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Erdogan’s Governing Party in Turkey Loses Parliamentary Majority

The elections in Turkey resulted in the success of the pro-Kurdish HDP.

Turkish voters delivered a rebuke on Sunday to PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan as his party lost its majority in Parliament in a historic election that thwarted his ambition to rewrite Turkey’s Constitution and further bolster his clout. The results represented a significant setback for Mr. Erdogan, an Islamist who has steadily increased his …

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Who is Turkey’s ‘Secret-Keeper’ Hakan Fidan?

Hakan Fidan has been tipped as a possible future foreign minister (AFP)

Turkey’s spy chief, Hakan Fidan, who resigned on Saturday to stand for parliament, has carved himself out a key role as right-hand man to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan but has aroused suspicions abroad. Analysts have long speculated that Erdogan is grooming his protege for a top role in government, even …

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Turkey’s 49 Hostages Freed in MİT Operation, says President Erdoğan

Öztürk Yılmaz, Turkey's Mosul Consul General, briefs PM Davutoğlu as the plane carrying all freed× Turks is about to take off from GAP Airport in Şanlıurfa.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced Sept. 20 that Turkey’s 49 hostages held by extremist militants in Iraq for 101 days have been freed through an operation conducted by the country’s spy agency. Öztürk Yılmaz, Turkey’s consul general in Mosul, and 48 staff of the consulate were brought to Turkey at 5.00 a.m. localtime, and officials stressed …

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Davutoğlu: Reconciliation Only Success Story In Middle East

"Everyone would have laughed at us then if we said [President] Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Massoud Barzani [Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government president] would address the public holding each other's hands," said the new Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said there is only one success story in the Middle East and that it is the reconciliation process that has made remarkable progress amid the turmoil that Turkey’s neighboring countries are going through. Davutoğlu met with chief editors of media outlets at his office in Istanbul’s …

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