Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan will fulfil a long-held ambition later Monday when he is sworn in as president with sweeping new powers over a country he has dominated and reshaped during his 15-year rule. Launching the executive presidency that he fought hard to secure, Erdogan will also appoint a streamlined cabinet[…]
Turkey’s military and its Syrian rebel allies have taken full control of northwest Syria’s Afrin region, a Turkish army source said on Saturday, as aid workers distributed food to people in the area. Turkish forces and the Syrian fighters swept into the main Afrin town last Sunday after an eight-week[…]
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit Paris on 5 January to meet his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, with the conflict in Syria high on the agenda, a source in the French president’s office said on Saturday. Among the regional crises the two leaders plan to discuss, there will be a[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said an upcoming summit of Muslim leaders will mark a “turning point” in the response to a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A strong supporter of the Palestinian cause, Erdogan called Wednesday’s extraordinary meeting in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, under the[…]
The reactions of the Turkish-Israeli rapprochement deal have been have been met with a plethora of emotions. Some Palestinians have argued that despite Turkish rhetoric, national self-interest would always supersede that of the Palestinian people. Others have reflected sentiments of disillusionment at the about turn taken by Turkey which appears[…]
Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan has rejected easing anti-terror legislation in exchange for visa-free travel for Turkish citizens in the European Union. Erdogan told EU states, “We’ll go our way, you go yours,” in a statement released on Friday, just a day after the resignation of his Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.[…]
At least 28 people have been killed and 61 more wounded in a large explosion targeting a military vehicle in heart of the Turkish capital of Ankara. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Gaziantep, said officials believe a car bomb had caused the explosion on Wednesday evening and the target[…]
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the most votes in Sunday’s election but has lost its parliamentary majority and will need to form a coalition. The results will put a damper on the party’s push to move the country from a parliamentary into a presidential system and could[…]
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, has won the country’s first direct presidential election in the first round after taking more that 50 percent of the vote, according to Turkey’s election board. Sunday’s victory will extend Erdogan’s more than 10-year rule over the country for another five years. “The provisional[…]
Turkish authorites on Tuesday arrested dozens of police officers accused of illegally wire-tapping top officials including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported. In the latest apparent crackdown on the opponents of the premier before he runs in presidential polls, at least 33 police officers were detained in 14[…]
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