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Turkey dismisses 259 local officials for suspected terrorist links

Oct 15 2018

ANKARA Turkey has dismissed 259 local officials for suspected links to terrorist groups or unsuitable behavior, the government said on Monday, a move the pro-Kurdish opposition said was aimed at helping the ruling AK Party ahead of 2019 polls.

Turkey detains 90 over alleged links to Kurdish militants

Oct 09 2018

ANKARA Turkish police detained 90 people on Tuesday over suspected links to outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels, the government said, and the main pro-Kurdish party decried the arrests as a politically motivated crackdown.

Turkey will resist U.S. sanctions over pastor, Erdogan says

Oct 01 2018

ANKARA Turkey will resist U.S. efforts to impose sanctions on Ankara over the trial of a Christian pastor who has been detained for two years, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, accusing the preacher of having "dark links with terror".

Turkey's emergency rule expires as Erdogan's powers expand

Jul 18 2018

ANKARA A two-year state of emergency imposed after Turkey's failed 2016 coup will end on Thursday but Tayyip Erdogan's opponents say his new executive presidency and a draft anti-terrorism law leave him with sweeping powers to stifle dissent.

Turkey to bring in new security regulations after emergency rule ends: sources

Jul 12 2018

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party and its nationalist ally plan to introduce security regulations to ensure the "fight against terrorism" will continue after a two-year-old state of emergency ends this month, two sources told Reuters.

Poll shows Turkey presidential vote going to second round

Jun 07 2018

ANKARA Tayyip Erdogan is seen falling short of a first-round victory in Turkey's presidential election and his ruling AK Party is forecast to lose its parliamentary majority in the June 24 vote, a survey by pollster Gezici showed on Thursday.

Islamist party sees Erdogan support eroding in Turkey election

May 29 2018

ANKARA A small Turkish Islamist party is targeting religious voters it says are disenchanted by the authoritarian rule of President Tayyip Erdogan, aiming to erode his support in what may turn into a closely-fought parliamentary vote.

Turkey curbs French studies amid Koran row

May 10 2018

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday suspended the opening of any new French studies departments at its universities, an education official said, amid a growing row with France over a call there for some passages to be removed from the Koran.

Turkey acts against French studies at universities amid Koran row

May 10 2018

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday suspended the opening of any new French studies departments at its universities, an education official said, amid a growing row with France over a call there for some passages to be removed from the Koran.

Jailed former head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition says fair election impossible

May 05 2018

ANKARA Turkey's Kurdish opposition presidential candidate, who is challenging President Tayyip Erdogan from behind prison bars, said a fair vote in next month's election was impossible under the state of emergency.

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