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Turkey Heads Towards Vote on Stronger Presidency, with Nationalist Nod

By Ercan Gurses and Gulsen Solaker ANKARA, Oct 18 – Turkey’s ruling AK Party will soon bring to parliament its plans to expand the powers of the presidency, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday, paving the way for a referendum which the nationalist opposition said it would not oppose. President Tayyip Erdogan has long

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Turkish Capital Bans Public Meetings Due To Militant Attack Fears

ANKARA, Oct 18  – Authorities in the Turkish capital Ankara have banned public meetings and marches until the end of November after receiving intelligence that militants were planning attacks in the city, which has been targeted with bombings over the past year. The ruling, announced by the Ankara governor’s office, came as Turkey pursued a

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Turkey’s New Prime Minister Wins Vote of Confidence in Parliament

ANKARA, May 29 – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s government on Sunday won a vote of confidence in parliament as well as approval for his legislative programme, parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman said. Yildirim is a close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan and a co-founder of the ruling AK Party. He was declared prime minister after

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Divisive Turkish Plan to Strip MPs’ Immunity Could Go to Referendum

ANKARA, May 18 – Turkey’s ruling AK Party has won initial support in parliament for a constitutional change that could see pro-Kurdish and other lawmakers prosecuted, but failed to secure a strong enough majority for now to avoid a referendum. In a secret ballot late on Tuesday, 348 lawmakers in the 550-seat parliament backed the

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