Turkey's Erdogan claims election victory, opposition wary
By Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) – Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party claimed victory in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary polls on Sunday, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to their rule in a decade and a half. “Our people have given us the job of carrying out the presidential and executive posts,” Erdogan said in a short national address as votes were still being counted. Sunday’s vote ushers in a powerful new executive presidency long sought by Erdogan and backed by a small majority of Turks in a 2017 referendum.
20 June, 2018 Erdogan's election rivals struggle to be heard in Turkey's media By Ece Toksabay and Ali Kucukgocmen ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's main state-run TV station devoted 67 hours of airtime to President Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party last month in the run-up to elections, according to two opposition members of t...
16 December, 2013 Enigmatic Turkish cleric poses challenge to Erdogan’s might By Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has won three general elections, weathered summer riots, subdued a meddling army and changed Turkey like few leaders before him in a decade in power. The powerful network of Fethullah Gulen, who leads a worldwide Islamic […]