Government of Turkey

Joint TV interview of AKP and CHP mayoral candidates coming after Eid al-Fitr

A joint TV interview with the two leading Istanbul mayoral candidates Binali Yıldırım of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ekrem İmamoğlu of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) is planned for after the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the AKP deputy chair has announced.

Ankara resolute on Russian S-400 deal, Erdogan says

Ankara has no intention of backing down on a deal with Russia for the S-400 missile defense system amid pressure from the United States, Turkey's Anadolou news agency reported on Tuesday.

"There is an agreement. We have determination. It is out of the question to take a step back," Anadolou quoted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as telling reporters in Istanbul on Tuesday.