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Iraqi Kurdish PM congratulates Erdoğan on election win

Prime Minister of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani on June 26 congratulated Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on his election win, expressing the desire to improve ties.

"We congratulate you, your party...," Barzani said, in a message he sent to Erdoğan, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

More than a Million Turks Say "Enough" to Erdogan on Social Media

ANKARA, May 8 (Reuters) - More than a million Turks piled onto social media to call time on President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, making the word "Tamam" ("Enough") a trending topic worldwide after he promised to step down if the people wanted it.

"If one day our nation says 'enough', then we will step aside," he said in a speech in parliament.

Referendum result asks CHP new questions

The tight win in the April 16 constitutional amendment referendum will leave the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) with much to ponder. The party lost its dominance in Turkey's largest cities Istanbul and Ankara, falling far behind the sum total of 60.4 percent that it and its referendum ally the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) achieved in the most recent general election on Nov.

Kleine-Brockoff: Enlargement a second-order question

BELGRADE - The enlargement question, especially in the Western Balkans, is an important question, but it has now become, "in a fraying international order, a second-order question," says Thomas Kleine-Brockoff, Executive Director of the Berlin Office of the German Marshall Fund of the US and adviser to former German President Joachim Gauk.

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