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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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