Growing regional ties and cooperation are leading rapid economic recovery for Algeria and Türkiye, despite nearly two years of pandemic disruption and market volatility.
Turkish leader Erdogan holds talks with his Algerian counterpart Tebboune in Ankara as both sides sign multiple accords and pledge to widen cooperation in trade, defence and other areas.
The Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh welcomed the Algerian invitation which came earlier from the Algerian ambassador to Qatar.
The election campaign has been met with indifference as Algerians grapple with a pandemic-hit economy.
Nearly 4,000 worshippers protesting mosque’s conversion into church were massacred by French colonial forces in the mid 19th century.
Algerian President Tebboune has spoken publicly for the first time about the row with France, demanding "total respect" from the former colonial power.
Appointed last week as prime minister to replace Abdeaziz Djerad, Ayman Benabderrahmane, who was finance minister in the previous government, will remain in charge of finance, while Mohamed Arkab keeps his job as energy minister.
While the government seeks to reassert legitimacy through elections after two years of unrest, the popular protest movement sees the ballot box as a symbol of the regime.
Tension surrounded the voting as activists and opposition parties boycotted the election amid a crackdown on weekly marches by the Hirak protest movement, which were all but banned under new rules for demonstrations.
Thousands rally to remember those killed by French forces in 1945 as government demands Paris apologise for "crimes against humanity" during colonial era.
Thousands of Algerians demonstrated against the political and military elite across the country. The UN said it is "very concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation" during the protests.
Algeria is facing political and economic crises, with the coronavirus pandemic adding to the woes of an oil-dependent economy.
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