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On Thursday, the Penal Court of Hatay Province of Turkey sentenced NASA scientist and U.S. citizen Serkan Golge to 7.5 years in prison for supposedly providing material support to the organization of Fethullah Gullen. Gullen is a U.S.-based former imam who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey's notionally secular republic, stood over a pair of little girls flanking a little boy as they proceeded to recite nationalist poems spiked with heavy dollops of Islam in front of the speaker's podium. Set against the tidal wave of Islamic nationalism engulfing Turkey, ...
The enervation and defenestration of the armed forces under the rule of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) over the past 15 years mean that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now the first Turkish head of state to be truly vested with the powers outlined in Articles 104 and 117 of the Turkish ...
Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the US to withdraw any American forces from the Syrian town of Manbij, vowing Turkish troops would expand a cross-border military operation to the key strategic hub. Erdogan blamed Washington for the presence in Manbij of fighters ...
Pope Francis met with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his entourage on Monday at a private audience in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. It was the first time in 59 years that a Turkish president has visited the Vatican. A statement from the Holy See Press Office said their discussions were ...

Brussels: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to meet top European Union officials next month in the Bulgarian city of Varna, officials said Tuesday, in a bid to repair strained ties. The planned meeting on March 26 comes as Turkey's EU membership has stalled and as Ankara faces ...
Members of a Kurdish association clash with police in Rome during a visit by the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP. The Local/AFP. news@thelocal.it · @thelocalitaly. 5 February 2018. 15:32 CET+01:00. Two people were injured on Monday as protesters defied a ban ...
A protester against the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Vatican lies injured following scuffles with police in Rome. ... A woman holds a placard depicting a portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, next to a Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) flag during a rally against the visit of ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gestures as he attends a national youth foundation event in Ankara, Turkey in this file photo.(AP). Related Articles. Erdogan vows to clear 'terrorists' from Manbij · What's next after two weeks of Afrin operation? President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted two Balkan leaders at his presidential palace in Istanbul this week. But Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Bakir Izetbegovic, one of three constituent members of Bosnia's presidency, were an odd couple of visitors in more ways than one. And it raised ...
Turkey could expand its offensive against the Afrin region in Syria to other cities in the northwest of the country in a bid to rid the area of a Syrian Kurdish militia Ankara views as a terrorist group, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. The move could aggravate already fraught tensions ...
Ankara/Beirut: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkish forces would sweep Kurdish fighters from the Syrian border and could push all the way east to the frontier with Iraq -- a move which risks a possible confrontation with US forces allied to the Kurds. The Turkish offensive in northwest Syria's ...
That action came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May 2017 had candidly observed the diminishing enthusiasm in his party's ranks, which he compared with "metal fatigue." Al-Monitor observed how Erdoganmania evolved into Erdogan fatigue by July, and since then most Pundits have ...
Turkey's President and leader of ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his lawmakers at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Erdogan on Tuesday called on NATO to take a stance against the United States, a fellow ally, over its plans to form a ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on NATO to take a stand against the United States over its plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at an event in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Erdogan accused ...
The Turkish President has vowed to "drown" a US-backed border security force with Kurdish fighters in Syria, exposing the fragile state of relations between the two nations. Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the US, a NATO ally of Turkey, of forming a "terrorist" force on his country's border that would not be ...

