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Turkey says U.S. scrapping trade deal contradicts goals

17 May 2019

ANKARA The U.S. decision to end its preferential trade agreement with Turkey contradicts their $75 billion bilateral trade target, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said on Friday, but welcomed Washington's move to halve tariffs on steel imports.

Turkey's election board under pressure to explain Istanbul vote annulment

16 May 2019

ANKARA Ten days after it annulled Turkey's most dramatic election upset in years, the country's electoral authority faces a barrage of questions from opposition parties who say there was no legal basis to cancel the vote.

NBA showdown starring a Turk won't be on Turkish TV

14 May 2019

ANKARA Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter's Portland Trail Blazers reached the NBA's Western Conference finals, which start on Tuesday, but for the first time the series will not be widely televised in Turkey, where he is accused of having terrorist links.

UPDATE 2-NBA showdown starring a Turk won't be on Turkish TV

14 May 2019

* Kanter calls himself an ally of cleric Gulen (Adds details, background)

NBA showdown starring a Turk won't be televised in Turkey

14 May 2019

ANKARA, May 14 Outspoken Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter's Portland Trail Blazers reached the NBA's Western Conference finals starting on Tuesday, but for the first time the series will not be televised in Turkey where he is accused of having terrorist links.

Turkish artists stand by Istanbul's ousted mayor

10 May 2019

ANKARA Dozens of Turkey's most prominent artists have taken to social media to support Istanbul's ousted mayor, responding to his call for them to speak out against a decision to annul his election victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's party.

Turkish opposition - Erdogan's mandate must also be revoked if Istanbul poll annulled

08 May 2019

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition party said on Wednesday it had formally requested the annulment of President Tayyip Erdogan's mandate because the same flaws his AK Party alleged in the city's March 31 mayoral vote occurred in last year's national elections.

Turkish opposition confident of winning Istanbul poll re-run, lira sinks again

08 May 2019

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition party said on Tuesday its candidate for Istanbul mayor would again contest and win the post, after the election board ordered a re-run of the city election in a ruling that has spooked investors and drawn European criticism. | Video

Turkey to rule on Istanbul election re-run appeal on Monday - AKP candidate

05 May 2019

ANKARA Turkey's High Election Board will rule on Monday on an appeal by President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party (AKP) calling for a re-run of the Istanbul local elections that the party narrowly lost, the AKP's mayoral candidate in the city said.

Erdogan signals he backs re-run of contested Istanbul vote

04 May 2019

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan signalled on Saturday he backs a re-run of mayoral elections in Istanbul which resulted in a narrow victory for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) for the first time in 25 years.

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