Binali Yildirim

Turkish PM scoffs at claims of 'one-man system' on visit to Germany

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday poured scorn on accusations that potential reforms to Turkey's presidential system would set his country on the path to dictatorship.

Turkish PM Yildirim to campaign for referendum to Turks in Germany

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was set to address thousands of fellow Turks in western Germany Saturday in an effort to campaign for constitutional reform in his country that would extend the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey's premier puts brakes on controversial sex offenders bill

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Tuesday that he was sending back to a parliamentary commission a controversial draft bill that would have allowed sex offenders to marry underage girls they had abused, thereby evading punishment.

Turkish prime minister denounces US anti-Trump protesters

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim spoke out Tuesday against protests in the United States against president-elect Donald Trump, which have been largely peaceful but were also marred by incidents of violence.

Turkish troops will not exit Iraq, prime minister vows as row deepens

Turkish troops stationed in Iraq will not exit the country, Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Thursday amid growing tensions between the two neighbours as Baghdad demands a withdrawal and is taking the matter to the UN.

Turkey suspends 11,000 teachers in Kurdish south east

More than 11,000 teachers in Turkey's south east have been suspended over suspected support of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), state new agency Anadolu reported Thursday, just over a week before the start of a new school year.

Turkey says it will pump billions in stimulus money to Kurdish east

The eastern provinces of Turkey that are hurting economically from the ongoing clashes between Turkish forces and Kurdish fighters will receive 10 billion lira (3.3 billion dollars) in aid, the prime minister said Sunday.

Biden says US will work with Turkey on extraditing preacher Gulen

US Vice President Joe Biden visited Turkey on Wednesday and said his government is helping a Turkish team prepare a formal extradition request for Fethullah Gulen, the preacher Ankara blames for plotting the July 15 coup attempt.

Turkish PM: report that wedding bomber was a child is "rumour"

The prime minister of Turkey has cast doubt on reports that the bomber who killed more than 50 people at a wedding in Gaziantep over the weekend was a child.

Turkey says al-Assad starting to view Kurds as a "threat"

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday he believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is beginning to view as a "threat" Kurdish forces in the north who are backed by the United States and battling Islamic State.

Turkish deputy premier: No restriction on press, movement, assembly

Turkey's deputy prime minister says the state of emergency will not curtail basic freedoms, including restrictions on movement, gatherings and free press.

Turkish prime minister says 145 civilians killed during coup attempt

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday that 145 civilians were killed during the failed coup attempt, along with 60 loyalist police officers and three soldiers, while nearly 1,491 people were injured.

Car bomb targeting Turkish police building kills three in south-east

Three people, including one police officer, were killed and around 30 injured Wednesday in a car bombing in a town near the Syrian border in south-east Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

Turkey's Erdogan appoints new ruling party chief as prime minister

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed loyalist Binali Yildirim as the country's new prime minister on Sunday, just hours after the former transport minister was confirmed leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Turkish transport minister in line to become premier after party nod

Transport Minister Binali Yildirim is the nominee to head Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), putting him in line to become the country's next prime minister.