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Stories with person: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  • Police search premises of Turkish opposition business group 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:13 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Police on Tuesday searched the premises of a business and media group close to a U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric whom the government accuses of trying to destabilize it and detained six company officials, state media reported.

  • Turkish President Erdogan approves interim government 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 3:19 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved an interim government that will lead Turkey into a new election in November, paving the way for two legislators from Turkey's pro-Kurdish party to take up ministerial posts for the first time.

  • Shots fired at police guarding Istanbul palace; officer hurt story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 11:34 am

    ISTANBUL - Turkish police arrested two people Wednesday after a hand grenade was hurled and shots were fired at officers guarding Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace, an Ottoman-era palace that is a major tourist attraction, the Istanbul governor's office said. One police officer was slightly injured, according to the country's state-run news agency.

  • Turkey's Erdogan takes a gamble, eyes a new election story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 3:14 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared a shadow of his former self after his party suffered major losses in the June election - embattled and no longer in control of his political fate. His once-dominant movement was forced into the humiliating position of seeking a coalition with opposition parties intent on reining him in.