President Erdogan faces the biggest electoral challenge of his career

ANKARA (Reuters) - After dominating Turkish politics for a decade and a half, President Tayyip Erdogan now faces his biggest electoral challenge, from a combative former teacher who has revitalized a dispirited opposition in less than two months. Turkey holds presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that are among the most

Turkish police raid 14 ISIS members in Ankara

By Middle East Affairs State-run news agency Anadolu reported ahead of this week's election that Turkish police had stopped 14 ISIS members from carrying out their attack in Ankara. The agency reported that counter-terror police raided several locations in Ankara and was successful in arresting and interrogating all suspected ISIS members, all of

Iraq’s top court approves voter recount, rejects voter cancellations

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top court upheld on Thursday a law mandating a nationwide recount of votes in a May parliamentary election but ruled that the cancellation of overseas, displaced, and Peshmerga ballots were unconstitutional. Iraq, OPEC's second-largest oil producer, faces political uncertainty after the election, which was marred by a