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Referendum campaigning kicks off in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has kicked off campaigning for the popular vote that aims to create an executive presidency in the country.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has kicked off campaigning for the popular vote that aims to create an executive presidency in the country.

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May talks trade in Turkey for a fresh Brexit boost

Prime Minister Theresa May has left the US and flown to Turkey for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Insiders say it is part of a charm offensive to bolster her hand in negotiations to leave

Prime Minister Theresa May has left the US and flown to Turkey for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Insiders say it is part of a charm offensive to bolster her hand in negotiations to leave

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Turkish MPs approve bill to extend president's powers

The bill would see changes in the system of government which would allow the president to keep ties with his party and restructure the country's highest judicial body.

The bill would see changes in the system of government which would allow the president to keep ties with his party and restructure the country's highest judicial body.

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Turkey: Hundreds sought over Bylock app

More than 200 military personnel are being sought as part of the ongoing crackdown following last summer's failed coup. They are suspected of using a messaging app the government says was used by the

More than 200 military personnel are being sought as part of the ongoing crackdown following last summer's failed coup. They are suspected of using a messaging app the government says was used by the

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Turkey's parliament backs controversial constitutional changes

Turkey’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a new constitution which will increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a new constitution which will increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Brawl erupts in Turkish parliament during debate on constitutional reform

Lawmakers in Turkey’s parliament engaged in scuffles yesterday, January 11, as a heated debate over proposals to expand the executive powers of President Erdogan…

Lawmakers in Turkey’s parliament engaged in scuffles yesterday, January 11, as a heated debate over proposals to expand the executive powers of President Erdogan…

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Turkey makes more arrests over failed coup

Turkish police have arrested the chief legal adviser Erem Turgut Yücel and a former chief executive of Dogan Holding Yahya Üzdiyen as part of the probe into last year’s failed…

Turkish police have arrested the chief legal adviser Erem Turgut Yücel and a former chief executive of Dogan Holding Yahya Üzdiyen as part of the probe into last year’s failed…

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Was the Reina attack due to a clash of lifestyles?

In Turkey, lifestyle differences are being touted as a motivation for Saturday's massacre in a nightclub in Istanbul.

In Turkey, lifestyle differences are being touted as a motivation for Saturday's massacre in a nightclub in Istanbul.

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Turkey: lessons in fear and loathing

A president in service to his country, as was the case on December 11th after the 17th attack of the year in Turkey.

A president in service to his country, as was the case on December 11th after the 17th attack of the year in Turkey.

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USA calls 'ludicrous' Turkey's claim it backs terror groups in Syria

Turkish President Erdogan said on Tuesday he had evidence the U.S.-led coalition supports terrorists in Syria, including ISIL and the Kurdish militant groups YPG and PYD.

Turkish President Erdogan said on Tuesday he had evidence the U.S.-led coalition supports terrorists in Syria, including ISIL and the Kurdish militant groups YPG and PYD.

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Turkey cafe boss arrested for 'cup of tea insult' against the president

The manager of a cafeteria at a Turkish opposition newspaper has reportedly been arrested after saying he would refuse to serve President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a cup of…

The manager of a cafeteria at a Turkish opposition newspaper has reportedly been arrested after saying he would refuse to serve President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a cup of…

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'Syrian Twitter girl 'Bana Alabed meets Turkey's Erdogan

Bana Alabed the seven-year-old Syrian girl who captured the imagination of Western media from inside besieged Aleppo has met Turkey's President

Bana Alabed the seven-year-old Syrian girl who captured the imagination of Western media from inside besieged Aleppo has met Turkey's President

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Turkey: further crackdown after Saturday's twin bombing

235 people have been detained in raids across Turkey over alleged links to Kurdish militants. The arrests come two days after 44 people died and 150 were injured in twin bombings at a major football s

235 people have been detained in raids across Turkey over alleged links to Kurdish militants. The arrests come two days after 44 people died and 150 were injured in twin bombings at a major football s

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Fate of asylum-seeking Turkish soldiers remains unclear

A court in Athens has ruled that three of eight Turkish officers said to be implicated in July’s failed coup attempt in Turkey should be extradited back to their home…

A court in Athens has ruled that three of eight Turkish officers said to be implicated in July’s failed coup attempt in Turkey should be extradited back to their home…

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Turkey's President Erdogan threatens Europe with new wave of refugees

Angered by the European parliament's vote to suspend EU membership talks, Turkey's President Erdogan threatens Europe with a new wave of refugees.

Angered by the European parliament's vote to suspend EU membership talks, Turkey's President Erdogan threatens Europe with a new wave of refugees.

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EU-Turkey relations: the 'fear' factor

MEPs have voted in favour of freezing Turkey’s EU membership talks, passing a non-binding resolution in Strasbourg.

MEPs have voted in favour of freezing Turkey’s EU membership talks, passing a non-binding resolution in Strasbourg.

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50 years of Turkish steps towards and back from the European Union

Turkey’s first steps towards accession to Europe go back more than 50 years, when Ankara asked for an association agreement with the European Economic Community.

Turkey’s first steps towards accession to Europe go back more than 50 years, when Ankara asked for an association agreement with the European Economic Community.

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Turkey slams EU for organising vote on halting accession talks

Turkey's President Erdogan slams the EU for its upcoming vote on halting membership talks, saying the ballot has "no value" in Turkish eyes.

Turkey's President Erdogan slams the EU for its upcoming vote on halting membership talks, saying the ballot has "no value" in Turkish eyes.

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Turkey issues arrest warrant for Syrian Kurdish leader

Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for the Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim, whose group is a key force fighting ISIL in northern Syria.

Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for the Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim, whose group is a key force fighting ISIL in northern Syria.

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NATO chief Stoltenberg calls for military alliance to enlarge

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member states to enlarge the military alliance by ratifying the accession of Montenegro during a summit in…

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member states to enlarge the military alliance by ratifying the accession of Montenegro during a summit in…