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Erdogan names close confidante as PM candidate

After sacking Davutoglu for opposing his plans to seriously boost his own powers, Erdogan gives the nod to a more pliant senior aide.

Erdogan names close confidante as new PM candidate

Erdogan's road to a dictatorship now clear?

Turkey's Erdogan forces his Prime Minister to step down, after he opposed Erdogan's plans to seriously boost his presidency.

Erdogan's road to a dictatorship now clear?

Erdogan's party to replace Davutoglu

Turkey's ruling party is set to replace Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu following tensions with President Erdogan, sources say.

Erdogan's party to replace Prime Minister Davutoglu

Erdogan: Turkey won't stop shelling Kurdish forces

Responding to western powers calling for Turkey to stop shelling Kurdish forces in Syria, Erdogan says there is no question of stopping.

Erdogan: Turkey won't stop shelling Kurdish forces in Syria

Turkish PM: We'll continue to hit Kurds in Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu tells German Chancellor his country will continue to attack Kurdish fighters in Syria.

Turkish PM: We'll continue to hit Kurds in Syria

Turkish far-right warns 'elected despot' Erdogan

After Erdogan cites 'Hitler's Germany' as model he wants to switch to, MHP head comes out against 'primitive mindsets.'

Turkish far-right warns against 'elected despot' Erdogan

Turkish PM denies new system is a 'dictatorship'

The lady doth protest too much? Davutoglu invokes Hitler in speaking about switch from parliamentary to presidential system.

Turkish PM denies new system is a 'dictatorship'

Turkish PM: Israel deal only meant 'to help Gaza'

Davutoglu says rapprochement to benefit, not 'sadden Palestine and Gaza'; Turkey first 'to enjoy honor of making Israel apologize.'

Turkish PM: Israel deal only meant 'to help Gaza'

Turkey refuses to apologize to Russia

Turkish PM rules out any apology to shooting down Russian fighter jet at Syrian border, asks Russia to reconsider sanctions.

Turkey refuses to apologize to Russia

Greece and Turkey launch Twitter war

Greek PM slams Turkish counterpart for downing Russian jet, saying Turkish fighter jets violate Greek airspace regularly.

Greece and Turkey launch Twitter war

Turkey returns Russian pilot's body

Turkish PM says Russian official will travel to Hatay region to take possession of pilot killed in Turkish downing of Russian plane.

Amid strained ties, Turkey returns Russian pilot's body

Davutoglu hails election results as 'victory'

Turkish PM welcomes outcome of a general election which swept his AK Party back to a parliamentary majority.

Davutoglu hails election results as 'victory for democracy'

Turkey Warns US, Russia over Support for Kurds

Turkish foreign ministry summons US, Russian ambassadors; Foreign Minister Davutoglu compares Kurdish fighters to Al Qaeda.

Turkey Warns US, Russia over Support for Syrian Kurds

Erdogan Calls for Fresh Elections

Turkish President calls for fresh parliamentary elections after two months of coalition talks fail to produce a government.

Erdogan Calls for Fresh Elections

Turkish PM Returns Mandate to Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu returns the mandate to form a government after failing to form a coalition.

Turkish PM Returns Mandate to Erdogan

Turkey: Last Minute Coalition Talks Fail

Turkey's prime minister says no agreement reached at a last-ditch meeting with a nationalist party, leaving little option but new elections.

Turkey Elections Likely as Last Minute Coalition Talks Fail

Erdogan's Party Says New Elections 'Only Option'

Turkish AKP party says it can't create a coalition, calling for snap elections after it lost majority in serious setback in June.

Erdogan's Party Says New Elections 'Only Option'

Turkish PM, Opposition Meet for Coalition Talks

Talks between Turkish PM Davutoglu and opposition leader Kilicdaroglu will continue Thursday in last push to form a coalition.

Coalition Talks to Determine if Turkey Headed to Snap Elections

Turkish PM: We Won't Send Ground Troops into Syria

Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu says his country will cooperate in providing air cover for moderate rebels fighting ISIS.

Turkish PM: We Won't Send Ground Troops into Syria

Merkel Urges Turkey to Stick with Peace Process

German Chancellor urges Turkish Prime Minister to stick with the Kurdish peace process despite escalating violence.

Merkel Urges Turkey to Stick with Kurdish Peace Process

Turkish PM Resigns After Election Disappointment

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu resigns after his party loses majority in parliament.

