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Turkey's opposition strikes blow to Erdogan with Istanbul mayoral win

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his ever tighter grip on power.

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Philippine ex-foreign minister denied entry to Hong Kong: lawyer

Manila (AFP) - Former Philippine foreign minister Albert del Rosario, a critic of Beijing's claims to the disputed South China Sea, was denied entry to Hong Kong on Friday and deported, his lawyer said.

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Turkish artists stand by Istanbul's ousted mayor

ANKARA (Reuters) - Dozens of Turkey's most prominent artists have taken to social media to support Istanbul's ousted mayor, responding to his call for them to speak out against a decision to annul his election victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's party.

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Istanbul recount halfway done, opposition candidate says still ahead

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's main opposition candidate in Istanbul said on Thursday a local election recount was more than halfway done and he was holding onto his lead over his rival from President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK party.

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Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upset

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party was on track on Monday to lose control of Turkey's two biggest cities, Istanbul and Ankara, in a stunning local election setback that could complicate the president's plans to combat recession.

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Erdogan appears to concede Istanbul defeat after Ankara loss

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan suffered a severe setback on Sunday as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time in a local election and he appeared to concede defeat in the country's largest city, Istanbul.

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Watch that Tweet! China cracks whip on government social media image

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's cabinet has warned government departments to clean up their social media image amid a drive to bolster the government's online presence to help reach tech-savvy young people who get their information from smartphones.

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Watch that Tweet! China cracks whip on government social media image

China's cabinet has warned government departments to clean up their social media image amid a drive to bolster the government's online presence to help reach tech-savvy young people who get their information from smartphones.