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  • Emperor sans clothes: Turkish election strips Erdogan of former glory

    Emperor sans clothes: Turkish election strips Erdogan of former glory
    It’s difficult to pinpoint just when the leader once nicknamed “The Sultan” became a figure more akin to the emperor who had no clothes. For more than a dozen years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s gilded career had taken him from one...
  • One year after shocking capture of Mosul, Islamic State remains formidable

    IRBIL, Iraq One year after the Islamic State stormed out of eastern Syria to take control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, last June 10, it remains a formidable force, with few signs that a U.S.-led bombing campaign has significantly blunted its...
  • Erdogan's ambitions dashed after ruling party loses majority

    In normal times, you can't escape President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey. His voice booms from television screens, his hands wave at campaign rallies and his face smiles from billboards. Yet as Turkey digested the surprise sinking of support for his...
  • Turkey recalls ambassador to Brazil over genocide dispute

    Turkey's Foreign Ministry says the ambassador to Brazil has been recalled after that country's senate passed a resolution recognizing the massacres of Armenians a century ago as genocide. The ministry said late Monday that Ambassador Huseyin Dirioz was...
  • Turkey's long-dominant ruling party loses majority

    Turkey's long-dominant ruling party loses majority
    In normal times, you can't escape President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey. His voice booms from television screens, his hands wave at campaign rallies and his face smiles from billboards. Yet as Turkey digested the surprise sinking of support for his...
  • Kurds rejoice after robbing Turkish president of his parliamentary clout

    ISTANBUL Turkey celebrated a major political milestone Monday the peaceful ousting of the Justice and Development party after 13 years of controlling the government. The giant killer was mainly a Kurdish party that captured enough votes in Sunday's...
  • Turkey's new parliament features 4 key parties

    Four parties will dominate Turkey's 550-seat parliament following Sunday's elections. Here is a sketch of each political force. ___ JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT PARTY Conservative and Islamic. Has governed Turkey since 2002. Founded the previous year by...
  • Voters in Turkey deal stunning setback to president's party

    Voters in Turkey deal stunning setback to president's party
    In a stunning setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s ruling party lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in 13 years, and a pro-Kurdish party for the first time garnered enough votes to enter Parliament, according to a...
  • Turkish ruling party seen losing majority in parliament

    In a stunning rebuke of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ambitions to expand his powers, Turkish voters stripped his party of its simple majority in parliament, preliminary election results showed Sunday. With 99.9 percent of the vote counted, Erdogan'...
  • President's party slips in Turkish elections; Kurds in parliament

    ISTANBUL In a major upset, Turkish voters Sunday cut their support for the ruling Justice and Development Party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and sent a Kurdish party into the national parliament for the first time. With 94 per cent of the votes...
  • Turkish official says TNT used in Kurdish rally blasts

    Turkish police have determined that at least one of the lethal explosions at a Kurdish party rally this week was from TNT, and that both explosions involved "cellphone mechanisms," a government minister said Saturday. Two people were killed. The blasts...