The measures to empower Erdogan, the most dominant figure in Turkish politics, have been in the works for some time. (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 07:30 GMT
Critics say the amendments will weaken checks and balances and the role of parliament and leave too much power concentrated in the office of the president. They are also concerned about the effect on the independence of the judiciary.
A rocket targeting police headquarters in Istanbul is the latest in a series of shootings and bombings to hit Turkey. (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The projectile missed the building and no casualties were reported.
US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up in front of House Speaker Paul Ryan after being presented a photo of his inauguration during the Inaugural Luncheon following his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. (AFP/Molly Riley)
January 21, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Trump has gone further than his predecessors in suggesting that the fight against extremism is a battle between America and the Islamic faith itself.
President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he and his wife Melania are greeted by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they arrive at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. (AFP/Jim Watson)
January 20, 2017 - 16:06 GMT
As the reality of a Trump presidency has arrived, questions about relations with the Middle East and treatment of minorities at home loom large.
A Palestinian employee works at a desalination plant during the inauguration of the first phase of the project on January 19, 2017, in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza. (AFP/Said Khatib)
January 20, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Palestinian families have been suffering with only three hours of electricity a day between 12-hour blackouts.
Turkish deputy Aylin Nazliaka (C) speaks with other deputies after handcuffing herself to the podium in a protest against the constitutional reform aimed at strengthening the powers of the Turkish president during a debate at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara on January 19, 2017. (AFP/Adem Altan)
January 20, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
More mayhem in Turkey's parliament as lawmakers debate new constitution.
Despite the apparent victory in Sirte, Libya remains deeply divided, with the national unity government based in the capital Tripoli unable to gain recognition from the elected parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk. (AFP/File)
January 20, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The GNA is continuing to track remaining Daesh elements since the city was recaptured last month.
People gather outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan to protest against Donald Trump on January 19, 2017 in New York City. Trump will be inaugurated January 20th as the 45th President of the United States. (AFP/John Moore)
January 20, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Thousands turned out for protests in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration.
Protesters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to mark 15 years since the first prisoners were brought to the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on January 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Joe Readle)
January 20, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Incoming President Donald Trump has vowed there would be no more releases for inmates currently held without charge in the military prison.
Turkey's parliament is rapidly approving various new provisions to the constitution. (AFP/File)
January 20, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
"In our books, we have a specialist term for this: This is called a sultanate," Metin Feyzioglu told journalists in the Turkish capital Ankara.
A refugee eats his meal while sitting in the snow in Belgrade on January 11, 2017, as temperatures drop to -15 degrees Celsius. (AFP/File)
January 20, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
As Europe is experiencing some of the lowest temperatures in decades, it is calling on European governments to save refugees.
Turkish special force police officers clear the street during clashes with attackers at the Sultanbeyli district in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
January 19, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The suspects are charged with "being member of an armed terrorist organization."
Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during a Cairo demonstration against the handing over of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, April 25, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
January 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The agreement which asserted Ethiopia’s right to build the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has caused grave concern.
The World Bank plans to donate funds to health and nutrition projects throughout Yemen, which has been embroiled in conflict for the two years. (AFP/File)
January 19, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The nearly two-year old conflict in the country has left some 18 million people without basic food requirements and medical care.
Four out of eight Turkish military officers are escorted by Greek special police forces as they leave the Athens' Supreme Courthouse, after a day-long hearing concerning possible extradition over July's failed coup in Turkey, on January 13, 2017 in Athens. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)
January 19, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Earlier in the week Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 243 military personnel.
Uzbek national Abdulgadir Masharipov confessed to killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve. (File photo)
January 19, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Abdulgadir Masharipov changed his plans at the last minute due to high security in Taksim Square, and opened fire on a nightclub instead.