Erdogan: Turkey captures slain IS leader al-Baghdadi’s wife

World 11/06/19, 10:54

Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Erdogan made the announcement while delivering a speech in the capital of Ankara but gave no other details. He did not say when or how the woman ...

Trump orders Turkey sanctions: I am prepared to swiftly destroy its economy

Politics 10/14/19, 19:13

Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria. The United States also called on Turkey to stop the invasion and declare a ceasefire, and Trump is sending Vice President Mike Pence and national security adviser Robert O'Brien ...

Turkey seeks 249 suspects over cheating at ministry exam

Europe 05/20/19, 05:17

Authorities in Turkey have issued detention warrants for 249 people as part of an investigation into alleged cheating during exams to recruit staff to the country's foreign ministry between 2010 and 2013.The Ankara Chief Prosecutor's office says 91 of the suspects were detained on Monday.The suspects are believed to have ...

Cyprus president slams Turkey over offshore drill bid

Europe 05/09/19, 08:22

Cyprus' president has slammed Turkey for an "unprecedented escalation of illegal action" in the eastern Mediterranean, equating Ankara's bid to drill for gas in waters where the Mediterranean island nation has exclusive economic rights as being tantamount to a new invasion.At an informal meeting on Thursday of European Union leaders ...

Turkish opposition seeks cancellation of 2018 elections

Europe 05/08/19, 07:26

Turkey's main opposition party on Wednesday appealed to the country's top electoral body for an annulment of local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts, as well as last year's presidential and parliamentary elections, after the authority annulled its victory in the city's mayoral race and ordered a new vote.Ruling in ...

Turkey’s electoral board orders re-run of Istanbul vote

World 05/06/19, 17:51

Turkey's top election authority voided the Istanbul mayoral election won by an opposition candidate and ordered a do-over, ruling Monday in favor of a request by the president's party to throw out the vote it narrowly lost.Opposition leaders said the Supreme Electoral Board's decision to invalidate the results from Istanbul's ...

Erdogan: Turkey not seeking alternatives to ties with West

Europe 05/06/19, 09:45

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey's decision to purchase Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems doesn't mean that it is seeking "alternatives" in its relations with the West.Erdogan spoke Monday during a NATO meeting in Ankara attended by alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.The comments came amid a deepening rift with the ...

Turkey: 9 detained in opposition leader’s assault at funeral

Europe 04/22/19, 07:28

Turkey's interior minister says nine people have been detained in the assault of an opposition party leader, who was hit during a soldier's funeral.Several protesters threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu at the funeral outside Ankara on Sunday. Kilicdaroglu was not injured.Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Monday ...

Protesters punch Turkish opposition leader at funeral

Europe 04/21/19, 09:03

Protesters assaulted the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during a funeral held Sunday for a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels. The politician was not hurt, party officials said.People threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu as security officials tried to escort him away ...

Govt opponent confirmed as Istanbul mayor, objection pending

Europe 04/17/19, 10:48

Turkish authorities on Wednesday confirmed the opposition's candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, as the mayor of Istanbul, ending more than two weeks of recounts of the March 31 vote demanded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party. All eyes however, were turned toward Turkey's top electoral body, which has yet to consider ...

Erdogan says Istanbul mayoral vote should be canceled

Europe 04/10/19, 03:27

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says recent election results in Istanbul should be annulled over irregularities that include the alleged unlawful appointment of some officials overseeing the ballot boxes.Speaking to reporters on his return from a trip to Moscow, Erdogan said his ruling party would continue to use its right ...

Update: Turkish ruling party seeks rerun in Istanbul

Europe 04/09/19, 07:38

The Latest on the Turkish local elections (all times local):3:35 p.m.The opposition party's candidate has criticized the plans of Turkey's ruling party plans to seek a repeat of the mayoral race in Istanbul and urged the party to acknowledge his victory.Ekrem Imamoglu, who won the tight race for Istanbul in ...

Turkish electoral board rejects full Istanbul vote recount

Europe 04/09/19, 04:05

Turkey's top electoral authority has rejected a request by the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a full recount of votes in the Istanbul mayoral race.The Supreme Electoral Board has, however, allowed a recount of 51 ballot boxes in Istanbul's 21 districts, Recep Ozel, a member of the ...

Erdogan cites irregularities, defends Istanbul vote recount

Europe 04/08/19, 03:20

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended his party's move to demand a full recount of votes cast in mayoral elections in Istanbul, claiming that "almost all" of the voting was marred by irregularities.Erdogan suffered a major setback in last week's local elections after the opposition took control of the ...

Turkish ruling party seeks total recount of Istanbul votes

Europe 04/07/19, 08:32

Turkey's ruling party says it will appeal to the country's top election authority, demanding a full recount of votes cast in Istanbul in the March 31 mayoral election.Ali Ihsan Yavuz, deputy chairman of the ruling AKP party, spoke Sunday as a recount of votes that were previously deemed invalid was ...

Update: Turkey’s leader defends demanding vote recount

Europe 04/05/19, 08:23

The Latest on Turkey's local election (all times local):4:20 p.m.Turkey's president says his party's demands for vote recounts to challenge the unofficial results of Sunday's municipal elections are only natural.Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, in a first public appearance after Sunday elections in Istanbul, Thursday, April 4, 2019, listens ...

Turkey’s opposition worries as Istanbul votes go to recount

Europe 04/05/19, 07:33

The mood among opposition supporters in Turkey's biggest city is one of jubilation but also worry — fear that their win in Istanbul's mayoral race could be overturned in a recount taking place after the ruling party challenged the election results.In an unexpected setback to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the ...

Opposition urges Erdogan’s cooperation over Istanbul vote

Europe 04/03/19, 05:20

The opposition's candidate for mayor of Istanbul is urging Turkey's electoral body to confirm his narrow victory in local elections and is asking President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to act to prevent the country from sliding into uncertainty.Preliminary results show Erdogan's ruling party lost its decades-old stronghold of Ankara in Sunday's ...

Erdogan’s ruling party challenges results of local elections

Europe 04/02/19, 09:28

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party on Tuesday appealed the results of local elections in Istanbul where preliminary results give the opposition a razor-thin victory, sounding confident that a recount will alter the outcome of the vote.Nationwide, Erdogan's conservative and Islamic-based party won a majority of votes in Sunday's ...

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