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Germany launches investigation into alleged Turkish spying on Gulen followers.

Tensions between Ankara and Berlin continued to boil on Tuesday amid claims that Turkey is spying on followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen in Germany. German prosecutors announced an investigation into these allegations as a German state minister accused Turkey of the unacceptable' espionage against supporters of ...

- Albawaba - UK

Israel and Nicaragua to re-establish diplomatic ties.

JERUSALEM , Israel and Nicaragua have decided to re-establish diplomatic relations. The two countries announced Wednesday they were resuming ties that had been suspended since 2010, when Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega joined several countries in breaking relations with the Jewish state in the wake of the Mavi Marmara ...

- JTA - US

Turkey shocked over banker's arrest in New York.

The arrest of the vice president for Turkey's state-owned Halkbank in New York has stunned Ankara and when the shock wears off, it will likely have complex implications for US-Turkish relations.

- Al-Monitor - EG

German MP charges she was targeted by Turkish spies.

A German lawmaker said Wednesday she was on a list of Turkish espionage targets, charging that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government had "clearly crossed a line".

- The Daily Star - LB

Turkish court blocks Booking.com travel website.

A Turkish commercial court has ordered the blocking of travel website Booking.com over alleged unfair competition its hotel and flight reservations platform may pose to local firms, the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies, Tursab, said Wednesday.

- PhysOrg - NL

US Secretary of State Tillerson to discuss fight against 'IS' in Ankara.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to meet the Turkish president in Ankara. American support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia is a major sticking point in relations between the US and Turkey.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Name of German SPD lawmaker Michelle Müntefering found on Turkish spying list.

German lawmakers have denounced Turkey for allegedly spying on a fellow member of the Bundestag. Michelle Müntefering of the SPD appeared on a list of spying targets Turkey passed on to its German counterpart.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Shares of Turkey's Halkbank sink after executive arrested in U.S.

Shares of Turkish state lender Halkbank were heading on Wednesday for their biggest one-day fall after U.S. prosecutors charged a senior executive with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate sanctions against Iran. Halkbank , Turkey's fifth-largest listed bank by assets, confirmed Deputy General Manager Mehmet ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Turkish court orders Booking.com to be blocked.

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered the travel website Booking.com to be blocked in a dispute with Turkey's main travel agency association.

- FOX News - US

German lawmakers slam Turkey for alleged spying on colleague.

German lawmakers are voicing anger at claims that Turkey is spying on a fellow member of Parliament.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Canadian found guilty of insulting Turkey's President Erdogan.

Ece Heper was charged for comments she wrote about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Russian, Turkish agencies to mull issues of grain exports

- Today.Az - AZ

Russian, Turkish agencies to mull issues of grain exports

The Economy Ministries of Russia and Turkey will soon hold consultations on the grain supply, Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexei Gruzdev said on March 29, RIA Novosti reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Gazprom sets up Stream Transport BV affiliate in Istanbul

Russia's Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller has said that the company aims to finish construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline by the end of 2019, Russia's TASS reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

BP, its partners invested over $15B in Shah Deniz 2 project

ordon Birrell, former BP regional president for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey has announced that so far BP and its partners invested more than $15 billion in the Shah Deniz 2 project in Azerbaijan and Georgia.

- AzerNews - AZ

Donald Tusk to Pay Working Visit to Bulgaria

European council President Donald Tusk is to pay a working visit to Bulgaria at the invitation of President Rumen Radev, the press secretariat of the Bulgarian head of state has announced, quoted by BNR. On 4 April Donald Tusk and Rumen Radev will pay a visit to the Joint Contact Centre for Police and Customs Cooperation ...

- Novinite - BG

Turkey arrests suspected ISIS European recruiter

Turkish authorities arrested a Syrian man who allegedly recruited militants from European countries to fight for ISIS, the state-run news agency reported Wednesday

- The Daily Star - LB

Turkey crashes through SUV's windshield on Indiana highway

A New Jersey family traveling through northern Indiana got a shock when a 30-pound turkey crashed through their vehicle's windshield.

- FOX News - US

Sleep like a king on a pauper's budget in these cities

PARIS, March 29 — Istanbul, Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam have been identified as some of the international destinations where travellers can sleep like a king, on a pauper's budget. After crunching the numbers from 2016, online...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Turkish court orders Booking.com to be blocked

ISTANBUL " Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered the travel website Booking.com to be blocked in a dispute with Turkey's main travel agency association.The Anadolu Agency reported Wednesday that a commercial...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Turkey's Halkbank executive detained and charged in US

Halkbank says one of its senior executives has been charged on allegations of illegal transactions involving Iran.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Turkey arrests suspected IS European recruiter

Turkish authorities arrested a Syrian man who allegedly recruited militants from European countries to fight for the Islamic State group, the state-run news agency reported Wednesday.

- FOX News - US

Canadian found guilty of insulting Turkey's President, released pending appeal

Ece Heper was charged for comments she wrote about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on social media

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Trump ally Giuliani hired for case touching Turkey, Iran

New York's permanent nexus of big money and major criminal cases now becomes part of a broader landscape of presidential and world politics.

- Newsday - US

Halkbank says Turkish government working on issue of executive's U.S. detention

ISTANBUL - Shares in Turkish state lender Halkbank plunged as much as 16 percent on Wednesday after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran.

