Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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  • Erdogan Today 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

  • 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.