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Jailed leader of pro-Kurd party in Turkey to start hunger strike

Mar 30, 2017 - 7:39 PM

In a message relayed by his party Demirtas says he will be striking because officials at the prison had refused to discuss what he termed unlawful practices

HUNGER STRIKE. This file photo taken on April 10, 2015 in Ankara shows Selahattin Demirtas (L) and Figen Yuksekdag, co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish left-wing Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP) attending a rally marking the start of the party's campaign for Turkey's upcoming parliamentary elections. File photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Turkey jails Kurdish party leaders as attack kills 9

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:09 PM

UPDATED A court in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir has remanded in custody Peoples Democratic Party co leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag

DETAINED. This file photo taken on April 10, 2015 in Ankara shows Selahattin Demirtas (L) and Figen Yuksekdag, co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish left-wing Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP) attending a rally marking the start of the party's campaign for Turkey's upcoming parliamentary elections.File photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Turkey's Erdogan calls snap polls

Aug 25, 2015 - 9:13 AM

A presidential statement released after a meeting between Erdogan and parliament speaker Ismet Yilmaz gives no date for the elections but the president had previously said he expected the polls to be held on November 1

A Turkish worker passes in front a huge Turkish flag picture in Istanbul, Turkey 07 September 2014. Sedat Suna/EPA

Turkey's new-look parliament opens as coalition nears

Jun 23, 2015 - 12:20 PM

The meeting also fires a starting shot for the parties formal efforts to agree a coalition after an election seen as one of the seismic events in Turkish politics in recent decades

A Turkish worker passes in front a huge Turkish flag picture in Istanbul, Turkey 07 September 2014. Sedat Suna/EPA

With wary eye, Turkey readies for return of coalition rule

Jun 15, 2015 - 11:46 AM

AKP leader and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that the party will work to form a coalition while warning that early elections cannot be ruled out should the discussions fail

A Turkish worker passes in front a huge Turkish flag picture in Istanbul, Turkey 07 September 2014. Sedat Suna/EPA

Erdogan breaks silence as Turkey PM seeks coalition

Jun 11, 2015 - 1:08 PM

The ruling Justice and Development Party is set to talk to the opposition on forming a coalition after it lost its parliamentary majority in the poll

LOSING POWER? Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), waves to supporters as he arrives to cast his vote at a polling station in Istanbul, Turkey on June 7, 2015. Ulas Yunus Tosun/EPA

Turkey ruling party loses majority in blow for Erdogan

Jun 08, 2015 - 8:02 AM

The results wreck Recep Tayyip Erdogan s dream of agreeing a new constitution to switch Turkey from a parliamentary to a presidential system that he had made a fundamental issue in the campaign

STRONG SUPPORT. Supporters of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) wait for Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (not pictured) in front of the party's headquarter in Ankara, Turkey, June 7, 2015. Depo Photos/EPA

Turkey votes in crunch test for Erdogan

Jun 07, 2015 - 12:19 PM

The legislative elections is a crucial test for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan s plan for a new constitution to give him greater powers

CAMPAIGN FIESTA. People walk under campaign flags and posters in Istanbul, Turkey, June 5, 2015. Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Erdogan wins Turkish presidency, vows 'new era'

Aug 11, 2014 - 12:09 AM

UPDATED With Turkey still deeply polarized after bitter 2013 protests Erdogan has vowed to shake up the country s political system to make the president its number one figure

MISTER PRESIDENT. Turkish president elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) cheers his supporters next to his wife Emine (2-R) and Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev (2-L) after results of the elections at the headquarter of Turkey's Ruling Party Justice and Developmant Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey, 10 August 2014. EPA/Stringer

Turkey set to elect Erdogan as strongman president

Aug 10, 2014 - 2:29 PM

The polls are the first time Turkey will directly elect its president who has previously been chosen by parliament and in recent decades has fulfilled a largely ceremonial role

MR PRESIDENT? Turkish Prime Minister and Presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged cheers of supporters during an election rally in Konya, Turkey, 09 August 2014. Kayhan Ozer/EPA

Turkish PM Erdogan to stand for presidency

Jul 01, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Turkey s Justice and Development Party calls Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its presidential candidate

ERDOGAN. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech to supporters during an event at Albert-Schulz-Halle in Vienna, Austria, June 19, 2014. Photo by Hans Punz/EPA