23 Jun 2019
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…
6 Apr 2019
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…
29 Dec 2018
Turkey's last prime minister was on Saturday chosen as the ruling party's mayoral candidate for Istanbul in a bid to ensure the country's biggest city remains in its hands after 2019 elections.
7 Nov 2017
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.
23 Sep 2017
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".
17 Jun 2017
Birol Erdem, a former senior justice ministry official, was released under judicial supervision which means he should still face trial, a date for which has yet to be set.
21 May 2017
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.
5 Mar 2017
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.
4 Mar 2017
The Turkish public will decide whether to approve constitutional changes that will expand the role of the head of state and remove the office of the premier.
25 Feb 2017
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.
19 Feb 2017
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.