Ekrem Imamoglu: Turkey's rising political star
A softly-spoken football fan and former district mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu seems to have come from nowhere to become a figurehead of the long-suffering Turkish opposition. Although forced to rerun his Istanbul mayoral electoral campaign after his March victory was annulled due to alleged irregularities, the setback has done wonders for his profile both at home…
Erdogan's ruling AKP ready to accept election recount results
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP will accept the results of local election recounts in Ankara and Istanbul no matter which party is declared the winner, a party spokesman said on Saturday. The AKP won most votes nationwide in last Sunday's election, but results showed the ruling party lost Ankara and was also narrowly…
Turkey prime minister hails US visa move as 'positive step'
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday hailed the resumption of limited visa services by the US as a "positive step" as he prepared to head to Washington.
Turkey warns of 'security' steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote
Binali Yildirim warned on Saturday that Ankara's actions in response to a controversial independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan region would have "economic and security dimensions".
Erdogan to return as ruling party boss after referendum win
The special congress of the the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara was to choose Erdogan -- the only candidate -- to replace Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as party chairman.
Erdogan likens Germany's blocking rallies to Nazis
The attack came a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to try to defuse the row, which has put a major new strain on already bruised ties between the NATO allies.
Boosting Erdogan powers will 'stabilise' Turkey
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Turks to say "yes" to boosting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers on Saturday, saying it would strengthen Turkey at the ruling party's first pro-referendum rally.
Pence tells Turkey PM wants 'new start' in ties
US Vice President Mike Pence has told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim that the new administration wanted a "new start" in relations between the two NATO member states, local media reported Sunday.