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Satterfield sworn in as new ambassador to Turkey

David Satterfield has officially been sworn in as ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, according to a tweet by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Delighted to...

Turkey’s interior minister accuses former US ambassador of perpetuating Afghan refugee flow

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu accused former US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass of perpetuating a recent migrant flow from Afghanistan during a Monday...

US ambassador: Some in Turkish gov’t want vengeance rather than justice

John Bass, the departing US ambassador to Turkey, on Friday said some in the Turkish government are motivated by “vengeance rather than justice,” voicing...

US Turkey envoy Bass nominated as ambassador to Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump has nominated John Bass, the US ambassador to Turkey, as the new ambassador to war-torn Afghanistan. In a statement on the...

US envoy to Turkey summoned over arrest warrants for Erdoğan bodyguards

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass after arrest warrants were issued for 12 members of President Recep...

Pro-gov’t daily claims CHP instructed by US ambassador to act against reform

The pro-government Yeni Şafak daily has claimed that Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has received instructions from US Ambassador to Ankara John...

Turkish PM accuses US ambassador of ‘silliness’ for sharing 1972 photo 

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has accused US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass of engaging in silly behavior for the posting of a1972 photo...

US Ambassador Bass calls on PKK to lay down arms

US ambassador John Bass on Tuesday called on the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to lay down their arms and to solve the problems...

US ambassador calls on PKK to end violence in Turkey

The US ambassador to Turkey has called on the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to lay down arms and end violence in Turkey. US Ambassador...

US ambassador concerned over Zaman takeover, calls for respect to press freedom

US Ambassador John Bass has expressed concern over reports that newly-appointed trustees to the Zaman Media Group as well as violent police response to...

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Turkey’s judicial council rewards judges and prosecutors for their role in gov’t-led prosecutions: report

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday named 11 judges and prosecutors, many of whom played critical roles in government-led prosecutions, as...

‘We have to take measures,’ says Erdoğan as opposition questions COVID death toll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday said his government was obliged to take measures in the face of skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in the...

NATO’s reform plan to make veto more difficult likely to be blocked by Turkey

NATO-appointed experts on Wednesday presented to the foreign ministers of member countries a plan on reforming the alliance, including a proposal to make it...

Belgium’s highest criminal court will convene over Facebook posts insulting Gülen-linked residents

A court in Belgium on November 16 referred 14 Belgians of Turkish descent to the country's highest criminal court over Facebook comments targeting residents...

4 detained in police raid of Kurdish party branch, other locations in eastern Turkey

Four people were detained when Turkish police raided the provincial office of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and various other locations in the...
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