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Turkey criticizes US for dispatching warship to Cyprus

Turkey slammed the US for sending a warship to the divided island of Cyprus, accusing Washington of disrupting the balance of power in Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey election: Erdogan rival pledges to send all migrants back home

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's challenger in Turkey's presidential race has sharpened his tone on migrants, vowing to send all asylum seekers back to their countries once elected in a May 28 runoff vote.

Turkey vote: Kilicdaroglu accuses Erdogan of allowing unchecked migration

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rival in Turkey's presidential race has accused the government of allowing 10 million "irregular" migrants to enter the country, marking a nationalist turn in his rhetoric ahead of a May 28 runoff vote.

Turkey says to soon begin developing roadmap to normalize relations with Syria

Ankara will soon create a committee and start developing a roadmap for the normalization of ties with Damascus, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

Turkey’s opposition says filed complaints over suspected irregularities at ballot boxes

Turkey's main opposition party announced on Wednesday it had filed complaints over suspected irregularities at thousands of ballot boxes in Sunday's landmark elections, in which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan performed better than expected.

Erdogan calls on Turkish voters to support him in runoff vote

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has called on Turkish voters to support him in a May 28 election runoff “to maintain stability and security” in the country. Erdogan stood ahead of his main rival in Sunday election, but could not win 50 percent of the votes to secure a third term in office.

Turkey presidential election goes to run-off: Council

Turkey’s presidential election is headed for a runoff vote, the country's electoral chief Ahmet Yener has said citing official results from the country’s Supreme Election Council. The results for both frontrunners remained just below the threshold of 50% mark after 100% of ballot boxes were opened.

Turkey presidential election: Runoff likely between Erdogan and Kilicdaroglu

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu appear to be headed to a runoff as preliminary results show neither candidate winning a majority of the votes in Sunday's election.

Polls open in Turkey’s presidential elections

Polls opened on Sunday in Turkey’s fiercely fought presidential and parliamentary elections that could bring an end to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s 20-year rule.

Ahead of election, Erdogan accuses opposition of working with Biden to topple him

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held his last election rallies in Istanbul on Saturday. He has accused the opposition of working with US President Joe Biden to topple him while making a final appeal ahead of the biggest challenge to his 20-year rule.

Erdogan says ready to vacate office if loses presidential election

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that he is ready to vacate his office if he loses presidential polls on May 14.

Ankara accuses US of meddling in Turkey’s presidential vote

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has once again accused the US government of attempting to interfere in his country’s upcoming presidential election.

Erdogan’s rival accuses Russia of election ‘deep fake’

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the main election rival of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, issued a warning to Russia, accusing Moscow of responsibility for the release of fake material on social media ahead of Sunday's ballot.

Muharrem Ince withdraws from Turkey presidential race, boosting Erdogan’s main challenger

Turkish presidential election candidate Muharrem Ince, one of the four contesting Sunday’s vote, says he is withdrawing from the race, in a potential boost to the main rival of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan pledges to further enhance Turkish defense industry

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held his campaign’s largest rally so far in Istanbul on Sunday with a historic crowd of 1.7 million people ahead of the May 14 polls. He pledged to further enhance the country's defence industry if he wins the presidential election.

Massive rally held in Istanbul in support of Erdogan rival

The Republican People's Party (CHP) held an election rally in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Saturday. Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the CHP and the main opposition candidate, is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s closest rival.

Erdogan accuses Turkish opposition of being gay

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused his political rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, of being “LGBT”, ahead of next week’s elections. The government in Ankara views LGBT ideology as an American and European “religion”, alien to Turkish morals.

Ankara says US seeks revenge against Turkey for failed coups during upcoming election

Turkish Minister of the Interior Suleyman Soylu has accused Washington of planning to oust current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the May 14 presidential elections as a revenge for the failed coup attempts in the country.

Erdogan accuses Turkish opposition of seeking to divide country ahead of election

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit out at the alliance of the six opposition parties for "drawing support" from terror organizations and imperialists. He has claimed that they are seeking to “divide the country” and revert its gains.

Turkey’s Erdogan accuses main rival of PKK ties

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has resumed campaigning for the upcoming general elections after a days-long pause due to illness. He has accused his main rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, of cooperating with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Turkish airspace closed to Armenia airline without warning

Turkey has closed its airspace to low-cost Armenian airline FlyOne Armenia without warning, the Armenpress news agency cited the carrier's board chairman as saying.

Turkey inaugurates its first nuclear power plant

Ankara has inaugurated its first ever nuclear power plant. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan thanked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for his help in constructing the reactors.

Erdogan cancels public rallies for health reasons

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan canceled his scheduled campaign rallies on Thursday for health reasons ahead of the May 14 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Turkey arrests dozens over suspected PKK ties ahead of elections

Police in Turkey have arrested 110 people over alleged ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) ahead of the 14 May elections. Reports have indicated that politicians, lawyers and journalists are among those detained.

Ankara accuses Washington of trying to create ‘terrorist state’ near Turkey

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has accused the United States of trying to create a "terrorist state" near Turkey. He stressed that Ankara is taking certain precautions to prevent this.

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