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December 17, 2018 12:00 AM Bomb kills eight in Syria

BEIRUT: A car bomb killed at least eight people including four civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not clear who was behind the blast in the city, which was seized from Kurdish forces earlier this year. The explosion 2

November 18, 2018 12:00 AM Erdogan, Trump agree case must be scrutinised

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed on Nov 16 that no cover up of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder should be allowed, a Turkish presidential source said after a phone call between the two leaders. “Both leaders agreed to shed light on the Jamal Khashoggi murder in all its aspects and that any cover 1

November 16, 2018 4:29 AM Fact-check: Is this a photo of FM Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the UN?

Fact-check: Is this a photo of FM Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the UN? A photo posted to Facebook purports to show Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the United Nations General Assembly. The photo is manipulated from an original image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This Facebook post dated 10

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Migrant truck crash kills 22 in Turkey

ISTANBUL: Twenty-two people, including children, died on Sunday when a vehicle carrying migrants reportedly heading for EU member Greece plunged off the highway into a waterway in western Turkey. The vehicle, described as a lorry, was travelling on a highway in the Izmir region close to Izmir airport when it flipped over and fell into the channel several 10

October 13, 2018 12:00 AM Turkish court rules to release US pastor

ALIAGA, Turkey: A Turkish court ruled on Friday to release the US evangelical Christian pastor at the centre of a bitter diplomatic row between Ankara and Washington, a move that could be the first step towards mending ties between the Nato allies. The court passed a 3 years and 1-1/2 month sentence on Brunson, who had been charged with terrorism offences 10

October 10, 2018 12:00 AM ‘S Arabia allows consulate search over Khashoggi’

ANKARA: Saudi Arabia has agreed to let Turkish authorities search the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate after prominent journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi went missing last week, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Tuesday. "Saudi authorities said they were open to cooperation and that a search can be conducted at the consulate building," the ministry 5

October 9, 2018 12:00 AM Syrian rebels complete arms pullout from Idlib

ANKARA: Syrian rebels have completed the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline of the last opposition-held province of Idlib, Turkish state media reported on Monday. Citing their correspondent in Idlib, news agency Anadolu said the withdrawal was concluded under a deal reached last month between Syrian regime ally Moscow and rebel backer Ankara 6

October 7, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey opens probe into missing Saudi journalist: report

ANKARA: Turkey has opened a probe into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who has not been seen since he went inside the Saudi mission in Istanbul four days ago, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Saturday. Riyadh says Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post, had left the consulate but Ankara says he is still inside. The news agency 5

October 7, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey’s Erdogan tells ministers to stop using US firm McKinsey

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered his ministers to stop receiving consulting services from US firm McKinsey, after the deal came under fire from the main opposition. Last month, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, who is also Erdogan´s son-in-law, said Turkey had decided to work with McKinsey to help implement a new medium-term 15

October 5, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey summons Saudi envoy over Khashoggi

ANKARA: Turkey’s foreign ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia’s ambassador for consultations over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkish sources said on Thursday. They said the Saudi envoy was called in on Wednesday to clarify the whereabouts of Khashoggi, a critic of Riyadh’s foreign policy 5