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Turkey's ruling party elects Erdogan as leader

The Justice and Development Party re-elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, its co-founder, at a congress Sunday where he was the only candidate for chairman.  Speaking to tens of thousands of people in …

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Erdogan rejoins Turkey ruling party

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejoined the Justice and Development Party (AKP) after a nearly three-year absence, following his narrow victory in last month's referendum boosting the presidential office. …

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Erdogan may rejoin AKP in May

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may rejoin the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) after the announcement of the official results of the referendum on constitutional changes, Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim …

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Turkey's ruling AKP begins push to amend constitution

Turkey's ruling party has formally launched a campaign urging a yes vote in a referendum to amend the constitution, eliminating the position of prime minister and extending the powers of the president, Al Jazeera reports. Prime …

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Turkish deputies brawl during debate in parliament

Scuffles have broken out at Turkey’s parliament amid debates over a controversial bill on constitutional amendments, which would expand the powers of the president. Turkish lawmakers got engaged in physical violence, pushing each …

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Turkish parliament approves reduction of president's term

The Turkish parliament's General Assembly accepted the fourth article, proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), local media reports. The article dictates that the presidential elections and general elections …

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Will Turkey refuse from Prime-Minister?

A bill to change the Constitution and governing system was submitted Saturday to parliament, Anadolu Agency reports. Justice and Development [AK] Party's Group Deputy Chairman Mustafa Elitas submitted the bill to Parliament …

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Erdogan: Turkey does not need loans from IMF

The development of the region depends on Turkey's achievements, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. According to the Turkish leader, Ankara is responsible for the development of the …

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2017 will be better than 2016, Turkish PM says

Amid deterioration in a number of economic measures and a plunging Turkish Lira, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has told the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) Supreme Advisory Board meeting that the country …

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Erdogan rule could be extended until 2029 - media

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) signalled their support for a controversial proposal to amend the constitution and allow the current Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stay in office until 2029. …

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