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Turkish election body sticks to disputed Istanbul rerun decision

May 09, 2019 - 7:00 AM

The election board has voided the opposition Republican People's Party narrow victory in Turkey's biggest city and economic hub Istanbul and ordered a replay of the vote

RERUN. Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in Istanbul, on May 8, 2019, following a decision by the authorities to re-run the city's mayoral election. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Erdogan's party to seek rerun of Istanbul election

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:58 PM

Officials at the Supreme Electoral Council will decide whether the ruling party has a case

RERUN. This file photo taken on March 31, 2019 shows ballots inside a polling box during the local elections at a polling station of Tuzla district in Istanbul. der way in several of Istanbul's 39 districts. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

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

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) The AKP demands a recount in Ankara and Istanbul, citing irregularities after tallies show the party is defeated in both cities in what would be a major setback in a decade and a half in power

AFTER ELECTIONS. This picture taken on April 4, 2019 shows a billboard depicting Turkey's main opposition party CHP mayor candidate Ekrem Imamoglu (R), that reads 'Thank you Istanbul. Ekrem Imamoglu - Istanbul metropolitan Mayor,' as another billboard of the Justice and Development Party portraying AKP's mayor candidate Binali Yildirim and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and reading 'Thank You Istanbul,' is seen in the background, in Istanbul. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:31 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Recep Tayyip Erdogan defeats his nearest rival Muharrem Ince with an 'absolute majority' of more than half the vote without needing a second round, saiys the chief of Turkey's election authority, Sadi Guven

VICTORY. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures during a speech on June 24, 2018 in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

Turkey votes in pivotal test for Erdogan

Jun 24, 2018 - 4:53 PM

(UPDATED) Analysts say the opposition's performance is all the more troubling for the authorities given how the campaign has been slanted in favor of Erdogan, who has dominated media airtime

OPPOSITION. Republican Peoples Party's (CHP) presidential candidate Muharrem Ince speaks to the press after casting his ballot at a polling station during the parliamentary and presidential elections, in Yalova on June 24, 2018. Photo by Uygar Onder Simsek/AFP

Erdogan, rival Ince trade blows on eve of crunch Turkey polls

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:19 PM

High security is expected across the country for Sunday's snap twin presidential and parliamentary elections

The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

Tensions rise after Iraq Kurds' independence vote

Sep 26, 2017 - 10:25 AM

The vote in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq and some disputed areas is non-binding and will not lead automatically to independence, but is seen by the Kurds as a major step towards a long-cherished dream of statehood

CELEBRATION. Iraqi Kurds wave the Kurdish flag as they celebrate in the streets of the northern city of Arbil on September 25, 2017 following a referendum on independence. Safin Hamed/AFP

Top Turkey court rejects opposition challenge to vote

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:01 AM

A top Turkish court rejects an opposition legal challenge to last minute voting rule changes in the referendum on handing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers

FUTURE DETERMINED? A supporter of the 'yes' camp waves a Turkish national flag during a rally in front of Turkish presidential residence, at Sariyer district, in Istanbul, on April 16, 2017, after the initial results of a nationwide referendum that will determine Turkey's future destiny. Bulent Kilic/AFP

Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:12 AM

The sweeping constitutional changes approved in the vote create a presidential system that will grant Erdogan more power than any leader in modern Turkish history

FUTURE DETERMINED? A supporter of the 'yes' camp waves a Turkish national flag during a rally in front of Turkish presidential residence, at Sariyer district, in Istanbul, on April 16, 2017, after the initial results of a nationwide referendum that will determine Turkey's future destiny. Bulent Kilic/AFP

Tense Turkey votes in crunch referendum on Erdogan powers

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Turks are voting in a referendum on sweeping changes to the president s role which if agreed would grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more power than any leader of Turkey since its founding

MORE POWERS SOON? In this file photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a speech to teachers during a ceremony on November 24, 2016 marking Teachers' Day, at Bestepe People's Congress and Culture Center in the Presidential Complex in Ankara. Photo by Adem Altan/ AFP

Turkey set for watershed poll on expanding Erdogan powers

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:17 PM

The referendum will shape its political system for the next generation and determine the key NATO member s future relationship with the West

In this file photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he delivers a speech during the draw ceremony for judges and public prosecutors at the Bestepe National Congress And Culture Center in Ankara, on October 12, 2016. Adem Altan/AFP

Divided Turkey votes in critical election as violence spirals

Nov 01, 2015 - 11:18 AM

The poll is the second in only five months called after the Justice and Development Party lost its parliamentary majority in June

AHEAD OF THE POLLS. Supporters of the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu cheer and wave Turkish and party flags during a general election rally in Ankara, Turkey, 31 October 2015. Turkey's general elections will be held on 01 November 2015. EPA/UMIT BEKTAS / POOL

Turkey PM forms election government including pro-Kurdish party

Aug 29, 2015 - 9:31 AM

The newly appointed cabinet will not have to undergo a vote of confidence in parliament as required in the constitution The president s approval is considered enough for interim governments

ELECTION GOVERNMENT. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approves the makeup of the provisional government that will run the country until November 1 elections. File photo by Ilmars Znotins/AFP

Turkey braces for tense polls after deadly attack

Jun 06, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Judicial sources say the explosion at a rally of the pro Kurdish People s Democratic Party in southeastern city of Diyarbakir is caused by a cylinder bomb packed with hundreds of ball bearings

VIOLENCE. People clash with Turkish police after two successive blasts which injured dozen of people during a rally by the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party on June 5, 2015. Photo by Ilyas Akengin/AFP

Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president as opposition walk out

Aug 28, 2014 - 8:47 PM

The election was a triumph for Erdogan – who first become premier in 2003 – after surviving a tumultuous 2013 that saw mass anti government protests and corruption allegations against his inner circle

ERDOGAN. Turkish President- elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) throws flowers to his supporters during a congress of Turkey's ruling Party AKP for the election of a new new Prime Minister in Ankara, Turkey, 27 August 2014. Rasit Aydogan/EPA

Turkey economy risks choppy waters under Erdogan presidency

Jul 06, 2014 - 11:54 AM

If he becomes President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could find himself in charge of a far more fragile economy than in the last decade of his rule

TROUBLE AHEAD? In this file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to members of the Turkish community at Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany, 04 February 2014. Rainer Jensen/EPA

Turkey PM claims victory, warns rivals 'will pay price'

Mar 31, 2014 - 7:23 AM

Despite a spate of online leaks exposing a corruption scandal and an ongoing count Turkey PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims victory for his political party

VICTORY.  In this file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to members of the Turkish community at Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany, 04 February 2014. Rainer Jensen/EPA

Turkey PM to hit campaign trail on eve of key local vote

Mar 29, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Turkey s Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to hit the home stretch of a campaign marathon on the eve of local elections

Turkey's Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to hit the home stretch of a campaign marathon on the eve of local elections. File photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Turkey labels YouTube leak a pre-election 'plot'

Mar 28, 2014 - 11:17 PM

Turkey s government vows action over the bugging of a security meeting on Syria which was leaked on YouTube