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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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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: 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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Three Turkish soldiers die in air strike in Syria

It happened at around 3am local time during the course of a Turkish-led Syrian rebel operation, according to a statement from the Turkish military.

It happened at around 3am local time during the course of a Turkish-led Syrian rebel operation, according to a statement from the Turkish military.

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EU-Turkey relations tense ahead of membership progress report

The EU has called on Turkey to restart political dialogue with opposition groups and protect its democracy, and described recent developments as ‘extremely…

The EU has called on Turkey to restart political dialogue with opposition groups and protect its democracy, and described recent developments as ‘extremely…

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Turkey's pro-Kurd opposition announces partial parliament boycott

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition has announced a partial boycott of parliament, after the controversial detentions of it co-leaders and other lawmakers.

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition has announced a partial boycott of parliament, after the controversial detentions of it co-leaders and other lawmakers.

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More arrests and court hearings in Turkey

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been remanded in custody in Istanbul.

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been remanded in custody in Istanbul.

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Turkey rocked by protests after high-profile arrests

The Turkish authorities have arrested the leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish opposition party as part of a terrorism inquiry.

The Turkish authorities have arrested the leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish opposition party as part of a terrorism inquiry.

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Arrests leave a 'dark stain' on Turkey's history - HDP

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish political party has pledged to show a "democratic reaction" after its two co-leaders and at least 11 lawmakers were detained in raids overnight.

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish political party has pledged to show a "democratic reaction" after its two co-leaders and at least 11 lawmakers were detained in raids overnight.

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Turkey: deadly explosion rocks Diyarbakir after HDP raids

A car bomb has rocked the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, reportedly killing at least eight people and wounding more than 100 others.

A car bomb has rocked the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, reportedly killing at least eight people and wounding more than 100 others.

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Kurds hold mass rally in Cologne

They are angry about Turkey's military intervention in northern Syria and what they say is the Turkish president's "dictatorial behaviour".

They are angry about Turkey's military intervention in northern Syria and what they say is the Turkish president's "dictatorial behaviour".

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Turkey: PKK blamed for attack on main opposition leader

Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu escaped unhurt on Thursday after his convoy came under fire in the northeastern Black Sea province of Artvin.

Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu escaped unhurt on Thursday after his convoy came under fire in the northeastern Black Sea province of Artvin.

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Erdogan wants to contain Syria's Kurdish rebels at all costs

In a joint operation with the US military Turkey has launched its largest incursion into Syria yet, with the aim of taking control of the border town of Jarablus away from…

In a joint operation with the US military Turkey has launched its largest incursion into Syria yet, with the aim of taking control of the border town of Jarablus away from…

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Biden seeks to reassure Turkey of US support after criticism over coup

The US Vice President Joe Biden has voiced support for Turkey during the highest-level visit by a Western diplomat since the failed coup in mid-July.

The US Vice President Joe Biden has voiced support for Turkey during the highest-level visit by a Western diplomat since the failed coup in mid-July.

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PKK admits it planted Elazig bomb in Turkey

A car bomb exploded outside the police headquarters in the city of Elazig on Thursday. At least five people died and 146 were injured, 14 seriously.

A car bomb exploded outside the police headquarters in the city of Elazig on Thursday. At least five people died and 146 were injured, 14 seriously.