Turkish PM Resigns After Election Disappointment

Turkish PM Declares 'Victory' Despite Setback

Turkish PM emphasizes "victory" in the elections, despite his party not achieving the required majority for passing constitutional reforms.

Turkish PM Declares 'Victory' Despite Setback

Turkey Denies Plans to Intervene in Syria

Opposition politicians claim Islamist AKP government plans to launch war in Syria to boost popularity ahead of upcoming elections.

Turkey Denies Imminent Plans for Military Intervention in Syria

Schulz Understands Turkey's Anger on Genocide Vote

Martin Schulz reportedly tells Turkey he understands its reaction to the EU calling the mass killing of Armenians a genocide.

EU President 'Understands' Turkey's Anger on Genocide Vote

Turkey: Stuck Between Iran and Kurdistan

Expert reveals Turkey’s hesitation to support Iraqi Kurds keeps door open for more Iranian influence in Iraq, and explains why that's so.

Turkey: Stuck Between Iran and Kurdistan

Turkish PM: UN Doesn't Have a 'Plan A' on Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu criticizes the UN and world powers for their failure to bring an end to the war in Syria.

Turkish PM Says UN Doesn't Even Have a 'Plan A' on Syria

Turkish PM: We Won't Succumb to 'Jewish Lobby'

Turkish PM Davutoglu says gov't 'won't succumb to Jewish lobby' after Erdogan accuses opponents of cooperating with Mossad.

Turkish PM: We Won't Succumb to 'Jewish Lobby'

Mossad Betrayer the Next Turkish Foreign Minister?

Turkish spy chief hostile to Israel who exposed Mossad network steps down to run for parliament, as part of Erdogan's plan for power.

Betrayer of Mossad to be Next Turkish Foreign Minister?

Turkish PM: Israel Must 'Stop Killing Children'

Turkey’s Prime Minister says his country’s ties with Israel can be restored if Israel “stops killing children”.

Turkish PM: Israel Must 'Stop Killing Children'

Turkish PM: Israel Causes Muslim Radicalization

Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu continues attacking Israel, says Israeli "provocations" contribute to Muslim radicalization.

Turkish PM: Israel's 'Provocations' Cause Muslim Radicalization

Turkish PM Compares Netanyahu to Paris Terrorists

In continuing war of words between Turkey and Netanyahu, Turkey's PM Davutoglo claims Israel's PM has committed 'crimes against humanity.'

Turkish PM Compares Netanyahu to Paris Terrorists

Turkish PM: Rally Against 'Islamophobia' Too

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu hails anti-terror rally in Paris, says he would expect a similar reaction to attacks on Muslims.

Turkish PM: There Should Also be a Rally Against 'Islamophobia'

Turkish PM Slams Israel Over Jerusalem

Ahmet Davutoglu says he backs Palestinian Arabs in their efforts to oppose Israeli attempts to "reduce the Islamic character" of Jerusalem.

Turkish PM: Israel 'Reducing the Islamic Character' of Jerusalem

Turkish PM: Attack ISIS, but Also Remove Assad

Ahmet Davutoglu says his country is prepared to send ground forces to help eradicate ISIS, as long as the removal of Assad is guaranteed.

Turkish PM: Attack ISIS, but Also Remove Assad

Turkey's PM: No Hope of Normalization with Israel

Turkey's new prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, pessimistic regarding his country normalizing ties with Israel.

Turkey's New PM: No Hope of Normalization with Israel

New Turkish PM's Pan-Islamic Foreign Policy

Former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu brings with him a troubled foreign policy legacy of support for jihadists, isolation from west.

Analysis: New Turkish PM's 'Pan-Islamic' Foreign Policy

Turkey Promises to Help Free Israeli Soldier

Turkish Foreign Minister says his country will do what it can to help free soldier Hadar Goldin.

Turkey Promises to Help Free Israeli Soldier

Hamas Asks Turkey to Stop 'Israeli Aggression'

Khaled Mashaal calls Turkish FM, asks for pressure against Israel same morning Hamas terrorists pepper Israel with rockets.

Hamas Asks Turkey to Stop 'Israeli Aggression'

Turkey Threatens Retaliation in Iraq

Turkish Foreign Minister says Ankara will retaliate if any citizens and diplomats held in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul are harmed.

Turkey Threatens Retaliation if Citizens in Iraq Are Harmed

Turkey Refuses to Pay Cyprus Compensation

Even as it demands compensation from Israel over death of violent activists, Turkey refuses European court order to pay for invasion.

Turkey Refuses to Pay Cyprus Compensation