Turkey

Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

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ANKARA - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters.

Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan

ANKARA - Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signaling strains between the allies following months of political tension.

World, Russia 18 Apr 2014

Turkish ruling party wants Erdogan presidential bid: officials

ANKARA - Turkey's ruling party would overwhelmingly back Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's candidacy in the nation's first direct presidential election, senior officials said on Thursday, a move his opponents fear would feed his autocratic instincts.

World, 17 Apr 2014

Turkey accuses Twitter of 'tax evasion', calls for local office

ISTANBUL - Turkey urged executives from Twitter to open an office and start paying Turkish tax on Monday in the first direct talks since a two-week ban imposed on the site as the government battled a corruption scandal. | Video

Tech, World, 14 Apr 2014

Insight: Israeli gas holds promise of better ties with neighbors

MILAN/LONDON - Israel's drive to export its new-found natural gas could help to rebuild strained ties with old regional allies Egypt and Turkey, but could deprive Europe of a precious alternative to Russian gas.

World, Russia, Egypt, Israel 14 Apr 2014

Turkey condemns 'Armenian genocide' resolution in U.S. Senate

ANKARA - Turkey condemned on Friday a U.S. Senate committee resolution branding the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War One as genocide and warned Congress against taking steps that would harm Turkish-American ties.

World, 11 Apr 2014

Kuwait says three citizens abducted in Syria

KUWAIT - Kuwait said three of its citizens have been kidnapped in Syria and it has asked Turkey for help in trying to secure their release.

World, Syria, 10 Apr 2014

Election board rejects Turkish opposition call for Ankara re-run

ANKARA - Turkey's opposition failed on Thursday to have the results of a local election in Ankara canceled in an attempt to salvage some victory from nationwide polls that proved a triumph for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

World, 09 Apr 2014

Election board rejects Turkish opposition call for Ankara re-run

ANKARA - Turkey's opposition failed on Thursday to have the results of a local election in Ankara canceled in an attempt to salvage some victory from nationwide polls that proved a triumph for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

World, 09 Apr 2014

Turkey's humbled secular opposition seeks to shed elitist image

ANKARA - Chastened by its failure to dent Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's domination at the ballot box, Turkey's main opposition is looking to the conservative religious heartland it long shunned and trying to shed its image as bastion of an old secular elite.

World, 09 Apr 2014
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Mediator heads to east Ukraine, seeking surrenders

KIEV/DONETSK - A mediator from Europe's OSCE security body headed to eastern Ukraine on Saturday seeking the surrender of pro-Russian separatists as the Kiev government declared an Easter truce following a peace accord with Moscow. | Video