Sunday’s referendum narrowly backed the largest overhaul of Turkey’s political system since the founding of the republic nearly a century ago
Opponents have said that the vote was marred by irregularities and they will challenge it.
Under the operation Turkey took the border town of Jarablus on the Euphrates river and cleared ISIS fighters from a roughly 100-km stretch of the border.
Vladimir Putin called Tayyip Erdogan and expressed his condolences, while the Kremlin blamed the incident on poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara.
EU lawmakers are calling for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Turkey because of its “disproportionate” reaction to July’s failed coup.
Under the latest draft, Erdogan could assume the position of “acting” executive president immediately after the referendum if the changes are approved.
The government says its aim is to rid institutions of links to cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose organisation it calls a terrorist network.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was targeting both ISIS and the Kurdish YPG militia, whose gains in northern Syria have alarmed Turkey
Israel agreed to pay out $20 million to the bereaved and wounded from the May 2010 raid, in return for Turkey dropping outstanding legal claims.
Turkey’s president wants to choke off revenues of businesses with connections to Fethullah Gulen, a cleric who allegedly planned the coup to overthrow Erdogan.
A Turkish official has reported that Erdogan wants control over the armed forces, in yet another move to consolidate his power after the failed coup.
European governments fear that Erdogan declaring an emergency might move Turkey away from democracy.
In the aftermath of the coup, Erdogan has urged the parliament to consider death penalty for the plotters, however, it will derail Turkey’s EU aspirations.
The Turkish government says the coup was masterminded by Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric based in the US who has a wide following in Turkey.
Forces loyal to the government fought to crush the remnants of a military coup attempt, which crumbled after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan’s call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks.
Three suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main international airport on Tuesday, killing 36 people and wounding close to 150.
The move comes as new Turkish government packed with Erdogan allies re-evaluates its foreign policy.