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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)

Turkish lawyers threaten boycott of Erdogan’s courts ceremony

Dozens of Turkish bar associations are threatening to boycott President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned ceremony to open the judicial year at the presidential palace, saying it would be another violation of the judiciary’s independence.
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 Turkey to turn elsewhere if US will not sell F-35s

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey would turn elsewhere for fighter jets, if the United States will not sell it the F-35 jets.
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.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would not “turn back” on a deal with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile defence systems in comments published on Saturday.

Islamic State threatens Turkish leader Recep Erdogan

The Islamic State has threatened Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a video released late Wednesday which referenced the group’s alleged branch in Turkey.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and US President Donald Trump attend a bilateral meeting during the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

Donald Trump tells Receop Erdogan Turkey’s Russian missile deal ‘a problem’

Turkey’s purchase of a major Russian missile defence system is “a problem”, US President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart at a Saturday meeting on the sidelines of the G20.
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Turkey politician faces 17 years for criticising government

Hundreds gathered at Istanbul’s main court on Friday to support an opposition politician who faces 17 years in prison for a series of tweets criticising the government.
A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will go ahead on Saturday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina, the Kremlin said Thursday. Getty Images

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin to meet at G20 summit

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Friday for the first time since special counsel Robert Mueller released his report detailing Russia’s “sweeping and systematic” campaign to disrupt the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.
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.

Egypt’s former president Morsi buried in Cairo

Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried in Cairo on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day after he collapsed in court and died.
Mohamed Morsi pictured while on trial in 2016. Anadolu Agency-Getty

Egypt ex-president Mohamed Morsi dies

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday in a Cairo hospital after fainting during a session in court, judicial and security sources said.
epa07633596 A handout photo made available by the Turkish President Press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2-R) his wife Emine Erdogan (R) attend a wedding ceremony of German soccer player Mesut Ozil (C) and his fiance Amina Gulse (2-L) at the Hotel Four Seasons Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey, 07 June 2019. EPA/TURKISH PRESIDENT PRESS OFFICE HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Mesut Ozil marries former Miss Turkey with president Recep Erdogan as best man

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil marries former Miss Turkey Amine Gulsenas the country as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the best man at the wedding in Istanbul.
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Turkey coup: 74 people sentenced to life imprisonment

A court in Ankara on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment 74 suspects, including former helicopter pilots, over their alleged role in the failed 2016 coup by a faction in the military.
Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey protesting the conditions of his detention, his lawyers said on Sunday.

Kurdish leader Ocalan calls end to jail hunger strikes in Turkey

Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey protesting the conditions of his detention, his lawyers said on Sunday.
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.
Police in Turkey have arrested six people, including a member of the ruling party, after an attack on main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, as his party organised rallies against the incident.

Arrests after attack on main opposition leader in Turkey

Police in Turkey have arrested six people, including a member of the ruling party, after an attack on main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, as his party organised rallies against the incident.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy, but his challenger also claimed he won and complained of widespread cheating.

Indonesia’s presidential rivals both declare election win

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy, but his challenger also claimed he won and complained of widespread cheating.
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.

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