"With the warming of the weather in the spring, the influx of irregular migrants heading to Europe will not be limited to Greece but spread all over the Mediterranean," Turkey's President Erdogan warns.
Justice and Development (AK) Party spokesman Omer Celik said the country's human rights action plan will be prepared as part of the country’s judicial reform package.
People's Alliance candidate Binali Yildirim and National Alliance candidate Ekrem Imamoglu faced off in the first political debate in almost two decades ahead of the June 23 mayoral election rerun called by Turkey's Supreme Election Council (YSK).
Main opposition Republican People's Party also wants a rerun in all Istanbul district councils. It argues the same flaws which the governing AK Party said occurred during the Istanbul mayoral election apply to the 2018 presidential election.
The Turkish lira fell past 6.1 against the US dollar after the Supreme Election Council orders a rerun of Istanbul mayoral election for June 23.
Rerun election to be held on June 23, says Supreme Election Council.
Turkey awaits its first local elections since adopting a new presidential system, due at the end of March, amid major competition between parties through powerful alliances and with the regional and international political challenges facing Turkey.
The People’s Alliance, comprised of governing AK Party and MHP, will compete against the Nation’s Alliance, led by CHP and IYI Party.
Morocco's Minister of Youth and Sports Rachid Talbi Alami is facing calls to resign after he made offensive remarks towards Turkey and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a party congress in Marrakesh.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was hitting the campaign trail ahead of the June 24 election, told voters in Diyarbakir that all the country's citizens had the same rights irrespective of their background.
Addressing the Justice and Development (AK) Party's parliamentary group meeting in Ankara on Tuesday, Erdogan said Turkey will continue towards stability and peace in the Gulf region with an increased determination.
Protests in the Rif region have increased since the killing of a fishmonger last October.
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