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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 24, 2018.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 24, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

Turkey’s Erdogan claims election victory, opposition wary

Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party claimed victory in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary polls on Sunday (June 24), overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to their rule in a decade and a half. 

However, the main opposition party said it was too early to concede defeat and said it believed Erdogan could still fall short of the 50 per cent needed to avoid a presidential runoff on July 8. 

“Our people have given us the job of carrying out the presidential and executive posts,” Erdogan said in a short national address, even as votes were still being counted. 


Trump says illegal immigrants should be deported with 'no judges or court cases'

President Donald Trump said on Sunday (June 24) that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to "break into" the country.

His proposal drew immediate criticism from legal analysts and immigrant rights advocates who said it would violate the US Constitution's due process provision, which applies to citizens and non-citizens alike.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said: "We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came."


Formula One: Hamilton wins in France to retake F1 lead 

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the French Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday (June 24) to retake the overall lead from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who finished fifth after a first lap collision.

The victory was the 65th of Hamilton's F1 career but the Briton's first in France, which was returning to the calendar after a 10-year absence, and continued a triumphant day for English sports fans.

"Great work guys! I'm so happy for England as well," he said over the team radio, referring to the national soccer team's 6-1 World Cup rout of Panama in Russia. "It's a beautiful Sunday, everyone."


World Cup: Honda hits late Japan leveller as group remains wide open 

Substitute Keisuke Honda equalised with 12 minutes left as Japan twice pegged back Senegal in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday (June 24) that leaves World Cup Group H wide open.

All eyes will now be on the other group match later in the evening between Poland and Colombia following this stalemate at the Yekaterinburg Arena.

As it stands, Japan and Senegal have four points after two games, with Colombia and Poland on zero, though they have played a game less.


World Cup: Falcao, Cuadrado and Mina star as stylish Colombia break Polish hearts

Radamel Falcao, Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado scored their maiden World Cup goals as stylish Colombia boosted their last 16 hopes with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Poland on Sunday (June 24).

In a match destined to see the loser sent home after the group stages, Colombia overcame a nervous start against Adam Nawalka's men to move up to third place in Group H, one point behind Japan and Senegal.

The disappointing Poland became the first European side eliminated from the tournament.