Tag: Turkey

The War on Truth Spreads

A free and unfettered news media has long been anathema to authoritarian rulers, but even George Orwell might not have anticipated that some of the most unscrupulous assaults on press freedoms would one day be perpetrated by democratically elected governments. Witness these recent events: Earlier this week Maria Ressa, founder […]

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As Flynn Case Winds Down, Investigation of Turkish Lobbying Persists

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors in Virginia are investigating a secret Turkish lobbying effort that once involved Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, even as Mr. Flynn’s role in the special counsel’s investigation winds down, according to people familiar with the inquiry. Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, […]

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Michael Flynn, Witness for the Prosecution

It is almost a truism in criminal investigations that those who flip early and help prosecutors build their case against higher-ranking figures are shown greater leniency than those who try to gut it out. Michael Flynn, who served briefly as President Trump’s national security adviser, is Exhibit A in the […]

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CDC Offers Thanksgiving Meal Safety Tips in Wake of Salmonella Outbreak 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is emphasizing safety in preparing this year’s Thanksgiving turkey in the wake of a salmonella outbreak this month concerning raw turkey products that sickened 164 people in 35 states. About 63 people have been hospitalized and one death has been reported in California linked to the salmonella outbreak, […]

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Erdogan Didn’t Get All He Hoped in Khashoggi Case, but His Stature Rises

ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t get everything he wanted. For weeks, the leader of Turkey has been trying to undermine his regional rival, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, with a skillful drip of intelligence leaks linking the prince to a gruesome crime: the killing of […]

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News Analysis: In Pardoning Saudi Arabia, Trump Gives Guidance to Autocrats

WASHINGTON — President Trump has long viewed foreign policy as a series of business deals, stripped of values and idealism. But his 633-word statement on Tuesday about the brutal killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi showed the extent to which he believes that raw, mercantilist calculations should guide the […]

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400 free Thanksgiving dinners mean more than full bellies to local military

WASHINGTON — The old adage that the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree reflects how children often share the values of their parents. That sentiment was on full display Monday during a free turkey giveaway at the D.C. Armory. Four hundred turkey dinners were distributed to military members at the armory. Operation Homefront sponsors Holiday […]

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DC nonprofit Project GiveBack provides thousands of meals for families

WASHINGTON — Thanksgiving is just days away and there are many families in need of a little help when it comes to making sure everyone enjoys a nice meal. Luckily, a local nonprofit helped make that happen Saturday. D.C.-based Project GiveBack held its 24th annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution event Saturday morning. Inside the DC Armory, […]

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C.I.A. Concludes That Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killed

WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to American officials. ImageThe Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in March in Washington.CreditCliff Owen/Associated Press The C.I.A. has made the assessment based on the […]

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Saudi Arabia to Seek Death Penalty for 5 Accused in Khashoggi Killing

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday that he was requesting the death penalty for five people suspected of involvement in the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s consulate in Istanbul. Speaking to reporters in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, a spokesman for the […]

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The Jamal Khashoggi Murder Saga Is Just Getting Started

Left Image: Jamal Khashoggi earlier this year. Photo by April Brady/POMED/Wikimedia Commons. Right Image: Crown Prince MBS. Photo via White House/Wikimedia Commons It’s been almost a month since Saudi Arabia conceded that journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul. On October 19, the kingdom put out a […]

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‘Tell Your Boss’: Recording Is Seen to Link Saudi Crown Prince More Strongly to Khashoggi Killing

WASHINGTON — Shortly after the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed last month at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, a member of the kill team instructed a superior over the phone to “tell your boss,” believed to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, that the operatives had carried out their mission, […]

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, the CDC is warning of a deadly turkey salmonella outbreak

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching which means family gatherings, lots of laughter, and of course the traditional consumption of one particular kind of bird. But while you’re making plans to whip up the most impressive turkey dish you can muster, remember that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are still working on a nearly year-long […]

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Turkey’s President Says Recordings Linked to Jamal Khashoggi Have Been Given to U.S.

Turkey has shared recordings linked to the murder last month of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Saudi Arabia, the United States and other countries, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday. “We gave the recordings, we gave them to Saudi Arabia, we gave them to Washington, to the Germans, to the […]

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President with Pastor Brunson: Nations Don’t Tend to Take Americans Out of Trump Administration

President Donald Trump sat next to newly released American Pastor Andrew Brunson in the Oval Office Saturday and said that under his administration “they’re tending not to take” Americans, but he refrained from detailing why. Breitbart News asked President Trump what he did differently from previous administrations to secure the release of 19 Americans including […]

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Freed Pastor Andrew Brunson: ‘This Is the Day Our Family Has Been Praying For’

A Turkish court ruled to free Pastor Andrew Brunson on Friday after two years of detention on Friday. He is reportedly on his way home to North Carolina. “We are grateful for the President’s commitment and efforts in securing my release,” Brunson said in a statement released by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), […]

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Russia to Continue Bombing Syria’s Idlib Province But Major Offensive May Have Stalled Out

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his security council on Friday to discuss the impending invasion of Syria’s Idlib province and is considering a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been pleading with Russia and Syria to hold off on the offensive. Russian officials nevertheless maintained airstrikes against rebel positions in Idlib […]

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Over 30,000 Displaced from Idlib Already, Syria Faces Worst Catastrophe of Brutal Civil War

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Monday that over 30,000 people have already fled their homes in the Idlib province of Syria, as dictator Bashar Assad and his allies in Russia and Iran step up air and artillery strikes. The U.N. warned that Assad’s invasion of Idlib could be […]

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Lira rallies as Turkey pledges spending cuts to avoid IMF bailout

Turkey’s finance minister sparked a recovery in the lira after he addressed thousands of international investors, pledging to protect beleaguered local banks and cut public spending to prevent the country defaulting on its loans. Berat Albayrak, who has faced criticism for failing to tackle the country’s growing financial crisis, spoke to around 6,000 investors on […]

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