Turkey elections: All you need to know about the June 24 polls

Turkish citizens will be voting on June 24 in election to select the new members of parliament, and, more significantly, to elect a president with increased powers. Amendments made to the constitution last year will give the new president substantial executive powers compared to the mostly symbolic role the office in the current parliamentary system.…

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Why Ataturk’s legacy is debated 80 years after his death

Istanbul, Turkey – For decades, his image has dominated the landscape of Turkey, his icy-blue eyes staring down from the walls of every school, hospital and government institution. Even the sleepiest of neighbourhoods has paid homage to the man, with huge bronze monuments glorifying each of his military victories.  But now, nearly 80 years after his death, the…

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Trump Signs ‘Comprehensive Document’ With Kim as Summit Ends

U.S. President Donald Trump signed what he called a “very comprehensive” document with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, capping a highly anticipated summit aimed at overcoming decades of hostility and mistrust. “We both want to do something,” Trump said, with Kim sitting at his side, later promising the two would meet again. “We both…

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Trump Auto Tariffs Would Slam Canada as Trade Rhetoric Heats Up

Donald Trump’s heightened attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are raising concerns that he might follow through on threats to impose auto tariffs, a move that would devastate the car industry in Canada and lead to higher U.S. prices. The Trump administration’s pledge to consider tariffs on all imported vehicles took on more urgency…

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India’s Bad Bank Backers Are Badly Wrong

Bad ideas keep returning to the corridors of power in New Delhi with the unfailing regularity of migratory birds. This year is no exception. According to media reports, some kind of a state-blessed asset manager to take over the distressed assets of Indian lenders is being considered again. The proposal to set up a bad bank looked senseless even when it…

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Ivanka Trump Made $3.9 Million From Father’s Hotel in 2017

Ivanka Trump made $3.9 million from her investment in her father’s hotel in Washington last year, according to a disclosure released by the White House on Tuesday. She was also paid $2 million in severance by her family’s real estate company, the Trump Organization. Together, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner earned at least…

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Kudlow Is ‘Doing Well’ After Mild Heart Attack, White House Says

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, was “doing well” on Monday night after suffering a “very mild heart attack,” a White House spokeswoman said. “Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack,” Trump said in a tweet from Singapore shortly…

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