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Turkish Opposition Strikes Erdogan


ISTANBUL, Turkey – The Turkish opposition has dealt a severe blow to President Tayyip Erdogan by taking control of Istanbul in a new election of the mayor, breaking his aura of invincibility and sending a message of unhappy voters to his policy, Gulf Today said Monday. Ekrem Imamoglu of the …

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Istanbul Set for ‘Historic’ Rerun of Mayoral Vote


ISTANBUL, Turkey – Istanbul’s residents will go back to the ballot box on Sunday in a rerun of the mayoral election held nearly four months ago, Al Jazeera reported Saturday. After more than 16 million people in Turkey’s commercial hub first voted on March 31, Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of …

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Xi Jinping Meets with Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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BEIJING, China – Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Dushanbe. According to China’s ministry of foreign affairs, Xi Jinping pointed out that I attach great importance to China-Turkey relations and I am ready to work with Mr. President to turn bilateral friendship into mutual …

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Morsi Buried East of Cairo Amid Tight Security


NASR, Egypt – Egypt’s first popularly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was buried early on June 18 in the presence of only his family members and lawyers, Anadolu News quoted a source with his legal team on Tuesday. The former leader, who reportedly died from a heart attack on June 17 …

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Istanbul Mayor Candidates Hold First Live Debate in 17 Years


ISTANBUL, Turkey – Rival candidates to be Istanbul’s mayor came face to face in a live TV debate that largely focused on why a vote rerun will be held on June 23, Al Jazeera reported Monday. The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)’s candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, and the ruling Justice …

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Imran Khan Calls Dr. Mahathir to Thank for its Support


LONDON – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned Prime Minister Datuk Seri, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in London, to thank Malaysia for its support for Pakistan’s attempt to avoid being in the list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Star Online reported Monday. Dr. Mahathir, who is in the UK …

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Separating Terrorist, Opposition Key in Idlib Issue: Lavrov


SOCHI, Russia – The implementation of the Russian-Turkish memorandum on Idlib will make life easier for the citizens of the war-torn region of Syria, the head of Russian diplomacy said Tuesday. In September 2018, Turkey and Russia agreed to transform Idlib into a demilitarized zone after a meeting between Turkish …

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