Iranian Vice President Masoud Soltanifar has said Iran sees Turkey as a partner, not a competitor, while speaking on a number of issues including bilateral relations and tourism between the two counties in a recent interview with daily Hürriyet.
A court has ruled for stay of execution on a decision that reduced the natural site criteria of an area in the Urla district of Turkey’s Aegean province of İzmir, where a businessman known to be close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan built villas, hosting Erdoğan there on a number of occasions.
Battered and bruised by succesive defeats by the election machine of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkey's main opposition party faces another uphill struggle in legislative polls on June 7.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the government are using all state means to put pressure on the media, the head of Turkey’s main opposition party has said, describing this oppression as having three main legs: The judiciary, the Finance Ministry, and calls to boycott dissident newspapers.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has accused President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of holding “pirate” election rallies to ask people to vote for the government, stressing he did not recognize Erdoğan as the president of Turkey.