‘Whoever’s on Israel’s side, we’re against’: Erdogan slams Netanyahu & US over Palestinian killings

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned Israel and its enabling allies over “state terror… in Palestine,” declaring, “Whoever is on Israel’s side, let everyone know that we are against them.” “We do not approve of silence on the state terror that Israel blatantly carries out in Palestine,” Erdogan said[…]

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Erdogan wins re-election in historic Turkish polls

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the country’s key presidential vote, electoral officials have said, in a result that will allow him to keep his seat with increased powers and become Turkey’s first executive president. With 99.2 percent of ballots counted, Erdogan received on Sunday more than half the votes required[…]

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Erdogan: Operation in Syria’s Afrin has begun

Turkey says it has launched a much-awaited air and ground offensive against the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin in northern Syria. After days of shelling, Turkish fighter jets on Saturday carried out air raids on the border district targeting positions held by the Syrian Kurdish PYD and YPG groups. The heavy[…]

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Putin and Erdogan push for ‘clean slate’

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday promised to reinvigorate ties after their first meeting since Ankara shot down a Russian fighter jet in November. Erdogan’s visit to Putin’s hometown of St Petersburg is also his first foreign trip since the failed coup against him[…]

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Erdogan slams group behind 2010 Gaza Flotilla

Two days after Turkey announced its reconciliation agreement with Israel, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went on the offensive against the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, the organization behind the May 2010 flotilla to Gaza Strip that sparked the crisis between Jerusalem and Ankara. “Did you ask me before you set sail?[…]

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Erdogan slams US support of Syrian Kurds

Turkey has criticized Washington over its active support of the Kurdish fighting force in Syria, branding the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as terrorists despite their latest successful advances on ISIS jihadists’ positions. The US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), launched an offensive at the[…]

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Erdogan lifts lawmakers’ immunity

Turkey’s president has approved amendments to the constitution that pave the way for the trials of some 138 legislators, including several pro-Kurdish lawmakers who face terror-related charges. The state-run Anadolu Agency said Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday ratified the changes which were put forward by the ruling party and finally[…]

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