- Reuters - US

Turkish court halts activities of Booking.com over breach of competition law: association

ANKARA - A Turkish court halted the activities of online travel agent Booking.com in a court case alleging the website had violated Turkish competition law, the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Arda Turan could miss Barcelona Champions League double against Juventus thanks to injury

Turkey international is expected to be sidelined for around three weeks.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Arrest of Turkish banker in US for violating Iran sanctions adds to Turkey-US diplomatic woes

Turkish foreign minister plans on raising the issue when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the country this week.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Turkey slams Kurdish decision to fly flag in Kirkuk

Turkey on Wednesday voiced its opposition to a vote in the disputed oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk to fly the Kurdish flag over government buildings, warning against "unilateral steps".

- Zee News - IN

On display at Arab Summit: division and declining influence

Arab leaders are gathered in Jordan, but the region's main movers and shakers – Iran, Russia, and Turkey – are absent, a telling sign that the Arab League's influence over events and its own citizens has waned.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Turkey's Halkbank has executive detained in US

State lender Halkbank says one of its senior executives has been detained and that the Turkish government is aware.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Turkey is going to discuss extraditing US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen with Rex Tillerson

REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueISTANBUL - Turkey will discuss Syria and the extradition of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed for a failed coup last July, with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits Ankara this week, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday. In an interview with broadcaster TRT Haber, ...

- Business Insider - US

Are some U.S. charter schools helping fund controversial Turkish cleric's movement?

CBS News has learned the FBI is investigating whether Fethullah Gulen has skimmed money from taxpayer-funded charter schools in the U.S.

- CBS NEWS - US

Ford warns Brexit deal must include tariff-free access to customs union

U.S. carmaker Ford said on Wednesday that Britain must secure a Brexit deal which includes full tariff-free access to the entire customs union of European countries, not just the 27 other members of the European Union. Ford builds vans in Turkey, which is not part of the EU but is in the EU customs union. 'Any deal must ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Turkey warns Baghdad over plan for Kurdish flag in Kirkuk

Turkey Wednesday voiced its opposition to a vote in the disputed oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk to fly the Kurdish flag over government buildings, warning against "unilateral steps"

- The Daily Star - LB

U.S. fines Turkish banker in Iran sanctions probe

U.S. fines Turkish banker in Iran sanctions probe...

- MENAFN - JO

Turkish intelligence not welcome in Germany

Turkey's intelligence service MIT handed in February a list of 300 individuals and 200 organisations thought to be linked to the Gulen movement to the German authorities, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports. Justice minister Thomas de Maiziere did not confirm the information, but made it clear that Turkey's request had been ...

- EU Observer - EU

Halkbank shares slump as much as 16 percent after executive's arrest

ISTANBUL - Shares in Turkey's Halkbank tumbled as much as 16 percent on Wednesday, after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran.

- Yahoo! News - US

Turkey will discuss Halkbank executive's case with U.S. Tillerson in Ankara: foreign minister

The arrest of a senior Turkish banker by U.S. authorities will be discussed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits Ankara this week, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday. In an interview with broadcaster TRT Haber, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also called for a transparent process regarding ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Halkbank says Turkish government working on issue of executive's U.S. detention

Shares in Turkish state lender Halkbank plunged as much as 16 percent on Wednesday after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. Halkbank confirmed Mehmet Hakan Atilla, its deputy general manager, had been detained in the United ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Turkey's Halkbank bonds fall as much as 0.7 cent after dep CEO arrest

Dollar bonds from Turkey's Halkbank fell as much as 0.7 cent across the curve on Wednesday, extending losses after the company's deputy chief executive was charged in New York with participating in a scheme violating sanctions on Iran. The 2019 issue slipped 0.66 cent. Mehmet Hakan Atilla is accused of conspiring with ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Halkbank says Turkish government working on issue of executive's U.S. detention

Shares in Turkish state lender Halkbank plunged as much as 16 percent on Wednesday after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. Halkbank confirmed Mehmet Hakan Atilla, its deputy general manager, had been detained in the United ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

TUSAS signs F-35 engine, depot-level maintenance hub accord

TUSAS Engine Industries Inc , a joint venture of Turkish Aerospace Industries and General Electric , signed an agreement with the Turkish Defence Industries Undersecretariat on 23 March to establish the 1st Air Supply Maintenance Centre for the Turkish Air Force in

- Jane’s - US

Reports: Kurdish militant dies as bomb explodes prematurely

Turkish media reports say a suspected Kurdish militant was killed when a bomb he was preparing inside a car exploded prematurely.

- FOX News - US

US Secretary of State to Visit Ankara at a Critical Time

Rex Tillerson is making his first visit to key NATO ally Turkey as U.S. secretary of state. The forthcoming operation to remove Islamic State from its self-declared capital of Raqqa in Syria is, according to U.S. officials, expected to top the agenda of Tillerson's visit to Ankara. He is scheduled to meet with Turkey's ...

- Voice of America - US

German official accuses Turkey of 'intolerable' spying

German official accuses Turkey of 'intolerable' spying...

- MENAFN - JO

Bahraini visitors to Turkey record almost 40.000

Bahraini visitors to Turkey record almost 40.000...

- MENAFN - JO

Germany rejects Turkish request to spy on Gulenists

Germany launched a second investigation yesterday into suspected spying by Turkey and its interior minister said Berlin would not tolerate foreign espionage on its soil.

- EurActive - UK

German government finds eight alternatives to Incirlik military base in Turkey

Critics have accused the German government of failing to relocate the Bundeswehr's base of operations in Turkey. The facility in Incirlik hosts aircraft used for combating the so-called "Islamic State."

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Turkish banker arrested in US on charges of violating Iran sanctions

A senior official at a state-owned Turkish bank has been detained in the United States on charges of helping Iran violate U.S. sanctions against the country, the bank said Wednesday

- The Daily Star - LB

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