Turkey

UPDATE 2-Turkey's new govt programme signals little shift under Davutoglu

* Few major policy changes expected (Adds details on foreign policy, quotes, background)

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Battle lines drawn in struggle for influence over Turkish judiciary 01 Sep 2014

ANKARA/ISTANBUL - One of Turkey's most senior judges warned against government interference in the judiciary on Monday, signalling a looming struggle for influence over the courts as President Tayyip Erdogan pursues a drive against his political foes.

Turkish lira slips on Ukraine tensions, cabinet formation boost expected 01 Sep 2014

ISTANBUL, Sept 1 - Turkey's lira weakened on Monday as a deepening crisis in Ukraine rattled investors, but the formation of a cabinet that signalled policy continuity was expected to soothe markets in the short run.

Turkey's new cabinet unlikely to spell major policy shift 29 Aug 2014

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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Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. | Video