European rights body urges Turkey to respect voters’ choice

Europe's human rights watchdog is urging Turkey to respect voters' decisions after electoral authorities blocked some newly elected district mayors from taking office despite winning local elections on March 31.

Erdogan says Istanbul mayoral vote should be canceled

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says recent election results in Istanbul should be annulled over irregularities that include the alleged unlawful appointment of some officials overseeing the ballot boxes.

Turkey denies Aegean dolphin deaths linked to navy drill

Turkey's military has sought to defend itself against accusations from a Greek marine conservation group that its naval exercises have been behind a recent spike in the number of dolphin deaths.

The Latest: Turkish ruling party seeks rerun in Istanbul

The Latest on the Turkish local elections (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party says it will seek a re-run of last week's mayoral election in Istanbul, citing alleged irregularities.

Erdogan cites irregularities, defends Istanbul vote recount

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended his party's move to demand a full recount of votes cast in mayoral elections in Istanbul, claiming that "almost all" of the voting was marred by irregularities.

Opposition urges Erdogan’s cooperation over Istanbul vote

The opposition's candidate for mayor of Istanbul is urging Turkey's electoral body to confirm his narrow victory in local elections and is asking President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to act to prevent the country from sliding into uncertainty.

Turkey pledges continued support to Venezuela’s Maduro

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey is giving Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro its continued support and intends to deepen cooperation with Venezuela "in all fields" despite U.S. pressure.

For Erdogan, local elections are matter of national survival

For Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sunday's local elections are not just a vote to decide who should collect the garbage and maintain roads — they are about Turkey's future national "survival."