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Turkey hosts Internet forum despite 'abysmal' web freedom record

Istanbul - Turkey on Tuesday began hosting a major UN-backed forum on Internet governance despite criticism of its "abysmal" record for limiting Internet rights.

Erdogan insists on two-state solution on Cyprus visit

Nicosia - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday visited breakaway northern Cyprus and pressed for a two-state solution on the divided island, on his first trip abroad since his inauguration.

Turkey detains dozens of police in new swoop against Erdogan foes

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Monday detained some two dozen police officers in new nationwide raids over an alleged plot to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey summons US envoy over Snowden spying claims

Istanbul - Turkey on Monday said it had summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a leak by Edward Snowden that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Istanbul - Turkey's army chief has warned that the army will do whatever is necessary if its "red lines" are not respected in peace talks with Kurdish rebels.

New Turkish top diplomat: Pro-EU Erdogan ally with daunting task

Istanbul - Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was on Friday named as the new Turkish foreign minister, is a strong supporter of Turkey's integration with the European Union as well as part of the inner circle of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey unveils new cabinet of Erdogan allies

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved a new cabinet stacked with loyal allies just a day after he became head of state, with former Europe minister Mevlut Cavusoglu promoted to foreign minister.

Erdogan: Turkey's new Sultan with eye on history

Istanbul - Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was sworn in as Turkey's president Thursday, climbed from a humble youth in Istanbul to become one of the most significant but controversial leaders in the Islamic world.

Erdogan sworn in as new Turkey president

Ankara - Turkey's outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president on Thursday to extend his more than decade-long dominant rule of the country.

New Turkey PM leaves troubled foreign policy legacy

Istanbul - Turkey's new premier and outgoing foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves his successor a troubled legacy after a bold policy to expand Turkish influence across the ex-Ottoman empire left the country painfully exposed to the Syria and Iraq crises.

Turkey ruling party crowns Davutoglu as Erdogan successor

Ankara - Turkey's ruling party on Thursday confirmed Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as the successor to Recep Tayyip Erdogan as premier and party leader, with both men vowing the handover would herald no change in strategy.

Turkey's moderate president bows out -- for now

Ankara - Turkey's President Abdullah Gul moves out of the presidential palace in Ankara on Thursday an isolated figure, frozen out of the new government, with his wife Hayrunnisa complaining bitterly of smears against her husband.

Turkey opposition rudderless after Erdogan triumph

Ankara - President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan's election victory this month has left Turkey's opposition party riven by a revolt over its future with little prospect of a radical change in strategy.

Davutoglu: controversial architect of Turkey's foreign policy

Ankara - Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who will be Turkey's next prime minister, is a loyal ally of incoming president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the chief architect of an assertive but increasingly controversial foreign policy.

Turkey Foreign Minister Davutoglu named as PM

Ankara - Turkey's ruling party on Thursday chose Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to be the new prime minister and party leader to replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he takes the presidency on August 28, Erdogan announced.

Turkey ruling party set to name Davutoglu as PM

Ankara - Turkey's ruling party meets on Thursday to choose a new leader and premier to succeed incoming president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu the overwhelming favourite for the job.

If you have a hard time finding Nutella, blame it on the weather

Fans of hazelnut-infused products might want to think about stocking up. Turkey, which supplies 70 percent of the globe's hazelnuts, was hit with severe frosts and hail storms in March, just at the time hazelnut tree flowers were flowering.

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.

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.

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.

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.

German intelligence 'spied on John Kerry, Turkey'

Berlin - German intelligence listened in on at least one telephone conversation of US Secretary of State John Kerry and has spied on NATO ally Turkey for years, Der Spiegel will report on Sunday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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A protestor facing tear gas in Istanbul
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