Undefeated Erdogan extends two-decade rule in Turkey runoff

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured a historic runoff election victory, extending his rule until 2028. Overcoming economic crisis and a powerful opposition alliance, Erdogan called for national unity while celebrating his win.

World leaders congratulated him, but concerns remain over his consolidation of power and the country’s economy.

Disinformation adds dark note to pivotal Turkish election

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has presented a manipulated video montage as proof that his rival in the upcoming election, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, is in alliance with Kurdish militants.

Kilicdaroglu alleges that “foreign hackers” recruited by Erdogan’s team are preparing deepfakes to discredit rivals before the election. Disinformation, including manipulated videos, has become a weapon in the political battle, causing a polarized atmosphere in Turkey.

One killed, dozens wounded in fresh quake in eastern Turkey

ISTANBUL, TURKEY — A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey on Monday, killing one person and wounding dozens others while causing some damaged buildings to collapse, the government’s disaster agency said. The epicentre of the tremor was the Yesilyurt district in the Malatya province, which was hit by the February 6 earthquake that killed over … Read more