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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to hold on to the presidency but the outcome is likely to be very tight

Erdogan Uses Violence to Contain Istanbul Gay Pride Parade

LGBT Turks staged a gay pride rally Sunday in Istanbul despite warnings by police that the event was not legal, after reportedly coming to a last-minute agreement to allow a smaller gathering. Police nonetheless attacked congregants with rubber bullets and arrested at least five, ending the event the same way it has for the past four years.

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Erdogan Declared Winner in Turkish Vote, Cementing Grip on Power

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count.

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Israeli TV Crew Attacked in Turkey

A pair of Israeli journalists were attacked in Istanbul on Wednesday amid the sharp deterioration in ties between Turkey and Israel over clashes on the Gaza border and the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists and demonstrators march to the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, May 30, 2011 as they marked the first anniversary of a deadly raid by Israel on a Turkish aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip. The same ship, has been refitted and is preparing to …

Turkey Bans New Year Celebrations at Taksim Square

Turkish authorities will not allow New Year celebrations at Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square for security reasons, state media reported Wednesday, quoting local officials.

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Erdogan Calls Urgent Islamic Summit on Jerusalem

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling a summit of the main pan-Islamic body in Istanbul on December 13 to discuss the expected US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a business meeting in Istanbul, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Turkey has told the United States it will not join in any military operations that include Kurdish fighters in Syria, Erdogan said Thursday, while vowing to strike the U.S.-backed Kurds if they threaten Turkey's security.(Presidency …

Erdogan Slams Opposition as ‘Justice March’ Nears Istanbul

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused the country’s main opposition party of siding with terrorism, as a three-week “march for justice” led by its chief neared its ending point of Istanbul.

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Report: Iranian Who Ran TV Network Shot Dead in Turkey

The Iranian founder of a Farsi-language satellite television network was shot dead in Istanbul alongside a Kuwaiti business partner, Turkish media reported Sunday, just months after reportedly being convicted of spreading “propaganda” against the Islamic Republic.

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Turkey: Islamic State Jihadi Escapes With Son After Deadly Attack On Reina Nightclub

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorist who allegedly killed 39 people and injured 39 others at the famous waterfront Reina nightclub in the Turkish capital of Istanbul is believed to have absconded with his 4-year-old son after the deadly attack, reports Hurriyet Daily News, citing anonymous police sources.

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Owner of Istanbul Nightclub Where 39 Were Killed: Gun Bans Empower Armed Terrorists

Memet Kocarslan, who owns the Istanbul nightclub where 39 people were gunned down in cold blood minutes after 2017 began, contends that Turkey’s bans on private ownership of popular semiautomatic rifles made it easy for a terrorist who ignored the ban to outgun police and overpower security at the facility.

Souvenir paintings are seen on sale at a store in the Sultanahmet tourist district on February 23, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey's booming tourism industry is beginning to feel the effects of the countries growing instability and recent terrorist attacks. Figures recently released by The Turkish Statistical Institute show the …

Turkey’s Tourism Dives After Multiple Terrorist Attacks

ISTANBUL — The once bustling Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is astonishingly quiet. The shops and restaurants in the city’s trendy Istiklal Street are all but empty of foreign customers and the hotels in the upscale Nisantasi district are nearly deserted.

Medics carry a wounded person at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said that an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images …

9 Recent Terrorist Attacks on Nightclubs Around the World

Terrorists have developed a fondness for attacking nightclubs, and it’s no surprise. They are perfect venues for mass murder, with tightly-packed crowds of people, and limited routes of escape for the victims.

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Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Nightclub Attack

The Islamic State has formally taken responsibility for the slaughter at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, issuing an unusually direct official statement that hailed the still-at-large gunman as a “heroic soldier of the caliphate.”