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Erdogan vows to lift Turkey's state of emergency if re-elected

Erdogan vows to lift Turkey's state of emergency if re-elected

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged for the first time that he would immediately lift the almost two-year state of emergency in place since the 2016 failed coup if he is re-elected in this month's polls.

Israel freezes work on 'Armenian genocide' bill

Israel freezes work on 'Armenian genocide' bill

Israel's government postponed voting on a bill to recognise the "Armenian genocide" over concern its advancement could benefit Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in upcoming poll, an official said Sunday.

Erdogan asks Turks to help prop up plunging lira

Erdogan asks Turks to help prop up plunging lira

The lira has lost 16% of its value against the greenback in a month as markets became jittery after Erdogan indicated he wanted a greater say in monetary policy.

Erdogan calls Turkey snap polls for June 24

Erdogan calls Turkey snap polls for June 24

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in Turkey for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half after a call from his main nationalist ally.

Turkey to extend state of emergency for seventh time

Turkey to extend state of emergency for seventh time

Turkey's top security body on Tuesday recommended extending the state of emergency imposed since a failed July 2016 coup for a seventh time, despite mounting calls from Ankara's partners to lift it.

Erdogan hits back at Russia's Lavrov over Syria

Erdogan hits back at Russia's Lavrov over Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's comments that the Syrian town of Afrin, seized from Kurdish militia by Ankara, should be handed over to Damascus.

Erdogan, Rouhani meet in Ankara ahead of Syria summit

Erdogan, Rouhani meet in Ankara ahead of Syria summit

Hassan Rouhani said before leaving Iran that foreign forces operating in Syria without approval from the Damascus government should leave.

Erdogan says Turkish intelligence chief meeting Iraqi official over Sinjar

Erdogan says Turkish intelligence chief meeting Iraqi official over Sinjar

President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's intelligence chief would meet an Iraqi official on Monday to discuss an Iraqi military operation in the northern Sinjar region, where Ankara says Kurdish PKK militants have established a base.

Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin city centre under 'total' control

Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin city centre under 'total' control

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have taken ‘total’ control of the centre of Afrin, a Kurdish-majority city in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

Turkish parliament passes controversial voting law

Turkish parliament passes controversial voting law

After parliament's Deputy Speaker Aysenur Bahcekapili announced the voting result, a brawl erupted between nationalist lawmakers and those from the main opposition.

Erdogan warns US to quit Syria's Manbij

Erdogan warns US to quit Syria's Manbij

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the United States to withdraw any American forces from the Syrian town of Manbij, vowing Turkish troops would expand a cross-border military operation ...

Erdogan meets pope as Rome bans protests

Erdogan meets pope as Rome bans protests

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Pope Francis on Monday while police enforced a protest ban in central Rome as feelings run high over Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria.