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Turkey says to produce S-500s with Russia after S-400 missile deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defence systems after Ankara's controversial purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Moscow. Turkey's push to buy the S-400s has further strained already tense relations with the United States which has repeatedly warned Ankara of the risks including sanctions as a result of the purchase. "There is absolutely no question of (Turkey) taking a step back from the S-400s purchase.


Northern Cyprus judge acquits two journalists of insulting Erdoğan

Press freedom watchdog hails ruling by court in Turkish-occupied territoryPress freedom defenders have reacted with jubilation after a judge in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus acquitted two journalists accused of insulting Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.A court threw out charges of defamation against Şener Levent and Ali Osman Tabak brought after the small-circulation daily Afrika published a cartoon depicting a Greek statue urinating on Erdoğan’s head. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Media, World news, Cyprus, Turkey, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Press freedom, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sener Levent, Ali Osman Tabak


Turkish, Iraqi leaders discuss military cooperation

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey and Iraq have discussed a possible deal to increase military and security cooperation between the neighboring countries. Erdogan spoke to reporters after meetings with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Wednesday. Erdogan also said a pipeline running from Iraqi oil fields to Turkey, […]
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U.S. senator asks Trudeau to guarantee Blazers' Enes Kanter's safety

The Portland Trail Blazers still need to knock off the Golden State Warriors before they can reach the NBA Finals but if they do, they may need Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's support to ensure one of their top players is able to play. Blazers center Enes Kanter has been a staunch vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling him a dictator on several occasions. Kanter's passport has been revoked and a warrant was placed for his arrest in Turkey back in January.
Tags: News, Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Enes Kanter, Kanter


US senator seeks safe passage for Blazers star Enes Kanter

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto Raptors The Oregon senator wrote Tuesday […]
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US senator seeks safe passage for Turkish Trail Blazers star

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland center Enes Kanter, whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against Toronto            [Author: AP]
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US senator asks Canada to protect Erdoğan critic Kanter during NBA finals

Trail Blazers player is an opponent of Turkish presidentBlazers could travel to play Toronto Raptors in finalsThe NBA playoffs have been swept up in diplomatic drama, with US senator Ron Wyden expressing concern for the safety of Portland Trail Blazers player Enes Kanter if his team play the Toronto Raptors in the NBA finals. Kanter is a fierce critic of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, calling him the “Hitler of our Century”. The Turkish authorities in turn have accused Kanter of havin...
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The Quick Read… Turkey Calling “ReDo” on Istanbul’s Mayoral Elections  

What Happened This Week: A little over a month ago, Turkey held local elections. For the first time in more than twenty years, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost the mayoralty of Istanbul, the city where Erdogan himself once presided as mayor. Erdogan took the loss hard…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Turkey, World, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Justice and Development Party


Cars, Contracts and Debt: What Istanbul’s Mayor Found in 17 Days

Before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey forced a do-over of the Istanbul election, the opposition leader Ekrem Imamoglu found evidence of wasteful spending by Mr. Erdogan’s allies, he said.
Tags: News, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu


Turkey's President Erdogan refuses to give up Istanbul without a fight

There's an old saying in Turkish politics: "Who wins Istanbul, wins Turkey." The country's biggest city and commercial heart is undoubtedly its biggest political prize and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn't about to give it up without a fight.
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Turkey's President Erdogan refuses to give up Istanbul without a fight

There's an old saying in Turkish politics: "Who wins Istanbul, wins Turkey." The country's biggest city and commercial heart is undoubtedly its biggest political prize and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn't about to give it up without a fight.
Tags: Turkey, Cnn, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul


‘We Will Win Again,’ Opposition Vows in Istanbul Election Do-Over

A day after the authorities annulled a result that embarrassed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, several minor candidates withdrew to avoid splitting the vote.
Tags: News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul


Erdoğan says rerun of Istanbul election is 'best step' for Turkey

‘Serious corruption’ occurred and ‘thieves’ must be brought to account, president claimsThe Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has welcomed a controversial order to rerun the recent Istanbul election after complaints of corruption as the “best step” for the country.“We see this decision as the best step that will strengthen our will to solve problems within the framework of democracy and law,” Erdoğan told a meeting of his AKP party in parliament. Continue reading...
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Istanbul election being rerun to save grants, say Erdoğan opponents

Members of Republican People’s party say ruling AKP fears losing billions in grants to charities tied to governmentMembers of Turkey’s main opposition party have claimed a government bid to safeguard billions of dollars in grants to foundations that form a key part of its political apparatus is linked to moves to re-run the vote for Istanbul mayor, which the ruling party lost in March for the first time in a generation.The highly contentious decision has continued to draw claims of an emerging “...
Tags: Europe, World news, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul


Opposition slams decision for re-run Istanbul vote as ‘coup’

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s opposition is denouncing a decision by the country’s electoral board to force a re-run of the mayoral race in Istanbul. The Supreme Electoral Board ruled Monday in favor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s governing party, which challenged the outcome of the March 31 election won by Ekrem Imamoglu. A new […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Nation, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Ankara Turkey, Ekrem Imamoglu, Supreme Electoral Board


Outcry as Turkey orders rerun of Istanbul mayoral election

Erdoğan’s successful bid to overturn vote is ‘plain dictatorship’, says CHP partyTurkish authorities have scrapped the result of a vote for Istanbul mayor that was lost by the candidate backed by the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in response to calls by his AK party for a rerun.In a move that hit the lira and drew opposition accusations of “dictatorship“, the high election board (YSK) ruled that a fresh Istanbul mayoral contest must be held on 23 June. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul


