Ezgi Erkoyun

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17 Oct 2018 | 6:50 PM

Turkey hopes to enter Saudi consul's home on Wednesday - minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey hopes to enter the Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey's foreign minister said after meeting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

12 Oct 2018 | 11:48 PM

Freed pastor Brunson leaves Turkey, due in U.S. Saturday

IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A U.S. pastor was flown out of Turkey on Friday after a court freed him from two years of detention, in a step that could improve U.S.-Turkish ties strained by disputes over Syria, Iran and Ankara's planned purchase of Russian military equipment.

5 Sep 2018 | 6:19 PM

Turkey's Erdogan hopes Tehran summit will avert Idlib offensive, Hurriyet says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey hopes a summit with Iranian and Russian leaders in Tehran on Friday will avert a Syrian government offensive on the rebel-held Idlib enclave and prevent a new influx of refugees to Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying.

18 Aug 2018 | 8:39 PM

U.S. missionary thrust to the centre of Turkey-U.S. crisis

IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - When Andrew Brunson saw a police summons on his door in late summer 2016, the U.S. evangelical pastor thought it was a routine appointment to sort out his residency papers in Turkey, his home for nearly a quarter of a century.

31 Jul 2018 | 10:41 PM

Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor's appeal

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court rejected an appeal on Tuesday for an American pastor to be released from house arrest during his trial on terrorism charges, his lawyer said, in a case which has raised the threat of U.S. sanctions against Ankara.

18 Jul 2018 | 9:21 PM

Turkish court keeps U.S. pastor in jail; Trump calls on Erdogan to act

ALIAGA, Turkey (Reuters) - A Turkish court decided on Wednesday to keep an American pastor in jail, dashing hopes that he could be released during his trial on terrorism and spying charges, a case that has deepened a rift with NATO ally Washington.

18 Jul 2018 | 6:09 AM

Defence lawyer says Turkish court could release U.S. pastor

ALIAGA, Turkey (Reuters) - An American pastor being tried in Turkey on terrorism and spying charges could be freed on Wednesday when prosecution witnesses finish testifying in a case which has deepened a rift between two NATO allies, his lawyer said.

23 Jun 2018 | 9:03 PM

Turkey's Erdogan, main rival stage final election rallies

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, made a final push for support at rival rallies in Istanbul on Saturday, a day before presidential and parliamentary elections widely viewed as the most crucial in Turkey for decades.

21 Jun 2018 | 6:39 PM

Turkey's Erdogan says may seek coalition if fails to get majority

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said his ruling AK Party could seek to form a coalition if it fails to secure a parliamentary majority in Sunday's elections, a prospect which has unsettled investors who fear it could lead to political deadlock.

23 May 2018 | 7:10 PM

Turkey's Muslim-friendly holidays find a modest place in the sun

ALANYA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey's $26 billion tourism industry has been battered by security fears and political disputes in recent years but one corner of the market is quietly growing - beach holidays for conservative Muslims.