Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Netanyahu of massacring children

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of being a “tyrant”, in the latest exchange between the two leaders.

At-risk women join female-only street market in Turkey

At-risk women join a female-only street market in of local municipality of Diyarbakir, Turkey’s southerneastern province. The bazaar, where men can only enter as shoppers, was established for women entrepreneurs who have experienced violence or poverty, or who have lost their husbands. Everyday the market is set up in a different neighbourhood.

Ghost towns: Conflict stymies campaigning in southeastern Turkey

Candidates campaigning for upcoming local elections in southeastern Turkey have a serious conundrum: the villages they want to run have been largely emptied by clashes between Kurdish rebels and Turkish soldiers. For the March 31 municipal elections, the representatives of these ghost districts are now chasing voters who are simply not home.

Turkey’s Erdogan meets Jared Kushner in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets his US counterpart’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner for talks about the US withdrawal from Syria. IMAGES of the meeting

Recep Tayyip Erdogan aims to emulate namesake in Turkey polls

Residents of Golcuk in northwest Turkey may be surprised to hear that Recep Tayyip Erdogan is running for the role of muhtar, a neighbourhood chief, in local elections, but it’s not Turkey’s president rather a 20-year-old candidate, named after the strongman.

Turkey sells cheap vegetables before elections

Grocery shoppers in Turkey looking for a bargain are now able to buy vegetables at unbeatable prices from an unexpected source: the local government. Turkish authorities have started setting up their own vegetable stands in a bid to force markets to lower food prices as the country struggles with persistently high inflation. But the country’s opposition accuses the government of attempting to curry favour ahead of local elections next month.