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  • 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.

  • Turkey calls on Islamic militants to release Turks

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Islamic militants fighting in Iraq to release 49 people seized from the Turkish consulate in Mosul, before the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Erdogan appealed to the group, which calls itself the Islamic...

  • 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...

  • Turkey seeks to boost peace talks with Kurds

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish lawmakers debated legislation Tuesday to restart a stalled peace process with the Kurdish rebels — a development that could also help Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan win Kurdish votes as he seeks election as president next month. Erdogan, who has dominated...

  • Iraqi Kurdish leader urges independence referendum

    BAGHDAD (AP) — With large parts of Iraq in militant hands, a top Kurdish leader called on regional lawmakers Thursday to lay the groundwork for a referendum on independence, a vote that would likely spell the end of a unified Iraq. The recent blitz by Sunni militants across much of northern and...

  • The Turkish prime minister's new campaign logo looks really, really familiar

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was nominated on Tuesday by his party to run for president in August, his announcement greeted by thousands of cheering supporters.



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