Turkey’s High Election Board (YSK) has ordered a rerun of Istanbul's mayoral elections, accepting the ruling AK Party's objection 36 days after a stunning opposition victory in the country's biggest city.
Turkey's highest electoral body is expected to rule in the coming hours on the appeal by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AKP party, for a re-run of the Istanbul local elections, five weeks after a stunning opposition victory in the city.
Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suffered a severe setback as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time in a local election and he appeared to concede defeat in the country’s largest city, Istanbul.
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party CHP (the Republican People’s Party, of social-democratic ideology), accused on Tuesday (28 November) the relatives of the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of having off-shore accounts.
Turkey's main opposition leader launched a European court appeal today (4 July) over an April vote that granted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sweeping powers, stepping up his challenge to the government as he leads a 425 kilometre (265 mile) protest march.
As the clock ticks down to Turkey's landmark referendum Sunday (16 April) on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's powers, it's impossible to miss the posters for the government-backed 'Yes' campaign in Ankara and cities across the country.
Turkish police on Monday (31 October) detained the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet -- a thorn in the side of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan -- as Ankara widens a crackdown on opposition media.
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of Turkey’s social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), escaped an assassination attempt yesterday (25 August) in the northeastern province of Artvin, near the border with Georgia.
European and Turkish leaders damaged relations between their countries following the near-coup in Turkey last month—and there are too many important policy issues at stake, writes Samuel Doveri Vesterbye.
Turkish police yesterday (26 April) fired tear gas to break up protests over a call for the country to adopt a religious constitution that has sparked concerns of creeping Islamisation in the traditionally secular state.
The leader of Turkey's main opposition party has criticised the government for demanding European Union funds to stem the flood of migrants streaming through the bloc, local media reported on Friday (11 March).
Two Turkish journalists charged in a hugely controversial case with revealing state secrets and held in jail for the last three months were released early yesterday (25 February) after Turkey's constitutional court ruled their rights had been violated.
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