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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.

Turkey’s top election board has now rejected for a fourth time the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) complaints regarding the president’s rallies alleged to be in favor of the ruling party.

Kenan Evren, Turkey’s former coup leader and seventh president, died at a military hospital in Ankara late on May 9 due to multiple organ failure. He was 98.

Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has called on Egypt to halt the verdicts for death sentences meted out to deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 105 members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Turkey’s Christian minority will be represented in the Turkish parliament in greater number after a long absence as four members of the community will become deputies after the June 7 elections.

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.

A group of women in eastern Turkey turned their backs on Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s campaign bus in protest, infuriating the increasingly irascible Turkish president on June 1.