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G-20 host Turkey says fight against terrorism should be at forefront

By Reuters – Nov 14,2015 –  JORDAN TIMES Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu speak as they stand on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, on Saturday (AP photo) BELEK, Turkey — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged world leaders on Saturday to prioritise the fight against terrorism as they gather for […]

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said voters had "shown that they prefer action and development to controversy".

Turkish prime minister declares victory in parliamentary election, as ruling AK party regains

Source: BBC Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has won a critical parliamentary election, regaining the majority it lost in June. With almost all ballots counted, the state-run Anadolu news agency said the AKP had won 49.4% of the vote, with the main opposition CHP on 25.4%. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said voters had […]

EU tries to woo Erdogan in historic visit but division remains

Source: Reuters OCT 4, 2015  By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a long-awaited trip to Brussels on Sunday, officially a two-day state visit to Belgium, that will be dominated by EU meetings over Europe’s migration crisis and the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria. Moscow’s commencement of bombing raids […]

‘We Want a Massacre’: Turkish-Kurdish Tensions Escalate as Election Looms

‘We Want a Massacre’: Turkish-Kurdish Tensions Escalate as Election Looms By Hasnain Kazim DPA A boy peers through a hole in a damaged wall along a street in the city of Sirnak, near Cizre, southeastern Turkey. Earlier this summer, tit-for-tat violence between the Turkish government and the country’s Kurdish minority began undermining years of peace […]

Three possibly future-changing choices to determine Turkey’s next government after coalition talks fail

YASEMIN SAKAY ISTANBUL As the third and final round of coalition talks on Thursday between the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and Republican People’s Party (CHP) yielded no results, three choices await Turkey in forming a government. While snap elections seem the most probable option, a minority government or a caretaker government is still […]


A Turkish couple spent their wedding day feeding 4,000 Syrian refugees

Posted  by Bethan McKernan A Turkish couple who got married last week invited 4,000 Syrian refugees to celebrate with them. Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat tied the knot in Kilis province on the Syrian border, which is currently home to thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in the neighbouring country. It’s traditional for Turkish weddings to last between […]

In Turkish villages facing Islamic State, doubt hangs over U.S. strategy

By Nick Tattersall KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) – Packets of cigarettes and tea gathering dust in his one-room store, Mustafa Karatas doubts a joint U.S.-Turkish plan to flush Islamic State militants from the Syrian border will make much difference to his business any time soon. This main commercial street in Karkamis, a Turkish town of 10,500 […]


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