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Erdogan's AK Party challenges Istanbul, Ankara election results

The AK Party is on track to lose control of what are Turkey`s two biggest cities, its commercial hub of Istanbul and the capital Ankara.

Apr 02, 2019, 23:49 PM IST

Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upset

Erdogan's daily rallies and overwhelmingly supportive media coverage failed to win over many urban voters, as last year`s punishing currency crisis weighed heavily on Turks.

Apr 01, 2019, 21:28 PM IST

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

Erdogan says Turkey has maintained contacts with Damascus

Tayyip Erdogan has described Assad as a terrorist and said several times during Syria`s eight-year conflict that the Syrian leader must go.

Feb 04, 2019, 09:45 AM IST

Turkey planning international investigation into Khashoggi case - Foreign minister

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist was assassinated in the Istanbul consulate on Oct 2 last year, that had outraged protests to issue immediate probe over the case.

Jan 22, 2019, 13:27 PM IST

John Bolton says Turkey must not attack Kurdish fighters once US leaves Syria

Bolton, on a trip to Israel and Turkey, said he would stress in talks with Turkish officials, including President Tayyip Erdogan, that Kurdish forces must be protected.

Jan 07, 2019, 09:48 AM IST

John Bolton remarks proof US targeting Turkey in economic war - Erdogan spokesman

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan`s spokesman said on Wednesday remarks by the US National Security Adviser regarding Turkey`s economic situation were proof that the US administration is targeting a NATO ally as part of an economic war.

Aug 23, 2018, 06:57 AM IST

Turkish lira pulls back from record low, markets rattled

The currency has lost more than 40 percent against the dollar this year, largely over worries about President Tayyip Erdogan`s influence over the economy, his repeated calls for lower interest rates, and worsening ties with the United States.

Aug 13, 2018, 16:31 PM IST

Mesut Ozil departure puts focus on German relations with Turkish community

Ozil, who faced a barrage of criticism for having his photograph taken with Turkey’s authoritarian President Tayyip Erdogan, was especially piqued by criticism from German Football Association head Reinhard Grindel, who he said blamed him for Germany crashing out of the 2018 World Cup. 


Jul 23, 2018, 18:08 PM IST

Tayyip Erdogan promises to 'transform Turkey' after victory in landmark elections

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's victory means he will remain president at least until 2023 - the centenary of the founding of the Turkish republic on the ashes of the Ottoman Empire by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Jun 25, 2018, 23:17 PM IST

Tayyip Erdogan, ruling AK Party build comfortable lead in Turkish elections

Erdogan, the most popular but also divisive leader in modern Turkish history, will extend his 15-year rule in Turkey.

Jun 25, 2018, 01:15 AM IST

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declares early elections on June 24

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections for June 24.

Apr 19, 2018, 00:48 AM IST

Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin - Erdogan

  A Turkish army helicopter was shot down by Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters near the north Syrian town of Afrin, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, and the Turkish military said two soldiers on board the aircraft were killed.

Feb 11, 2018, 12:39 PM IST

Turkey should close its air space to Northern Iraq, security council tells government

Turkey`s national security council on Monday advised the government to close its air space to Iraq`s semi-autonomous Kurdish region and have Baghdad take control of the Iraqi side of its main border crossing.

Oct 16, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

US sacrificing ties with Turkey, says President Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey`s President blamed his country`s dispute with the United States on the outgoing US ambassador on Thursday.

Oct 12, 2017, 16:55 PM IST

Turkish judge finds 43 soldiers guilty of trying to kill Erdogan

A total of 47 defendants were on trial, 43 of whom have been held in detention during the 7-1/2 month hearing. Gulen was being tried in absentia. Most of the defendants were soldiers.

Oct 04, 2017, 19:45 PM IST

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to cut off oil from Iraq's Kurdish area over referendum

President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Monday that Turkey could cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, intensifying pressure on the Kurdish autonomous region over its independence referendum.

Sep 26, 2017, 06:50 AM IST

Turkey says citizens face `racist treatment` in Germany

Turkey on Saturday asked citizens to be "cautious" in Germany and stay away from political gatherings ahead of this month`s election, as tensions ratcheted between the NATO allies.

Sep 09, 2017, 20:48 PM IST

Erdogan says Turkey will send 10,000 tonnes aid to Myanmar's Rohingya

Around 150,000 Rohingyas have fled northwest Myanmar to Bangladesh since violence broke out on August 25.

Sep 06, 2017, 17:56 PM IST

Turkey's Erdogan claims Germany abetting terrorist

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Monday of assisting terrorists by not responding to thousands of files sent to Berlin or handing over suspects wanted by Turki

Aug 08, 2017, 07:53 AM IST