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Comment: Women's rights and freedoms under Erdogan's government have improved significantly, writes Hilal Kaplan.

Turkish leader Erdogan unveiled Istanbul's new airport which is due to open in October, days ahead of the June 24 elections.

Turkey arrests 14 suspected Islamic State group members

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Turkey arrests 14 suspected Islamic State group members

Turkish authorities arrested 14 suspected IS members accused of planning an attack as the country prepares to go to the polls.

Amnesty's Turkey chair to remain behind bars: court

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Amnesty's Turkey chair to remain behind bars: court

Taner Kilic has become a powerful symbol of human rights activists and dissenters targeted by Turkish authorities as part of a years-long ...

Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted of first day of trial

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Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted of first day of trial

The Turkish rapper has been a vocal critic of Turkey's government and its leaders, which rights groups say is what led to his detention.

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It's make or break for Erdogan vs Turkey's opposition

Comment: No matter who is the victor, they will have to contend with the half, who will be bitter at any electoral defeat, writes Bashdar Ismaeel

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Turkish troops patrol Syria's Manbij as Kurds withdraw

Turkey's military has begun patrolling the Manbij area as Kurdish militias withdraw, in line with the "roadmap" agreement reached with the US ...

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Erdogan in major Istanbul rally ahead of Turkey vote

Erdogan held a mega rally ahead of next weekend's elections in Turkey.

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Jailed Kurdish leader makes appeal ahead of Turkey vote

Former leader of the HDP party Selahattin Demirtas addresses a rally from prison.

Turkey hits Kurdish base in Iraq's Qandil Mountains region

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Turkey hits Kurdish base in Iraq's Qandil Mountains region

Turkey's president has said his country have begun an operation against bases of outlawed Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.

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Three dead in armed attack on Turkish MP visit

At least three people have killed and several injured in southeast Turkey, when an MP from the country's ruling party attended Suruc for an ...

Three dead in armed attack on Turkish MP visit

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Three dead in armed attack on Turkish MP visit

At least three people have been shot dead and several injured in southeast Turkey, following an attack by an MP from the country's ruling party ...

<em>Erdogan</em> will lift state of emergency 'after election win'

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Erdogan will lift state of emergency 'after election win'

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to immediately lift the country's state of emergency if he is ...

The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

Turkey to drain north Iraq 'terror swamp', says <em>Erdogan</em>

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Turkey to drain north Iraq 'terror swamp', says Erdogan

Turkey's president has said his country will drain the "terror swamp" in northern Iraq in an operation against bases of outlawed Kurdish ...

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Greece 'to protect' Turkish soldiers wanted for anti-Erdogan coup

Eight Turkish soldiers that Ankara wants extradited over coup charges have been placed under 24/7 armed guard.

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Erdogan calls for speedy trial of jailed 'Kurdish Obama'

Erdogan has stepped up his attacks against Selahattin Demirtas, the former co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), as the ...

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Austrian Muslims denounce mosque clampdown

Austrian Muslims voiced opposition after Turkish-funded mosques were closed in Vienna.

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Erdogan to consider lifting state of emergency after elections

The Turkish president has hinted that the state of emergency - that has been used to detain thousands of people - could be lifted soon after the ...

Turkey slams 'racist', 'anti-Islam' Austria following mosque closures

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Turkey slams 'racist', 'anti-Islam' Austria following mosque closures

Turkey's presidential spokesperson has fired back at Austria over the closure of Turkish-linked mosques, and potential deportation of dozens of ...

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Erdogan to fall short of first-round presidential victory: poll

The veteran Turkish leader's ruling AK party is also poised to lose its parliamentary majority in snap elections later this month.

Turkey raises interest rates to strengthen weak lira

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Turkey raises interest rates to strengthen weak lira

Turkey's lira rallied on Thursday as the central bank announced that interest rates would be hiked to help strengthen the flagging currency.

Turkey anti-war students on trial reject 'terror propaganda' charge

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Turkey anti-war students on trial reject 'terror propaganda' charge

Twenty-two students are accused of supporting the PKK after protesting Turkey's military operation in Syria's Afrin.

Turkish cartoonist jailed for insulting <em>Erdogan</em>

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Turkish cartoonist jailed for insulting Erdogan

Turkish police jailed one of the country's most prominent cartoonists to serve out a 14 month sentence first handed down last year on charges of ...

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