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Saudi source gives more detail on crown prince's dismissal

21 Jul 2017

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia A source close to Saudi Arabia's rulers has given further details of how Mohammed bin Nayef, the former crown prince, was summarily removed from his post last month.

Erdogan says Turkey could reconsider its position on Europe

25 Apr 2017

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters on Tuesday that Turkey would reconsider its position on joining the European Union if it was kept waiting much longer and if the current hostile mentality of some member states persists.

Erdogan says Turkey won't wait at Europe's door forever

25 Apr 2017

ANKARA Turkey will not wait at Europe's door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday.

No plans for early elections after Turkey referendum, Deputy PM Simsek says

17 Apr 2017

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has made it very clear that there are no plans to dissolve parliament and call for an early election before the 2019 vote, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek told Reuters in an interview on Monday.

No plans for early elections after Turkey referendum, Deputy PM Simsek says

17 Apr 2017

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has made it very clear that there are no plans to dissolve parliament and call for an early election before the 2019 vote, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek told Reuters in an interview on Monday.

In historic referendum, Turkey's Erdogan faces his biggest test

14 Apr 2017

ISTANBUL Much like the vast mosque he has commissioned atop one of Istanbul's highest hills, President Tayyip Erdogan's supporters hope a referendum on Sunday will be a crowning achievement in his drive to reshape Turkey.

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between U.S. and Russia in Syria

08 Apr 2017

ISTANBUL Turkish calls for tough action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after U.S. missile strikes on one of his airbases may overestimate Washington's appetite for deeper involvement in Syria's war and threaten Ankara's fragile rapprochement with Russia.

Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendum

23 Mar 2017

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey will review all political and administrative ties with the European Union after an April referendum, including a deal to curb illegal migration, but will maintain economic relations with the bloc, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

Turkey, U.S. on collision course over Kurdish role in battle for Syria's Raqqa

02 Mar 2017

ANKARA/WASHINGTON Turkey is ruling out compromise with the United States over the involvement of Kurdish militia fighters in an assault in Syria, an obstacle for Washington's plan to deploy its strongest allies on the ground in a decisive showdown with Islamic State.

Turkey to hold referendum on stronger presidency on April 16

11 Feb 2017

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey will hold a referendum on April 16 on replacing its parliamentary system with the stronger presidency long sought by incumbent Tayyip Erdogan, electoral authorities announced on Saturday.

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