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Saudi Arabia to let Turkey search consulate over missing journalist

Oct 10, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The search will take place as part of the official investigation, which was being conducted 'in an intense manner,' Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy says, without giving any date

SEARCHING FOR JAMAL. A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi reading "Jamal Khashoggi is missing since October 2" during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 9, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Erdogan asks Riyadh to 'prove' journalist left consulate

Oct 09, 2018 - 8:16 AM

'If he left, you have to prove it with footage. Those who ask Turkish authorities where he is should ask what happened,' says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ERDOGAN. In this file photo,Turkish President and Chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the AK Party's group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, on October 3, 2017. File photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Turkey's Erdogan awaits probe results over missing Saudi journalist

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:59 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says they will inform the world 'whatever the outcome'

Turkish police believe journalist killed in Saudi consulate

Oct 07, 2018 - 1:09 PM

The state-run Saudi Press Agency says an unnamed official at the Istanbul consulate denied the reports of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder

KILLED? This file photo taken on December 15, 2014, shows Jamal Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical towards the Saudi government and has gone missing after visiting the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP

Turkey opens probe into missing Saudi journalist

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:15 PM

State-run Anadolu news agency quotes Istanbul prosecutors as saying that an investigation had been launched and had been widened since

MISSING. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate, on October 5, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozam Kose/AFP

Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist

Oct 04, 2018 - 10:37 PM

Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post, went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents and has not appeared since

MISSING. In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. Jamal Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical towards the Saudi government has gone missing after visiting the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, the Washington Post reported. Khashoggi, a former government advisor who went into self-imposed exile in the United States last year to avoid possible arrest, has been critical of some of the policies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Riyadh's intervention in the war in Yemen. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH

Syria calls on U.S., French, Turkish forces to 'withdraw immediately'

Sep 30, 2018 - 12:02 AM

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem says Damascus would continue 'fighting this sacred battle until we purge all Syrian territories' of both terror groups and 'any illegal foreign presence'

Rival rallies as Erdogan opens mega mosque in Germany

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:00 PM

While the leaders of Turkey and Germany signal their interest in a cautious rapprochement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stresses that 'deep differences' remained on civil rights and other issues in Turkey

PRO-ERDOGAN RALLY. Wellwishers hold Turkish flags and a portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as police officers block the access to Cologne's Central Mosque, one of Europe's largest, prior to the visit of the Turkish President to Cologne, where he is to inaugurate the mosque on September 29, 2018. Photo by Sascha Schuermann/AFP

Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold Syria summit on September 7 – Turkish TV

Aug 27, 2018 - 6:30 PM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Iran to meet with his Russian and Iranian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani, state-run TRT Haber television says

ERDOGAN. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with the Greek prime minister in Athens on December 7, 2017. File photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Ankara, no casualties

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:01 PM

(UPDATED) Six shots were fired at the embassy with 3 bullets hitting the iron gate and exterior wall, the Ankara governor's office said, indicating there were 'no casualties'

Turkey hits back at U.S. with tariff hikes on key products

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay says the tariff hikes were ordered 'within the framework of reciprocity in retaliation for the conscious attacks on our economy by the US administration'

HITTING BACK. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures during a speech on June 24, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Erdogan says Turkey to boycott U.S. electronic goods

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The dispute between the US and Turkey raises questions over the future of their partnership and fans fears of a looming economic crisis in Turkey

BOYCOTT US TECH. President of Turkey and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, on January 30, 2018. File photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Erdogan vows to defy U.S. 'threats' after currency crash

Aug 11, 2018 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Iran also slams Washington for its 'addiction to sanctions and bullying'

ERDOGAN. In this file photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the AK Party's group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, on October 3, 2017. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Trump announces 'doubling' of tariffs on steel, aluminum from Turkey

Aug 10, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Trump on Twitter: 'I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!'

NEW TARIFFS. In this file photo taken on July 19, 2017, US President Donald Trump holds up a pair of pliers as he speaks during a Made in America event with US manufacturers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

9 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Aug 09, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Four people were rescued by the Turkish coast guard after the boat destined for Greece and carrying mostly Iraqi migrants sank off the Turkish holiday resort town of Kusadasi

Erdogan says to freeze assets of 'U.S. justice, interior ministers'

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:03 PM

It is Turkey's tit-for-tat response to Washington's sanctions on the Turkish interior justice ministers over the detention of an American pastor on terror-related charges

ERDOGAN. In this file photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during his party's group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara on January 30, 2018. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

3 babies among 6 dead after boat sinks off Turkey coast

Jul 29, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The boat was illegally on its way to Lesbos when it sank off Ciplak island overnight

Turkey's Erdogan warns U.S. over sanctions threat

Jul 29, 2018 - 6:29 PM

'The change of attitude is Trump's problem, not mine,' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells journalists during a visit to South Africa, calling the US threats 'psychological warfare'

VICTORY. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures during a speech on June 24, 2018 in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Turkey puts jailed U.S. pastor under house arrest

Jul 25, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Andrew Brunson's detention is a symbol of the problematic relationship between NATO allies Turkey and the US. News news of his release into house arrest boosts the Turkish lira, which gained almost 1% in value against the dollar.

ANDREW BRUNSON. In this undated file photo made available by the Dogan News Agency on March 13, 2018 Andrew Brunson, a US pastor, is photographed in Izmir. File photo by DHA/AFP