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From TheJournal.ie Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital AKP

Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital

The AKP party also risks defeat in the country’s economic hub Istanbul.

From TheJournal.ie Fury in Turkey over bill overturning child sex offences if men in question marry victim Sexual Assault

Fury in Turkey over bill overturning child sex offences if men in question marry victim

The government insists the legislation is aimed at dealing with the widespread custom of child marriages and any criticism is a crude distortion of its aim.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey protesters reject 'last warning' to evacuate park Turkey

Turkey protesters reject 'last warning' to evacuate park

“I’m making my last warning: mothers, fathers please withdraw your kids from there,” the Prime Minister said in a live television broadcast earlier.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey: After four days away, Prime Minister returns home to protests Turkey

Turkey: After four days away, Prime Minister returns home to protests

Two are dead and thousands are reported injured after six days of clashes between those protesting against PM Erdogan and security forces.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish PM issues first ever apology for killing of 14,000 Kurds Apology

Turkish PM issues first ever apology for killing of 14,000 Kurds

Erdogan said one of the obstacles to Turkey being among “the world’s most powerful states” is that it cannot face up to its past – however his apology appeared more motivated towards embarrassing the opposition.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish journalist faces 79 years in prison Turkey

Turkish journalist faces 79 years in prison

Media groups have appealed to the Turkish prime minister to revise the laws threatening press freedom.