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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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

Rock-star charisma, 'new Turkey' promise burnish Erdogan appeal

Istanbul - A tiny speck on a distant stage but magnified many times larger than life on multiple big screens, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan shouts one of his favourite slogans: "Durmak yok!" ("There is no stopping!")"Durmak yooooook!

Turkey detains 33 police in new wave of wire-tapping arrests

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained dozens of police officers accused of illegally wire-tapping top officials including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a new wave of arrests just days ahead of presidential elections.

Erdogan seeking place in history alongside Ataturk

Ankara - Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to secure a place alongside Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the pantheon of great and transformative Turkish leaders, but critics accuse him of undermining the legacy of the founder of the modern republic.

Turkey's Erdogan holds mass election rally in Istanbul

Istanbul - Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday massed in Istanbul for his last big rally in Turkey's largest city one week ahead of presidential elections.

Turkey's Erdogan mocks rival for 'not knowing national anthem'

Ankara - A bitter row erupted Friday between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival in the presidential election after the premier accused his opponent of not recognising the Turkish national anthem.

Don't laugh loudly, Turkish deputy PM tells women

Istanbul - One of the most senior members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government sparked an outcry on Tuesday after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public.

Op-Ed: The Egyptian Connection

In light of recent speculation about plans in Turkey to send another IHH (Humanitarian Relief Foundation) flotilla to the Gaza Strip one sees an apt opportunity to reevaluate the disastrous Mavi Marmara raid of 2010.
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to drink tea at a hilltop cafe
to drink tea at a hilltop cafe
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Traditional fishing boats near a Turkish naval ship museum on the Marmara Sea at Izmit
Traditional fishing boats near a Turkish naval ship museum on the Marmara Sea at Izmit
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You can walk along the top of the castle walls
You can walk along the top of the castle walls
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A traditional restaurant
A traditional restaurant
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Ride the ferry past famous Hydarpasha Train Station
Ride the ferry past famous Hydarpasha Train Station
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Kurds celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire between the PKK and Turkey on March 21  2013
Kurds celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire between the PKK and Turkey on March 21, 2013
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resisting the temptation to take a ride in a horsedrawn carriage
resisting the temptation to take a ride in a horsedrawn carriage
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You can also look down at cypress trees and castle walls by the Mediterranean
You can also look down at cypress trees and castle walls by the Mediterranean
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Ataturk banner at Kocaeli University
Ataturk banner at Kocaeli University
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Ottoman fountains
Ottoman fountains
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with its active Christian church
with its active Christian church
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Some traditional fishing boats are harbored near a navy ship in the Marmara Sea
Some traditional fishing boats are harbored near a navy ship in the Marmara Sea
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Looking through the rainy window of a ferry sailing past Hydarpasha Train Station in Istanbul
Looking through the rainy window of a ferry sailing past Hydarpasha Train Station in Istanbul
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The famous old clock tower in Izmir s plaza
The famous old clock tower in Izmir's plaza
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A baby holds a balloon designed with the Turkish flag
A baby holds a balloon designed with the Turkish flag
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Several hundred people hold placards  reading : "Erdogan  the murderer is not welcome in Lyon  ...
Several hundred people hold placards, reading : "Erdogan, the murderer is not welcome in Lyon, Turkish dictator, Get out!", on June 21, 2014 in Lyon, France
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I admired the pink cliffs
I admired the pink cliffs
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A woman veiled in black stands next to her husband in Istanbul
A woman veiled in black stands next to her husband in Istanbul
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A freeway in Istanbul features cars  taxis  and buses
A freeway in Istanbul features cars, taxis, and buses
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A cow enjoyed a little sun on the pink rocks
A cow enjoyed a little sun on the pink rocks
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