Recep Tayyip Erdogan


  • Turkey 2017-05-24 09:55

    By Ahmet A Sabanci

    The violence of Erdogan’s bodyguards in Washington DC is Turkey's new normal

    On 17 May, a slice of Erdogan’s Turkey found its way to Washington DC. That day, a group of Kurdish Americans gathered outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence to protest against the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There, they were beaten, threatened and attacked by the Turkish leader’s bodyguards. A total of 11 people were injured. Instead of the attackers, two protesters were arrested.

  • Trump-Erdogan 2017-05-12 05:11

    By Semih Idiz

    dds appear stacked against success of Erdogan-Trump meeting

    Omens for the long-awaited meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump at the White House on May 16 do not bode well. Despite the smiles both leaders will no doubt have for the cameras, all the signs are that their talks will be tough.

  • Turkey 2017-05-01 09:23

    By Amanda Erickson and Kareem Fahim

    Turkey just banned Wikipedia, labeling it a ‘national security threat’

    If you try to open up Wikipedia in Turkey right now, you'll turn up a swirling loading icon, then a message that the server timed out.

  • Robert R. Bianchi 2017-04-28 12:24

    Erdogan and Trump are showmen: SISU professor

    TEHRAN – A professor of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) says Turkish President Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump share many things in common, calling both leaders “showmen”. 

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017/04/22

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    Turkey and its constitutional referendum: Looking ahead

    The recent referendum in Turkey has dramatically expanded the powers of President RecepTayyip Erdogan, pushing the Turkish people and its domestic politics toward a choice between serving as a democratic model for the rest of the Muslim world or defending their nation by prioritizing security (in the face of the most talked-about terrorist threat—ISIS—within its porous borders) and its economic stakes (worsened by the Syrian refugee crisis) over its democratic ideals in a region that is growing on the whole more authoritarian.

  • Turkey 2017-04-21 04:49

    By  Markus Becker

    It's time to break off EU membership talks with Turkey

    With Turkey's vote on Sunday for sweeping constitutional reforms, autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has consolidated his power and divided the country.

  • فرهنگ جهانپور 2017-04-19 14:52

    By Javad Heirannia

    Erdogan’s narrow victory will split Turkish population: professor

    TEHRAN – A former senior research fellow at Harvard University is of the opinion that a narrow victory by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sunday's referendum that gave him sweeping new powers will polarize the Turkish population. 

  • Turkey 2017-04-18 02:39

    By Frida Ghitis

    Turkey's democracy died today

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum over a new constitution that will make him far more powerful, potentially for many more years to come. The result, which the opposition is calling fraudulent, promises to make Turkey less democratic, more bitterly divided and more religious than ever.

  • qassemi 2017-04-17 20:19

    Iran says respects Turkish people’s vote

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that Tehran respects the Turkish people’s vote in the recent referendum in the country.

  • Turkey 2017-04-15 06:08

    By Elmira Bayrasli

    Is it too late for Turkey’s democracy?

    Turkish democracy is on life support. On April 16, Turks will vote on 18 amendments to their country’s Constitution, including whether to abolish the office of the prime minister and transfer its powers to the president.

  • Erdogan 2017-04-10 02:39

    By Patrick Cockburn

    Turkish referendum could end what little democracy is left in the country

    In the final days before Turks vote in a referendum on 16 April on whether or not to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers and effectively end parliamentary government, the mood in Turkey is prone to conspiracy theories and suspicion of foreign plots

  • U.S.-Turkey 2017-04-03 08:32

    Hilal Koylu

    Did Tillerson's visit to Turkey relieve tensions?

    With U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s meeting in Ankara on March 30, he became the first senior official in U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to visit Turkey.

  • qassemi 2017-03-27 13:35

    Iran: Turkey’s claims a cover-up to conceal expansionism

    TEHRAN – Turkey seeks to justify its expansionist and interventionist policies in the region by accusing other countries, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday, reacting to recent remarks by the Turkish president.

  • اردوغان 2017-03-27 02:40

    Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum for EU accession

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a second referendum may be held after the April constitutional reforms vote over the continuing of EU accession talks.

  • Erdogan 2017-03-24 02:44

    Turkey’s President Urges EU to Respect Human Rights, Freedoms

    TEHRAN - Turkish president continued his war of words with Europe saying his country can be "pushed around", media reports said.

