Erdogan passes law tightening Turkey's grip on Internet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a bill giving telecoms authorities more power to monitor online users and block websites, the latest move tightening state control over the Internet.

Turkey government wins vote of confidence

The government of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu won a vote of confidence in parliament on Saturday, little over a week after the former chief diplomat was crowned to take over from long-time premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan insists on two-state solution on Cyprus visit

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday visited breakaway northern Cyprus and pressed for a two-state solution on the divided island, on his first trip abroad since his inauguration.

Tayyip Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president, Davutoglu acting prime minister

Turkey`s outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Thursday sworn in as Turkey`s 12th head of state as opponents who accuse him of authoritarianism after more than a decade in power walked out of the ceremony.

Erdogan to be sworn in as Turkey's new president

Turkey's outgoing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to be sworn in as president today to extend his more than decade-long domination of the country.

Erdogan vows no change ahead of Turkey handover

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday pledged that the policies of his ruling party would not change as he prepared to take the presidency and hand the job of premier to Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Turkey President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Turkey on his election as that country`s President.

Turkey`s Davutoglu nominated new PM

Recep Tayyip Erdogan nominated Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor as prime minister on Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will stay in charge once he is president.

Turkey ruling party set to agree Davutoglu as PM

Turkey`s ruling party is due to meet on Thursday to agree on a new leader and prime minister to replace incoming president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu the frontrunner for the job.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees leave Turkish city after clashes

The Turkish authorities were moving hundreds of Syrian refugees on Thursday from the southern city of Gaziantep to camps, after three nights of violent protests by locals angered by their presence, reports said.

Turkish PM Erdogan compares social media to `murderer`s knife`

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday launched a blistering new assault on social media, comparing the likes of Twitter to a "scalpel in the hand of a surgeon" and a "knife in the hand of a murderer."

Turkey presidential elections won by PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Outgoing Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan will remain at the helm of Turkey for another five years after he won the country`s first direct presidential polls in the first round itself, avoiding the need of a run-off election.

Erdogan wins Turkish presidency in first round triumph

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday won an outright victory in the first round of presidential elections, promising to be a powerful head of state amid fears his country is creeping towards one-man rule.

Turkey set to elect Erdogan as strongman president

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is today expected to vanquish his two rivals in elections to become the next Turkish president, promising to expand the post with new powers.

Outcry as Erdogan tells female reporter to `know your place`

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan today faced a new outcry over his attitude to the media and women after he branded a prominent female journalist a "shameless woman" and told her "to know your place".

Turkey bans Erdogan election video over religious symbols

Turkey`s top election body on Tuesday banned a television advertisement by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his campaign for president on the grounds that it contained excessive religious symbolism.

Turkey detains 33 police in new wave of wire-tapping arrests

Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained dozens of police officers accused of illegally wire-tapping top officials including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a new wave of arrests just days ahead of presidential elections.

More police officers detained in Turkey`s wiretap probe

Dozens of police officers were detained in Turkey on Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged spying and illegally wiretapping Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle, local media reported.

Turkey`s Erdogan lashes out at Israel at election rally

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Sunday of deliberately killing Palestinian mothers and warned it would "drown in the blood it sheds".

Turkey`s Erdogan holds mass election rally in Istanbul

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan massed in Istanbul for his last big rally in Turkey`s largest city one week ahead of Presidential Elections.