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  • Turkey's Davutoglu named new premier

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor as prime minister on Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will stay in charge once he is president. Erdogan has indicated that he...

  • Turkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role as his boss strives to make his new job the most powerful position in the land. But Davutoglu is...

  • Turkey calls German ambassador over spying claims

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday summoned Germany's ambassador and demanded that Berlin provide a "formal and satisfactory explanation" over reports that said Germany's foreign intelligence agency had eavesdropped on conversations between officials in the U.S. and Turkey, both NATO allies....

  • Turkey to select new PM end August

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's governing party said Monday it will select a new prime minister at the end of August to replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who won the country's first direct presidential election in a historic vote. The Justice and Development Party, or AKP, will hold its party congress on...

  • Erdogan wins Turkey's 1st direct presidential vote

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey's first direct presidential election Sunday, striking a conciliatory tone toward critics who fear he is bent on a power grab as he embarks on another five years at the country's helm. "I will not be the president of only those...

  • A look at Turkey's electoral process

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turks vote Sunday in the country's first direct presidential election. Presidents were previously elected by Parliament — apart from former Gen. Kenan Evren who was confirmed in the post in a 1982 referendum, two years after he took power in a military coup. Prime Minister...

  • A look at Turkey's presidential candidates

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey chooses Sunday among three candidates for president, a post that until now has been largely ceremonial. Turkey's 12th president will become the first to be directly elected by voters instead of by Parliament. A candidate needs an absolute majority to win outright on Aug....

  • Turkey's lopsided presidential election campaign

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the unquestionable front-runner in Turkey's first direct presidential election on Sunday. And critics accuse him of using his position as premier to make the contest even more lopsided. Erdogan, a skilled public orator who has dominated...

  • Turkish presidential candidate queries ballots

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's main opposition candidate in the upcoming presidential election questioned on Tuesday why electoral authorities are printing millions of extra ballots. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said international observers had noted that about 18 million additional ballot papers were being...

  • Expat Turks begin voting in presidential elections

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turks living abroad began voting Thursday to choose Turkey's first directly elected president. It is also the first time expatriate Turks are voting in their countries of residence for Turkish elections. Close to 2.8 million expatriate Turks in 54 countries — about half of...

  • U.S. shouldn't let Israel's enemies mediate a ceasefire

    The longer the conflict goes on, and the more apparent that the Israelis are winning, the more we see anti-Israel protests and riots in Europe, and the more threats against Israel come from its enemies such as Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan.

  • An independent Kurdistan: World War I continues

    As the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria â€" which now wants to be called the Islamic State â€" threatens to shatter Iraq's central government, the leaders of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government have called for the creation of Independent Kurdistan. In June, KRG President Massoud Barzani...



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