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8 Jun 2023
The court has approved the move ahead of NATO membership talks with Ankara. Turkey has used its NATO vote to pressure Stockholm into delivering Kurds into its hands.
30 May 2023
In his victory speech, the 69-year-old newly re-elected President Erdogan pledged to unite a country deeply divided. Claiming 52.1 per cent of the run-off vote, Erdogan emerged victorious yet again. His challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, however, accused the President of deploying state machinery to his advantage, including the alleged denial of airtime on state television.
30 May 2023
As treaty talks over plastic pollution begin in Paris, we find out why recycling schemes, rather than reducing use, may not be that green of an idea. We take a look at different reactions to Recep Tayyip Erdogan's re-election. Reactions to Juliette Triet’s Palme D'or speech also continue to roll in, with the French media having widely different takes. Finally, we find out about a bear with a sneaky sweet tooth.
27 May 2023
On Sunday the incumbent President Erdogan faces his challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the second round of the presidential election. Both candidates are still fighting for every vote.
18 May 2023
Turkey's presidential election is headed to a run-off on May 28, when Recep Tayyip Erdogan will go head-to-head with the opposition's Kemal Kilicdaroglu. While the incumbent is in a strong position going into the vote, the opposition isn't giving up hope just yet. We take a closer look.
17 May 2023
He's the most powerful leader since Ataturk founded the modern Turkish republic a century ago. After three stints as prime minister, the highly divisive and populist Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking a third consecutive term as president in Sunday's elections. A champion of religious piety and low interest rates, his popularity has been hit by a cost-of-living crisis caused by rampant inflation.
16 May 2023
Turkey is holding a historic election on Sunday. After almost 20 years in power, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could be voted out. Here's what you need to know ahead of what may be a turning point for Turkish democracy.
15 May 2023
"All parties have their own troll armies," said Turkish fact-checker Gülin Cavus in an interview with DW ahead of Sunday's key presidential election.
15 May 2023
Sky-high inflation and a plunging lira continue to be at the forefront of Turkish voters' minds as the country appears set for a runoff election between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Erdogan's unorthodox economic theories have unnerved investors and analysts as he contradicts mainstream methods to tame the country's cost-of-living crisis.
11 May 2023
We take a look at papers' hopes for the upcoming presidential elections in Turkey. We also discuss cartoonists' takes on the coronation of King Charles III, as well as a "bitter pill to swallow" in Syria, and how the growing use of artificial intelligence is already hurting people in Kenya. Le Monde dives into fake protests orchestrated by Russian intelligence agencies.
6 May 2023
The Turkish president had been away from the public eye recovering from gastroenteritis. The country is set to head to the polls on May 14 as Erdogan seeks to extend his two-decade stranglehold on power.
3 May 2023
Journalist Ozgur Ogret: Turkey is 'a press freedom violations museum' under Erdogan. In Reporters Without Borders' 2023 Press Freedom Index, Turkey is ranked 165th out of 180 nations for the environment facing journalists.

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