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All change as long-serving Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş steps down suddenly

  Kadir Topbaş caused waves when he suddenly announced his resignation last Friday, 22 Sep. At a hastily arranged press conference, the Mayor, who had held the post since first being elected back in March 2004, told journalists: “A man can forgive everything but being betrayed.” The mild-mannered veteran politician did not openly criticise the Justice […]

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announces he is stepping down

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced that he is quitting his role as head of the government and AK (Justice and Development) Party. The announcement at a press conference earlier today followed intense speculation over the past 48 hours that the Turkish PM was going to resign following a series of differences with President […]

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Car bomb in Ankara kills 28, injures over 60
 

A car bomb has exploded in the Turkish capital this evening, killing at least 28 people and injuring 61 others. According to the Turkish authorities, the blast occurred some 300 metres away from Turkey’s military headquarters in Kızılay, in the heart of the city, during rush hour. It appears the bomb was deliberately detonated as […]