World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) has annulled the results of an election held by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) for the Party Council (PM) during a two-day congress, ordering a recount of the votes.
In the first round of the congress on Tuesday, incumbent leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was re-elected chairman of the party after he secured the support of a crushing majority of delegates. Kılıçdaroğlu's re-election was indeed no surprise as he was the sole candidate for the post.
The second round of the congress was held on Wednesday, when delegates voted for candidates who sought to join the CHP's 60-member PM. Around 600 candidates vied for a seat on the council and party delegates elected 60 candidates on Wednesday.
In a decision that came as a surprise for many, the YSK said on Thursday that the votes we miscounted and cancelled the PM elections and ordered the party to hold a recount. Three candidates -- Fikri Sağlar, İlhan Cihaner and Ercan Karakaş -- who were not included on the 100-member list of candidates prepared by Kılıçdaroğlu had made into the top CHP body according to Wednesday's election results.
The ratings agency also issued a "negative" outlook for Turkey, predicting GDP growth will slowly return to above 3 percent.
Biden meets with Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu during his Istanbul visit.
The summit is expected to evaluate and endorse the "Joint Implementation Plan of Africa-Turkey Partnership 2015-2018," featuring key areas of cooperation.
Ministerial candidates nominated by interim premier Ahmed Tuma will be voted on in the meeting
Prime Minister Davutoglu says Turkey regards security of Kurdish region as vital as its own.
Turkish President Erdogan announces Turkey has allocated an additional $5 million to help Africa's fight against Ebola during the Second Africa-Turkey Summit.
The country drilled 127 wells during the same period, 65 of which were exploration wells and 62 were production wells.
Turkish dailies on Friday covered Turkey and Iraq's agreement to act in concert against the ISIL threat, and Turkish president's official visit to Algeria, as well as the claims by opposition leader Kilicdaroglu that the government is spying on his party
Turkey stands as a guarantor for energy peace between Baghdad and Erbil, head of an international energy company says
Turkey’s EU minister is hopeful that the country will become a member of Schengen area after readmission agreement takes hold
Neighbors Ankara and Baghdad, both suffering from ISIL terror, will step up consultations on security issues.
Turkish Foreign Ministry released a statement condemning Israel's resolution on illegal settlements in East Jerusalem
Turkish Parliament approves motion to send UN-approved peacekeeping troops to Central African Republic and Mali
Turkish government officials have criticized the central bank for maintaining high interest rates, arguing that they were limiting economic growth
Turkey's energy minister says policy of allowing Kurdish region oil sales contributed to normalization of Iraqi exports.
Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns against travel to Algeria and Guinea due to deadly Ebola virus.