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.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Tuesday approved a ruling party-backed law aimed at giving a boost to peace talks with Kurdish rebels with the ultimate goal of ending the three-decade-long conflict, his office said.
Anger at Turkey`s government boiled over Thursday when thousands went on strike and police clashed with protesters after at least 283 workers died in one of the worst mining accidents in modern history.
Tens of thousands of people flocked Wednesday to the funeral of a teenage boy who died from injuries suffered during last year`s anti-government protests that swept the country, an AFP photographer said.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has indicated that he will sign contested bills tightening state control over the Internet and the judiciary despite widespread opposition, local media reported on Tuesday.