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Election Council Rejects Erdogan's Party Demand for Full Istanbul Recount

Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council rejected a demand from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party for a recount of all ballots cast in Istanbul in last week's election, the party's deputy chairman said on Tuesday.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) challenged the results of Istanbul's March 31 mayoral ballot after their candidate Binali Yildirim narrowly lost against the main opposition CHP's Ekrem Imamoglu.

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Elections Over, Turkey's Erdogan Eyes Economic Reforms

Soon after his ruling party faced defeat in Ankara and Istanbul in last Sunday's election, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quick to promise reforms to revive the country's weakened economy.

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Turkey Opposition Says ahead in Istanbul Election Recount

Turkey's opposition candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said Friday he was still winning by nearly 19,000 votes after the ruling AKP demanded a recount following Sunday's tight election race.

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Pompeo Warns Turkey against Striking Syria

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wednesday of "devastating" results if Turkey strikes Syria as he met in Washington with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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US Suspends F-35 Program Deliveries to Turkey over Russian Arms

The United States said Monday it was halting all deliveries and joint work with Turkey on the F-35 fighter jet program after the NATO ally insisted on a major arms purchase from Russia.

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Turkey Rejects U.S. Pressure over Russian Missile Deal

Turkey's government on Friday rejected US pressure over its disputed deal to purchase Russian missiles, saying Ankara was already in talks over delivery of the S-400 defence system.

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U.S. Consulate Staffer Faces Turkey Spying Trial

A U.S. consulate staffer went on trial in a Turkish court on Tuesday accused of spying and attempting to overthrow the government in a case that fuelled tensions between the United States and its NATO ally.

Metin Topuz, a Turkish citizen and long-time liaison with the US Drug Enforcement Administration, was arrested in 2017 accused of ties to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who Ankara says ordered a failed 2016 coup.

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Erdogan Campaign Use of Mosque Shooter Video Draws NZ Ire

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan drew a sharp rebuke from New Zealand Monday for using controversial video shot by the Christchurch mosque gunman as an election campaign prop.

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Turkish Police behind 2013 Corruption Probe Get Life

A Turkish court handed life sentences Monday to 15 people who accused members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's inner circle of involvement in a 2013 corruption scandal, local media reported.

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Erdogan Says New Zealand Attack Shows Growing Hostility to Islam

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday condemned the deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand, saying it illustrated the growing hostility towards Islam "idly" watched by the world.

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