Forty-nine Turkish hostages captured by Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul in June have all been released, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey's first presidential election after securing a majority of votes, a top official said tonight.
Sadi Guven, chairman of Turkey's High Election Board, said that 99 per cent of the votes had been counted.
Erdogan, who had been prime minister, thanked his supporters for electing him as the country's 12th president and pledged a new period of social reconciliation.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey's first presidential election, the High Election Board (YSK) says, citing provisional figures.
"The provisional results show that Erdogan has the majority of the valid votes," YSK chairman Sadi Guven told a news conference.
"Tomorrow I will provide the numbers. We have received more than 99 percent (of the votes). Tomorrow we will announce the provisional results."
The main opposition candidate in Turkey's first presidential election has congratulated Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan after results broadcast by Turkish media showed Erdogan had won.
"I congratulate Mr Prime Minister and wish him success," Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said in a brief statement to reporters in Istanbul.
Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey's first popular presidential election with just over 52 percent of the vote, Mustafa Sentop, deputy chairman of the ruling AK Party, said.
Turkey's electoral authorities are not officially due to announce their first results until Monday, with final figures due later in the week, but Erdogan, 60, is expected to make a victory address later today.
Turkey's foreign minister says his country is in talks with both Israel and Egypt over establishing an air corridor so that injured Palestinians can be flown to Turkey for treatment.
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A Turkish Airlines plane from Istanbul to Tel Aviv has turned back after flights were halted for 24 hours, a company spokesman said.
Two British people have died in a jeep safari accident in Turkey, the Foreign Office said.
Two other Britons were injured and remain in hospital following the accident near Fethiye in the south west of the country, it said.
According to reports, the open-top vehicle crashed into a telegraph pole as the group returned from a day trip to the Saklikent Gorge.
Three Turkish nationals, including the driver, were also injured, it was reported.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of a jeep safari accident near Fethiye in Turkey involving four British nationals, two of whom have died and two of whom have been hospitalised. We are providing consular assistance."
Turkish riot police clashed with anti-government protesters in central Istanbul on the anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades.
The police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse the protests and detained dozens of demonstrators.
Authorities closed roads and stopped public transport to deny the protesters access to Taksim Square and the adjoining Gezi Park.The government plans to raze the park and build a shopping mall sparked last year's unrest.
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned people to stay out of Taksim, saying security forces would not tolerate any march on the square.