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Turkish election 2015

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Erdogan seeks agreement for change in Turkish constitution

AK party boss and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a long cherished dream; to scrap a 1982 coup-era constitution everyone agrees is no

AK party boss and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a long cherished dream; to scrap a 1982 coup-era constitution everyone agrees is no

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Post-election pressure piled on Turkish opposition circles

The election is over, but the pressure is still on for Turkish opposition circles. Dawn raids, arrests and media clampdowns provoke international criticism.

The election is over, but the pressure is still on for Turkish opposition circles. Dawn raids, arrests and media clampdowns provoke international criticism.

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Markets in Turkey surge after AK Party's election victory

Markets in Turkey have surged after the ruling AK Party’s clear victory in the country’s parliamentary election. By early afternoon the main index in

Markets in Turkey have surged after the ruling AK Party’s clear victory in the country’s parliamentary election. By early afternoon the main index in

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Can Ahmet Davutoglu step out of Erdogan's long shadow?

He simply tweeted : “Thanks be to God,” when the election result was in the bag. But many may be saying, thanks be to Ahmet Davutoglu, who has

He simply tweeted : “Thanks be to God,” when the election result was in the bag. But many may be saying, thanks be to Ahmet Davutoglu, who has

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AKP regains grip on power in Turkey as HDP scrapes through

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK Party) has won back its majority and will be able to form a single-party government again after Sunday’s

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK Party) has won back its majority and will be able to form a single-party government again after Sunday’s

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Final day of campaigning before Turkey decides on new government

Turkey is entering its last day of campaigning ahead of Sunday’s snap general election. Prime Minister and leader of the ruling AK Party, Ahmet

Turkey is entering its last day of campaigning ahead of Sunday’s snap general election. Prime Minister and leader of the ruling AK Party, Ahmet

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Turkey snap election: AK Party in front but overall majority uncertain

With Turkey’s snap general election just days away, the main political parties have been campaigning hard across the country. In the latest opinion

With Turkey’s snap general election just days away, the main political parties have been campaigning hard across the country. In the latest opinion

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Turkey's polls encompass political, security and economic angst

They voted in June, now, against a backdrop of bloodshed, they are voting again, this Sunday (1st Nov.), Turkey’s electorate seeking a democratic way

They voted in June, now, against a backdrop of bloodshed, they are voting again, this Sunday (1st Nov.), Turkey’s electorate seeking a democratic way

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Are refugees or civil rights the priority in Turkey?

Turkey’s snap elections come at a critical moment. President Erdogan aims to avoid the hung parliament from the June vote, but polls show no clear

Turkey’s snap elections come at a critical moment. President Erdogan aims to avoid the hung parliament from the June vote, but polls show no clear

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Istanbul: hundreds protest police raid on opposition media

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Istanbul in front of an opposition media company that was raided by police earlier on Wednesday.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Istanbul in front of an opposition media company that was raided by police earlier on Wednesday.

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Kurdish vote expected decisive in Turkish elections -- again

In Turkey’s elections this Sunday, the Kurdish vote is expected to prove decisive. Turkey has nearly 54 million voters, and in last June’s elections

In Turkey’s elections this Sunday, the Kurdish vote is expected to prove decisive. Turkey has nearly 54 million voters, and in last June’s elections

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Turkey's nationalists spurn AKP before polls, eye options

Turkish nationalists have hailed Devlet Bahçeli as chief since 1997. The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader took steps from the start to

Turkish nationalists have hailed Devlet Bahçeli as chief since 1997. The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader took steps from the start to

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Interview with Didier Billion (IRIS)about Turkey's future in Europe

Give and take. After months of blocking Turkey’s negotiations to join the European Union and the growing migration crisis, German Chancellor Angela

Give and take. After months of blocking Turkey’s negotiations to join the European Union and the growing migration crisis, German Chancellor Angela

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Turkish election "impossible" as violence spreads

Turkey’s chances of holding an election in November are “becoming impossible” because of growing unrest, according to the head of the pro-Kurdish

Turkey’s chances of holding an election in November are “becoming impossible” because of growing unrest, according to the head of the pro-Kurdish

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Turkey's 'blame game' elections

Turkey went to the polls on June 7 this year and voted to end the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) 13 years of one-party rule. The key to this

Turkey went to the polls on June 7 this year and voted to end the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) 13 years of one-party rule. The key to this

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Turkey heading towards new elections after coalition talks fail

Early elections for Turkey as President Erodgan favours forming an interim government of his own before the vote: Reportedly speaking to an academic

Early elections for Turkey as President Erodgan favours forming an interim government of his own before the vote: Reportedly speaking to an academic

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Turkey: first hung parliament since 2002 sworn in

Turkey’s first hung parliament since 2002 has been sworn in in Ankara. The pressure is on to get the majority to sing from the same sheet. Failure by

Turkey’s first hung parliament since 2002 has been sworn in in Ankara. The pressure is on to get the majority to sing from the same sheet. Failure by

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Turkey's AK Party pursues talks on coalition options

Turkey’s ruling AK Party says all options are on the table as it seeks to form a new government. In an interview with the state broadcaster prime

Turkey’s ruling AK Party says all options are on the table as it seeks to form a new government. In an interview with the state broadcaster prime

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Turkey's Q1 GDP growth beats forecasts

Turkey’s economy outperformed expectations year-on-year in Q1 recording year-on-year GDP growth of 2.3%. It is a welcome post-election boost for

Turkey’s economy outperformed expectations year-on-year in Q1 recording year-on-year GDP growth of 2.3%. It is a welcome post-election boost for

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Turkish PM Davutoglu formally resigns ahead of new government

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday (June 9) to present his formal resignation following Sunday’s

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday (June 9) to present his formal resignation following Sunday’s

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Turkey enters new and uncertain political era as AKP loses majority

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not appeared in public since the results of Sunday’s general election, which stripped his AK Party of a

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not appeared in public since the results of Sunday’s general election, which stripped his AK Party of a

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Turkey's more diverse vote is obstacle to government

What went wrong for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the AKP Justice and Development Party in Sunday’s elections? He simply wanted the

What went wrong for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the AKP Justice and Development Party in Sunday’s elections? He simply wanted the