Pro-Kurdish party joins interim Turkish government

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved the make-up of the provisional cabinet that will run the country until November 1 elections, including for the first time two pro-Kurdish party MPs. 

Turkey's Erdogan moots possibility of snap election

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday raised the prospect of a snap election if coalition talks fail after his ruling AK Party fell short of a majority in a June 7 parliamentary poll.

Thousands flee as Syria Kurds advance on IS-held border town
Thousands flee as Syria Kurds advance on IS-held border town

Kurdish forces pressed their advance on a strategic jihadist-held town in northern Syria on Sunday as terrified residents fled in droves and were pushed back from the Turkish border.

Turkey ruling party AKP loses parliamentary majority

Turkey`s Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the most votes in Sunday`s election but has lost its parliamentary majority and will need to form a coalition, according to official results based on 98 percent of votes counted.

Turkey votes as Erdogan eyes reinforced powers

Turkish voters went to the polls Sunday in a bitterly-contested election set to determine whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can tighten his increasingly controversial grip on the country.

Turkey PM seeks to rouse voters in giant Istanbul rally

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday hosted the biggest rally yet of Turkey's legislative election campaign, as the ruling party battles three weeks ahead of the polls to maintain its total dominance of politics.

Four arrested in four days for insulting Turkey`s Erdogan: Reports

Turkey has stepped up arrests of activists accused of personally insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, detaining at least four people in the last four days on charges of slandering the Turkish strongman, reports said Tuesday

Erdogan chairs Turkey cabinet for first time as president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday chaired a cabinet meeting for the first time as head of state, in a move aimed at cementing his role as Turkey`s undisputed number one.

Erdogan blasts Netanyahu for `daring` to attend Paris rally

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday blasted Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu for "daring" to attend the weekend`s anti-terror solidarity march in Paris, accusing him of leading "state terrorism" against the Palestinians.

Turkey detains 20 police in new wiretapping probe raids

Turkish authorities on Monday detained at least 20 police officers on suspicion of illegally eavesdropping on top officials including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media said.

Radical Marxist group claims Istanbul palace attack bid

An outlawed Turkish Marxist group on Friday said it was behind an attempted attack on an Ottoman-era Istanbul palace that formerly held the offices of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan slams ridicule of 'Muslims discovered Americas' claim

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hit back at ridicule of his claim that Islamic explorers discovered the Americas three centuries before Columbus, accusing his Muslim critics of lacking "self-confidence".

Turkey's Erdogan criticises US airdrops to Kobane as `wrong`
Turkey's Erdogan criticises US airdrops to Kobane as `wrong`

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday criticised as "wrong" the airdrops of ammunition and weapons by US planes to Kurdish fighters battling jihadists in the Syrian town of Kobane.

Erdogan ahead in Turkey presidential poll

Turkey`s outgoing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has surged into the lead in the country`s first direct presidential election, early vote counts suggest.

Turkey`s Erdogan positions himself for more powerful presidential role

Tayyip Erdogan declared his candidacy on Tuesday for a more powerful presidency which rivals fear may entrench authoritarian rule and supporters, especially conservative Muslims, see as the crowning prize in his drive to reshape NATO member Turkey.

Turkey mine clashes pile pressure on Erdogan

Soma: Turkish police clashed with thousands of anti-government protesters angered by the deaths of at least 283 workers in the country`s worst mining disaster, piling pressure on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey blocks access to Twitter

Turkey has restricted access to Twitter hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "root out" the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government`s reputation ahead of local elections.

Turkey passes law to shut schools run by Erdogan arch-rival

Turkey`s parliament has passed a bill to close down thousands of private schools, many of which are run by an influential Muslim cleric embroiled in a bitter feud with the government.

Turkey charges 255 over mass protests

Turkish prosecutors said today they have charged 255 protesters, including seven foreigners, over mass demonstrations that swept the country in June.

Turkey`s Erdogan meets Hamas leader

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal in Ankara.