Boom Times for Turkey’s Lobbyists in Trump’s Washington

Shortly after a multibillion-dollar money-laundering scheme implicated the man who would become Turkey’s president in 2014, proxies for the Turkish government spent more than $1.7 million on their top lobbyists. A Courthouse News investigation found that figure more than quadrupled to about $7.3 million by 2018, with much of the money going to allies of President Donald Trump.

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Tensions Rise Between EU & Turkey Over Drilling, Election

Relations between the European Union and Turkey are becoming more bitter after Turkey sent a ship to drill for natural gas and oil in disputed waters off the island of Cyprus, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared that the election for mayor of Istanbul, which his party lost, needs to be done over.

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Turkish President: Saudis Plotted Writer’s Killing for Days

Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey’s president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudi Arabia’s explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. He demanded that the kingdom reveal the identities of all involved, regardless of rank.

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