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Erdogan is seeking a "completely new constitution" for Turkey, which would effectively give him considerably more authority by centralizing power in the office of the president rather than in parliament.
Ahmet Davutoglu confirmed his departure on Thursday, saying that he wouldn't continue to lead the party if there was no consensus. A close Erdogan ally is likely to be elected in his place.
Turkish politicians have been fist-fighting over a controversial proposal to strip members of parliaments of immunity from prosecution, which it's alleged is aimed at Kurds only.
Turkish police detained senior local officials from the pro-Kurdish HDP in a raid on one of its Istanbul offices, days after President Tayyip Erdogan said he backed legal action against its members.
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VICE News sat down with Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of HDP and figurehead of the Kurdish political movement in Turkey, as violence between security forces and PKK militants continues to escalate.
The prosecutor's office in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir said that it would seek to put the boys behind bars for up to four and a half years on charges of "insulting the Turkish president."
Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday for the second time this year. And much has changed since June's general election, including a "war on terror," renewed insurgent violence, and unprecedented terror attacks.
Days before an election, Turkey is cracking down on companies linked to a US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. After today's raids, brawls broke out and police sprayed water cannon to disperse dozens of people.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that both the Islamic State and Kurdish rebels "are likely to have played an active role” in Saturday's suicide bombings.
Polls have closed in the Turkish election, with initial results indicating that the president's plans for constitutional change will not be successful.
Turkey will go to the polls on Sunday in a general election that could make or break President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's plans to vastly increase his own powers and further shape the country to his vision.
An anonymous Twitter user has captivated Turkey with explosive revelations, including the claim that the country's president plotted terrorist-style attacks on civilians to frame his opponents.