Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee demands access to his body

    Saudi Arabia has admitted Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Image shows Jamal Khashoggi and his fiancee, Hatice Cengiz Khashoggi was a Saudi writer, US resident, and Washington Post columnist. He entered the building on October 2 to obtain documentation certifying he had divorced his ex-wife so he … Continue reading Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee demands access to his body

China presents Turkey with an economic lifeline

  China is coming to Turkey's aid during its economic crisis with $3.6 billion in funding for infrastructure projects, leveraging Ankara's conflict with Washington to expand its Belt and Road Initiative in the key country that links Asia with Europe. Image shows Erdogan and Xi Jinping Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Aug. 11 that his country was preparing to trade through national … Continue reading China presents Turkey with an economic lifeline

Pictures from around the world (August, 2018)

  London Zoo's lionesses, sisters Heidi, Indi and Rubi, watch a ball in the water, a day ahead of World Lion Day in London. August 9. This photo, taken on August 5, 2018, shows people cooling off in a swimming pool in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu province. A man looks at a street monitor showing … Continue reading Pictures from around the world (August, 2018)

Why the Turkish lira keeps falling

Turkey's central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's economic policies and a trade and diplomatic dispute with the United States. The Turkish lira has nosedived over the past week, accelerating a months-long decline, and tumbled … Continue reading Why the Turkish lira keeps falling

Why Trump is increasing tariffs on Turkey

President Trump's announcement Friday morning that he has authorized the doubling of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports coming from Turkey came in a tweet that noted, "Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!" He did not offer an explanation for the tariff hike, which raises the tariffs to 20 percent on aluminium and … Continue reading Why Trump is increasing tariffs on Turkey

Erdogan: A new dawn for Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ushering in a new era for Turkey after weekend elections saw him win a presidency granting him the vastly expanded executive powers he has long sought. The feat was achieved through support from a small nationalist party after his governing party realized its parliamentary majority slip. Critics have reacted with … Continue reading Erdogan: A new dawn for Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan drops in public confidence rating ahead of June 2018 polls

The leader of Turkey's main opposition party predicted Saturday that voters who backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the past would "side with democracy" instead of a "dictatorship" during the next elections in June. Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said he is confident of ousting Erdogan from office by winning the snap parliamentary and … Continue reading President Recep Tayyip Erdogan drops in public confidence rating ahead of June 2018 polls

Pictures from the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

ERZURUM, TURKEY - APRIL 1 : Enes Kazanci (15) of Turkey in action against Siemon (11) of Bulgaria during the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Men's World Championship match between Bulgaria and Turkey on April 1, 2018 in Erzurum, Turkey. ( Fatih Aktaş - Anadolu Agency ) Muhammet Mutanoglu (L) of Turkey receives his prize … Continue reading Pictures from the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Pregnant woman among casualties in Turkey’s airstrike

A Turkish bombing raid struck the main hospital in the Kurdish-controlled Syrian town of Afrin on Friday, killing sixteen civilians, a monitor said. The Kurdish Red Crescent medical service, which supports the hospital, confirmed to AFP the hospital was hit but did not give a toll. According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, … Continue reading Pregnant woman among casualties in Turkey’s airstrike

American pastor facing a 35-year sentence in Turkey

In a politically loaded case that critics describe as "an eclipse of reason," American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been behind locked up in Turkey for charges relating to terrorism, is facing up to 35 years in prison if finally convicted by country's "biased" judicial system. Image shows American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been held … Continue reading American pastor facing a 35-year sentence in Turkey