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.

Ukraine president scraps Turkey trip over `deteriorating` situation

Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko scrapped a visit to Turkey on Thursday and convened a top security meeting after Kiev accused Russian troops of seizing a border town in the east.

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.

Kate Moss resorts to weight loss treatments

Supermodel Kate Moss seems to be resorting to different means for weight loss. Her recent attempt was via a detox break in Turkey, where she used a Cryotherapy chamber.

Facing new flight, Turkish Kurds in Iraq long for home

Families who once fled a Turkish crackdown on Kurdish rebels in the 1990s now languish in a mosque in northern Iraq after escaping from brutal jihadists, longing to return home.

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.

Turkey denies reported `tomb for Iraq hostages` scheme

Under a treaty signed in the early 1920s, Turkey controls the Tomb of Suleyman Shah in northern Syria as a sovereign exclave and even has armed forces permanently stationed around the historic monument.

Turkey reassures Ocalan on Kurdish peace in secret meeting: Report

Turkey`s spy chief assured the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK) in a secret meeting last week that the state will press ahead with the peace process to end 30 years of conflict, media reports said Wednesday.

Kurdish protester killed in clashes with Turkish forces

A Kurdish protester was shot dead and two others wounded today during violent clashes with the Turkish security forces in southeast Turkey.

Kurdish protester killed in clashes with Turkish security forces

A Kurdish protester was shot dead and two others wounded on Tuesday during violent clashes with the Turkish security forces in southeast Turkey, an AFP reporter said. 

Turkey summons German ambassador over spying report: Official

The German magazine reported at the weekend that Berlin had identified Ankara as a top surveillance target in an internal government document from 2009.

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`s Erdogan urges his party to forge ahead with new constitution

Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan urged his AK Party on Thursday to secure a stronger parliamentary majority next year to enable them to re-write the constitution, signalling no let-up in his drive to strengthen the presidency.

Jet Airways pilots de-rostered for napping, negligence while on duty

In a frightening incident, a Brussels-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey as the commander of the Boeing 777 aircraft was sleeping and thy co-pilot was busy with her tablet.

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 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.