President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government may have won a narrow victory in Sunday’s constitutional referendum, but lost in the major urban centers, marking another first for the Turkish strongman.
Author: Leela JACINTO
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Sunday’s constitutional referendum granting him sweeping powers. But the opposition has challenged the razor thin poll victory.
Turkey goes to the polls Sunday in a controversial constitutional referendum, which if passed, would grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping executive powers by replacing the parliamentary system with a presidential one.
Long before he launched his 2016 campaign, Donald Trump firmly opposed US military intervention in Syria. So when the US president ordered missile strikes on a Syrian airbase Friday, it caught both his admirers and detractors by surprise.
Weeks ahead of a critical constitutional referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a campaign rally over the weekend for a “Yes” vote in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. But the Kurdish-dominated city is a predominantly “No” zone.
The talking points around Wednesday’s Somali presidential election have been dominated by corruption. But war is the best breeding ground for corruption. So why is the international community ignoring security and obsessing about corruption?
Visitors to the Louvre in Paris praised the police response to Friday’s attack against security forces by a machete-wielding assailant. Some however were not so sure to return to the museum amid fears of another drop in tourist figures.
The death of veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi at a critical moment in the DR Congo’s history is an irreparable loss for a country trying to navigate a constitutional crisis without descending into bloodshed.
The main suspect in the Paris attacks has refused lawyers and failed to cooperate in judicial proceedings. But in a letter to an unnamed woman, Salah Abdeslam provided insights into his inner life, according to French media reports.
President François Hollande stressed France’s active engagement on the international stage, particularly in Syria and the rest of the Arab world, in a key foreign policy speech delivered in Paris Thursday.
The alleged mastermind of a deadly March 2016 attack on an Ivory Coast resort has been arrested in neighbouring Mali in a joint operation coordinated by French special forces, according to Ivorian sources.
The arrest last week of a French-Turkish journalist of Kurdish origins in Belgium has sparked condemnations from his colleagues, press freedom groups and has highlighted Turkey’s attempts to muzzle journalists in the EU.
Inaugurating an exhibit on endangered Middle Eastern heritage sites Tuesday, French President François Hollande called the show “a militant act”. But the curators are looking ahead to peace and reconstruction.
More than a year after the Paris attacks, a Frenchwoman who risked her life to supply the security services with valuable intelligence that thwarted future attacks says she feels abandoned by the French state.
François Fillon has finally clinched the conservative candidacy in the 2017 French presidential race. But while domestic policies have so far dominated the discourse, FRANCE 24’s Leela Jacinto checks out what’s at stake for French foreign policy.
Republican Donald Trump’s shock election victory in the early hours of Wednesday caught New York City, a Hillary Clinton bastion, by surprise, casting a rare pall on a metropolis that pulsates to a frenetic beat.
The 2016 US presidential race was dominated by a populist discourse that pit an elite urban against the rest of America. Now that Election Day is here, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be back where they belong: in affluent New York City.
FBI Director James Comey’s shock letter to Congress on Friday announcing the discovery of new evidence that might relate to the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails has placed him in the crosshairs of a bitter US presidential campaign.
Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, could fall from Islamic State (IS) group control in a matter of weeks or months. But once the war is won, winning the peace is likely to be full of challenges. FRANCE 24’s Leela Jacinto examines some of them.
A ceasefire deal between warring parties in Yemen is set to go into effect Wednesday shortly before midnight. FRANCE 24’s Leela Jacinto examines whether this time, there are any peace hopes.