Orhan Coskun

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8 Feb 2019 | 2:59 PM

Turkey says Saudi lack of transparency on Khashoggi concerning, detrimental to credibility

ANKARA (Reuters) - The "complete lack of transparency" from Saudi officials on the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is deeply concerning and detrimental to their credibility, an aide to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.

15 Jan 2019 | 11:42 PM

As economy sours, Erdogan's party could lose grip on big cities in local polls

ANKARA (Reuters) - After a decade and a half in power and an economic boom gone sour, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party could lose control of some large cities in local elections on March 31.

8 Jan 2019 | 7:47 PM

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes Trump's top security adviser over Kurds in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Washington's national security adviser on Tuesday for demanding that his country not attack Kurdish fighters in Syria, accusing him of complicating President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw U.S. troops.

28 Dec 2018 | 6:27 PM

Syrian surprise: How Trump's phone call changed the war

ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's declaration in a phone call with Tayyip Erdogan that he was pulling U.S. troops from Syria has stunned Turkey and left it scrambling to respond to the changing battlefield on its southern border.

10 Dec 2018 | 11:15 PM

Turkey calls for justice for Khashoggi killing under international law

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday the world should seek justice for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi under international law after Riyadh ruled out extraditing two senior Saudi officials who Turkish officials suspect planned his killing in Istanbul.

5 Dec 2018 | 7:12 PM

Istanbul prosecutor seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi killing

ANKARA (Reuters) - Istanbul's chief prosecutor has filed warrants for the arrest of a top aide to Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler and the deputy head of its foreign intelligence on suspicion of planning the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, two Turkish officials said on Wednesday.

5 Nov 2018 | 6:40 PM

Saudis sent "clean-up" team to Turkey after Khashoggi killing, official says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia sent a two-man "clean-up team" to erase evidence of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing a week after he disappeared at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official said on Monday, calling it a sign top Saudi officials knew of the crime.

20 Oct 2018 | 7:57 PM

Investigators likely to discover what happened to Khashoggi body 'before long' - Turkish official

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish investigators are likely to find out what happened to the body of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi "before long", a senior Turkish official said on Saturday.

19 Oct 2018 | 5:31 AM

Turkish police search forest, coastal city for journalist's remains - sources

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police are searching a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul and a city near the Sea of Marmara for remains of a Saudi dissident journalist who disappeared two weeks ago after entering the Saudi consulate, two Turkish officials said.

17 Oct 2018 | 9:21 PM

Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead; Turkey searches for remains

WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia will likely be "very severe" but that he still wanted to get to the bottom of what exactly happened.