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Erdogan, Putin, Rouhani hold 'productive' talks on Syria

Foreign troops should leave Syria once terrorists are defeated and security reestablished, Russia's Vladimir Putin has said at a peace summit in Ankara. Turkey and Russia are at odds over a regime offensive in Idlib.

Turkey ex-PM Davutoglu close to being expelled from AKP party

Turkey's ex-PM is one step closer to being removed by his own party. This comes amid rumors of Erdogan's growing fears of being replaced by other high-profile party members.


Erdogan says Turkish central bank chief ousted for refusing rate cuts

Governor Murat Cetinkaya, whose four-year term was due to run until 2020, was replaced by his deputy Murat Uysal, a presidential decree published early on Saturday in the official gazette showed.

Turkey's Erdogan says S-400 systems will be delivered within 10 days: reports

Turkey and the United States, NATO allies, have been at odds over Ankara's decision to purchase the S-400s, with Washington warning of US sanctions if the delivery took place. Turkey has dismissed the warnings, saying it would not back down.

How a message of unity and mistakes by Erdogan tipped the Istanbul election

Imamoglu, 49, beat Erdogan and his party first in March and again in a rerun Sunday. His winning formula was a message of optimism and love that sought to appeal to the religious conservatives who formed the base of Erdogan’s support, as well as nationalists and the important Kurdish minority.

Explained: Why Istanbul Mayor poll result is a blow to President Erdogan

The poll outcome ends 25 years of AKP rule in Istanbul. Imamoglu garnered around 55% of the votes, one of the highest opposition records in recent elections.


For Erdogan, the bill for Turkey’s debt-fueled growth comes due

Through the course of a 16-year run as Turkey’s supreme leader, Erdogan has time and again delivered on his promises of potent economic growth. Yet not unlike an athlete who puts up record-shattering numbers through performance-enhancing drugs, he has produced expansion by resorting aggressively to debt.

Explained: Turkey's President Erdogan suffers setback in Istanbul Mayor's elections

While this is a ray of hope for the beleaguered opposition, it is too early to write an epitaph for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has positioned himself as the most powerful leader since Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Turkish republic.

Turkey’s president Erdogan suffers stinging defeat in Istanbul election redo

The result in the do-over — held after Erdogan’s party lost and contested the first vote — wrests control over Turkey’s largest city from Erdogan and ends his party’s 25-year dominance there.

Express Daily Briefing: RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya quits; India scraps Israel anti-tank missile deal; and more

From Deputy Governor Viral Acharya quitting, to India scrapping Israel anti-tank missile deal and Turkey’s President suffering stinging defeat in Istanbul election redo, here are the top stories for the day

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Turkey rules out unilateral ground intervention in Syria

Turkey is shelling Kurdish militia in Syria, but it has ruled out any unilateral ground intervention there. It comes as Russia asked the UN Security Council on Friday to call for Syria’s sovereignty to be respected – over concerns about a Turkish ground operation. “Turkey will not be going into Syria with the boots on […]