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Tag Archives: ANKARA

Turkish MPs elect judicial board under new Erdogan constitution

:: Turkish lawmakers elected seven members to a reshaped judicial authority on Wednesday, part of a constitutional overhaul backed by a referendum last month that considerably expands

Turkey under the scanner again

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted on April 25 a resolution entitled “The functioning of the democratic institutions

Turkey’s main opposition party could withdraw from parliament

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party could consider withdrawing from parliament in protest at irregularities in Sunday’s referendum, the party’s spokeswoman was quoted by Hurriyet daily as

Turkish PM: People’s message clear, referendum has ended all arguments

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday that the people’s message was clear after a referendum which will hand President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers, and

Saudi Arabia hails Turkey referendum as success

Saudi Arabia on Monday praised the success of a referendum giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers. The cabinet, at its weekly meeting, voiced “congratulations to

Turks vote in historic referendum on expanding Erdogan’s power

Turks began voting in a hotly contested referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most

Turkey referendum: What are the main issues and process?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey is holding a national referendum Sunday to approve or reject a package of constitutional reforms that would replace the country’s parliamentary system with a presidential one.

Iranian President Rouhani registers to run in May for second term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who engineered the country’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, registered on Friday to run for a second four-year term

Conservative cleric to contest Iran’s presidential vote

Ebrahim Raisi

A bloc of conservative Iranian political parties has nominated a powerful cleric as their candidate to run in next month’s presidential election to try to unseat the

Turkey will maintain military presence in Syria

The Turkish army said Friday it will keep a military presence in Syria despite officially ending its offensive in the country’s north against the ISIS militants. “Our

Tillerson: Assad’s long-term status to be decided by Syrian people

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday the Syrian people would decide the future of President Bashar al-Assad. “I think the longer term status of

Turkey ends ‘Shield’ military operation in Syria

Turkey has ended the “Euphrates Shield” military operation it launched in Syria last August, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday, but suggested there might be more

Tillerson not to meet opposition in Ankara visit

Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not meet members of Turkish opposition groups during a one-day visit to Ankara this week where talks with President Tayyip

Turkish banker arrested in US on charges of violating Iran sanctions

A senior official at a state-owned Turkish bank has been detained in the United States on charges of helping Iran violate US sanctions against the country, the

Erdogan says Turkey may hold Brexit-like referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday it would be “easier” if the EU blocked Ankara’s bid to join the bloc, suggesting he could even hold a

Turkish soldier killed by sniper fire from Kurdish-controlled Syria

A Turkish soldier was killed by a sniper shot from across the border in a Kurdish-controlled part of northwestern Syria, the Turkish military said on Wednesday. The

Another Turkish rally possible in Germany before referendum, Erdogan spokesman says

There is a possibility that Turkish ministers could plan another rally in Germany ahead of an April 16 referendum on changing the constitution, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman

Turkey may cancel migrant readmission deal with EU, says foreign minister

Turkey may cancel a migrant readmission agreement with the European Union, and is also re-evaluating a $6 billion refugee deal with the bloc, foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

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