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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

Thousands of Turkish women rally in favour of Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s powers

Thousands of pro-government women filled an Istanbul arena Sunday in support of a "Yes" vote in next month`s referendum on boosting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s powers.

Mar 05, 2017, 18:07 PM IST

Turkey lifts ban on female Army officers wearing headscarf

Turkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday.

Feb 22, 2017, 22:54 PM IST

Turkey ruling party resigns over 'civil war' warning

A senior regional official with Turkey's ruling party resigned Thursday after saying the country risked civil war if there was not a 'yes' vote in a referendum on giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers.

Feb 16, 2017, 22:29 PM IST

Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul

An assailant opened fire on a police car Saturday in Istanbul, just hours after two other attacks against the police and Turkey`s ruling party offices, media reports said.

Jan 21, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes MPs over 'leg-biting' brawl

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the country's lawmakers to task today over an "ugly" brawl in parliament during a vote on a hugely controversial bill bolstering his powers left several injured.

Jan 13, 2017, 23:28 PM IST

Turkey PM withdraws controversial child sex conviction bill

In comments overnight, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had called for a compromise to be found on the bill.

Nov 22, 2016, 13:46 PM 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 ruling party orders clean-up after coup attempt: Report

Turkey`s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has ordered the party to be "cleaned" of supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s arch foe US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, state media reported on Friday.

Aug 05, 2016, 14:48 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

Western 'concern' over Turkey vote as President Erdogan consolidates rule

Erdogan declared the outcome a vote for "stability" after renewed conflict with Kurdish rebels. 

Nov 03, 2015, 10:54 AM 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

Divided Turkey votes in critical election as violence spirals

Turkey votes on Sunday in its most crucial election in years.

Nov 01, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

Turkey PM forms election government including pro-Kurdish party

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

Aug 29, 2015, 00:40 AM IST

Turkey PM invites pro-Kurdish MPs into caretaker cabinet

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday invited three lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples` Democratic Party (HDP) to join an interim government to take Turkey to November 1 elections.

Aug 26, 2015, 19:35 PM IST

Turkey`s Erdogan set to call snap polls for November 1

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on Monday expected to call snap polls likely to be held on November 1 after efforts to form a coalition government failed.

Aug 24, 2015, 16:29 PM IST

Turkey PM formally gives up on coalition as polls loom

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu today met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to formally acknowledge he cannot form a coalition government, paving the way for new elections just months after June polls.

Aug 19, 2015, 02:01 AM 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 nationalist party refuses to join coalition: PM Ahmet Davutoglu

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday that the ultra-nationalist party MHP had refused to join his government as he embarked on a second day of coalition talks. 

Jul 14, 2015, 23:00 PM IST