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Turkey returns to single-party rule after AKP vote sweep

Turkey returns to single-party rule after AKP vote sweep

🕔15:39, 2.Nov 2015

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s Justice and Development Party was preparing to head a single-party government with a decisive mandate Monday after a surprise election turnaround that strengthens the hand of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Clashes in Turkey’s main Kurdish city after vote

Clashes in Turkey’s main Kurdish city after vote

🕔23:04, 1.Nov 2015

DIYARBAKIR: Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon at Kurdish militants who were protesting after Sunday’s election appeared to deliver a clear victory to the Justice and Development Party (AKP), an AFP photographer said.

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In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey

In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey

🕔17:40, 29.Aug 2015

ANKARA: For the first time in the history of Turkey, a Muslim but secular country, a woman who wears an Islamic headscarf has been named as a government minister.

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Turkey ruling party loses majority in blow for Erdogan

Turkey ruling party loses majority in blow for Erdogan

🕔10:08, 8.Jun 2015

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s ruling party lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday’s legislative elections, dealing a severe blow to strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambition to expand his powers.

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