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Turkey ends state of emergency after two years

Under the state of emergency, tens of thousands of people were arrested or dismissed from their jobs. However, the government has decided against extending it again after seven three-month renewals. The decision comes weeks after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won re-election. During the campaign, opposition candidates said that the first ... Read More »

Erdogan vows “stronger Turkey” after being sworn-in

Assuming the new executive presidency he has long fought to establish, Erdogan took the oath of office in parliament before addressing dozens of international leaders gathered at the presidential palace in Ankara. Erdogan, 64, says the new, powerful executive presidency is vital to drive economic growth, ensure security after a failed 2016 ... Read More »

Turkey election: Erdogan wins second term as president

Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap elections, with Erdogan looking for a first round knockout and an overall majority for his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).  The stakes were particularly high as the new president will be the ... Read More »

Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

Speaking to supporters from the balcony of his ruling AK Party’s headquarters in Ankara after Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections, Erdogan said Turkey would also act more decisively against terrorist organizations. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said on Monday, extending his 15-year ... Read More »