When the clock struck midnight on Wednesday, Turkey’s state of emergency was officially over – and yet new legislation could see many of its controversial provisions remain for at least another three years. The draft law, which will be presented to the Turkish parliament on Thursday and is set to[…]
Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan will fulfil a long-held ambition later Monday when he is sworn in as president with sweeping new powers over a country he has dominated and reshaped during his 15-year rule. Launching the executive presidency that he fought hard to secure, Erdogan will also appoint a streamlined cabinet[…]
The validity of Turkey’s historic referendum result remained in doubt 48 hours after unofficial results were declared, as the main opposition party submitted its official appeal to the election overseer, and a European Council observer suggested irregularities with more than two million votes. The European Commission on Tuesday called on[…]
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has welcomed the “Yes” vote in the referendum to amend Turkey’s constitution and grant the country’s presidential office new executive powers. “We have been attacked by other nations of the world. You have seen how the West attacked us,” Erdogan told cheering supporters in Istanbul on[…]
Hungarians on Sunday began voting on a referendum over European Union plans to relocate refugees and migrants among member states. The right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has fiercely opposed the EU plan, which seeks to share 160,000 asylum seekers around the 28-member bloc via mandatory quotas. Under the[…]
Venezuela’s opposition has appealed for calm after electoral authorities cancelled a meeting on whether they could go ahead with efforts to remove President Nicolas Maduro in a referendum. The National Electoral Board (CNE) had been due to deliver its ruling on whether it accepted or rejected an initial petition with[…]
The brief but intense campaign in Greece’s critical bailout referendum has ended, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting “Yes” and “No” answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called the referendum last weekend, asking Greeks to[…]
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