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April 18, 2018, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on April 18 called for early presidential and general elections on June 24 2018. Polls had been scheduled for November 2019, but Erdogan said the […]

Ankara calls for resolution to Turkey-US tensions

October 11, 2017, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Turkey is calling for a normalization of relations with the United States following rising diplomatic tensions between the NATO allies. “Our wish is ...

Turkish referendum too close to call

April 13, 2017, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Voters in Turkey will consider a constitutional referendum Sunday on whether to transform their government from the current parliamentary system into ...

Officials: Turkey close to identifying gunman in New Year’s attack

January 3, 2017, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Turkish authorities say they are close to identifying the gunman being sought in connection with the New Year’s attack on an Istanbul nightclub ...

  • Turkey looks east as EU mulls suspending its membership bid
    November 24, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey’s decades-long bid to join the European Union hangs increasingly in the balance as criticism grows over an ongoing crackdown following July’s failed coup; but, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan […]

  • New visa dispute sours Turkey-EU ties
    May 25, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Within a matter of hours of Turkey’s new government being announced, a major dispute over visas erupted Wednesday between Ankara and the European Union, threatening one of the main foreign […]

  • Ouster of Turkish PM rekindles dissent in ruling AKP
    May 19, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Since the ousting of Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, pro-president media outlets are appealing for unity and loyalty to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The calls come as Davutoglu’s removal provokes […]

  • Can EU migrant deal survive Turkey’s political turmoil?
    May 16, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Senior European Union and Turkish officials are meeting to rescue the EU visa deal. Since the ousting of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the deal […]