Turkish police stop protests against stronger presidency powers

Turkish police stop protests against stronger presidency powers

Turkish police dispersed hundreds of protesters in Ankara on 9 January, as they marched against planned changes to the constitution. If the new changes are implemented, they would expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, introducing an executive presidential system. The draft is expected to pass in parliament, which is dominated by the ruling AK Party, before being put to a referendum in the spring. Jan 9, 2017
Tube strike causes chaos for millions of commuters

Tube strike causes chaos for millions of commuters

Londoners face transport chaos at the start of the working week after two unions on the Underground stage a 24-hour strike. The action follows weeks of strikes by Southern Rail, as well as price hikes on rail fares. Normal service on the Tube is expected to resume on 10 January. Jan 9, 2017