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Over 35,000 suspects arrested in Turkey coup probe – minister

Oct 23, 2016 - 3:57 PM

More than 35 000 people have been arrested over alleged links to the group said to be behind the failed coup in July

Mass unity rally against Turkey coup plotters

Aug 08, 2016 - 1:10 AM

UPDATED Erdogan says the movement run by US based preacher Fethullah Gulen – blamed by Ankara for the July 15 coup attempt – will pay a price for what they have done

epa05461298 People wave Turkish flags during a rally to protest at the failed coup attempt of 15th July 2016 and mourn the 240 people killed including civilians, policemen, and soldiers, in Istanbul, Turkey 07 August 2016. Thousands of people attend a democracy rally in Istanbul to protest the 15th July coup attempt. The president, Prime Minister, main opposition head and the leader of the country?s foremost nationalist party joined the rally. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Have 'at least 3 kids', Erdogan tells Turkish women

Jun 06, 2016 - 12:20 AM

A woman who rejects motherhood who refrains from being around the house however successful her working life is is deficient is incomplete says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

epa05342146 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint news conference with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya, 02 June 2016. Erdogan and the Turkish delegation are visiting Kenya to strengthen diplomatic and economic relations with the East African country. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

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

Turkey's Erdogan dares opposition to 'find my golden toilet'

Jun 02, 2015 - 9:17 AM

Erdogan s 1 150 room palace has been condemned by critics as an absurd extravagance and held up as proof he is slipping further into authoritarianism

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a rally marking the 562nd anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottomans, in Istanbul, Turkey, May 30, 2015. Sedat Suna

From PM to president: What next after Erdogan victory?

Aug 13, 2014 - 9:43 AM

Here are the next steps as Recep Tayyip Erdogan moves from the prime minister s offices in Ankara to the Cankaya presidential palace

Supporters of newly elected Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan listen to his speech from the balcony of the AKP party headquarters in Ankara on August 10, 2014. Adem Altan/AFP