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Erdogan party appeals Istanbul, Ankara results after Turkey vote

While Erdogan's party won more than 50% votes, a defeat in Turkey's capital and economic hub is a blow to AKP.

Erdogan’s ruling AKP suffers setback in Turkey’s local election

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to be defeated by the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP).

Turkey faces crucial vote on EU accession before local ballot

A final vote in the parliament’s plenum will take place before the Mar 31 vote in Turkey, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Turkish train crash leaves 7 people dead, hurting dozens

The train was travelling to the capital from the central Anatolian province of Konya.

Turkey, France spar over Khashoggi killing

Turkey says they had shared evidence linked to the murder with officials from a large number of countries and that France was "no exception".

Turkish troop convoy enters Syria rebel zone

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said the vehicles were heading to Turkish monitoring posts, including in the southwestern parts of Idlib.

Shots fired at US embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties

The attack coincided with a deepening row between Ankara and Washington over the trial of a US pastor in Turkey - police teams were searching for the assailants, who fled in a white car.

Turkey to send delegation to Washington over US pastor crisis

Brunson, a North Carolina evangelical Presbyterian pastor, was jailed for allegedly supporting a group that Ankara blames for an attempted coup in 2016.

US State Department: Turkey agrees to try to resolve issues

Brunson was placed under house arrest last week following nearly two years in jail on charges of espionage and supporting terror groups.

Turkey’s $51 billion in energy loans a ticking time bomb

Lira's depreciation forces power producers to restructure and refinance borrowings

Top Greek court grants refugee status to two Turkish officers

The Greek government has launched an appeal against the second ruling for the other six officers.

Putin launches Turkey nuclear project, vows faster arms delivery

Russian officials had said in December that the first deliveries in the US$2 billion deal were likely to begin at the end of 2019 or beginning of 2020.

US-backed fighters on high alert in Syria’s Manbij

MANBIJ: On the outskirts of Syria's Manbij, Kurdish-led fighters have dug trenches and US-led coalition soldiers patrol from land and sky after Turkey threatened...

Turkey detains 12 in anti-IS raids after US embassy closure

The people detained were foreigners who were trying to recruit members for IS.

US embassy in Turkey to be closed over ‘security threat’

The embassy was the target in 2013 of a suicide bombing claimed by a far-left group that killed a Turkish security guard.

Boiler room explosion rocks Turkish capital, three injured

The cause of the explosion has yet to be determined.

Trashy literature? No such thing for Turkish refuse collectors

Thanks to a rather unconventional library, discarded books are now being read by rubbish collectors and their families and students whose schools have no library.

Turkey says US-based cleric and others could lose citizenship

The interior ministry said the list comprised people who are being investigated by the prosecutors and whose whereabouts are not known.

Wisma Putra: Malaysia condemns Istanbul bomb blast

No Malaysian casualties reported in the incident and the embassy is in close contact with Malaysians in Istanbul.

No Malaysian casualties reported in Ankara bomb attack

Wisma Putra says Malaysian Embassy in Ankara is in close contact with Malaysian citizens there and will monitor the situation.