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Angela Merkel 2017-03-15 22:10

    By Mohammad Hashemi

    Reasons behind Turkey-EU diplomatic spat?

    Turkey’s relations with the European Union may have taken a fatal blow this month, after attempts by Turkish ministers to hold political campaign rallies for April 16 crucial referendum have been blocked in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

  • ظریف 2017-03-15 21:47

    Zarif calls on Turkey to act more ‘seriously’ in region

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Turkey to pursue a more realistic approach to regional developments, emphasizing that “self-restraint” is an integral part of neighborhood.

  • Turkey 2017-03-15 09:29

    By Maximilian Popp

    Netherlands dispute gives Turkey perfect election fodder

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it seemed, had run out of stories to tell. He had retold the legend of his rise from the very bottom of society to the political pinnacle, and of his energetic battle against his country's enemies, so often that his referendum campaign had long felt like a repeat of earlier elections.

  • Refugees 2017-03-08 03:22

    By Markus Feldenkirchen

    Refugee crisis prevents honest dealings with Turkey

    The fear that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might cancel the refugee deal and allow masses of migrants to make their way to Germany has shackled Angela Merkel's policies toward the autocratic leader. It's time to come up with a European solution that decreases our dependence on Turkey.

  • Merkel 2017-03-06 03:13

    By Arne Delfs

    Merkel risks tension with Erdogan over Turkish reporter's arrest

    Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the arrest of a German reporter in Turkey as excessively harsh, risking tension with President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan as she counts on him to stem refugee flows to Europe.

  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar 2017-03-05 09:33

    By Cengiz Çandar

    Will Erdogan postpone upcoming referendum?

    The image of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar sitting next to him is more expressive than anything else of the tremors involving the government and the military in Turkey. Dressed not in military fatigues but in an elegantly tailored civilian suit, Akar is a subservient-looking general — which has to be the case in any democratic regime, indeed — with a troubled look and a nervous expression on his face, reflecting the increasing unease in the higher echelons of power.

  • rouhani 2017-03-03 21:59

    Rouhani meets Turkey’s Erdogan, Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met on Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the Economic Cooperation Organization session in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.

  • Erdogan 2017-03-02 22:34

    Will Erdogan get his way?

    After last year’s shock political events around the world, it is clear that popular referendums have the power to radically change the complexion of politics around the world. In Turkey, the ruling AKP has begun a campaign to amend the constitution.

  • Turkey in Syria 2017-02-28 07:59

    Erdogan’s Adviser Says Turkey to Stop Operation in Syria after Capturing Manbij

    TEHRAN - An adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that the country will end its operation in Syria only after capturing the city of Manbij.

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are scheduled to hold their fourth meeting this spring 2017-02-15 21:20

    Turkish, Iranian presidents to meet in spring

    TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are scheduled to hold their fourth meeting this spring, Iranian ambassador to Turkey announced on Tuesday.

  • Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2017-02-15 21:07

    Tehran calls Erdogan remarks ‘sensationally charged’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry rejected on Wednesday the accusations by the Turkish President that it was meddling in Iraq, calling the remarks “sensationally charged”.

  • Erdogan 2017-01-25 01:24

    By Noah Feldman

    Turkey's new constitution would end its democracy

    With all eyes on the U.S. as it inaugurates a new leader, Turkey is preparing to amend its constitution to make its president even more powerful than the American executive.

  • Turkey 2017-01-21 00:08

    By Michael Daventry

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan is about to make himself a virtual dictator in Turkey

    As you read this, a rapid and turbulent revolution is underway in Turkey. The country's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party is pushing proposals through parliament that would radically alter the system of government.

  • Trump-Erdogan 2017-01-15 14:16

    By Patrick Cockburn

    Think the American political system will stop Donald Trump exercising ultimate power? The same was said about Turkey’s President Erdogan

    Manic sensitivity to criticism is a hallmark of both men. In Trump’s case this is exemplified by his tweeted denunciation of critics such as Meryl Streep, while in Turkey 2,000 people have been charged with insulting the president.

  • Turkey 2017-01-14 02:16

    By Andrew Gardner

    Between terror and the government crackdown, Turkish society is under threat

    President Erdogan's state of emergency risks destroying the very fabric of Turkish society.