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Scores of people have been wounded in an explosion near the seat of the Turkish ruling party in the mostly Kurdish city of Van. The blast comes after Ankara replaced dozens of Kurdish mayors over alleged terror links.
Silenced by a crackdown following the coup attempt, secular Turks feel increasingly disenfranchised and isolated. Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.
Turkey has experienced many military coups but the latest, overnight attempt was different says DW’s Seda Sertar.
An attempted coup in Turkey led to a night of gunfire and explosions, with residents waking up to an uncertain future. DW correspondent Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.
The Islamist-rooted AKP gained just under 50% of the vote, according to initial results
By Fadi Elhusseini In 2011, Turkey was seen as an unstoppable regional power and a rising star, led by its Justice and Development Party (AKP). But the arrival of the Arab Spring heralded a deep change in the region. Turkey’s prominence began to fade and Iran’s potential appeared to be rising with the progress it …
Turkish football gave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more headaches than likely votes as he battles to ensure that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will secure a majority in snap parliamentary elections on Sunday. Polls on the eve of the election predict that AKP will increase its vote by 6% compared to the …
Erdogan’s speech to parliament followed a report by the US-based watchdog Freedom House earlier this month, which downgraded Turkey’s status from “partly free” to “not free” and said the country had seen the biggest decline in press freedom in Europe.
The police presence on the square was much smaller than in previous days and the area was mostly overrun with tourists and commuters resuming their normal routines.
The PKK killed the 10 Turkish troops amid clashes in Sirnak provice