Turkey referendum: Erdogan camp set to win after most votes counted

Turkey referendum: Erdogan camp set to win after most votes counted

Turks have voted to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers in a referendum, partial official results indicate. With 90% of ballots counted, “Yes” was on about 52.7% and “No” on about 47.3%. Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency would modernise the country. Opponents have attacked a decision to accept unstamped ballot papers as valid unless proven otherwise. A “Yes” vote could also see Mr Erdogan remain in office…

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Turkey referendum: Dutch are Nazi remnants – Erdogan

Turkey referendum: Dutch are Nazi remnants – Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the Dutch as “Nazi remnants and fascists”, as a diplomatic row grows over a cancelled rally. Turkey’s family minister was blocked from entering the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam as the spat between the two nations worsened on Saturday. Earlier, a rally in the city due to be hosted by the Turkish foreign minister was banned for security reasons. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Mr Erdogan’s remark was…

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Apple App Store prices rise in UK, India and Turkey

Apple App Store prices rise in UK, India and Turkey

Apple is to put up the price it charges for apps in the UK, India and Turkey. UK costs will numerically match those of the US, meaning that a program that costs $ 0.99 will now be 99p. That represents a 25% rise over the previous currency conversion, which was 79p. “Price tiers on the App Store are set internationally on the basis of several factors, including currency exchange rates, business practices, taxes, and the…

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Turkey nightclub attack: IS says it was behind killing of 39

Turkey nightclub attack: IS says it was behind killing of 39

So-called Islamic State says it was behind the New Year attack on a Turkish nightclub that killed 39 people. The group said in a statement it was carried out by “a heroic soldier”. At least 600 revellers were celebrating in the early hours of Sunday at Istanbul’s Reina nightclub when the gunman began firing indiscriminately. IS has been blamed for recent attacks in Turkey, which is taking military action against the group in neighbouring Syria….

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Istanbul Besiktas Turkey: Stadium blasts kill 29 people

Istanbul Besiktas Turkey: Stadium blasts kill 29 people

Two explosions near a football stadium in Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul, have killed 29 people and injured 166. Saturday evening’s blasts – a car bombing and a suicide bombing – targeted police, officials say. They occurred two hours after a match between top-division teams Besiktas and Bursaspor at Besiktas’ home stadium. Ten arrests were made. Turkey has begun a day of national mourning. The country has seen a recent wave of deadly militant attacks in…

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EU states back Turkey migrants deal

EU states back Turkey migrants deal

Migrant crisis: EU backs Turkey action plan 16 October 2015 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption EU leaders hope a deal with Turkey will lessen the flow of migrants on to the continent EU states have backed an action plan with Turkey, which it is hoped will ease the flow of migrants to Europe. Nearly 600,000 migrants have reached the EU by sea so far this year, many of them travelling from…

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