Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the French president’s recent claims about Islam amount to a dangerous provocation. “[Emmanuel] Macron’s statement on ‘Islam is in crisis’ in a city where Muslims are the majority go beyond disrespect and are a clear provocation,” Erdogan told a gathering of mosque[…]
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia open to Muslim worship after a top court ruled that the building’s conversion to a museum by modern Turkey’s founding statesman was illegal. Erdogan made the announcement on Friday an hour after the court ruling was revealed, despite international warnings[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to hold talks with senior European Union officials in Brussels over a refugee crisis unfolding at the Turkish-Greek border, as Germany said the bloc was considering taking in 1,500 child refugees. Tens of thousands of asylum-seekers have been trying to break through the[…]
A fistfight erupted in the Turkish parliament on Wednesday during a speech by an opposition legislator who earlier accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of disrespecting Turkish soldiers who died in Syria. Dozens of parliamentarians joined the brawl, some climbing on top of desks to throw punches, while others tried to[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to continue retaliating heavily to any attacks against Turkish forces in Syria’s Idlib Province, after six Turkish soldiers were killed. “We have responded in kind to these attacks and will continue to do so, whether it is with our artillery or mortars,” Erdogan told[…]
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ranked first place in the 2019 edition of the World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims. Prepared annually by the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, the book notes that Erdoğan became Turkey’s first popularly-elected president in August 2014 and then secured a second term in the 2018[…]
Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued arrest warrants for 271 soldiers suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, the exiled cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan two years ago. State media said security forces started conducting operations across Turkey in the early hours of Friday morning[…]
Tens of thousands of people gathered at a massive rally in Istanbul, marking one year since the defeat of the coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from power. Joining the crowd gathered on Saturday at the Bosphorus Bridge, now known as the July 15 Martyr’s Bridge, Erdogan threatened[…]
The validity of Turkey’s historic referendum result remained in doubt 48 hours after unofficial results were declared, as the main opposition party submitted its official appeal to the election overseer, and a European Council observer suggested irregularities with more than two million votes. The European Commission on Tuesday called on[…]
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the Netherlands’ top diplomat to formally protest its treatment of a Turkish minister in that country over the weekend as well as what it said was “disproportionate” use of force against demonstrators in a protest that ensued. The Ministry said the Dutch Embassy’s charge[…]
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