As an opponent noted: "Threats, oppression, imprisonment, censorship, defamation—and yet [nearly] half of the people of Turkey" voted against expanding the president's authority.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to expand the definition of "terror crime" to include media reports deemed to support or praise acts of violence. "Democracy, freedom and the rule of law" no longer have any value, he declares.
The U.S. government is trying to deport Ibrahim Parlak to Turkey, where he has a well-founded fear of imprisonment, torture and possibly death.
"I'm horrified," said one young voter in Istanbul. "I don't want to live in this country anymore because I don't know what is awaiting us."
Turkey's air force is attacking Islamic State targets in Syria and Kurdistan Worker’s Party militants in northern Iraq, according to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
As of Tuesday, longtime Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was on his way out, as the long-term outcome for his divided country seemed troubled at best.
The final tally from Sunday's parliamentary elections in Iraq hasn't been announced yet, but that didn't stop Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his opponent, Ayad Allawi, from claiming victory for their respective teams.
A week after Turkey withdrew troops from northern Iraq, claiming its military initiative against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was successfully completed, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani met with Turkish President Abdullah Gul to try to figure out how regional tensions might be contained in the future.