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Boris Johnson: PM tried to restrict ex-minister’s access to intelligence

Downing Street attempted to withhold sensitive intelligence from Boris Johnson when he became foreign secretary, the BBC has learned. This caused concern in the intelligence services, since the foreign secretary authorises sensitive operations. Sources close to Mr Johnson said he had access to everything he needed to see. The Conservative …

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Turkey’s Erdogan defends Istanbul election re-run amid protests

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says there was “illegality” in Istanbul’s mayoral election, after the country’s electoral body ordered it to be re-held. “We sincerely believe there is… organised corruption and complete illegality,” he said on Tuesday. The decision to re-run the 31 March vote, which returned a slim win …

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Turkey to rerun vote in Istanbul following opposition win

Turkey’s electoral body has ordered that Istanbul’s local elections be re-held after a shock opposition victory in March. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party questioned the slim win by the opposition CHP, claiming there were “irregularities and corruption”. CHP deputy chair Onursal Adiguzel said the rerun showed it was “illegal …

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