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Erdogan's AKP leads in Istanbul, Ankara in Turkish local election

The AKP was also leading in the capital Ankara with 51.6 percent of votes after 22.5 percent of ballots were opened, NTV said.

Mar 31, 2019, 22:16 PM IST

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejoins Turkey's ruling party AKP after almost three-year absence

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday rejoined the Turkish ruling party after a nearly three-year absence.

May 02, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

Turkey's ruling AKP to re-elect Erdogan as head

 Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) said on Monday that it will re-elect President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Chairman after a break of some three years.

May 02, 2017, 09:27 AM IST

Turkey postpones vote of controversial abuse draft

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has ordered his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to talk with the opposition regarding the controversial sexual abuse draft, which is postponed in Parliament to November 22.

Nov 20, 2016, 02:44 AM IST

Turkey detains head of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper: Report

Akin Atalay was taken into custody at Istanbul`s airport after arriving from Germany, said Cumhuriyet, which also saw nine of its staff arrested last week.

Nov 11, 2016, 17:18 PM IST

Turkey party seeks constitutional change to boost Erdogan

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is seeking a quick revision to the constitution that would allow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to renew his party political activity, sources said today.

May 27, 2016, 17:43 PM IST

Turkish police detain 35 Gulenists after AKP win: Report

Turkish police today detained 35 suspects including high-ranking bureaucrats and police officers as part of a probe into supporters of a US-based cleric accused of plotting to bring down President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported.

Nov 03, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

Turkey returns to single-party rule after AKP election sweep

The political landscape has changed dramatically in Turkey since June, with the country even more divided along ethnic and sectarian lines.

Nov 02, 2015, 13:19 PM IST

Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan's AKP wins critical elections

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won over 49 per cent of the vote to secure 315 seats in the 550-member parliament.

Nov 02, 2015, 01:18 AM IST

Erdogan party hits the hustings ahead of Turkey vote

A week ahead of Turkey's second election in five months, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party is working overtime to try to reclaim its parliamentary majority, in a climate of tension fuelled by the Ankara attacks and the reignited Kurdish conflict.

Oct 25, 2015, 23:29 PM IST

Erdogan says will call Nov 1 snap Turkey polls

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday he would call snap elections likely to be held on November 1 after coalition talks failed in an unprecedented political impasse.

Aug 21, 2015, 21:17 PM IST

Turkey PM says coalition talks fail, snap polls likely

 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday that coalition talks with the main opposition Republican People`s Party (CHP) had ended in failure and early elections looked now to be the "only option".

Aug 13, 2015, 21:00 PM IST

Turkey PM, opposition chief hold crunch coalition talks

Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday met the main opposition leader for decisive talks that will likely determine if the country forges a coalition government or heads to snap polls.

Aug 13, 2015, 17:32 PM IST

Turkey`s ruling party, opposition positive on coalition

Turkey`s ruling party and the main opposition Republican People`s Party (CHP) voiced cautious optimism Monday about the chances of forming a coalition government, but said more talks were needed to end the country`s political impasse.

Aug 11, 2015, 05:26 AM IST

Outrage after Turkish politician excuses attack on `slitty-eyed` tourists

 A Turkish opposition leader sparked fury Wednesday by saying a mistaken attack on Korean tourists by anti-Chinese protesters was understandable, given that both peoples have "slitty eyes". 

Jul 08, 2015, 21:02 PM IST

Turkey`s new Parliament opens amid coalition search

Turkey`s Parliament on Tuesday opened for a new session after elections in which the ruling party lost its overall majority, with political parties working to thrash out the first coalition government in over a decade.

Jun 23, 2015, 20:38 PM IST

Book revelations thrust Turkey ex-leader back into limelight

A controversial book claiming to expose the extent of the rift between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his predecessor Abdullah Gul has shaken Turkish politics after legislative elections and sparked speculation the ex-leader may plan a comeback.

Jun 19, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

Turkey's AKP would regain majority if early election held : Pollster

Turkey`s ruling AK Party would regain its overall parliamentary majority with 44 percent support if a snap election were to be held, Turkish pollster MAK found in its latest survey.

Jun 15, 2015, 14:50 PM IST

Turkey cabinet resigns after polls blow

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reeling from shock election results, on Tuesday accepted the resignation of the cabinet but asked the prime minister and his team to stay on until a new government is formed.

Jun 09, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

Kurds hope for Turkey peace boost from HDP surge

 Turkey`s Kurds are hoping the electoral success of the pro-Kurdish People`s Democratic Party (HDP) will advance their standing in parliament and spur a stuttering peace process to end decades of violence in the southeast.

Jun 09, 2015, 08:18 AM IST