Ezgi Erkoyun

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7 May 2018 | 10:16 PM

Jailed U.S. pastor denies terrorism charges in Turkish court

ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. pastor denied terrorism and spying charges in a Turkish court on Monday and called them "shameful and disgusting", in a prosecution that has been condemned by U.S. President Donald Trump.

28 Apr 2018 | 11:57 PM

Turkey's Erdogan starts campaigning for snap June elections

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan unofficially kicked off his re-election campaign on Saturday, vowing to defeat the secularist opposition in "historic" snap elections that he has called for June.

24 Apr 2018 | 8:50 PM

Turkey tells Council of Europe to mind its own business on elections

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey told a European rights body "to mind its own business" after it voiced concern on Tuesday over the freedom and fairness of Turkish snap elections and recommended they be postponed.

16 Apr 2018 | 8:52 PM

U.S. pastor denies allegations of coup links as Turkey trial begins

ALIAGA, Turkey (Reuters) - A U.S. pastor denied allegations of links to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup in Turkey as he went on trial on Monday in a case that has compounded strains in U.S.-Turkish relations.

16 Apr 2018 | 12:03 AM

U.S. pastor held in Turkey for his Christian faith, lawyer says

IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - The lawyer for a U.S. pastor who goes on trial in Turkey on Monday over alleged links to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup said the preacher had been arrested for his Christian faith.

3 Apr 2018 | 9:21 PM

Russia, Iran and Turkey struggle to find common ground on Syria

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three foreign powers who have shaped Syria's civil war - Iran, Russia and Turkey - will discuss ways to wind down the fighting on Wednesday despite their involvement in rival military campaigns on the ground.

19 Mar 2018 | 4:59 PM

Istanbul taxi drivers go to court to seek shutdown of Uber

Istanbul's taxi drivers have taken Uber to court, accusing the US-based ride-hailing app of endangering their livelihoods in a case that could crimp its business in Europe's largest city.

1 Mar 2018 | 12:51 AM

Turkey hands journalist serving life sentence another five years -state media

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court handed an additional jail term to prominent journalist Ahmet Altan for terrorism charges on Wednesday, state media said, two weeks after he was sentenced to life in prison in a case that has drawn international censure of Ankara.

22 Feb 2018 | 10:43 PM

As Turkey's emergency rule continues, so will rights abuses, Amnesty says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Human rights violations and a clampdown on freedom of expression are likely to continue in Turkey as long as it remains under a state of emergency, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

28 Dec 2017 | 8:31 PM

Istanbul tightens New Year security, dozens arrested ahead of attack anniversary

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will more than double the number of police officers on duty in Istanbul to 37,000 and ban public celebrations in key districts on New Year's Eve for security reasons, a year after a gunman killed 39 people in a nightclub, officials said.