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Turkey pins hopes on Trump to avoid sanctions over Russia missile deal

19 Apr 2019

ANKARA/WASHINGTON Turkey's hopes of avoiding punishing U.S. sanctions over its purchase of a Russian air defence system appear increasingly pinned on intervention from Donald Trump, but the president has little leeway to counter Ankara's many critics in Washington.

Turkey eyes Trump protection from any sanctions for Russian defence purchase

16 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Turkey expects President Donald Trump to use a waiver to protect it if the U.S. Congress decides to sanction Ankara over a planned purchase of a Russian missile defence system, a Turkish presidential spokesman said on Tuesday.

Turkish finance minister says he had fruitful meetings at the White House

16 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Monday he held very productive meetings in Washington with international financial institutions, following the unveiling last week of Turkey's economic turnaround plan.

Turkey says buying Russian defence system should not trigger U.S. sanctions

15 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Turkey's purchase of a Russian air defence missile system should not trigger U.S. sanctions because Ankara is not an adversary of Washington and remains committed to the NATO alliance, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday.

White House aide believes Trump had no advance knowledge of Assange arrest

15 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON White House adviser Kellyanne Conway On Sunday said she did not believe President Donald Trump had advance knowledge that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was going to be arrested by the British police and charged by U.S. prosecutors.

Trump wishes 'no ill will' with tweet on Muslim lawmaker - White House

14 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump did not wish any harm in his Twitter post criticizing Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar's comments on the 9/11 attacks, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Sunday.

Trump may be trying to make everyone 'crazy' with sanctuary cities threat - Sen. Rick Scott

14 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump may have threatened to transport illegal immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities to "make everybody crazy" and generate media attention, Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott said on Sunday.

U.S. EPA revives provision that may name refiners applying for biofuel waivers

12 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday took the first step to revive part of a rule that could, if finalized, reveal the names of oil refineries which applied for exemptions from the nation's biofuel laws.

Turkey's Albayrak leaves investors unconvinced in Washington -sources

12 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak offered little convincing detail of his economic turnaround plan and failed to enthuse investors at a private meeting in Washington on Thursday, according to four people who attended.

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