Middle East

New test for Erdogan: What's at stake in Turkish local elections?

March 31 polls seen as test for Turkish leader and AK Party amid economic downturn triggered by 2018 currency crisis.

New test for Erdogan: What's at stake in Turkish local elections?

Turkey

Millions of Turkish voters gear up for key local elections

The Turkish economy, which has slipped into its first recession in a decade, has topped the election agenda so far.

Millions of Turkish voters gear up for key local elections

Business & Economy

Turkey 'to shore up lira via tight supply' through local polls

Ankara's stop-gap move to restore confidence in lira helped send London overnight swap rate rocketing to 1,200 percent.

Turkey 'to shore up lira via tight supply' through local polls

Turkey

Thousands of observers to watch over Turkish local vote

Half a million security personnel and thousands of observers on duty on Sunday to oversee elections, officials say.

Turkey elections: Thousands of observers to oversee local vote

New Zealand attack

Erdogan calls for fight against Islamophobia like anti-Semitism

Turkish leader calls for fight against Islamophobia that is like the one against 'anti-Semitism after the Holocaust'.

Erdogan calls for fight against Islamophobia like anti-Semitism

New Zealand attack

Turkey calls OIC meeting on Islamophobia after NZ attacks

The meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to be held in Istanbul in the wake of Christchurch massacre.

Turkey calls OIC meeting on Islamophobia after NZ attacks

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan lashes out at Sisi over mass executions

Erdogan says he will 'never talk to someone like' Sisi and called for release of Muslim Brotherhood prisoners in Egypt.

Turkish president Erdogan denounces Egypt's Sisi over executions

Syria's War

Erdogan: NATO gives arms to 'terrorists' but not to Turkey

President accuses NATO allies of supporting 'terrorism' with thousands of truckloads of weapons, but none for Turkey.

Erdogan: NATO gives arms to 'terrorists' but not to Turkey

Opinion

Can the Astana process survive the US withdrawal from Syria?

Trump's decision to pull out of Syria has sent Turkey, Russia and Iran scrambling to find a solution for the northeast.

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Middle East

Turkey eyes trade mechanism with Iran amid US sanctions

President Erdogan in talks with Hassan Rouhani in Russia vows to strengthen trade ties with Iran.

Turkey 'ready' to launch SPV with Iran to bypass US sanctions

Middle East

Turkey detains three over Istanbul building collapse: Report

Suspects charged with 'killing by negligence' after 21 died in a building collapse last week, local media reported.

Turkey detains three over Istanbul building collapse: Report

Turkey

'Food terrorism': Turkey cuts prices as elections near

President Erdogan told a campaign rally that rising food prices were a 'terrorist attack' by unidentified powers.

Food prices slashed as Turkey readies for local elections

Turkey

Turkey, Greece 'open' to dialogue to settle disputes

President Erdogan says Turkey expected more cooperation from Greece in extraditing soldiers linked to 2016 failed coup.

Erdogan: Turkey-Greece disputes can be resolved peacefully

Jamal Khashoggi

Erdogan slams US 'silence' over Khashoggi, demands Saudi answers

Turkish president renews call for full investigation into killing of journalist at kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.

Erdogan slams US 'silence' over Khashoggi, demands Saudi answers

Syria's War

Erdogan and Assad: A former friendship damaged beyond repair?

Relations between Syria and Turkey may depend on the outcome of Syrian presidential elections in two years, experts say.

Erdogan and Assad: A former friendship damaged beyond repair?