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Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

Speaking to supporters from the balcony of his ruling AK Party’s headquarters in Ankara after Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections, Erdogan said Turkey would also act more decisively against terrorist organizations. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential ...

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Turkey orders arrest of 125 police officers

Turkey orders arrest of 125 police officers

Ankara, Oct 11 (IANS) Warrants were issued on Tuesday to arrest 125 police officers suspected of having ties with Islamic preacher Fetullah Gulen, who was accused by the Turkish government of being the mastermind of the country’s failed attempted coup ...

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Turkey orders arrest of 189 more judges, prosecutors

Turkey orders arrest of 189 more judges, prosecutors

Ankara, Oct 14 (IANS) Turkish authorities on Friday ordered the arrest of 189 judges and prosecutors suspected of supporting the alleged mastermind behind the failed military coup d’etat in July. Over the course of the operation to track down supporters ...

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Russia suspends visa-free travel with Turkey

Russia announced on Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Moscow ...

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