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Turkey's premier calls on opposition to respect referendum

Turkey's premier calls on opposition to respect referendum

They found that the opposition campaign had been restricted and the media coverage was imbalanced, and that the electoral authority had unfairly changed the rules after polls had opened. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's drive to increase his executive powers as president succeeded with 51.4 percent voting in favour of it. They can do this within the period until the final official results are published by the YSK in the next 10 days.



Trump applauds Turkey's Erdogan on power gain in referendum win

Trump thanked Erdogan for supporting the action. Iraq's parliament Monday welcomed a win by the Yes vote in Sunday's historic referendum on Turkey's transition to a presidential system. "On referendum day there were no major problems, except in some regions, however we can only regret the absence of civil society observers in polling stations", said Cezar Florin Preda, Head of the delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.



Trump on North Korea: 'I Don't Want to Telegraph What I'm Doing'

US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday that recent US strikes in Syria, one of Pyongyang's few close allies, and Afghanistan showed that the resolve of President Donald Trump should not be tested. But Pence expressed impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. While the North did not conduct a nuclear test, the specter of a potential test and an escalated US response has trailed Pence as he ...



Appealing for calm, China says US wants talks on North Korea

Pence's advisers said the vice president would make the case to Abe and Aso that the USA rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, under Trump does not signal a US withdrawal from trade and economic development in the region. In an interview with Wall Street Journal last week, Trump also said China hasn't been manipulating its currency for months, a sharp reversal from his campaign rhetoric.


Local reaction swift after U.S. hits Syria

Local reaction swift after U.S. hits Syria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has criticised Russian Federation, saying it had failed to prevent Syria from carrying out a chemical attack on a rebel-held town. President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with King Salman about the U.S. missile strike on Syria . "You train the opposition to go after [Syrian President Bashar] Assad".


Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win

Trump congratulates Erdogan after contentious win

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected global monitors" criticisms of Turkey's referendum, insisting the vote was the "most democratic election' seen in any Western country. Under the state of emergency, over 47,000 people have been arrested on suspicion of links to the July 15 attempted coup, while the government has embarked on a mass lustration campaign across the public and the private sector, ensuring the dismissal of police officers, academics, journalists, teachers, judges, ...