Tayyip Erdogan

Cyprus Editor Hails Acquittal Over Turkey Insult Charge

The editor of a Turkish Cypriot newspaper said Wednesday his acquittal on charges he insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was a triumph of Turkish Cypriot justice. Sener Levent, editor of Afrika newspapers in the breakaway north of...
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Could One Of America's Allies Take Down The F-35 Program?

Michael Peck Security, What does America need to save its troubled F-35 stealth fighter? Turkey, that’s what. What does America need to save its troubled F-35 stealth fighter? Turkey, that’s what. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan recently...
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Blazers' Enes Kanter 'will Never Stop Talking' Despite Death Threats

Enes Kanter has received death threats for his harsh criticism of Turkey's president, Reccip Tayyip Erdogan, but it won't prevent him from continuing to speak his mind. "I will never stop talking," Kanter said, per Tim Keown of ESPN...
Related topics: Turkey, Espn

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Angry Erdogan Defies Trump: May Accelerate S-400 Delivery, Slams Western Meddling In Turkish Economy

Following several weeks of speculation (including what in retrospect was fake news from Bloomberg that "Turkey Weighs New U.S. Call to Delay Buying Russian Missiles"), in a televised speech in Istanbul late on Saturday, Bloomberg reported that...
Related topics: Bloomberg, Turkey, Istanbul

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Erdogan Tells Of Two Missile Defense Deals With Russia

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the purchase of S-400 defense systems from Russia was a done deal, adding that Ankara would also jointly produce S-500 defense systems with Moscow.    U.S. officials have called Turkey's...
Related topics: Russia, Turkey, Ankara, Moscow

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Putin, Erdogan Discuss Ceasefire Violations By Militants In Syria's Idlib

In a phone call Russian and Turkish presidents stressed importance of further coordination of actions in Syria, including between Defence ministries.
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Erdogan Fights To Keep Control Of Istanbul

Ekrem Imamoglu caused a political earthquake in recent local elections in Turkey when he won the Istanbul mayorship, ending 25 years of domination by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  However in a controversial move, Turkey's election board annulled...
Related topics: Turkey, Istanbul, Earthquakes

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Turkish Opposition Journalist Hospitalized Following Attack

A journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government and its nationalist allies was hospitalized after being attacked outside his home, his newspaper said Saturday.    The Yenicag newspaper said columnist Yavuz...

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Lira Slides After Turkey Denies Bild Report Ankara Won't Buy Russian S-400 System

Update: Just as we warned earlier, when we said the Bild report was fake news, moments ago Turkey has confirmed just that: ERDOGAN COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR DENIES BILD REPORT ON S-400 TURKEY'S ALTUN SAYS S-400 PROCUREMENT IS A DONE DEAL And yet,...
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Erdogan Defends Istanbul Vote Redo; Critics See Power Grab

ANKARA, Turkey—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Tuesday that rerunning the Istanbul mayoral vote that was won by the opposition will only strengthen democracy, while critics called the decision an “outrageous” move to...
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Lira Crash Continues As Turks Protest Erdogan's "treacherous" Election Re-run Decision

The Turkish lira continued its collapse this morning as investors interpreted Turkey’s decision to redo Istanbul’s municipal vote as yet another manifestation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s influence over independent institutions. As...
Related topics: Protests, Turkey, Istanbul, Bloomberg

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Erdogan Expects Nato Support For Turkey's Rights In Eastern Mediterranean

The US and EU earlier expressed concerns over Ankara's announcement about starting drilling operations in the region, which is disputed by Greek Cypriot government as an exclusive economic zone.
Related topics: Nato, Turkey, Ankara

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Obama Bro Ben Rhodes Is Still Lying About White House Involvement In Trump-russia Investigation

President Barack Obama, third from right, listens during a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Paris, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. The leaders discussed the continuing crisis in Syria, and the fight against the Islamic...
Related topics: Barack Obama, White House, Russia, France, Paris, Syria

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Analysts: Ouster Of Sudanese Leader Hurts Ankara's Regional Goals

The recent ouster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir after decades in power is threatening a key Turkish strategic project on the Red Sea. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's close ties to Bashir lay at the heart of Ankara's goals of...
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Goldman Sparks Erdogan's Fury, Predicts Lira Will Crash To All Time Low In 12 Months

One month ago, on March 22, when the Turkish lira suddenly cracked, and suffered what was then its biggest one-day drop since last summer's crisis as public attention turned to the sudden plunge in the nation's reserves and the bank's unexpected...

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Divisions Deepen In Erdogan's Party Over Istanbul Loss

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party is continuing to suffer from the financial and political fallout of this month's loss of influence in Istanbul during local elections. A once-close ally and former prime minister has launched a scathing...
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Erdogan Offers Condolences To Descendants Of Armenians Killed In Ottoman Empire

Armenia and Turkey have strained relations due to their different views on WWI history. Armenia says that around 1.2 million of its people were killed or starved to death by the Ottoman Empire during the war. Turkey has repeatedly denied...
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Ankara Mulling Over Swap Deal With Russia, Embraces Mir Cards – Turkish Minister

On 8 April, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan took part in the eighth meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council. Speaking to Sputnik, Turkey’s Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan...
Related topics: Turkey, Ankara, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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Rebellion Erupts In Turkey As Erdogan Faces Unprecedented Challenge By Former Prime Minister

Just days after the shenanigans of the Turkish central bank were exposed for the entire world to see, when as the FT reported - at great danger to its Turkish subscriptions and the freedom of its reporters in Turkey - that the country's real FX...
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Erdogan’s Party Loses Istanbul Election Race , Ekrem Imamoglu Declared Mayor

Turkey’s main opposition candidate was declared Istanbul’s mayor Wednesday after election recounts were completed, despite an appeal still pending by President Tayyip Erdogan’s party to re-run the vote. Initial results from the...
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