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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.
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.
By George Georgakopoulos
Panathinaikos succumbed to unbeaten Barcelona in Spain on Friday, going down 84-62, but Armani Milanos 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.
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.
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Turkey has blocked access to YouTube, a day after the ban on Twitter has been revoked, according to international media reports.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.
The Ankara administrative court overruled the ban on the social platform Twitter.
The restriction contradicts the rule of law principles - the court motivated its decision.
The court decision comes a day after the UN urged Turkey to lift the ban on Twitter because the limitation of civil liberties contradicts the international law.