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Foreign minister Davutoglu will be new Turkish PM, says Gul

Ankara - Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is set to take over from Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's next prime minister.
In the Media by AFP

Protester and soldier killed in Turkey clashes over PKK statue

Diyarbakir - Two people were shot dead and at least two others wounded Tuesday when Turkish security forces clashed with Kurds protesting at the dismantling of a controversial new statue of a slain PKK commander.
In the Media by AFP

Gul 'frozen out of running' for Turkey PM

Istanbul - Turkey's outgoing President Abdullah Gul is not being considered as a possible successor to Recep Tayyip Erdogan as prime minister, a senior ruling party official said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

PKK conflict with Turkey 'coming to an end', says Kurdish leader

Istanbul - The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party's 30-year conflict with Turkey is coming to an end, the group's jailed leader said on Saturday, hailing the start of a new democratic process in the country.
In the Media by Stuart Williams (AFP)

Turkey ruling party favours Davutoglu as new PM: report

Istanbul - Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has strongly backed the naming of Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as the new premier and party leader to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a pro-government daily said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Shake Shack restaurants plan to make it everywhere

New York City - Having already made it in New York and a dozen other places, the Shake Shack restaurant chain is said to be planning an initial public offering of its stock.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Turkey ruling party to agree on new PM next week: Erdogan

Ankara - Turkey's president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will meet on August 21 to agree on his successor as party leader and prime minister, newspapers reported Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Erdogan warns against split in Turkey ruling party

Ankara - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned supporters against allowing any split in Turkey's ruling party, as he prepares to become a strongman president later this month to extend his domination of the country.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

From PM to president: What next after Erdogan victory?

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on August 28 succeed Abdullah Gul as president of Turkey, after his first round election victory on Sunday.
In the Media by Burak Akinci (AFP)

Recep Erdogan wins Turkish presidency in first round of voting

Ankara - Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 52 percent of the vote in the presidential election to win the presidency without the need for a runoff vote.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Turkey's Erdogan prepares for strongman president role

Ankara - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday prepared for the challenge of leading Turkey into his promised "new era" as a strongman president following his election win, as his party began to set up the transfer of power.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan , with Stuart Williams in Istanbul (AFP)

Erdogan: Turkey's 'big master' with eye on history

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will be Turkey's next president after an easy election victory, climbed from a humble youth in Istanbul to become one of the most significant but controversial leaders in the Islamic world.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Erdogan to win Turkish presidency in first round: initial results

Istanbul - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was set to win a crushing first round victory on Sunday in Turkey's presidential elections, initial results said.Erdogan was set to win 55.2 percent of the vote, his main rival Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu 36.
In the Media by AFP

Erdogan vows 'strong new Turkey' in final election rally

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday roused tens of thousands of supporters with a call for a strong and new Turkey, as he held his final mass rally ahead of presidential polls he is widely expected to win.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Erdogan urges voters to 'explode ballot boxes' in Turkish polls

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on voters to "explode the ballot boxes" with a mass show of support for his bid to become Turkey's new president in weekend polls.
In the Media by AFP

New outcry as Erdogan tells female reporter to 'know your place'

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced a new outcry on Friday over his attitude to the media and women after he branded a prominent female journalist a "shameless woman" and told her "to know your place".
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

Turkish rival rejects strong presidency as 'Erdogan's fantasy'

Istanbul - The main opposition candidate in Turkey's presidential election rejected plans for a strong presidency as a "fantasy" of his rival Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would not be accepted by the Turkish people.
In the Media by Camille Antunes (AFP)

Op-Ed: Obama sends Air Force to aid Iraqi Christians

Sinjar - President Barack Obama, risking yet another attack for trying to clean up the Bush Administration’s mess in Iraq, has sent planes to drop food and other supplies to Christians fleeing Sunni Muslims.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Kurdish party seeks to broaden appeal in Turkey polls

Ankara - With a youthful and dynamic candidate, Turkey's main Kurdish political force is seeking to broaden its appeal in presidential polls where the votes of the Kurdish minority are set to play a crucial role.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Turkey PM Erdogan under fire over 'ugly to be called Armenian' jibe

Istanbul - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday faced accusations of racism days before he stands in presidential elections after saying in a television interview that it was ugly to be called an Armenian.
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)
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