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Muharrem Ince, a former Republican People's Party (CHP) MP, picked up 30.6 percent of the vote in the last election behind Erdogan with 52.6 percent.

Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People's Party, who won in the June re-run of the Istanbul vote, called Ankara's move an act of 'carelessness'.

Erdogan sworn in for new term with reinforced powers

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Erdogan sworn in for new term with reinforced powers

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in for a second term, bolstered with greater powers and authority.

Turkey marks 25 years since massacre of Alevi intellectuals

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Turkey marks 25 years since massacre of Alevi intellectuals

Turkish activists gathered in memory of 33 Alevi intellectuals who were killed in a mob attack 25 years ago.

Turkey's opposition chief refuses to congratulate 'dictator' Erdogan

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Turkey's opposition chief refuses to congratulate 'dictator' Erdogan

Turkey's opposition party have not taken kindly to their election loss, slamming Erdogan as a dictator.

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Egypt TV anchor declares Erdogan rival winner of elections

An Egyptian television TV anchor has declared the main rival to Turkey's president in a weekend presidential election as the winner of the vote despite official results.

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Erdogan on victory: I will make Turkey a superpower

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, vowing in his victory speech to ...

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Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey election

Erdogan was on Sunday leading a tightly-contested presidential election in early counting as he seeks a new mandate in the face of a revitalised ...

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Turkey's Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

Turks began voting on Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with ...

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

Bashdar Ismaeel

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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Erdogan in major Istanbul rally ahead of Turkey vote

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

Jailed Kurdish leader makes appeal ahead of Turkey vote

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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.

Erdogan 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 re-elected this month.

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

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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.

Turkish central bank raises interest rate to lift currency

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Turkish central bank raises interest rate to lift currency

Turkish lira regains some of its value after central bank’s monetary policy committee held an emergency meeting and announced it was raising ...

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Turkey opposition fields left-wing candidate in election bid

Turkey's opposition are hoping leftist Muharrem Ince will give Erdogan a run for his money at the June presidential elections.

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Turkey opposition names fiery lawmaker as Erdogan challenger

The candidate of the Republican People's Party (CHP) in Turkey's June 24 poll will be Muharrem Ince, the party announced on ...

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Turkey ruling party names Erdogan as presidential candidate

Turkey's ruling party confirmed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its candidate to run in snap polls in June, while the main opposition party ...

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Erdogan's rival reelected as head of Turkish opposition party

President Erdogan's main political rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu has been reelected chairman of Turkey's Republican People's Party in a decisive ...

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