New homes to be ready for quake victims by November: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that the government will hand over the first batch of new homes to earthquake victims by October or November, underlining that their priority will be the reconstruction of the quake-hit provinces if they win the presidential elections on May 28.

Country gears up for election day

With less than 24 hours remaining until the start of voting in the general election in Greece, the voting process began on Saturday as polling stations abroad opened to allow Greeks registered to vote abroad cast their ballot.

Of the 9.8 million voters on the electoral rolls, 400,000 are first-time voters.

Elections, fantasies and acceptance

"It is again confirmed that we do not know ourselves and that we take our fantasies for real," a Turkish friend wrote to me on Monday. It is difficult to feel just how much many Turks hoped that, at last, they would see an end to the slide towards greater autocracy and towards greater distance from the European Union. 

We will emerge victorious in election, achieve historic success: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on May 15 that his alliance will emerge victorious in the May 28 runoff election and achieve historic success.

"The May 14 elections, one of the elections with the highest participation in our history, took place in a festive atmosphere befitting our democracy, with the prudence and foresight of our beloved nation," Erdoğan said.