Turkish government resumes mass trial of 221 ‘coup ringleaders’

October 30, 2017 6:29 pm
Turkish government resumes mass trial of 221 ‘coup ringleaders’

Picture taken on May 23, 2017 shows Turkish Gendarmerie escorting defendants Akin Ozturk (2L) and others suspected of organizing last July’s attempted coup in Turkey as they leave the prison where they are being held, ahead of their trial near Ankara. (Photo by AFP) Turkey has reopened a mass trial […]

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Turkey rejects banks face heavy US fines over Iran transactions

October 22, 2017 1:32 pm
Turkey rejects banks face heavy US fines over Iran transactions

The file photo shows a man counting Turkish lira banknotes. Turkey’s banking regulator has dismissed a recent report that said some Turkish banks face heavy penalties from US authorities for alleged violations of Iran sanctions. The Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) said in a statement on Saturday that Turkish banks […]

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says cannot call US ‘civilized’ after arrest warrants for Turkish guards

October 21, 2017 5:39 pm
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says cannot call US ‘civilized’ after arrest warrants for Turkish guards

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the Civilizations Forum at Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 21, 2017. (Photo by Anadolu news agency) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he cannot describe the United States as a civilized country after American officials issued arrest warrants in absentia […]

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