Erdogan revives spectre of death penalty

2017-04-20 20:12

"What George, Hans or Helga say does not interest us!" roars Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "What counts for us is what Ayse, Murat, Mehmet, Hatice say! What Allah says!"

Will death penalty be the death knell for EU-Turkey talks?

2017-04-19 07:28

Turkey and the EU have spent three decades trying to unite, but the EU membership talks seem to be moving toward a permafrost.

Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win

2017-04-18 08:54

Despite concerns from monitoring groups, President Donald Trump has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on his country's referendum expanding presidential powers.

Yes vote gives Turkish lira assets rare break from political pressure

2017-04-17 14:48

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory to get more control over policy making won’t stop investors from taking advantage of some of the cheapest assets in emerging markets.

Turkey's Erdogan claims referendum win

2017-04-16 22:03

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a "historic decision".

Erdogan-style moustaches trending in Turkish ruling party

2017-04-13 09:47

Neatly-trimmed moustaches, similar to that worn by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have become increasingly popular among government ministers.

Turkey dismisses 45 more judges, prosecutors

2017-04-04 05:19

Turkish authorities have dismissed 45 more judges and prosecutors in the latest purge within the judiciary following last July's failed coup, state media reports.

11 die as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast

2017-03-24 18:49

Media reports say 11 people have drowned and five are missing after a migrant boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast.

Turkey's referendum campaign unfair - Erdogan opponents

2017-03-19 20:45

Opposition figures in Turkey say they have faced threats, violence, arbitrary detentions, a lack of TV airtime and even sabotage in the campaign for a referendum on expanding the president's powers.

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

2017-03-18 06:47

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turks staying in Europe to have five children, telling the millions-strong diaspora they were the continent's "future" as a bitter dispute festered between Ankara and Brussels.


Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'

2017-04-19 18:21

Turkey's top election authority has rejected an opposition bid to annul the referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after complaints of vote-rigging.

Turkey's premier calls on opposition to respect referendum

2017-04-18 13:47

Turkey's prime minister has called on the opposition to respect the result of a referendum that will give sweeping new powers to the office of the president.

Turkish body urges state of emergency extension

2017-04-18 05:07

Turkey's National Security Council is recommending an extension to the state of emergency that was declared last year.

Turkey vote: Fraud ruled out

2017-04-17 12:13

The head of Turkey's electoral board has rejected suggestions of fraud in Turkey's referendum that will grant the president vast new powers.

Turkey decides its 'destiny' in tight referendum

2017-04-16 16:30

Turkey is voting to decide whether to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers in a bitterly-contested referendum.

Turkey detains ISIS suspects planning 'poll sabotage'

2017-04-11 19:06

Turkish authorities have detained 19 suspected ISIS supporters accused of planning to "sabotage" voting in the weekend referendum on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Germany launches probe into Turkey's 'intolerable spying'

2017-03-29 06:12

German prosecutors have announced an investigation into claims that Turkish agents are spying on alleged followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen in Germany.

Rotterdam mayor appeals for calm in Turkey row

2017-03-21 19:25

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has appealed for calm among the Dutch city's sizeable Turkish community amid an international row over a referendum.

Turkey's president campaigns for referendum at war memorial

2017-03-18 21:02

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has campaigned for a referendum on expanding his powers at a World War I memorial.

Erdogan: Dutch 'massacred over 8 000' in Bosnia

2017-03-15 19:28

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Netherlands of massacring over 8 000 Bosnian Muslims in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

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