Turkey’s election result has fueled a debate about the future direction of the country’s economy. While growth remains strong, there are fears that inflation is spiraling out of control.
Turkey imposed a state of emergency following a failed coup in 2016. Two years later, the measure has finally been lifted, but critics say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan still has the power to silence his opponents.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman has said Turkey could end its state of emergency ahead of an extension deadline of July 19. But it would not slow down Turkey's fight against terror, he added.
US Congress and President Trump are outraged over pastor Andrew Brunson's detention in Turkey. US President Donald Trump urged Recep Tayyip Erdogan to "do something" for the clergyman's release on Twitter.
New constitutional powers have consolidated the authority of the prime minister and president into one office. Erdogan has defended his new powers, but critics say the country is lurching towards authoritarian rule.
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