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Referendum Gives Turkey’s Erdogan Broad New Powers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Sunday’s referendum that replaces the country’s current system of parliamentary democracy with an executive presidency. The country’s electoral board said that with 99.45 percent of the ballots counted, the “yes” side received 51.4 percent of the vote. The ruling Justice and Development Party put forward the 18-article reform package,…

Ottoman-era Armenian Killings Recognized As ‘Genocide’ [VIDEO]

Germany’s Bundestag passed a resolution qualifying the Ottoman Era Armenian killings ‘genocide’. The lower house of parliament voted almost unanimously, with one vote against the motion and one abstention. House speaker Norbert Lammert spoke of a “remarkable majority.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and the leader of the Socialdemocrats Sigmar Gabriel failed…

Turkish Airstrikes Hit Kurds After Bombs [VIDEO]

Turkey’s military hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq with airstrikes Monday, hours after a suicide bombing in Ankara killed 37 people and wounded 125. In the airstrikes, nine F-16s and two F-4 jets raided 18 positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), including ammunition depots, bunkers, and shelters. A woman suspected of belonging to…