Latest News from Turkey

Montenegro Muslim Leader Awaits Erdogan Visit

Rifat Fejzic, the Reis of the Islamic community in Montenegro, said that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit Montenegro in the last week of April for the opening of the Islamic Centre in the coastal town of Bar.  

Turkey's Opposition to Appeal Local Election Results in Ankara

Turkey's main opposition, the People's Republican Party (CHP), will appeal against election results in Ankara.

The decision comes after the capital remained in hands of the ruling Party of Justice and Development (AKP), amid predictions the opposition could score a victory.

Ugljanin congratulates Erdogan on election victory

BELGRADE - Serbia's Minister without Portfolio in the outgoing government Sulejman Ugljanin congratulated on Tuesday Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party on winning the local elections held on March 31.

Ruling German party wants Turkey's EU bid halted

Ruling German party wants Turkey's EU bid halted

BERLIN -- The CSU, "the sister party" of Angela Merkel's CDU, wants Turkey's EU accession to be halted in light of the recent threats issued by PM Erdogan to his critics.

Turks in Sarajevo Celebrate Erdogan Poll Win

Dozens of Turks and Bosnians celebrated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in Sunday’s local elections by gathering to celebrate in Ilidza in Sarajevo and driving through the city honking their car horns and waving AK (Justice and Development) Party flags alongside those of Turkey and Bosnia.

Turkey’s Ruling Party Claims Local Elections Victory

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has taken a commanding lead in the country’s local elections.

With just over 60% of the votes counted, Prime Minister Recep Erdogan’s party has 46.8%, while the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) trails with 27.3%, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

8 Reported Killed in Clashes during Local Elections in Turkey

Eight people were killed on Sunday in clashes between supporters of rival candidates in Turkey's local elections.

Six people were killed in a gunfight between two families in the village of Yuvacik in the eastern province of Sanliurfa, which borders Syria, security officials said, according to Hurriyet Daily News.

Turkey Holds Local Elections

Over 50 million eligible voters can go to the polls in Turkey's local elections on Sunday.

According to the Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey, a total of 52 695 831 Turkish citizens are entitled to cast their ballots at 194 310 polling stations.

Greens lose at Barca, but are within one win from play-offs

By George Georgakopoulos

Panathinaikos succumbed to unbeaten Barcelona in Spain on Friday, going down 84-62, but Armani Milano’s win in Turkey over Fenerbahce has boosted the Greens’ chances for a top-four finish in the group. They should go through to the quarterfinals with victory over Unicaja Malaga in Athens next week.

Turkey Admits Syria Intervention Recording 'Authentic'

Turkey acknowledged the authenticity of a leaked recording of a top officials' meeting over a possible military operation in Syria.

Turkey's Foreign Ministry representatives nevertheless insisted Friday that the content of the recording was "faked", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has reported.

Austria's Baumax Might Withdraw from Bulgaria, Eastern Europe

Austrian "do-it-yourself" chain Baumax is mulling a pullback from Bulgaria and Eastern Europe, Austria's Die Presse newspaper reported.

Earlier, its founder Karl-Heinz Essl announced he was kicking off a sale of his artwork collection in a move aimed at raising funds to save his company.

Pioneering Kosovo Soap Gets Viewers’ Thumbs-Up

Kosovo’s first homemade soap opera, “Stine Dashurie”, does not deal in subtle plot lines.

The main character in “Seasons of Love” - to give it its name in English - moves back from Switzerland to Kosovo.

Alban has a job with the EU rule-of-law mission, EULEX, and is caught in a love triangle involving a co-worker and her best friend.

Turkey Blocks YouTube Day After Court Lifts Ban on Twitter

Turkey has blocked access to YouTube, a day after the ban on Twitter has been revoked, according to international media reports.

The national telecoms authority announced taking an administrative measure against the site in Turkey.