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Turkey's ruling party taunts opposition over early election

Apr 20 2018

ANKARA Turkey's ruling AK Party taunted the main opposition party on Thursday to name a candidate to challenge Tayyip Erdogan for June elections which are expected to tighten the president's 15-year hold on power.

Turkey's ruling party taunts opposition over early election

Apr 19 2018

ANKARA Turkey's ruling AK Party taunted the main opposition party on Thursday to name a candidate to challenge Tayyip Erdogan for June elections which are expected to tighten the president's 15-year hold on power.

Turkey's ruling party to discuss call for early election

Apr 17 2018

ANKARA Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party will discuss the possibility of holding Turkey's presidential election in August, more than a year earlier than planned, the government spokesman said on Wednesday, following a suggestion from its nationalist allies.

U.S. funding of Syrian YPG militia will impact Turkey's decisions: Erdogan

Feb 13 2018

ANKARA/ISTANBUL A U.S. decision to continue funding the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will affect Turkey's future moves, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday ahead of a visit this week by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Turkey wants former police investigator repatriated from U.S.: sources

Dec 15 2017

ANKARA Turkey's justice minister has told his U.S. counterpart that a former Turkish police investigator who testified at the trial of a Turkish banker in New York this week is wanted by Ankara and should be swiftly returned, ministry sources said on Friday.

Turkish nationalist opposition seeks to secure parliamentary future

Nov 09 2017

ANKARA Turkey's nationalist opposition will seek support from the ruling AK Party to lower a 10 percent threshold to enter parliament, a party official said on Thursday, in a sign that a new rival political party could shake up Turkish politics.

Iraqi authorities gain first foothold at Kurdish frontier with Turkey

Oct 31 2017

ANKARA/BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi troops deployed on Tuesday at one of the main land crossings with Turkey, gaining a foothold at the Kurdish-held frontier for the first time in decades and imposing one of Baghdad's central demands on the Kurds.

Former Turkish minister launches party to challenge Erdogan

Oct 25 2017

ANKARA A prominent Turkish nationalist politician and former minister announced on Wednesday she was forming a new party which could pose a significant challenge to President Tayyip Erdogan in elections due within two years.

Amid visa row, Turkey's Justice Ministry cancels U.S. visit

Oct 24 2017

ANKARA Turkey's Justice Ministry said on Tuesday it had canceled a planned study visit to the United States due to the widening diplomatic row between the countries over the issuing of visas.

Erdogan says U.S. sacrificing strategic ally Turkey

Oct 12 2017

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States on Thursday of mistreating a strategic ally, in a blistering speech which appeared to rule out swift resolution to a dispute between two NATO members jointly fighting Islamic State.

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