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Turkey's Erdogan officially calls snap elections
Turkey's Erdogan officially calls snap elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called snap polls after his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to form a coalition government with the opposition.

Turkey's Erdogan officially calls snap elections
Turkey to hold snap polls on Nov 1: Erdogan
Turkey to hold snap polls on Nov 1: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced he would call snap elections likely to be held on November 1, after coalition talks failed in an unprecedented political impasse.

Turkey to hold snap polls on Nov 1: Erdogan
Turkey's risky offensive can weaken but won't destroy PKK: analysts
Turkey's risky offensive can weaken but won't destroy PKK: analysts

Turkey's almost month-long campaign of air strikes against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Turkish southeast and northern Iraq will weaken but cannot destroy the Kurdish militant group.

Turkey's risky offensive can weaken but won't destroy PKK: analysts
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Kazakhstan listed in Top 10 World's Riskiest Sovereign Debt?

Kazakhstan has been put on the map of the world's riskiest sovereign debt by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Really?

Kazakhstan listed in Top 10 World's Riskiest Sovereign Debt?
Turkey PM formally gives up on coalition as polls loom
Turkey PM formally gives up on coalition as polls loom

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu informed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan he had failed to form a coalition government, paving the way for new general elections just months after June polls.

Turkey PM formally gives up on coalition as polls loom
Pro-IS video urges Turks to rise up against 'traitor' Erdogan
Pro-IS video urges Turks to rise up against 'traitor' Erdogan

A pro-Islamic State jihadist video has urged Turks to rise up against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing him of being a traitor who has sided with the United States and Kurdish militants.

Pro-IS video urges Turks to rise up against 'traitor' Erdogan
Turkey PM says all coalition options exhausted
Turkey PM says all coalition options exhausted

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he had exhausted all options to form a coalition government, leaving the country facing snap elections just months after the June 7 polls.

Turkey PM says all coalition options exhausted
Defiant Erdogan vows to press for new Turkey constitution
Defiant Erdogan vows to press for new Turkey constitution

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday defiantly vowed to renew his drive for a new presidency-based constitution.

Defiant Erdogan vows to press for new Turkey constitution
Turkey to press anti-PKK campaign 'until no terrorist remains': Erdogan
Turkey to press anti-PKK campaign 'until no terrorist remains': Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that Turkey would press on with a campaign against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants "until not one terrorist remains".

Turkey to press anti-PKK campaign 'until no terrorist remains': Erdogan
Iranian FM's visit to Turkey postponed: official
Iranian FM's visit to Turkey postponed: official

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's scheduled visit to Turkey on Tuesday has been postponed.

Iranian FM's visit to Turkey postponed: official
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New transportation opportunities for Trans-Caspian Route: Nomad express container train welcomed in Baku

On August 3, Baku welcomed the Nomad express container train traveling from Shihezi, China to Georgia via Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan

New transportation opportunities for Trans-Caspian Route: Nomad express container train welcomed in Baku
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18-y.o. girl from Kazakhstan killed in bus crash in Turkey

18-year-old girl from Kazakhstan Aida Sarabayeva was killed in a resent traffic accident on the road from Pamukkale to Antalya.

18-y.o. girl from Kazakhstan killed in bus crash in Turkey
Turkish Kurd leader urges world to denounce 'unjust war'
Turkish Kurd leader urges world to denounce 'unjust war'

Turkey's Kurdish political leader Selahattin Demirtas urged the world to denounce Ankara's new "unjust war" on rebel Kurds and asked the EU to push clearly for a truce.

Turkish Kurd leader urges world to denounce 'unjust war'
Turkey's Erdogan ready for snap polls gamble
Turkey's Erdogan ready for snap polls gamble

Bruised by one of the worst setbacks of his political career, Turkey's pugnacious President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to play the card of calling snap polls in a high-stakes gamble that could yet backfire.

Turkey's Erdogan ready for snap polls gamble
Turkey vows 'whatever necessary' in fight against militants
Turkey vows 'whatever necessary' in fight against militants

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to do "whatever necessary" in Turkey's controversial fight against Kurdish militants, with no end in sight to a two-week cycle of violence.

Turkey vows 'whatever necessary' in fight against militants
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. ©RIA Novosti
Germany urges Turkey not to 'tear down bridges' with Kurds

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged Turkey not to abandon the Kurdish peace process despite an upsurge in tension and violence.

Germany urges Turkey not to 'tear down bridges' with Kurds
'As a woman, be quiet!' Turkish deputy PM in new sexism row
'As a woman, be quiet!' Turkish deputy PM in new sexism row

Turkey's deputy prime minister on Wednesday ignited a new row over discrimination against women in Turkish politics when he told a female deputy "as a woman, be quiet!".

'As a woman, be quiet!' Turkish deputy PM in new sexism row
NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over Islamic State
NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over Islamic State

NATO strongly backed Turkey's fight against Islamic State militants in Syria at emergency talks.

NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over Islamic State
Turkey's Erdogan in China for talks amid Uighur strains
Turkey's Erdogan in China for talks amid Uighur strains

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan headed for China Wednesday having secured NATO's backing for Ankara's fight against Islamic State militants.

Turkey's Erdogan in China for talks amid Uighur strains
PKK 'never respected' peace process: Turkey
PKK 'never respected' peace process: Turkey

Turkey's foreign minister said that Kurdish rebels "never respected" the peace process with Ankara, with a ceasefire now in tatters after a series of attacks and cross-border offensives.

PKK 'never respected' peace process: Turkey