Turkish citizens heads to the polls on June 24 to elect the president and members of parliament. A new system for Turkish politics, an executive presidency, will also come into effect with #TurkeyElections.
With less than a week till the 2018 presidential and general elections in Turkey, here's a look at the political parties running, and their political inclinations.
Reiterating Turkey's firm stance in the fight against terrorism, Erdogan said the region neighbouring Sanliurfa would also be liberated from terrorists, and handed down to the real owners of the region.
At a special ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas, Turkey will take delivery of two F-35 Lockheed Martin-made fighter jets. After Turkish pilots will be trained, the jets will arrive in the country in 2020.
With less than a week for the elections, Turkey's presidential candidates are finalising their promises regarding the economy. All the candidates running in the presidential election have distinctive economic pledges for the new term.
Turkey's presidential spokesperson and advisor Ibrahim Kalin says Turkey's upcoming elections is not a result of a struggling economy but it will help it "in other ways."
Almost 1.5 million Turkish citizens living abroad have cast their ballots between June 7 and 19, Sadi Guven, head of the Supreme Election Council (YSK), told reporters on Wednesday.
Ahead of the June 24 #TurkeyElections, the governing AK Party’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the opposition CHP’s Muharrem Ince both hope to send Syrian refugees home, join the EU, and continue to press for Fetullah Gulen's extradition from the US.
Turkish opposition says the government wanted to go to the polls over concerns about the economy. But the party says early elections will help it overcome the regional security challenges the country faces.
"We have destroyed and will continue destroying the separatist [PKK] terrorist organisation's strongholds in Qandil," Turkey's President Erdogan said at a governing Justice and Development (AK) Party election rally in southern Adana province.
In a statement, the Elbubanna tribe said "We as the biggest tribe in Manbij support the patrolling of Turkish troops, which will play a major role in ensuring stability and security."
Washington seems to have come to terms with Ankara on the removal of PKK's Syrian branch, the YPG, from Manbij by agreeing to patrols nearby. But it also cooperates closely with the terror group in the eastern parts of the Euphrates River.
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