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Turkey arrests two suspected UAE spies: report

Istanbul - Turkey has arrested two men suspected of spying for the United Arab Emirates and is probing whether they are tied to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, Anadolu state news agency said on Friday.

Turkey council confirms ban on pro-Kurdish elected officials

Ankara - Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council on Thursday upheld a ban on candidates from a pro-Kurdish party taking office after they won local elections, state news agency Anadolu reported.

Pro-Kurdish deputy injured in Turkey election protest

Diyarbakir - A pro-Kurdish deputy was injured on Wednesday during protests in southeastern Turkey over a ban on her party's candidates taking up their posts after winning in last month's election, an AFP correspondent said.

Opposition candidate the official winner in tight Istanbul vote

Istanbul - Turkish election authorities on Wednesday confirmed opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu's win over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP candidate after a recount of last month's disputed Istanbul election.

Turkey's Erdogan meets Iran minister over Syria

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday met with Iran's foreign minister, who arrived in Ankara to brief him on his meeting with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

Erdogan's AKP demands formal rerun of Istanbul vote

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party on Tuesday formally demanded a rerun of Istanbul's local ballot after contesting last month's election results that gave the opposition the victory.

Turkish minister, French lawmaker clash over Armenia 'genocide' day

Ankara - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu clashed on Friday with a French lawmaker over the commemoration of the "Armenian genocide" in a heated exchange that prompted the French delegation to walk out.

Pro-Kurdish party slams Turkey ban on elected mayors taking office

Diyarbakir - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Thursday said it would appeal to electoral authorities to annul elections in five districts and towns after some of its successful candidates were blocked from taking office after a March 31 local vote.

Erdogan wants Istanbul vote annulled over alleged irregularities

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for authorities to cancel last week's Istanbul mayoral election over alleged irregularities, local media reported Wednesday.

Turkey says US move against Iran Guards creates 'instability'

Ankara - Turkey on Tuesday condemned the US move to designate Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards a "terrorist group", saying the decision would create "instability" in the region.

Erdogan's party to seek rerun of Istanbul election

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP party on Tuesday said it will seek a re-run of Istanbul's disputed mayoral election after the ruling party lost and authorities rejected its demand for a full recount.

Election council rejects Erdogan's party demand for full Istanbul recount

Ankara - Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council rejected a demand from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party for a recount of all ballots cast in Istanbul in last week's election, the party's deputy chairman said on Tuesday.

Turkey's Erdogan sees 'theft' in Istanbul vote results

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday questioned the results of Istanbul's mayoral elections which his party candidate narrowly lost, saying there had been "theft at the ballot box".

Erdogan's party to demand total recount of Istanbul ballots

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party said Sunday it had asked for a recount of all ballots cast in Istanbul, the country's economic capital, during last week's mayoral election after an opposition candidate claimed a slender win.

Turkey slams Netanyahu's 'irresponsible' remarks on settlements

Istanbul - Turkey on Sunday condemned what it called Benjamin Netanyahu's "irresponsible" remarks after the Israeli leader said he planned to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins upcoming elections.

Elections over, Turkey's Erdogan eyes economic reforms

Istanbul - Soon after his ruling party faced defeat in Ankara and Istanbul in last Sunday's election, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quick to promise reforms to revive the country's weakened economy.

Erdogan's ruling AKP ready to accept election recount results

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP will accept the results of local election recounts in Ankara and Istanbul no matter which party is declared the winner, a party spokesman said on Saturday.

Erdogan says Russia missile deal to go ahead after US suspension

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday vowed to go ahead with a deal to purchase Russian missiles despite Washington's suspension of Turkey's participation in a US jet programme because of security concerns over Russian deal.

Erdogan accuses US, Europe of 'meddling' after Turkey vote

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused the US and Europe of "meddling" in Turkey's affairs after statements from Western allies following his ruling party's challenge to local election results.

Turkey opposition says ahead in Istanbul election recount

Ankara - Turkey's opposition candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said Friday he was still winning by nearly 19,000 votes after the ruling AKP demanded a recount following Sunday's tight election race.
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