Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey orders arrest of 101 over alleged Kurdistan Workers' Party links

The Diyarbakir bar association condemned the latest arrests, which targeted 17 of its members. 

published on : 20th November 2020

Turkey President Recip Tayyip Erdogan backs two-state Cyprus deal, puts talks in doubt

Erdogan affirmed repeated calls from his subordinates as well as the new, Ankara-backed leader of the Turkish Cypriots, Ersin Tatar, to pursue a two-state accord with rival Greek Cypriots.

published on : 15th November 2020

Turkish lira rallies after Erdogan's son-in-law resigns

During Berat Albayrak's two years as finance minister, Turkey suffered a currency crisis in 2018, before hitting multiple record lows against the dollar this year.

published on : 9th November 2020

Turkey violated critic's free speech, rules European Court of Human Rights

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who for years has been one of the Turkish president's fiercest rivals, was found guilty in 2012 of slander during two parliament speeches.

published on : 27th October 2020

France recalls ambassador from Turkey after Erdogan's comments on Macron's mental health

Erdogan questioned his French counterpart's mental condition while criticizing Macron’s attitude toward Islam and Muslims.

published on : 25th October 2020

Turkish President Erdogan's remarks on J&K at UNGA 'completely unacceptable': India

The Turkish President, a close ally of Pakistan, had last year also raised the issue of Kashmir in his address to the high-level General Debate in the General Assembly Hall.

published on : 23rd September 2020

Erdogan lashes out at 'incapable' Macron

Macron enraged Ankara last week by suggesting that Turkey "deserved something else" to the way Erdogan's government was approaching foreign affairs.

published on : 17th September 2020

Turkey condemns Biden's criticism of 'autocrat' Erdogan

Biden made the comments in an interview filmed by the New York Times in December but a video of the remarks only appeared on Saturday before going viral on social media.

published on : 16th August 2020

Explainer: Hagia Sophia's history of conflict and faith

The 6th century monument, which remains the main feature of the Istanbul skyline, has a history rich with symbolism. 

published on : 23rd July 2020

Turkish government formally makes Hagia Sophia museum as mosque

The decision has sparked deep dismay among Orthodox Christians as the building was once a cathedral that was turned into a mosque after Istanbul's conquest by the Ottoman Empire.

published on : 10th July 2020

Turkey slams Twitter for removing over 7,000 accounts supporting President Erdogan

On Friday, Twitter disclosed 32,242 accounts to its archive of state-linked information operations - the only one of its kind in the industry - linked to China, Russia and Turkey.

published on : 13th June 2020

Turkey announces USD 15 billion coronavirus aid package to save economy

Earlier the private DHA news agency said the Turkish interior ministry ordered land and rail borders to be closed with Greece and Bulgaria over the novel coronavirus.

published on : 18th March 2020

Turkey President Erdogan vows to keep border open for refugees until EU meets all demands

Turkey's decision at the end of February to re-open its border for refugees sparked a row with Brussels, as well as harsh exchanges with Greece.

published on : 11th March 2020

Putin, Erdogan start talks in Moscow on Syria crisis

The two presidents were meeting after a surge in fighting in Syria raised fears of their armies clashing and launched a new migrant crisis.

published on : 5th March 2020

India serves strong demarche to Turkey over Erdogan's Kashmir comments

In a strongly-worded statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Erdogan's remarks reflected neither an understanding of history nor of the conduct of diplomacy.

published on : 17th February 2020
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