Turkey

Turkey's new cabinet unlikely to spell major policy shift

ANKARA, Aug 29 - Turkey's new Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, will announce his cabinet on Friday, a day after Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president, with the new government not expected to signal any major changes in policy direction.

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Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power 29 Aug 2014

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life. | Video

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Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power 28 Aug 2014

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life. | Video

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Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power 28 Aug 2014

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life. | Video

Turkish President casts self as heir to reformer who died on gallows 28 Aug 2014

ISTANBUL - Whether stirring crowds with fiery election speeches or, as on Thursday, swearing an oath as Turkey's first popularly elected president, Tayyip Erdogan casts himself as the heir of one man above all others - a man whose life ended on an army gallows.

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Turkish President casts self as heir to reformer who died on gallows 28 Aug 2014

ISTANBUL - Whether stirring crowds with fiery election speeches or, as on Thursday, swearing an oath as Turkey's first popularly elected president, Tayyip Erdogan casts himself as the heir of one man above all others - a man whose life ended on an army gallows.

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Turkey's Erdogan consolidates power with ascent to presidency 28 Aug 2014

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan will cement his position as modern Turkey's most powerful leader when he is sworn in as president on Thursday, advancing his drive to reshape the country but heralding what critics fear will be an increasingly authoritarian rule.

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Turkey's Erdogan consolidates power with ascent to presidency 28 Aug 2014

ANKARA - Tayyip Erdogan will cement his position as modern Turkey's most powerful leader when he is sworn in as president on Thursday, advancing his drive to reshape the country but heralding what critics fear will be an increasingly authoritarian rule.

UPDATE 2-Surprise Turkey rate cut seen as sop to government pressure 27 Aug 2014

* Overnight lending, borrowing rate for primary dealers cut

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Turkey struggles as 'lone gatekeeper' against Islamic State recruitment 26 Aug 2014

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - As Islamic State insurgents threaten the Turkish border from Syria, Turkey is struggling to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists to the militant group, having not so long ago allowed free access to those who would join its neighbor's civil war.

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Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

LAKE SELIGER Russia/KIEV - Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. | Video