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Press freedom near 'tipping point' in leading democracies - RSF

Images of some of the world’s “bad boy” leaders in terms of press freedom were paraded as examples not to follow, as the organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) unveiled its latest World Press Fr

Images of some of the world’s “bad boy” leaders in terms of press freedom were paraded as examples not to follow, as the organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) unveiled its latest World Press Fr

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Turkey arrests 1,000 'secret imams' in police purge

Local media say arrest warrants have been issued for more than 3,000 people in total. It's one of the biggest post-coup purges in months.

Local media say arrest warrants have been issued for more than 3,000 people in total. It's one of the biggest post-coup purges in months.

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Greek court blocks Turkish extradition request

The Greek appeals court has rejected Ankara's request for the extradition of three Turkish soldiers. The cases of a further five soldiers will be decided in the coming weeks.

The Greek appeals court has rejected Ankara's request for the extradition of three Turkish soldiers. The cases of a further five soldiers will be decided in the coming weeks.

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COE puts Turkey on watchlist

The Turkish foreign ministry has strongly condemned the "unjust decision" of the European rights body to put it on notice.

The Turkish foreign ministry has strongly condemned the "unjust decision" of the European rights body to put it on notice.

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Turkey's opposition loses appeals against referendum

Turkey's high electoral board has rejected appeals to annul the referendum granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers.

Turkey's high electoral board has rejected appeals to annul the referendum granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers.

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EU warns Turkey on death penalty 'red line'

The European Commission wants Turkey to investigate “alleged irregularities” in Sunday’s referendum boosting the power of President Erdogan.

The European Commission wants Turkey to investigate “alleged irregularities” in Sunday’s referendum boosting the power of President Erdogan.

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Referendum win may be Pyrrhic victory for AKP warns Turkish analyst

No campaigners keep up pressure on Turkish government after referendum vote and political scientist warns AK should beware falling support in cities.

No campaigners keep up pressure on Turkish government after referendum vote and political scientist warns AK should beware falling support in cities.

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Flush with referendum win, crowd asks Erdogan for death penalty

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces call for referendum on death penalty after Ankara crowd hails his win on enhanced presidential powers.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces call for referendum on death penalty after Ankara crowd hails his win on enhanced presidential powers.

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'International media is dancing to the tune of Erdogan'

The victory of the yes vote in Turkey’s referendum on new presidential powers is hardly a surprise given Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s overwhelming support.

The victory of the yes vote in Turkey’s referendum on new presidential powers is hardly a surprise given Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s overwhelming support.

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Urban Turks divided on referendum result

Turkey's biggest cities have rejected the presidential referendum, and people in Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul appear dubious about the result or what it means for Turkey.

Turkey's biggest cities have rejected the presidential referendum, and people in Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul appear dubious about the result or what it means for Turkey.

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Turkey's President Erdogan declares referendum victory

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum granting him sweeping powers and which could keep him in office until 2029.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum granting him sweeping powers and which could keep him in office until 2029.

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Erdogan claims victory in Turkey referendum

Turkey is today voting in an historic referendum and on whether or not to push through 18 constitutional amendments, transforming the role of president from a largely ceremonial role to one of great…

Turkey is today voting in an historic referendum and on whether or not to push through 18 constitutional amendments, transforming the role of president from a largely ceremonial role to one of great…

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Turkey referendum: the count begins (updated)

More than three quarters of the ballots have been counted and partial results put the Yes camp in front.

More than three quarters of the ballots have been counted and partial results put the Yes camp in front.

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Turkey-EU ties: a bargaining chip on eve of referendum

Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan has ramped up his anti-EU rhetoric on the eve of a referendum which would hand him sweeping powers.

Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan has ramped up his anti-EU rhetoric on the eve of a referendum which would hand him sweeping powers.

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Erdogan slams OSCE ahead of constitutional referendum

Turkey's president slams the OSCE election monitor over reports of campaign inconsistencies ahead of the constitutional vote.

Turkey's president slams the OSCE election monitor over reports of campaign inconsistencies ahead of the constitutional vote.

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Turkey referendum: Polls give narrow lead for 'yes'

There are just two days to go until Turkey goes to the polls in a referendum that could give sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

There are just two days to go until Turkey goes to the polls in a referendum that could give sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Turkish referendum result could make or break Erdogan

On Sunday Turks decide in a referendum if they want a stronger president to run the country, and a weakened parliament. Their choice could determine if Turkey continues along a democratic road, or slu

On Sunday Turks decide in a referendum if they want a stronger president to run the country, and a weakened parliament. Their choice could determine if Turkey continues along a democratic road, or slu