Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu convinced former Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan to stand as a candidate for the AKP in the Nov. 1 election on the last day before the deadline for the party to submit their candidate lists to the Supreme Election Board (YSK).
Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek and Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci have differed on Turkey’s reform agenda and economic outlook, amid a slowdown in domestic growth and turbulent international headwinds
Halkbank Chairman Hasan Cebeci left his position last August upon a request from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu amid claims of nepotism, according to a report by Turkish daily Posta

Thai police claim Bangkok bombing suspect fled to Turkey

A key suspect in last month’s bombing at a Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people has fled to Turkey, Thai police said on Sept. 14

Turkey, Russia ‘freeze Turkish Stream talks’

Turkey and Russia have been unable to make progress in the planned Turkish Stream project and have frozen talks for now, according to high-level Turkish energy officials.
In the video, the men, recently abducted from Baghdad, state their names and call on the Turkish president to fulfill the demands of their abductors
The top Shiite cleric in Iraq on, al-Sistani, calls for the release of 18 Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad last week
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have exchanged views on the Syrian refugee crisis as European countries experience an unprecedented human migrant influx.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has leveled an unveiled criticism at Russia for its continued military assistance of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime
A women’s rights advocate from Saudi Arabia and an LGBTI rights group in Turkey have been given this year’s International Hrant Dink Award dedicated to the Armenian journalist murdered in 2007

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