Turkish bar association: electoral board violated law during referendum

Turkish bar association: electoral board violated law during referendum

Turkey's electoral board's decision to allow unstamped ballots in Sunday's referendum was clearly against the law, prevented proper records being kept, and may have impacted the results, the Union of Turkish Bar Associations …

Erdogan claims victory in Turkish referendum but result swiftly challenged by opposition

Erdogan claims victory in Turkish referendum but result swiftly challenged by opposition

Most of the changes will not come into effect until after Turkey’s next presidential election in 2019

Fire in Istanbul’s shopping mall (VİDEO)

Fire in Istanbul’s shopping mall (VİDEO)

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A fire broke out in a shopping mall in the Bagcilar district of Turkey’s Istanbul, the country’s media outlets reported. Fire brigades and rescuers were dispatched to the site of the fire.  Mall visitors have …

EU observer: results of Turkish referendum could have been manipulated

EU observer: results of Turkish referendum could have been manipulated

Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in the Turkish referendum which ended in a tight 'Yes' vote for greater presidential powers, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission, Alev …

State of emergency extended in Turkey

State of emergency extended in Turkey

Turkey has extended its state of emergency by three months, its third such extension after a coup attempt last July, the Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said. The decision came after the National Security Council …

Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum win

Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum win

US President Donald Trump called to congratulate Recep Tayyip Erdogan hours after the Turkish president claimed a narrow victory in a contested referendum that will grant him sweeping new powers, according to the …

White House not to comment on Turkey referendum before observers#039 report

White House not to comment on Turkey referendum before observers' report

The White House said it would wait to comment on a referendum that granted sweeping new powers to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "There is an international commission that is reviewing this and issues a …

Turkey#039s security council advises extending state of emergency

Turkey's security council advises extending state of emergency

The Turkish National Security Council said in a statement that it had advised the cabinet of ministers to extend the country's state of emergency by three months following a referendum that narrowly accorded the president vast new …

Yuri Mavashev: Referendum showed that Turkish society is divided

Yuri Mavashev: Referendum showed that Turkish society is divided

Results of the nationwide referendum in Turkey on amending the constitution showed that Turkish society is divided today, the head of the political research of the Center for Modern Turkish Studies, Yuri Mavashev, said in an …

Germany upset over results of Turkish referendum

Germany upset over results of Turkish referendum

63% of German Turks who voted in the referendum supported the constitutional amendments

Slutsky: referendum in Turkey not to affect its ties with Russia

Slutsky: referendum in Turkey not to affect its ties with Russia

The chairman of the State Duma’s international affairs committee, Leonid Slutsky, believes that the outcome of the Turkish referendum will cause no harm to relations of partnership with Russia. "Relations …

Andrey Baklanov: Referendum changes situation in favor of Erdogan

Andrey Baklanov: "Referendum changes situation in favor of Erdogan"

The deputy head of the Council of the Russian Diplomats Association on the outcome of the Turkish referendum

Kremlin: Turkish people’s choice must be respected

Kremlin: Turkish people’s choice must be respected

The choice made by Turkey at Sunday’s referendum on expanding presidential powers must be respected, the Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "The referendum is absolutely a sovereign affair of the Turkish …

Lavrov: Trump confirms plans to improve ties with Moscow

Lavrov: Trump confirms plans to improve ties with Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov recalled that US President Donald Trump earlier called for improving ties with Russia and confirmed that Moscow is ready for this. Russia’s top diplomat …

Iranian Foreign Minister: we respect Turkish nation#039s decision on referendum

Iranian Foreign Minister: we respect Turkish nation's decision on referendum

Iran respects the Turkish people's decision on constitutional referendum, which was held yesterday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said.‎ "The referendum is Turkey's domestic …

Merkel and Gabriel urges to prevent split in Turkish society after referendum

Merkel and Gabriel urges to prevent split in Turkish society after referendum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that the German government had noted Turkey's preliminary referendum result and respected Turkish citizens' right to decide on …

Kosachev: referendum’s results do not give Erdogan comfort

Kosachev: referendum’s results do not give Erdogan comfort

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to give up the idea of European integration, while seeking to strengthen his power, the Chairman of the Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Committee …

Lukashenko congratulates Erdogan on successful constitutional referendum

Lukashenko congratulates Erdogan on successful constitutional referendum

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on successful constitutional referendum expanding the presidential powers, the press service of the Belarusian …

EU on results of referendum in Turkey: we take note

EU on results of referendum in Turkey: we take note

European Union take note of the reported results of the referendum in Turkey on the amendments to the Constitution. "We are awaiting the assessment of the OSCE/ODIHR International Observation Mission, also with regard to …

Council of Europe urges Ankara to secure independence of judiciary

Council of Europe urges Ankara to secure independence of judiciary

The Turkish leadership should think carefully about its next steps, given the close result in the country's referendum over granting new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn …