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What next for Erdogan after Istanbul vote gamble backfires?

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party suffered a humiliating defeat on Sunday when the opposition's Ekrem Imamoglu won the re-run of the Istanbul mayoral election by a landslide.

Turkey opposition deals blow to Erdogan in Istanbul win

Istanbul - Turkey's opposition revelled Monday in a landslide win in Istanbul's re-run mayoral vote -- a blow for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that even some pro-government media called a victory for democracy.

Turkish civil society leaders on trial over 2013 protests

Silivri - Sixteen leading Turkish civil society leaders appeared in court Monday, accused of seeking to overthrow the government during the "Gezi Park" protests of 2013, in a trial dubbed an absurd sham by critics.

Istanbul awaits election verdict on Erdogan and Turkish democracy

Istanbul - Polls closed in Sunday's replay of the mayoral election in Istanbul, with voters anxiously awaiting a verdict seen as crucial to the future of Turkish democracy and its long-ruling president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan supporters mobilise to take back Istanbul

Istanbul - A fervent supporter of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, vegetable merchant Inal Kaya did not vote during the local elections in March and later regretted it when the ruling party lost in a shock upset.

EU threatens sanctions over Turkey's Cyprus drilling

Apo - The EU on Thursday stepped up its rhetoric over Turkey's "illegal" drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus, raising the threat of sanctions if Ankara refuses to back down.

Turkey jails 151 for life in 'coup ringleaders' trial

Sincan - A Turkish court on Thursday gave life sentences to 151 people including senior military officers in one of the biggest trials over the 2016 failed bid to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey to send new ship to search for gas off Cyprus as tensions mount

Gebze - Turkey is set to send a new ship on Thursday to search for oil and gas off Cyprus, in a move expected to escalate tensions after the EU called on Ankara to stop its "illegal drilling activities".

Verdict expected in mass Turkey trial of 'coup ringleaders'

Ankara - A Turkish court is set to hand down verdicts Thursday to more than 220 suspects in one of the biggest trials relating to the 2016 failed overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Ekrem Imamoglu: Turkey's rising political star

Istanbul - Softly-spoken football fan Ekrem Imamoglu has emerged from relative obscurity to win Turkey's biggest city -- twice -- as the new figurehead of the country's long-suffering opposition.

Erdogan's party fights to retake Istanbul in mayoral re-run vote

Istanbul - Istanbul will vote for a mayor for the second time in three months on Sunday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party fights to win back the city after a shock defeat in March.

Binali Yildirim: Erdogan's loyal lieutenant

Istanbul - Binali Yildirim, a former prime minister and loyal lieutenant to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan since the 1990s, has at times looked like a reluctant challenger for the mayorship of Istanbul.

Opposition Istanbul candidate shaking up Turkish politics

Istanbul - He doesn't like fighting, preaches reconciliation rather than confrontation, and campaigns through social media rather than television.

Turkish basketballer's father denies Gulen links in court: report

Istanbul - The father of Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter on Tuesday denied accusations he had links to the group blamed for a 2016 failed coup aimed at overthrowing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported.

Greece calls on EU to condemn 'illegal' drilling off Cyprus

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday demanded that the European Union issue a reprimand to Turkey for its "illegal" gas exploration in Cyprus, after Ankara defied calls for it to cease drilling in the region.

Turkey says US ultimatum over S-400 'not in spirit of alliance'

Ankara - Turkey on Tuesday accused the US of not acting as an ally in its official response to Washington's ultimatum to Ankara to abandon a Russian missile defence system deal.

Twelve dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey: coastguard

Ankara - Twelve people died after a boat carrying migrants sank off southwestern Turkey on Monday, the coastguard said.

Istanbul holds first TV debate in mayoral race since 2002

Ankara - Istanbul's mayoral candidates clashed on Sunday in a historic television debate, the first since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party came to power in 2002.

Erdogan says drilling off Cyprus to continue despite warning

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would not back down from gas exploration in Cyprus after southern European leaders urged Ankara to stop.

Turkey's Erdogan says S-400s delivery for early July

Ankara - Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday."I believe (S-400s) will begin to arrive in the first half of July.

Saudi crown prince warns against 'exploiting' Khashoggi murder

Apo - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned against "exploiting" the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for political gains, in what appeared to be a veiled attack on Turkey.

Turkey refuses Russian 'excuse' over Syria strikes

Ankara - Turkey said Friday that it did not accept Russia's "excuse" that it had no ability to stop the Syrian regime's continued bombardments in the last rebel bastion of Idlib."In Syria, who are the regime's guarantors?

Exiled Turkish journalist reunited with wife after 3 years

Istanbul - The wife of one of Turkey's best-known exiled journalists said Friday she had been reunited in Berlin with her family after three years of being denied a passport.

Turkey says US ultimatum on Russia missile deal 'inappropriate'

Ankara - Turkey's defence minister on Thursday described as "inappropriate" an ultimatum from the US urging Ankara to abandon its controversial purchase of a Russian missile defence system.

Freed Turkish-American scientist vows to clear name

Antakya - A former Turkish-American NASA scientist, detained in Turkey for nearly three years until his release last week, told AFP in an interview that he would do everything he couldThe arrest of Serkan Golge -- who took US citizenship in 2010 and has worked f...

US gives Turkey to July 31 to backtrack on Russian missile deal

Washington - The United States on Friday gave Turkey until the end of July to abandon its purchase of a major Russian missile defense system, which Washington considers incompatible with Ankara's participation in the F-35 fighter jet program.

Europe seizing record amounts of purer cocaine: report

Apo - European authorities are seizing record quantities of increasingly pure cocaine, the EU drugs agency said in a report published Thursday, also warning of a growing use of synthetic drugs and dealing via smartphones.

Turkey's Erdogan says no backtracking on S-400 deal with Russia

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkey would not withdraw from a deal made with Russia to buy an S-400 missile defence system despite US threats of "devastating" consequences.

Turkey's Erdogan absent from Mecca Islamic summit: AFP

Mecca - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was notably absent from a key summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Saudi holy city of Mecca early Saturday, an AFP photographer said.

Pentagon calls Turkey plan to buy Russian missiles 'devastating'

Washington - A top Pentagon official said on Thursday the consequences would be "devastating" for Turkey's joint F-35 fighter program and its cooperation with NATO if the country bought a Russian missile defense system.
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The garden behind the gallery where an inscription was found, in Greek, about the Christians killed in Nicomedia in the Fourth Century A.D.
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Castle walls and old steps rise above Antalya harbor
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The police attack vehicle that chased tourists in Taksim and shot pepper spray
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Then wandered down to the yacht harbor
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A man lounges next to Hadrian's Gate, a Roman archway
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The winding road up Kar Tepe mountain
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OWS and American Turks take Zucotti Park in support of the people of Turkey - June 1, 2013
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An old train at the old Izmit train station
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and drank freshly squeezed orange juice at the ferry canteen
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Police attack protesters with a water canon
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and her son played with his pony
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A family enjoys lunch next to a large Turkish flag
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Our group of friends and family inside the restaurant
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