Turkey, U.S. discussed return of jailed Halkbank exec – Turkey minister

Turkey and the United States have discussed returning a jailed executive from state-owned lender Halkbank <HALKB.IS> to Turkey where he can serve the rest of his sentence from an Iran sanctions-busting case, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. In May, a U.S. court sentenced Hakan Atilla, an executive from Halkbank,

Turkey says will not link fate of U.S.-based cleric to Khashoggi

Turkey has ruled out any deal with the United States to scale down its investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi if the U.S. expels a Muslim cleric who Ankara says was behind a failed coup two years ago. NBC News reported on Thursday that the Trump administration was

Police called to Turkish cleric’s U.S. compound after shot fired

Police were called to the Pennsylvania compound of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Turkey of instigating a failed 2016 coup, on Wednesday after a guard fired a shot at a suspected armed intruder, a Gulen spokesman said. The security guard fired a warning shot as the person tried

Turkish lawyer for U.S. pastor Brunson appeals to constitutional court

The lawyer for U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson said he filed an appeal on Wednesday to Turkey's constitutional court for his client's release from house arrest. The case of Andrew Brunson, whose next regular court hearing is on October 12, has become the most divisive issue in a worsening diplomatic row