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Dominic Evans

Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. Patriot missiles

14 Sep 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused by Ankara buying Russian air defence systems. | Video

Syrian offensive puts Turkish troops and border plans in peril

22 Aug 2019

ISTANBUL Syrian army advances in northwest Syria are putting Turkish troops in the firing line and threaten Ankara's hopes of preventing a new wave of refugees on its southern border.

Turkish Airlines aims to spread its wings at Istanbul's giant new airport

04 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL After three false starts and a labour protest over harsh working conditions, Turkey will fully open a new airport in Istanbul this week that will give its fast-growing flagship airline a platform to challenge Gulf rivals for regional dominance.

Erdogan fights to hold Turkey's cities in bitter election battle

29 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL Less than a year after Tayyip Erdogan celebrated election triumph with fireworks in Ankara, Turkey's all-powerful leader faces the embarrassment of losing his capital in local polls marred by bitter campaign rhetoric and economic storm clouds. | Video

Saudis to Davos: Move on from Khashoggi, let's do business

24 Jan 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland If you somehow missed the news about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents and the global outcry that ensued, you might think Saudi Arabia is the darling of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Afghanistan's CEO says U.S. has reassured on troop pullout

23 Jan 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland The United States has assured Afghanistan's government that any U.S. troop pullout would not affect the combat abilities of remaining forces, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Wednesday. | Video

Turkish economy softening but no sign of contraction now, Finance Minister says

23 Jan 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland Turkey's economic growth has softened but government moves to cut tax and accelerate the transfer of billions of lira to the Treasury mean Ankara currently sees no recession or negative growth, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said.

Saudi Aramco eyes multi-billion-dollar U.S. gas acquisitions: CEO

22 Jan 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland Saudi Aramco, the world's top oil producer, is looking to acquire natural gas assets in the United States and is willing to spend "billions of dollars" there as it aims to become a global gas player, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.

Trump support for Saudi prince leaves Turkey with tough choices

29 Nov 2018

ISTANBUL Eight weeks since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, U.S. President Donald Trump's unwavering support for the kingdom's powerful crown prince has left Turkey in a bind. | Video

Saudi Arabia opens up consulate after journalist vanishes

07 Oct 2018

ISTANBUL Saudi Arabia's consul in Istanbul opened up his mission on Saturday in an effort to show that prominent Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished four days ago, was not on the premises and said that talk of his kidnapping was baseless.

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