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Turkey's victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers

Jun. 25, 2018 3:33 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, was set on Monday to extend his rule with sweeping new powers after winning landmark presidential and parliamentary elections. Turkey's High Electoral Board declared Erdogan, 64, the winner of Sunday's...

The Latest: Turkey's election board declares Erdogan winner

Jun. 25, 2018 1:49 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Turkey's national electoral board has pronounced incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the winner of the country's presidential election with an "absolute majority" of valid votes....

Erdogan proclaimed winner of Turkey's presidential election

Jun. 24, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was proclaimed the winner early Monday of a landmark election that ushers in a government system granting the president sweeping new powers and which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule. The presidential vote and a parliamentary...

Partial results in Turkish state media have pro-Kurdish party poised to enter parliament, ruling party majority at risk

Jun. 24, 2018 2:04 PM EDT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Partial results in Turkish state media have pro-Kurdish party poised to enter parliament, ruling party majority at risk.

Campaign promises galore in last day before Turkish election

Jun. 23, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey was awash in campaign promises Saturday as politicians pressed to get voters' attention in the last remaining hours before a ban began ahead of Sunday's critical presidential and parliamentary elections. Speaking at five different rallies in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

A look at candidates running in Turkey's presidential race

Jun. 23, 2018 7:12 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is holding snap presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday — more than a year earlier than scheduled. The elections will usher in a new system of governance giving the president expanded powers that was narrowly approved in a referendum last year. A look at the...

The Latest: Chart shows Turkish candidates' unequal coverage

Jun. 22, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections (all times local): 6 p.m. An opposition member of Turkey's media watchdog has published a chart showing unequal airtimes on the state broadcaster for presidential and parliamentary candidates campaigning for Sunday's...

A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power

Jun. 22, 2018 6:59 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish voters will vote Sunday in a historic double election for the presidency and parliament. The vote will be a game changer, putting into full force constitutional changes transforming Turkey's ruling system into an executive presidency. It will either solidify President Recep Tayyip...

Turkey heads to landmark presidential, parliamentary vote

Jun. 22, 2018 5:47 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has never lost an election, is taking a gamble that will consolidate his hold on power in Turkey if he emerges victorious from Sunday's landmark presidential and parliamentary vote. But winning the election he called more than a year early might not be as...

German lawmaker says Turkey bars him as election observer

Jun. 21, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German lawmaker said Thursday the Turkish government is denying him entry to the country as an international observer in the country's upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections. Andrej Hunko, of the opposition Left Party, said Turkey's ambassador to the Organization for Security and...