Voters in Turkey's biggest city are going to the polls in a controversial election rerun. The ruling AK party argued that the initial vote in March was marred by irregularities, but the opposition insists victory was snatched from its hands.
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Left-wing CHP leader Canan Kaftancioglu inflicted a humiliating defeat on Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in 2019. Now the Turkish president wants revenge in court.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed criticism over his handling of ongoing protests at Bogazici University and promised to show “no mercy” towards demonstrators.
Last week, 13 Turkish citizens were killed in northern Iraq during military operations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Turkey says it's a terror organization and is using it to malign opposition politicians.
Protests at Istanbul's Bosphorus University against a rector appointed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have led to harsh crackdowns. The president fears a second Gezi Park movement, says Banu Güven.
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