Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim officially launched his ruling party’s campaign for a "yes" vote in a referendum on ushering in a presidential system, which critics fear will concentrate too many powers in the hands of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Prosecutors called for life sentences for more than 40 Turkish soldiers on Monday at the start of their trial for attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, according to the indictment obtained by Reuters.
Turkish security forces have arrested at least 26 people in connection with the recent car bomb attack in the country’s Kurdish-majority province of Sanliurfa, which claimed the lives of two civilians and left more than a dozen others injured.
Turkey's military said on Friday it was close to taking Syria's Al-Bab from Daesh, but a war monitor said the terrorists still controlled 90 percent of the town itself and that shelling and airstrikes had killed dozens of civilians in recent days.
Turkish forces and militants have largely taken control of Syria’s al-Bab from the Daesh terror group, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday, but a war monitoring group said the terrorists still controlled most of the town.