Tuesday

6th Dec 2016

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Erdogan vows more purges after local election victory

The ruling AKP and main opposition CHP parties both claimed victory in Turkey's main cities, Ankara and Istanbul, in local elections Sunday. Exit polls suggest AKP won at nationwide level, with over 40%. AKP PM Erdogan vowed to continue his purge on what he says is an Islamist fifth column.

News in Brief

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  5. Italian economy minister tipped as caretaker PM
  6. EU tells US tech giants to act faster against hate speech
  7. Iceland's Pirates in bid to form government
  8. Danes are the happiest workers, study says

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