Turkey

Battle lines drawn in struggle for influence over Turkish judiciary

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ANKARA/ISTANBUL - One of Turkey's most senior judges warned against government interference in the judiciary on Monday, signaling a looming struggle for influence over the courts as President Tayyip Erdogan pursues a drive against his political foes.

Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life. | Video

World, 28 Aug 2014

Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life. | Video

World, 28 Aug 2014

Turkish President casts self as heir to reformer who died on gallows

ISTANBUL - Whether stirring crowds with fiery election speeches or, as on Thursday, swearing an oath as Turkey's first popularly elected president, Tayyip Erdogan casts himself as the heir of one man above all others - a man whose life ended on an army gallows.

World, 28 Aug 2014

Turkey's Erdogan consolidates power with ascent to presidency

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan will cement his position as modern Turkey's most powerful leader when he is sworn in as president on Thursday, advancing his drive to reshape the country but heralding what critics fear will be an increasingly authoritarian rule.

World, 28 Aug 2014

Turkey struggles as 'lone gatekeeper' against Islamic State recruitment

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - As Islamic State insurgents threaten the Turkish border from Syria, Turkey is struggling to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists to the militant group, having not so long ago allowed free access to those who would join its neighbor's civil war.

World, Syria, 26 Aug 2014

Three Chinese engineers kidnapped in southeast Turkey: sources

DIYARBAKIR Turkey - Suspected Kurdish militants have kidnapped three Chinese engineers in southeast Turkey near the border with Iraq and Syria, security sources said on Monday.

World, Syria, Iraq 25 Aug 2014

New premier shares Erdogan's vision of Turkey's place in the world

ANKARA - By temperament they appear opposites, but Turkey's softly spoken new prime minister and the man he replaces - firebrand president-elect Tayyip Erdogan - share a deep bond based on a determination to restore Turkey to its former glories.

World, 25 Aug 2014

Turkey's Erdogan seen softening style not substance as president

ISTANBUL - Tayyip Erdogan's caustic rhetoric has won him the devotion of Turkey's conservative Islamic heartlands, from his dismissal of political enemies as "worse than leeches" to his comparisons of Israel's actions in Gaza to those of Hitler.

World, Israel 24 Aug 2014

Germany has spied on Turkey since 1976: Focus magazine

BERLIN - Germany's foreign intelligence agency has been spying on Turkey for nearly four decades, Focus magazine said on Saturday in a report which could raise tensions further between the NATO allies.

World, Germany, 24 Aug 2014
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Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. | Video