Tag: Turkey

  • Zero waste town: Turkey to set precedent for eco-friendly project

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    Looking to boost its Zero Waste Project, Turkey seeks to create its own Kamikatsu, a Japanese town that became world-renowned for its top recycling rate, media reports say. A town will be picked out of more than 900 where every type of waste will be recycled The Zero Waste Project launched by first lady Emine […]

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  • NYT: Saudi Crown Prince said he would use ‘a bullet’ on Khashoggi

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    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told a top aide in 2017 that he would use “a bullet” on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a New York Times report citing US and foreign officials with direct knowledge of intelligence reports. The conversation — with aide Turki Aldakhil — occurred in September 2017, just […]

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  • Blast claimed by Islamic State kills U.S. troops in Syria

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    BEIRUT  – A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed U.S. troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all American forces. A U.S. official who declined to be named said four U.S. troops had been killed and three […]

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  • Khashoggi murder: Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer’s death

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    Turkey has given its first official statement on how it believes writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was immediately strangled. The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. Turkey has yet to provide evidence. Chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan said a meeting with his […]

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  • Erdogan demands Saudi Arabia reveal the location of Jamal Khashoggi’s body

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    Istanbul -Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is demanding that Saudi Arabia reveal the location of Jamal Khashoggi’s body and hand over the suspects in his murder. Erdogan said the top Saudi prosecutor will travel to Turkey on Sunday to meet with the top Istanbul prosecutor, and argued that those responsible for killing the journalist should […]

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  • Khashoggi murder planned days ahead, says Turkey’s Erdogan

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    The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told MPs from his ruling party. He said Turkey had strong evidence Khashoggi was killed in a premeditated and “savage” murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. He also called for the suspects to be […]

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  • Khashoggi killing: Turkey vows to reveal ‘truth’ on Saudi critic’s death

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    Turkey has vowed to reveal all details about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time he had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul. “Turkey will never allow a cover-up,” a ruling party spokesperson said. Saudi Arabia suggested on Friday Mr Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi critic, had died […]

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  • Turkey denies giving recording of Khashoggi’s death to Pompeo

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    Officials expanded their investigation to two new locations, a police source told NBC News. ISTANBUL — A senior Turkish official on Friday denied reports that America’s top diplomat was given an audio recording capturing the killing of Saudi Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. “Turkey has not given a voice recording to Pompeo or any other […]

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  • Pompeo says the U.S. will give Saudi Arabia ‘a few more days’ for Khashoggi investigation

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    Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin later said that after meeting with Trump and Pompeo Thursday morning, he would not be attending the Future Investment Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia as initially planned. WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday after meeting with President Trump at the White House that the U.S. will […]

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  • Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey widens search for clues to disappearance

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    Turkey is widening its search for clues to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to include the Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence. The consulate itself, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen on 2 October, was searched by Turkish investigators on Monday for the first time. The consul, Mohammad al-Otaibi has now left Turkey, local media […]

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