Making the case even more explosive, testimony at Mr. Atilla's trial alleged that the scheme had the approval of Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mr. Erdogan, of course, is not pleased. The other day, he again voiced his longstanding claim that the Iran sanctions violation case is just the latest link ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, listens during a joint news statement with Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, following their meeting ... Istanbul: Turkey's military will continue its operation in Syria's Afrin and Manbij regions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday during a ...
Turkey's nationalist opposition said on Monday it would back President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the 2019 election, signaling continued right-wing support crucial to his narrow victory in a constitutional referendum last year. The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the smallest of parliament's four factions, ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's angry reaction recently to his predecessor Abdullah Gul was to be expected, but it's always fascinating to see how far Erdogan manages to stretch the limits of his venomous attacks. The bad blood between the two presidents is nothing new and has already been ...
Ankara, Turkey -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the conviction in New York of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade sanctions, saying the U.S. justice system poses a danger for the world. Speaking before departing for a visit to Paris, Erdogan on Friday again branded ...
The blanket repression and hollowing out of the country's notionally democratic institutions spearheaded by the country's strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan since the July 2016 coup attempt amply justify such angst. But the shroud of gloom enveloping the country was pierced, however fleetingly, when ...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey values Iranian stability, praises Hassan Rouhani. Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iranians had the right to protest and criticise the authorities but their actions should not lead to violence or damage public property. 0. Shares. Share. By: Reuters | Ankara | Published: ...
media Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacting to the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, December 2017. Reuters/Osman Orsal. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit Paris Friday, a move that has been slammed as an "outrageous provocation" by the French Communist ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday visits Paris for talks with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, seeking to start the New Year by warming relations with the European Union after a torrid 2017. Macron will host Erdogan at the Elysee Palace with talks expected to range from Syria to ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Paris on January 5 to meet his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, with the conflict in Syria high on the agenda, a source in the French President's office said on Saturday. Among the regional crises the two leaders plan to discuss, there would be a ...
Throughout 2017, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey seemed to go out of his way to thumb his nose at onetime friends and allies. Early this year, he described the Dutch government as "Nazi remnants," accused German politicians of "Nazi practices" and called the entire European continent "racist, ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he wants to mend strained ties with several European nations, saying Turkey is forced to "decrease the number of enemies and increase friends." In comments published in Hurriyet newspaper on Thursday, Erdogan describes the leaders of Germany, the ...
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, flanked by Jordan's King Abdullah II, left and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, gestures following a photo-op prior to the opening session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ...
Ankara, Turkey -- Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking more than four years in prison for NBA player Enes Kanter on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Anadolu Agency says an indictment prepared by the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office accuses the New York ...
Turkey intends to open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognize it as the capital of Palestine. It was not clear how Turkey would carry out the move, since Israel controls all of Jerusalem ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the US a "partner in bloodshed" over President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . "With their decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the United States has become a partner in this bloodshed," Mr ...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the first sitting Turkish president to visit Greece in 65 years. Could the EU-Turkey refugee deal be a sticking point during ... Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Greece is being greeted with understandable fanfare. Erdogan traveled to the country in 2010, when he was prime ...
Athens, Greece -- Turkey's president made a landmark visit to Greece on Thursday, but any expectation for diplomacy was quickly deflated by his call for changes to an international treaty that defines the borders between the rivals. The visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was not his first -- he had ...
But since he began testifying on November 29th, Reza Zarrab, a 34-year-old gold trader, has pled guilty to violating American sanctions against Iran; implicated Halkbank, a Turkish bank, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president, in his scheme; and confessed to bribing a former economy minister ...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Greece is being greeted with understandable fanfare. Erdogan traveled to the country in 2010, when he was prime minister, but his trip on Thursday is the first by a Turkish head of state since 1952. When it comes to the mood on the ground, however, expectations are much ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday strongly warned the United States against recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying the move would help terror groups. "Such a step will only play into the hands of terror groups," Erdogan said at a joint news conference in Ankara after ...
Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday launched an investigation into the main opposition party leader on accusations of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported. The Ankara chief prosecutor's office began the probe after the president's lawyer Huseyin Aydin filed a complaint saying ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the New York trial of a Turkish banker accused of conspiring to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions "blackmail" and a "blemish" on his country. His comments in Ankara on December 5 came as the trial of Halkbank executive Mehmet Hakan Atilla continued ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Donald Trump's plan to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel is a "red line" for Muslims and could see him breaking off diplomatic relations with the country. Mr Erdogan told parliament his country's response "could go as far as us cutting diplomatic ties ...
Ankara, Turkey -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey will make a groundbreaking trip to Greece next week as the first Turkish head of state to visit the country in 65 years, Turkey's Foreign Ministry confirmed Thursday. Mr. Erdogan is scheduled to visit Greece on Dec. 7-8, Turkey's deputy prime ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today discussed bilateral relations in their first phone conversation since tensions plunged to an all-time low this summer, Turkish media reported. According to state-run news agency Anadolu, Erdogan and Merkel are ...
NEW YORK - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader on Thursday told jurors in a New York federal court that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan authorized a transaction in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions. Reza Zarrab is cooperating with U.S. prosecutors in the criminal trial of a Turkish bank ...
He was indicted along with Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish banker in U.S. custody, and seven additional defendants, some of whom held cabinet positions under Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey. Since Zarrab is now cooperating with U.S. prosecutors, his testimony is likely to damage ...
Reza Zarrab, a confidant of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has pleaded guilty in federal court to an unspecified charge. Zarrab had been in U.S. custody since March 2016, when he was arrested at the Miami Airport by the FBI. The U.S. Justice Department alleged Zarrab to be intimately involved ...
The leader of Turkey's main opposition has produced what he claims is evidence of millions of dollars held in offshore bank accounts linked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the head of the opposition Republican People's Party, began addressing parliament regarding the ...
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he reached same 'wavelength' with Donald Trump in call ... Ankara: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a telephone conversation he held with US President Donald Trump last week was the first time in a long while since Turkish and US leaders ...
When Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, then Turkey's prime minister, donned a blue plaid jacket after voting for himself in the country's 2014 presidential election, people took notice. In Turkish politics, where starched formality and dark suits are the norm, the jacket stood out: It looked about a size too large, and its loud pattern sat ...
Meanwhile, over the years, many analysts and authors have drawn analogies between Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and various world leaders: Does Erdogan seek to become a Khomeini-like figure over his own Islamic Republic (never mind that Turkey is largely Sunni rather than Shi'ite like ...


 

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