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Turkey announces early elections for swift shift to executive presidency

TurkishPresidentRecepTayyipErdoganannouncedWednesdaythatthepresidentialandparliamentaryelectionswillbebroughtforwardtoJune24,2018fromNovember2019,inordertomakea

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Putin launches Turkey nuclear project, vows faster arms delivery

RussianPresidentVladimirPutinonTuesdaylaunchedtheconstructionofTurkey'sfirstnuclearpowerstationandvowedtoacceleratethedeliveryofairdefensesystemstoAnkara,inanew

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Turkey's Erdogan in row over 'girl martyr' comment on TV

TurkishPresidentRecepTayyipErdoganhasbeencriticisedaftertellingagirlinmilitaryuniformthatshewouldbehonouredifkilledwhilefighting."Ifshe'smartyred,they'lllayafla

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Erdogan threatens to expand Syria offensive despite criticism

PresidentRecepTayyipErdoganonFridaythreatenedtoexpandTurkey'soffensiveinSyriaagainstaKurdishmilitia,despiterisingconcernandcallsforrestraintfromtheUSandotherWes

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7 things to watch: Macron, Erdogan seek détente after year of tensions

Anintriguingmeetinglikelytoexposetensions–aswellasconsensus–willtakeplaceinParisonFridaybetweentwoworldleaderswithambitiousaimsontheglobalstage.FrenchPresidentE

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Turkey dismisses more than 2,700 in latest post-coup purges

TheTurkishgovernmentonSundayorderedthesackingofmorethan2,700peopleworkinginpublicinstitutionsoverallegedlinksto"terror"groups,inthelatestpurgessincelastyear'sfa

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Erdogan says U.S. can't buy Turkish support on Jerusalem

PresidentTayyipErdogantoldtheUnitedStatesonThursdayitcouldnotbuyTurkey'ssupportinavoteattheUnitedNationsonJerusalem,andsaidhehopedtheworldwouldteachWashingtonal

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