Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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  • Kurdistan 2017-09-19 03:57

    By Barin Kayaoglu

    Ankara hardens opposition to KRG referendum

    Since the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced in June that it will hold a referendum on declaring independence from Iraq, the Turkish government has maintained a coolheaded approach — until now. As the Sept. 25 referendum approaches, Ankara seems to be toughening its stance against Iraqi Kurdistan independence.

  • Erdogan to visit Tehran Oct. 4 2017-09-17 09:16

    Erdogan to visit Tehran Oct. 4

    TEHRAN – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make an official visit to Tehran on October 4 for talks on bilateral and regional issues, Turkish media reported.

  • rouhani 2017-09-10 21:01

    Rouhani meets counterparts in Kazakhstan, calls for strong ties

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held separate talks on Saturday and Sunday with leaders of certain countries on the sidelines of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.

  • Burma 2017-09-10 09:06

    By Peter Popham

    The only good thing Aung San Suu Kyi can do now is resign

    The Nobel Peace Prize committee has in the past made some odd decisions. Henry Kissinger was its most glaring error.

  • rouhani 2017-09-01 20:13

    Rouhani discusses regional issues with Turkish, Qatari rulers

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held phone conversations with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday and discussed expansion of relations as well as regional stability and security.

  • Iraq 2017-08-24 13:59

    by Amberin Zaman

    Turkey fumes as Sinjar Yazidis declare 'democratic autonomy'

    As Massoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, continues to resist mounting international calls to scrap a referendum on Kurdish independence planned for September, a rival Kurdish faction has added its voice, declaring what it calls “democratic autonomy” in the predominantly Yazidi region of Sinjar.

  • اردوغان 2017-08-17 13:52

    Erdogan to visit Iran soon

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour announced on Tuesday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit Iran soon.

  • Recept 2017-08-16 21:36

    Iran, Turkey exchange views on Iraqi KRG

    TEHRAN – Head of the Iranian Staff of Armed Forces Mohammad Baqeri held high-level talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday, discussing a range of regional issues including a referendum decision by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). 

  • Riza Hakan Tekin 2017-07-26 12:35

    By Mehdi Sepahvand, Negar Asadi

    Neighbors should prioritize unifying topics: Turkish envoy

    TEHRAN – “It is high time regional countries focused on things that unite us rather than divide us,” the Turkish ambassador to Iran told The Tehran Times on Tuesday.

  • Turkey 2017-07-26 02:51

    By Metin Gurcan

    Turkey flexing military muscle in Qatar

    One of the key agenda items during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s July 23-24 visits to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar is Turkey’s continued military presence in Qatar.

  • Erdogan 2017-07-23 09:00

    By Fadi Hakura

    Erdogan will regret alienating Angela Merkel

    Over the past few months, relations between Turkey and Germany have become increasingly fraught.

  • Tureky 2017-07-15 05:24

    Talk of resurgent Turkish democracy dominates failed coup anniversary

    Opposition to Turkey’s authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been re-energized by the success of a month-long, cross-country anti-government “justice march” and last weekend’s unprecedented mass rally in Istanbul attended by more than a million Turks.

  • Turkey 2017-07-01 03:12

    By Barin Kayaoglu

    Germany says Hamburg no place for Erdogan rally as G-20 meets

    It looks like Turkish-German relations are not out of the woods.

  • Turkey 2017-06-28 03:08

    By Cengiz Çandar

    New clashes likely between Turkey, Europe

    Once again, Turkey and the European Union appear destined for a head-on collision in their relations, one that looks very difficult, if not impossible, to avert.

  • tekin 2017-06-23 11:11

    Turkish diplomat calls ties with Iran dynamic

    TEHRAN - Riza Hakan Tekin, Ankara’s ambassador to Tehran, has said that the Iran-Turkey ties entered a new phase of dynamism during the first term of Hassan Rouhani’s presidency.

  • Qatar 2017-06-18 02:55

    By Metin Gurcan

    Turkish military will protect Qatari regime if necessary

    In the deepening crisis between Qatar and a Saudi-led coalition, Ankara faces yet another test of its rhetoric versus its actual abilities.

  • Turkey 2017-06-17 04:12

    By Barin Kayaoglu

    Turkish opposition struggles to unite amid government crackdown

    Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) staged mass rallies on June 15, the day after one of its deputies, Enis Berberoglu, received a 25-year prison sentence for revealing state secrets.

  • Erdogan 2017-06-02 15:29

    Erdogan says to build walls on Iran, Iraq borders

    TEHRAN - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Thursday that his country plans to construct walls along its borders with Iran and Iraq, similar to the one currently being erected along the frontier with Syria.

  • Turkey 2017-05-29 03:15

    By Simon A Waldman

    Why Turkey needs Europe more than Europe needs Turkey

    Following the ghastly attack in Manchester on 22 May, it is unsurprising that terrorism topped the agenda at last week’s NATO summit as the alliance pledged to join the anti-Islamic State (ISIL) coalition.

  • 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