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Turkish sailors abducted in Nigeria released

The sailors were captured on board the Turkish-flagged Paksoy-1 cargo ship in the early hours of July 16 following an attack in the Gulf of Guinea as they sailed from Cameroon to Ivory Coast.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Recep Erdogan says Russian S-400 operational by April 2020

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that it planned to start using the Russian S-400 missile defence system — a bone of contention with the United States — in April 2020.
Secular opposition Republican People’s Party ‘CHP’ candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu addresses supporters during a re-run election rally in Istanbul on June 22, 2019. – Voters in Istanbul will take part in a re-run of the mayoral election on June 23, after a vote in March was annulled over alleged irregularities. Local elections around Turkey on March 31 showed the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remained the most popular overall, but it suffered a shock defeat in Istanbul, as well as losing the capital Ankara. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

Ekrem Imamoglu: Turkey’s rising political star

A softly-spoken football fan and former district mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, seems to have come from nowhere to become a figurehead of the long-suffering Turkish opposition.
CHP candidate Ekrem Imamoglu is back on the campaign trail after his victory was annulled by electoral authorities. (VOA-D.Jones)

Istanbul goes back to polls in critical vote

Istanbul votes again in a mayoral election Sunday, after authorities voided an opposition victory in March that ended 15 years of control by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP Party.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Chairman and Serb member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik (R) inspect the honor guard during welcoming ceremony in Ankara, on May 2, 2019. (Photo by Adem ALTAN - AFP)

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan calls for Istanbul vote to be re-run

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for the opposition’s local election victory in Istanbul to be declared invalid and the vote re-run, increasing the pressure on the country’s electoral authorities.
Newly elected Mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) addresses his supporters after taking the office in Istanbul, Turkey, April 17, 2019. REUTERS-Huseyin Aldemir

Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu declared new Mayor of Instabul

Turkish election authorities on Wednesday confirmed opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu’s win over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP candidate after a recount of last month’s disputed Istanbul election.
A handout picture taken and released on October 26, 2018 by the Turkish Presidential Press service shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gesturing during his speech in Ankara. - Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor will visit Istanbul on Sunday to speak with Turkish authorities as part of the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey's president said Friday. (Photo by Handout / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) /

Turkey election: Shock for President Erdogan as he loses capital

Turkey’s opposition candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu was leading Monday by nearly 28,000 votes with most ballot boxes counted, Supreme Election Board (YSK) chairman Sadi Guven said.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her foreign minister will travel to Turkey to confront comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 50 people.

Recep Erdogan moots renaming Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia a mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday mooted the possibility of renaming Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia museum as a mosque, in comments during a television interview.

Saudi king meets slain journalist’s family

Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince have received members of the family of murdered dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkey added to global pressure on the kingdom to answer questions lingering over the circumstances of his death.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Turkey to quiz more witnesses in probe of Jamal Khashoggi’s death

Turkish prosecutors have summoned more witnesses to testify as part of the investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local television reported Sunday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Turkey will ‘reveal whatever happened’ in Jamal Khashoggi death

Turkey vowed Saturday to reveal all details of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Saudi Arabia admitted he was killed at its Istanbul consulate, state media reported.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey’s Erdogan to be sworn in Monday with new powers

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on Monday be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said.
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Turkish Police raid opposition news website office in Istanbul

Turkish Police raided the office of a left-wing opposition news website on Thursday, breaking into the office and searching the newsroom, the group said.
Turkey's President and leader of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters | Associated Press

Turkish President Erdogan secures sweeping new powers as rival accepts vote defeat

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday celebrated winning five more years in office with sweeping new powers after a decisive election victory, as his main rival accepted the outcome despite bitter complaints over the conduct of the campaign.
The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. AFP PHOTO | ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan declares victory in Turkish presidential poll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday declared victory in a tightly-contested presidential election, extending his 15-year grip on power in the face of a revitalised opposition.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures to supporters as he addresses a campaign rally in Istanbul on June 23, 2018, one day before presidential and parliamentary elections. Turkey is preparing for tight presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, while many analysts say the incumbent President wants a major foreign policy success to give him a final boost. Aris MESSINIS / AFP

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

Turks were voting Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with the opposition revitalised and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles.
President of Turkey and the leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the AK Party's parliamentary group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara on May 8, 2018. | AFP PHOTO | ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan poll rival vows change in giant Izmir rally

The chief rival to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this weekend's presidential polls on Thursday vowed to transform Turkey as he rallied hundreds of thousands of people in one of the biggest opposition election rallies in years.

Turkey slams Emmanuel Macron over Recep Erdogan magazine cover support

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has slammed French President Emmanuel Macron over his support for a French magazine's cover calling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a "dictator".

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