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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized those that signed the Lausanne Treaty in 1923 that largely gave Turkey its present borders instead of the rump state envisioned in the Treaty of Sèvres, saying some had tried to present Lausanne as a victory
Turkey’s main opposition party has said it will appeal to the high court for the annulment of a controversial security package on the grounds that it undermines constitutional rights and freedoms, following parliament’s approval of the bill early March 27.
The polemic between Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç and Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek is over, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has declared, vowing zero tolerance for those in the ruling AKP conducting in-house quarrels in public ahead of the parliamentary elections.
Kemal Derviş, a former U.N. Development Program chief and well-known economist, has promised to join the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and serve as deputy prime minister responsible for economics if the social democrats come to power.
Erdoğan told France 24 that Ankara may consider providing 'logistical support' to the Saudi-led military mission launched overnight in Yemen
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
A Turkish NGO has called for more women to stand for parliament in the upcoming general election, stating that “equal representation is a precondition of democracy.”
PKK and PYD are being legitimized thanks to their fight against jihadists in Syria, Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Necdet Özel has said
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has once again public slammed Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek, continuing the ruling Justice and Development Party’s internal row.
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has admitted that his harsh public accusations against Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek were wrong but that he had to protect his personal rights, even as he warned the mayor that he would lose if he goes to court.
Turkey’s current $11,000 GDP per capita will rise to $25,000 by 2023 if the country swiftly adopts the presidential system, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu have traded barbs over the latter’s promise to distribute bonuses to pensioners if he is elected prime minister.