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  • Kurdish politics enters Turkey's mainstream     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on how Selahattin Demirtas' bid to become Turkey's president has pushed Kurdish politics into the mainstream.

  • Erdogan wins Turkish presidential election     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the country's first direct presidential election, amid rising criticism of his social policies. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • Turkish Prime Minister Recip Erdogan claimed over 50 percent of the votes to become the country's first elected president on Sunday. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports from Istanbul.

  • Erdogan vows reconciliation after presidential win Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    Tayyip Erdogan secured his place as Turkey's first directly elected head of state, taking him a step closer to the presidential system he covets.

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 10- Turks began voting on Sunday with Tayyip Erdogan poised to become the country's first elected president, fulfilling his dream of what he calls a "new Turkey" and his opponents say will be an increasingly authoritarian nation.

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 10- Tayyip Erdogan was poised to become his country's first elected president as Turks go to the polls on Sunday, fulfilling his dream of what he calls a "new Turkey" and what his opponents say will be an increasingly authoritarian and polarized nation.

  • *Turkey's first openly Kurdish presidential hopeful. ISTANBUL, Aug 9- Unthinkable just a few years ago, Selahattin Demirtas' bid for Turkey's highest office underscores how Kurdish politics has entered the mainstream even as Kurds in neighboring Syria and Iraq push for more automony.

  • Turkey’s Erdogan eyes promotion – to Presidency Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers his speech at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey during an AK Party group meeting on June 24, 2014.

    Recip Erdogan is looking for promotion on Sunday, scoring a victory as Turkey’s first popularly elected President.

  • Anthony Skinner, director of country risk at Maplecroft, says that as Turkish president, Recep Erdogan would appoint members of the Constitutional Court - the "last buffer to his unrivalled power".

  • *Russia eyes meat, milk imports from Latin America. MOSCOW/ ISTANBUL, Aug 8- Turkey and Latin American countries such as Brazil look likely to emerge as key winners from Russia's decision to ban most European Union and U.S. food imports in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine.

  • Will Turkey see a shift in power balance?     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore Investment Management, says Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on course to win the Turkish presidential elections and discusses what a win would mean.

  • Alisa Lockwood, head of Europe and CIS analysis at IHS, says Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's support of Syrian rebels could "come back to haunt him".

  • ANKARA, Aug 8- Tayyip Erdogan is set to secure his place in history as Turkey's first popularly-elected president on Sunday, but his tightening grip on power has polarised the nation, worried Western allies and raised fears of creeping authoritarianism.

  • Igor Vayn, CEO of Renaissance Capital, says even if he doesn't acknowledge it publicly, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan know there needs to be reform.

  • Erdogan under fire as Turkey elections near     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble looks ahead to the elections in Turkey as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces increasing pressure from the electorate.

  • Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says the recent interest rate cut from Turkey's central bank was "ill timed".

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 4- Cheers erupted from the packed stands when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan scored his third goal in a celebrity soccer match to mark the opening of an Istanbul stadium. His orange jersey bore the number 12, a reminder of Erdogan's ambition to become the nation's 12th president in Turkey's first popular vote for its head of state, on Aug. 10.

  • Turkey: 'Policy errors' ahead?     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank, discusses Turkey following the central bank's latest rate cut and says the concentration of power is a concern.

  • Erdogan dominates Turkey's uneven presidential race Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:59 AM ET

    ISTANBUL, Aug 4- Cheers erupted from the packed stands when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan scored his third goal in a celebrity soccer match to mark the opening of an Istanbul stadium. His orange jersey bore the number 12, a reminder of Erdogan's ambition to become the nation's 12th president in Turkey's first popular vote for its head of state, on Aug. 10.

  • Arm the Kurds against Islamic extremists: Phillips Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 8:14 PM ET
    Kurdish Peshmerga forces take security measures against the armed Islamic State-led militants' attacks to regain the control of Celavle town of Diyala from peshmerga forces in Iraq on July 31, 2014.

    The US should help the Iraqi Kurds oppose the Islamic State, which is overrunning Iraq, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.