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Human rights organisations say that ending state of emergency is first step which is necessary in a long line of measures that new government must undertake
Turkey’s strongman to enjoy new extraordinary executive powers as president
left-center politician Muharrem İnce becomes foremost rival to Erdogan in intense presidential race.
Both leaders asserted their rejection of recent American decision on Jerusalem
A Turkish demand that Pakistan close 28 primary and secondary schools associated with controversial, self-exiled Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen has put the government in Islamabad in a quandary as it attempts to get a grip on an education sector in which militant Islamists and jihadists figure prominently. Turkish ambassador to Pakistan S. Babur Girgin’s demand …
Egypt spread messages of rejoicing Turkish coup, raised criticism to president in response to Erdoğan’s campaign against Al-Sisi
Turkish stocks and the lira have remained under selling pressure after a failed coup shook the country on Friday, now forcing the central bank to lower interest rates for the fifth consecutive month.
Silenced by a crackdown following the coup attempt, secular Turks feel increasingly disenfranchised and isolated. Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan dresses up his increasing authoritarianism with nationalist and religious overtones, sparking battles over the future of the Kemalist state. Those battles, pitting nationalist and conservative forces against secularists and Kurds, are nowhere more evident than on Turkish soccer pitches. A series of incidents in recent months highlighted the mounting tensions …
A break in Turkey’s ties with Germany is unlikely says Turkish Prime Binali Yildirim despite Berlin’s description of Ottoman World War One killings of Armenians as ‘genocide.’
Battles for the control of stadiums and other public spaces in Turkey and Egypt have pitched militant soccer fans against authoritarian leaders determined to limit supporters’ ability to challenge their authority. As a result, a struggle that comes on the back of years of confrontation in the stadiums and mass, watershed anti-government protests that in …
A change in the constitution is likely what will decide the future of Turkey rather than who is the next prime minister
Last month’s opening of storied Istanbul soccer club Besiktas JK’s renovated Vodafone Arena stadium was laden with political symbols ranging from clashes between police and militant fans, to fans being banned from attending the opening, to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan using the event to his political advantage. Celebrations of the opening reflected …
Turkish president reiterates strong words against Egypt’s ‘regime’
Lawsuits argues countries took a “hostile position” against Egypt, supported Muslim Brotherhood
Turkey pressured for better relations with neighbouring countries, support for Muslim Brotherhood incorrect policy, according to Turkish politicians
By James M. Dorsey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s illiberal policies have targeted the media, the judiciary, the police, militant football fans, and anti-government protesters. Now they threaten to claim yet another victim: the game of football itself. In a major blow to troubled Turkish football, Yildiz Holding, a conservative conglomerate known for its confectionary and biscuit business and …
Turkey has repeatedly expressed opposition to current Egyptian government
Turkish prime minister criticises Egyptian president over Gaza
AFP – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Saturday police would clamp down on anyone defying a ban on demonstrations at Istanbul’s Taksim Square on the anniversary of a wave of mass protests last year. “If you go there, our security forces have received clear-cut instructions and will do whatever is necessary from A to Z,” Erdogan …
AFP – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan put the death toll from a mine explosion at 232 on Wednesday, local media reported. Erdogan was inspecting the site of the accident in the western town of Soma, about 150 miles south of Istanbul in Turkey’s Aegean region.
More than 50 million voters were to cast their ballots for mayors and local assemblies at almost 200,000 polling stations, pitting Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted Justice and Development party against secular, nationalist and other groups.
The president confirmed that the US-based social media giant had hired a lawyer in Turkey for negotiations with the authorities.
The move comes shortly after Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan and Interior Minister Muammer Guler announced their resignations.
By James M. Dorsey Financially stressed Turkish football clubs are becoming pawns in the political struggle between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and militant football fans who rank prominently among his detractors as football pitches and university campuses emerge as major battlefields between the government and its detractors. Critics of Mr Erdogan charge that the …
Davutoğlu and counterparts share ‘deep concern’ about violence
Police “will use all their powers” to end the unrest, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said in a televised interview.
By James M. Dorsey If there is one lesson Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan should have drawn from the popular revolts that toppled four Arab leaders and sparked civil war in Syria in the last two years, it is that police brutality strengthens protesters’ resolve and particularly that of militant, street battle-hardened football fans. …
Timeline outlining latest clashes in Turkey