Turkish PM set for game-changing victory
Mr Erdogan migrated as a child to Istanbul, where he sold rolls and lemonade to pay for religious school. neighbourhood housing rural migrants and shopkeepers, where men like to swagger. "He makes us feel proud," said Adnan Savas, 45, who runs a kebab shop.
A new page for Turkey
It was a risk, and he won. The magic 50 percent of the votes has been touched by only two politicians before: Twice in 1950 and 1954 by the late Adnan Menderes and then by Suleyman Demirel in 1965. On Sunday, Erdogan managed to be the third politician in ...
Turkey election: Kurdish anger looms over vote
Not that Mr Erdogan was likely to go to a neighbourhood notorious for ... The trauma of that campaign is still seared into the memories of those who lived through it. One of them, Adnan, took me back to his village, high in the hills north-east of Diyarbakir.
Turks go to the polls
This will make Erdogan Turkey’s second prime minister to equal Adnan Menderes’s record. Menderes, executed by the generals in 1961, won three general elections in a row (1950, 1954 and 1957). Yet the Turkish voters are likely to disappoint Erdogan ...
Erdogan: Boy bread vendor who changed Turkey
Erdogan has said that if AK wins he will rewrite the Constitution ... “He makes us feel proud,” said Adnan Savas, 45, who runs a kebab shop. “You can come fom Kasimpasa and become a prime minister so he encourages our children to work hard.
Tracing Turkey’s transition into an economic power
Indeed, unlike DP leader Adnan Menderes, who was brutally executed following a sham military trial, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the AKP, who will now begin his third term, appears to have secured democratic political control of Turkey’s ...
Al Baraka unit opens office
MANAMA: The new head office of Al Baraka Turk, one of the subsidiaries of the Bahrain-based Al Baraka Banking Group, has been opened by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... president and chief executive Adnan Yousif. "Since the beginning ...
Generals questioned as Turkey's pre-poll tensions show
Their questioning follows the seizure of fresh documents at a retired colonel's house. By coincidence on Friday, Erdogan visited the home town of Adnan Menderes, the prime minister who was ousted in a military coup on May 27, 1960 and was subsequently executed.
Turkish PM, Syrian envoy meet as refugee numbers mount
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for nearly three hours with the envoy ... in the Jisr al-Shugur area and surrounding villages, according to the SANA. Adnan Mahmoud, the information minister, said the Cabinet urged citizens "who were ...