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The scandal has played out with a spate of wiretaps and social media leaks implicating Erdogan in graft and exposing high-level security talks weighing military action in Syria.
According to provisional official results, the AKP mayor Melik Gokcek, who has held the post for two decades, won the city by a wafer-thin margin of 44.79% against 43.77% for CHP candidate Mansur Yavas.
“Those who attacked Turkey got disappointed,” Erdogan told a jubilant crowd of thousands, speaking from the balcony of his party’s Ankara headquarters
Out on the campaign trail ahead of Sunday’s local elections, there are few doubts about who Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has in mind when he vows to “liquidate” his foes.
Turkey’s 10 million Twitter users were banned Thursday from accessing the site after Erdogan vowed to “wipe out” the messaging service, which has been used by to publish damaging allegations against his government.
Industry Minister Fikri Isik said talks with Twitter were taking place and the ban would be lifted if the San Francisco-based firm appointed a representative in Turkey and agreed to block specific content when requested by Turkish courts.
Police were bracing for further clashes after they fired tear gas and water cannon at stone-hurling protesters in several cities on Tuesday following the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan after 269 days in a coma.
Reuters – Mustafa Koc, chairman of Turkey’s biggest company Koc Holding, on Sunday called on the government to calm financial markets worried about a corruption inquiry and denied he has sought to undermine Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. In a rare interview, Koc also told Hurriyet newspaper that in May 2013 he met with Fethullah Gulen, …
The row between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his former ally, cleric Fethullah Gulen, erupted in November when government first floated the idea of shutting down the schools, a major source of income for Gulen’s Hizmet movement.
Erdogan has come under intense pressure since the corruption scandal erupted, throwing up the biggest challenge yet to his 11 years in power ahead of key local elections in March.
By James M. Dorsey Always murky, Turkish football politics have become even murkier as a politics-laden match-fixing scandal meshes with a corruption investigation that targets Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his closest associates. Defendants in both scandals – Mr Erdogan and the management of one of Turkey’s most storied clubs – portray the allegations …
Ali Ihsan Kokturk, lawmaker from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), got a bloodied nose in the brawl, while ruling party lawmaker Bayram Ozcelik’s finger was broken.
Turkish PM’s remarks on Egypt fall on deaf ears in Cairo, says foreign ministry
AFP – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due in Tehran Tuesday evening, as both countries seek to expand economic ties and hold talks on the Syrian civil war, an Iranian official said. Iran is a main ally of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, while Turkey supports the rebels seeking to oust Assad, and relations …
The government’s purge has extended to banking and telecoms oversight bodies as well as state television.
Erdogan said he could freeze the legislation if the opposition instead agreed to consider judicial reforms as part of changes to the constitution, although his exact proposals are unclear.
Some protesters were also handing out fake dollars with Erdogan’s photo on them.
Egypt responds to US criticism of Protest Law and reiterates rejection of latest Erdogan remarks
Both ambassadors labelled “persona non grata” as Egypt-Turkey rift deepens
Erdogan: Turkey is not providing shelter or support to Al Qaeda-linked groups in Syria
Turkish PM’s “narrow partisan views are pushing relations with Turkey to a path we wanted to avoid,” says Badawy in a press conference
The bold project was first imagined by a sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Abdoul Medjid, in 1860, but he lacked the technology and funds to take his idea further.
By Adel El-Adawy The Egyptian-Turkish relationship has reached a low point and can be considered severed, because of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s full-fledged support for the Muslim Brotherhood at the expense of the majority of Egyptians and the Egyptian state. As Egyptian Ambassador to Turkey, Abdel Rahman Salah explained: “The fear of Erdoğan’s government …
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has, in turn, accused the PKK of breaking its promises, saying that barely 20% of its fighters had left Turkish soil for bases in Iraqi Kurdistan and most were women, children and the elderly.
Turkish embassy has contacted Raşit Öztürk, confirms he is being treated well
Deputy head of the Turkish Republican People’s Party discusses Egyptian-Turkish relations
The Egyptian government strongly criticises comments made by Turkey’s prime minister
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the comments were “offensive and unsubstantiated and wrong.”
Meeting will take place on Thursday at Ankara
Turkey’s president, PM, Foreign minister, meet to discuss latest developments in Egypt