Turkey orders rerun of Istanbul election in blow to opposition

Erdoğan’s bid to overturn mayoral vote is ‘plain dictatorship’, says CHP partyTurkey’s election body has ordered a rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s party complained about its surprise defeat in the vote, the state news agency reported.The ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) narrowly lost Turkey’s biggest city in local elections on 21 March, in one of the biggest challenges to Erdoğan’s grip on the country in years. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Justice and Development, AKP


Turkey Orders New Election for Istanbul Mayor, in Setback for Opposition

The electoral authorities’ decision annuls a devastating defeat for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party, and raises the prospect of social unrest.
Tags: Elections, News, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mayors, Istanbul, Recep Tayyip, Politics And Government, Yildirim, Binali (1955-, Justice and Development Party (Turkey, Republican People's Party (Turkey, Imamoglu, Ekrem


Erdogan condemns Israeli Gaza bombing of Turkish news agency offices

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday fiercely denounced Israel for the bombing of a building housing Turkey's state news agency Anadolu in Gaza. "We strongly condemn Israel's attack against Anadolu Agency’s office in Gaza," Erdogan said on Twitter. "Turkey and Anadolu Agency will continue to tell the world about Israeli terrorism and atrocities in Gaza and other parts of Palestine despite such attacks," he wrote.
Tags: News, Israel, Turkey, Gaza, Palestine, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Anadolu Agency, Anadolu, Gaza Erdogan, Twitter Turkey


Erdogan: F-35 program doomed to fail without Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a U.S. F-35 fighter aircraft program that excludes Turkey would be “doomed to a total collapse.” Erdogan made the comments Tuesday at a defense industry fair amid warnings from Washington that Turkey’s decision to purchase the Russian S-400 missile system will jeopardize Turkey’s participation in […]
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Turkey offers Trump joint review of Russian S-400 threat

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed with U.S. President Donald Trump a Turkish proposal to establish a joint committee over Turkey’s plans to purchase Russian S-400 missile defense systems. A statement from Erdogan’s office says the two leaders held a telephone conversation on Monday during which they also discussed […]
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Turkey urges study of its archives over Armenian genocide

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is challenging nations who label the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, saying they should inspect Turkey’s Ottoman-era archives and “we have nothing to hide.” Marking April 24, 1915, considered the start of the massacre of the Armenians, Erdogan said nations who accuse […]
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Turkish police hold ruling party member, five others after opposition chief attack

Turkish police on Monday were holding six people, including a member of the ruling AKP party, after a mob attack on opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu that sparked widespread criticism. Kilicdaroglu, 70, of the Republican People's Party (CHP) was assaulted on Sunday in a crowd as he attended a funeral in Ankara for a soldier killed fighting Kurdish militants in the southeast. The attack came days after the opposition CHP won Ankara and Istanbul from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP in Ma...
Tags: News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, CHP, Istanbul, Ankara, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Republican People s Party CHP, Kilicdaroglu


Turkish police arrest ruling party member, eight others after opposition chief attack

Turkish police on Monday arrested nine people, including a member of the ruling AKP party, after a mob attack on opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu that sparked widespread criticism. Kilicdaroglu, 70, of the Republican People's Party (CHP) was assaulted on Sunday in a crowd as he attended a funeral in Ankara for a soldier killed fighting Kurdish militants in the southeast. The attack came days after the opposition CHP won Ankara and Istanbul from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP in March...
Tags: News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, CHP, Istanbul, Ankara, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Republican People s Party CHP, Kilicdaroglu


New Istanbul mayor rallies supporters for 'new beginning'

Istanbul's new mayor rallied hundreds of thousands of supporters on Sunday to celebrate a "new beginning", urging people to unite after his highly contested win against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party. Ekrem Imamoglu, 49, of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), narrowly edged out his rival to capture the Istanbul mayor's office, a stinging setback to Erdogan's AKP after a decade and a half in power. As Imamoglu addressed the Istanbul rally, over in Ankara the CHP leade...
Tags: News, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, CHP, Istanbul, Ankara, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Republican People s Party CHP, Ekrem Imamoglu, Imamoglu


Turkish Cypriot poised to win seat in European parliament elections

‘Watershed’ moment for island as Niyazi Kızılyürek campaigns on reunification ticketA Turkish Cypriot candidate is set for the first time to win a seat in next month’s European parliament elections in what is already being hailed a watershed moment for the partitioned island.In a country riven physically and psychologically by ethnic division, polls show widespread support for Niyazi Kızılyürek, a prominent Turkish Cypriot academic who is being fielded by Akel, the main opposition leftist party ...
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Erdogan's party calls for new elections in Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, known as AKP, is asking the country's election council for a redo of the mayoral election in Istanbul, the country's financial capital and its largest city.
Tags: News, Middle East, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Justice and Development Party


Opposition candidate the official winner in tight Istanbul vote

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. Thousands of cheering supporters greeted Imamoglu outside the Istanbul town hall after he received his mandate certificate, though electoral authorities must still rule on an AKP appeal for a rerun over alleged irregularities in its narrow Istanbul defeat. "This is a new dawn for Ista...
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Erdogan's party calls for new elections in Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, known as AKP, is asking the country's election council for a redo of the mayoral election in Istanbul, the country's financial capital and its largest city.
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Thwarted in Istanbul Election Recount, Erdogan’s Party Applies for Rerun

The call for a fresh vote is seen as a last-ditch attempt by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s allies to avoid losing control of Turkey’s largest city.
Tags: Elections, News, Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mayors, Politics And Government, Yildirim, Binali (1955-, Istanbul (Turkey, Justice and Development Party (Turkey, Imamoglu, Ekrem