Citing irregularities, Turkish officials announced on Monday they would nullify the results of Istanbul’s March 31 mayoral election that saw an opposition politician defeat a ruling party candidate by 13,000 votes.
Turkey’s main opposition party leader, Sezgin Tanrıkulu of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) rebuked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government for the treatment of journalists, reported Turkish daily news site Hurriyet.
The Kremlin has revealed satellite images that it claims prove Turkey traded oil with Islamic State (IS) militants at a defense briefing, reports BBC World News.
Two prosecutors who allegedly oversaw the 2013 Turkish government corruption probe have fled the country only hours before arrest warrants were issued for them.
A US-based correspondent for the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet may be facing libel charges after writing a book that criticizes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Two former police officers accused of wiretapping Turkey’s President Erdogan were arrested late on Saturday at Istanbul airport after being extradited from Bucharest, Romania.
Bilal Erdogan, son of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is being investigated by Italian prosecutors on suspicion of money laundering, reported Turkish news outlet Today’s Zaman.
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