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Turkish Parliament Votes to Give Erdogan More Executive Powers

In a move widely criticised by opposition politicians, Turkey’s Parliament voted to advance a bill which would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unprecedented executive powers.

Turkish Parliament’s Expensive Microphone Goes Missing after Brawl

A microphone in the Turkish Parliament has gone missing after an angry fight broke out among members of Parliament during debates on constitutional amendments on January 11.

Iran, Russia, Turkey Discuss Syrian Crisis ahead of Astana Meeting

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari has held meetings with senior Russian and Turkish officials on the resolution of the years-long crisis in Syria.

MPs in Turkish Parliament Start Fighting Each Other (+Video)

Scuffles between Turkish lawmakers from the ruling AK Party and main opposition Republican's People Party (CHP) broke out on Wednesday during a debate at general assembly on constitutional changes.

Turkish PM: Europe’s Security Starts with Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım urged European states to contribute to hosting refugees and combatting terror, saying that the security of Europe is dependent on that of Turkey.

Increased Security Measures in Turkey amid Constitutional Reform

Security measures in Turkey have been heightened in the wake of Turkish Parliament’s plan to ratify the Constitutional reforms that enhance the authority of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran's Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati

Advisor to Iran’s Leader Hails Turkey’s Withdrawal of Forces from Iraq

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international advisor to Iran’s Leader, hailed Turkey’s decision to pull its troops out of a town near Mosul in north of Iraq, expressing the hope for a thaw in relations between Turkey and Syria as well.

Gunman Dressed in Santa Costume Kills 39 in Istanbul Nightclub

A gunman reportedly dressed in a Santa costume killed at least 39 people, including at least 16 foreigners, at a famous nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's Eve celebrations.
Yılmaz Bulut-Senior Member of Turkish

Senior Member of Turkish Ruling Party Killed in Armed Attack

Yılmaz Bulut, a senior member of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), has lost his life in an armed attack in Çankaya, near the Turkish capital of Ankara.

Iranian MP: US May Have Been behind Russian Envoy Assassination

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said it is likely that Washington was involved in the recent assassination of the Russian envoy in the Turkish capital.

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