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Erdogan takes battle with enemies beyond Turkish frontiers

By Ralph Boulton and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's battle to root out the "terrorists" he says are embedded in the Turkish state is extending beyond its frontiers to Africa and Asia, further complicating foreign policy already hit by tensions with the Arab world and Western allies.

Erdogan takes battle with enemies beyond Turkish frontiers

By Ralph Boulton and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's battle to root out the "terrorists" he says are embedded in the Turkish state is extending beyond its frontiers to Africa and Asia, further complicating foreign policy already hit by tensions with the Arab world and Western allies.

Loyalty to embattled Erdogan lies deep in Turkey's pious heartlands

By Alexandra Hudson KONYA, Turkey (Reuters) - If Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is fighting the toughest battle of his political career as corruption allegations swirl and elections approach, Turkey's conservative Anatolian heartlands appear to have his back.

Turkey labels YouTube leak a pre-election 'plot'

Turkey's embattled government vowed action Friday over the bugging of a security meeting on Syria which was leaked on YouTube, labelling it a conspiratorial "plot" ahead of key local elections. The leak comes amid a fierce standoff between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ally-turned-foe, US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose followers Erdogan has blamed for the eaves-dropping. As prosecutors launched a probe into the case, President Abdullah Gul warned "we will do whatever necessary" to find the culprits behind the "act of espionage targeting state security".

Turkey labels YouTube leak a pre-election 'plot'

Turkey's embattled government vowed action on Friday over the bugging of a security meeting on Syria which was leaked on YouTube, labelling it a conspiratorial "plot" ahead of key local elections. The leak comes amid a fierce standoff between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ally-turned-foe, US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose followers Erdogan has blamed for the eaves-dropping.

Turkey labels YouTube leak a pre-election 'plot'

Turkey's embattled government vowed action on Friday over the bugging of a security meeting on Syria which was leaked on YouTube, labelling it a conspiratorial "plot" ahead of key local elections. The leak comes amid a fierce standoff between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ally-turned-foe, US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose followers Erdogan has blamed for the eaves-dropping.

Turkey labels YouTube leak a pre-election 'plot'

Turkey vowed action Friday against the source of a bugged recording of a security meeting on Syria leaked on YouTube, labelling it a conspiratorial "plot" ahead of key local elections. "Such a cyber attack in a meeting in which military and security options are being discussed is no different than a military attack," charged Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, as prosecutors launched a probe into the eaves-dropping.

Turkey says Syria security leak 'villainous' as YouTube blocked

By Nick Tattersall ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday denounced as "villainous" the leaking of a recording of top security officials discussing possible military action in Syria to the video-sharing site YouTube. Turkish authorities ordered a shutdown of the site.

Turkish foreign minister calls Syria security leak a declaration of war

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday the posting on YouTube of a recording of top officials discussing possible military operations in Syria constituted a declaration of war against Turkey. Davutoglu, one of the officials involved in the conversation, did not name the target of his accusation. But Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, facing key local polls on Sunday,

Turkey's Koc calls on Erdogan to address graft charges to lower tensions

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Mustafa Koc, chairman of Turkey's biggest company Koc Holding, on Sunday called on the government to calm financial markets worried about a corruption inquiry and denied he has sought to undermine Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. In a rare interview, Koc also told Hurriyet newspaper that in May 2013 he met with Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Islamic cleric whom Erdogan has accused of orchestrating the corruption scandal, but that they did not discuss "political designs".
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