Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Washington.
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TURKEY POLITICS: Erdogan-2029? ‘Yes’ Vote Winning in Turkey’s Constitutional Reform Referendum With Slim Majority
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in the referendum on Turkey’s constitutional reform package. With most of the ballots opened, over 51 percent of voters have supported expanding the powers of president.
Erdogan called Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and the leader of the nationalist MHP party, which supported the “Yes” vote, to congratulate them, presidential sources said. They quoted Erdogan as saying the referendum result was clear.
Turks cast their votes in a referendum on Sunday that could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country’s political system in its modern history.
“Turkey is not a country you can pull and push around, not a country whose citizens you can drag on the ground,” Erdogan said at an event for Turkish journalists in Ankara, in comments broadcast live on national television.
NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Wilders Election Debate: Put Dutch First, Not ‘Brussels, Africa, and Asylum Seekers’
“I say to all Dutch people at home, when you go to vote on Wednesday, if you want to put our country up for sale and ensure that our money goes to asylum seekers, Brussels and Africa instead of our own people, vote for the VVD” – the political party which Rutte heads.
President Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking Turkish voters’ support in an April 16 referendum on boosting his powers as head of state, has previously accused the Dutch government of acting like “Nazi remnants” for barring his ministers from addressing expatriate Turks to drum up votes.
“If my going will increase tensions, let it be. I am a foreign minister and I can go wherever I want,” Mevlut Cavusoglu Turkish Foreign Minister said.
Turkey’s campaign in Syria is aimed at driving Islamic State from its border and at preventing expansion in the area by the YPG, which it regards as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is waging an insurgency against Ankara.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says the reform will provide stability at a time of turmoil and prevent a return to the fragile coalitions of the past.
Turkish President Erdogan and US President Donald Trump agreed in phone call overnight to act jointly against ISIS in the Syrian towns of al-Bab and Raqqa.
Turkey’s parliament has voted in favor in a first round ballot on a constitutional bill that will extend President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers.
Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to press on with debate about a constitutional reform package that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan
Russia President Vladimir Putin said in Tokyo. “We are conducting very active negotiations with representatives of the armed opposition brokered by Turkey.”
The bombings come five months after Turkey was shaken by a failed military coup, in which more than 240 people were killed, many of them in Istanbul,
“You clamored when 50,000 refugees came to Kapikule, and started wondering what would happen if the border gates were opened,” Erdogan said.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, “The EU should decide whether it wants to continue its future vision with or without Turkey.”
“Turkey is too important to us,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
“It would be in Turkey’s benefit to extend state of emergency for three months,” Erdogan said. “They say one year isn’t right for Turkey.
“No democratic state can or will allow mayors and parliamentarians to supply the municipality’s resources to finance terrorist organizations,” Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said.