Government of Turkey

AKP to evaluate election results to decide on future moves: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the preliminary results of the March 31 local elections showed that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) became the winner of the municipal elections "by a majority just like when our party came to power on Nov. 3, 2002."

CHP leader slams Erdoğan for using Hagia Sophia as strategy to court votes

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after he once again said he would convert the Hagia Sophia into a mosque, saying the president used the matter, a sensitive issue for conservative voters, as a strategy to garner more votes only a few days before the local elections this weekend.