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Erdogan proclaimed winner of Turkey's presidential election
by Suzan Fraser - June 25, 2018 - 8:32am
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey's landmark election Sunday, the country's electoral commission said, ushering in a new system granting the president sweeping new powers which critics say will cement what...
In election manifesto, Erdogan vows new military campaigns
by Suzan Fraser - May 7, 2018 - 1:20am
Turksih President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on yesterday promised new military operations against Kurdish militants along its border in Syria and Iraq as he presented his election manifesto.
Turkey's weak opposition scrambles to challenge Erdogan
by Suzan Fraser - April 20, 2018 - 1:18am
One party leader is in jail. Another doesn't have a candidate. A third might face eligibility issues for her party. Turkey's weak opposition is scrambling to mount a meaningful challenge against strongman President...
Seeking better ties with Europe, Erdogan heads to Paris
by Suzan Fraser - January 5, 2018 - 8:00am
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to bring Turkey's relations with European nations back on track following a stormy 2017 that saw the Turkish leader quarrel with European leaders and accuse them of Nazi-like...
Turkey wants US to review decision to halt visa services
by Suzan Fraser - October 9, 2017 - 8:39pm
Turkey's justice minister on yesterday said he hoped the United States would "review" its decision to suspend most visa services for Turkish citizens following the arrest of a US consulate employee in Istanbul that...
Germany, Turkey fail to break deadlock over air base visit
by Suzan Fraser - June 5, 2017 - 7:14pm
Turkey on yesterday refused to budge on its refusal to let German lawmakers visit troops stationed at a Turkish air base, a stance that left NATO ally Germany on the verge of a likely decision to move those troops...
Turkey votes to expand president's powers; critics cry fraud
by Suzan Fraser - April 17, 2017 - 7:55am
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a historic referendum Sunday that will greatly expand the powers of his office, although opposition parties questioned the outcome and said they would challenge the re...
CIA chief to visit Turkey in sign of improving ties with US
by Suzan Fraser - February 9, 2017 - 4:41am
In a sign of improving ties, Turkish officials said yesterday that US President Donald Trump spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and responded "positively" on two key Turkish demands that had soured Ankara's...
Turkish leader Erdogan pushes to create powerful presidency
by Suzan Fraser - January 22, 2017 - 6:35am
Turkey's president started campaigning yesterday for constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of his office, hours after a vote in parliament cleared the way for a national referendum on the ...
Turkish lawmaker chains self to rostrum, sparks new brawl
by Suzan Fraser - January 20, 2017 - 5:51am
A Turkish legislator handcuffed herself to parliament's rostrum on yesterday to protest against a reform package that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office executive powers. The move sparked fighting...
Turkish parliament resumes voting on Erdogan's powers
by Suzan Fraser - January 19, 2017 - 7:04am
Turkey's parliament on yesterday embarked on a second round of voting on a contentious package of constitutional amendments that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office new executive powers.
Istanbul on alert as hunt for gunman reaches 4th day
by Suzan Fraser - January 5, 2017 - 7:05am
Police increased security around Istanbul on yesterday and detained some 20 people with suspected links to the deadly New Year's Eve night club attack as the hunt for the gunman stretched into a fourth day.
2 bombers blow themselves up after police stop in Turkey
by Suzan Fraser - October 8, 2016 - 2:49pm
(UPDATED 3:18 p.m.) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up after refusing to surrender to police during an operation in the outskirts of the capital Ankara Saturday, a senior official said. No one else was...
Turkey carries out airstrikes after deadly bombing
by Suzan Fraser - March 14, 2016 - 5:07pm
Turkey lashed out yesterday at Kurdish targets, bombing military positions in northern Iraq and rounding up dozens of militants at home after a suicide car bombing in the heart of the capital drew the country even...
Turkey carries out airstrikes after deadly bombing in Ankara
by Suzan Fraser - March 14, 2016 - 9:31am
Turkey lashed out at Kurdish targets on Monday, bombing military positions in northern Iraq and rounding up dozens of militants across Turkey, after a suicide car bombing in the heart of the capital drew the country...
EU pressured to take stance over Turkish media right erosion
by Suzan Fraser - March 5, 2016 - 5:00pm
The European Union is facing increasing pressure to speak out against the erosion of media freedom in Turkey following the forced take-over of the country's largest-circulation newspaper, but few expect it to take...
Turkey warns Russia after a new airspace violation
by Suzan Fraser - January 30, 2016 - 2:32pm
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow on yesterday that it would be forced to "endure the consequences" if its jets continue to violate the Turkish airspace, after Ankara reported a new border infringement...
Report: Turkey shoots down warplane over airspace intrusion
by Suzan Fraser - November 24, 2015 - 1:59am
Turkish media reports said Tuesday that Turkish jets shot down a warplane that violated national airspace at the border with Syria. Video footage of the incident showed a warplane crashing onto a hill and two crew...
Turkey asks 'what happened to us' over fans' disrespect
by Suzan Fraser - November 23, 2015 - 12:09pm
On a night of European soccer matches between national teams, the scenes in London and Istanbul were a study in contrast.
Turkey's Erdogan asks PM Davutoglu to form new government
by Suzan Fraser - November 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on yesterday reappointed Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a new government after his party's stunning victory in the Nov. 1 election.
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