Turkey

Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

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ANKARA - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters.

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Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court 18 Apr 2014

ANKARA - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters.

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Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan 18 Apr 2014

ANKARA - Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signalling strains between the allies following months of political tension.

UPDATE 2-Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan 18 Apr 2014

* Next prime minister set to be close Erdogan loyalist (Adds details and quotes)

UPDATE 1-Turkey to seek discount in Russian gas price - minister 18 Apr 2014

ANKARA, April 18 - Turkey will seek a discount in the price of gas it buys from Russia in talks with the deputy head of state-controlled Gazprom next week when he visits Ankara, Turkey's energy minister said on Friday.

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Turkish ruling party wants Erdogan presidential bid - officials 17 Apr 2014

ANKARA - Turkey's ruling party would overwhelmingly back Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's candidacy in the nation's first direct presidential election, senior officials said on Thursday, a move his opponents fear would feed his autocratic instincts.

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Turkish ruling party wants Erdogan presidential bid - officials 17 Apr 2014

ANKARA - A majority of deputies in Turkey's ruling AK Party have voted in a secret ballot in favour of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan running in the country's first direct presidential election in August, senior party officials said on Thursday.

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Passage of South Stream pipeline via Turkey possible - minister 16 Apr 2014

ANKARA - Turkey would consider allowing the South Stream pipeline, which will carry natural gas from Russia to Europe, to pass through Turkish territory if Moscow made such a request, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Wednesday.

RPT-Turkish central bank meeting eyed for signs of political meddling 16 Apr 2014

ISTANBUL, April 15 - An annual meeting of Turkey's central bank on Thursday will be closely watched for signs that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government, strongly opposed to high interest rates, is trying to boost its influence over monetary policy.

Turkish central bank meeting eyed for signs of political meddling 15 Apr 2014

ISTANBUL, April 15 - An annual meeting of Turkey's central bank on Thursday will be closely watched for signs that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government, strongly opposed to high interest rates, is trying to boost its influence over monetary policy.

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Surrender talks set with separatists in Ukraine as standoff lasts into Easter

DONETSK/KIEV - A senior mediator from Europe's OSCE security body is due to start negotiating the surrender of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, although hopes for a rapid end to the crisis are limited. | Video