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April 1, 2019, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party suffered heavy losses in Sunday’s local elections, losing critical cities across the country, while the main opposition party is on course to win the […]

In elections, Turkey’s opposition hopes to capitalise on Erdogan’s woes

March 30, 2019, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

On March 31, Turkey holds critical local elections, with control of the country’s main cities up for grabs. With inflation soaring and recession thr ...

Turkey to hold elections in June 2018, more than a year early

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 N ...

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 a powerful executive presidency. The issue has split the […]

  • 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 […]