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Authoritarianism rising -- Turkey moves ahead to strengthen president

By REUTERS

DEC. 30, 2016, 6:33 A.M. E.S.T.

ANKARA — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will be able to appoint and dismiss government ministers, take back the leadership of the ruling party, and govern until 2029 under plans approved by a parliamentary commission on Friday. 410 more words

Mayor's Interesting Jail Project

According to Denizli Haber’s news Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) mayor of Denizli/Kale, Erkan Hayla, made a very interesting plan for war on terrorism. He built symbolic jail and imprisoned the plastic models representing PKK and FETÖ (Fetullah’s Terrorist Organization) members in symbolic jail. 72 more words

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Turkey's Erdogan could govern until 2029 under plans to change constitution

President Tayyip Erdogan could govern Turkey until 2029 with expanded executive powers under proposals the ruling AK Party hopes will go to a referendum next spring, officials who have seen the latest draft told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Suicide Bomber Kills Three Police In Turkey

At least three people have been killed, and a further eight wounded, after a suicide bomber detonated explosives during a police raid, in southern Turkey. 129 more words

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Erdogan waves to supporters after arriving at Istanbul's Ataturk airport

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (C) waves to supporters after arriving at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport.

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Erdogan addresses the audience during a meeting with members of his Party

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the audience during a meeting with members of his ruling AK Party in the Turkish parliament in Ankara.

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Erdogan greets his supporters with his family members

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (3rd R) greets his supporters with his family members in Ankara.

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