Turkey’s president has ordered that steps be taken against media like TV programs that are deemed contrary to Turkey’s “fundamental values.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during 28th Mukhtars (local administrators) meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on October 19, 2016. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM … Continue reading Erdogan orders Turkish media to protect family values
Turkey’s president has renewed his vitriolic attacks on French President Emmanuel Macron, saying he hopes France will get rid of him soon. Speaking after Friday prayers in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Macron “trouble” for France, which he said was experiencing a dangerous time under his leadership. “My wish is for France to get rid … Continue reading Why Erdogan wants France to impeach Macron
TEN YEARS ago, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then prime minister of Turkey, hosted Syria's President Bashar al-Assad for a family holiday in the Aegean resort of Bodrum as relations between Turkey and Syria soared to new heights. After decades of Cold War animosity, the Erdogan government that took power in 2002 had built new ties with its southern neighbor and trade and … Continue reading What went wrong between Bashar al-Assad and Recep Tayyip Erdogan?
Turkey's central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's economic policies and a trade and diplomatic dispute with the United States. The Turkish lira has nosedived over the past week, accelerating a months-long decline, and tumbled … Continue reading Why the Turkish lira keeps falling
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ushering in a new era for Turkey after weekend elections saw him win a presidency granting him the vastly expanded executive powers he has long sought. The feat was achieved through support from a small nationalist party after his governing party realized its parliamentary majority slip. Critics have reacted with … Continue reading Erdogan: A new dawn for Turkey
The leader of Turkey's main opposition party predicted Saturday that voters who backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the past would "side with democracy" instead of a "dictatorship" during the next elections in June. Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said he is confident of ousting Erdogan from office by winning the snap parliamentary and … Continue reading President Recep Tayyip Erdogan drops in public confidence rating ahead of June 2018 polls
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed dissatisfaction on the economic and political sanctions against Qatar, saying his country will grant every necessary support to the gulf state. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt announced on Monday that they have severed ties with Qatar. Image: Recep Tayyip Erdogan The Maldives, Libya and Yemen later joined … Continue reading Recep Tayyip Erdogan not happy with the Gulf States over rift With Qatar
An American pastor in Turkey has been put behind bars for an alleged threat to national security. The charges against him are reportedly false. "In the case of evangelical Pastor Brunson, pictured above with his wife, his detainment has been done entirely without legitimate charges. Christian workers in the region say that Turkey claims to … Continue reading Turkish President Erdogan jails U.S. pastor on terrorism charges
Image shows Oklahoma City Thunder player Enes Knater. The recent political problems in Turkey has taken its toll on a basketball star Enes Kanter who balls for Oklahoma City Thunder, as the hoopster was disowned by his family in Turkey for showing allegiance to a controversial U.S.-based cleric who has been Ankara's "Most Wanted Man". Enes … Continue reading NBA Player Disowned By Family In Turkey, Changed His Name In Support Of Fethullah Gulen.
During the attempted military coup in Turkey this month, I condemned it in the strongest terms. “Government should be won through a process of free and fair elections, not force,” I said. “I pray to God for Turkey, for Turkish citizens, and for all those currently in Turkey that this situation is resolved peacefully and … Continue reading Fethullah Gulen: “The U.S. Must Resist Erdogan’s Call For My Extradition”.
Image: File Photo Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said authorities have arrested 11 fugitive soldiers suspected of involvement in an attack on Erdogan’s hotel during the night of the failed coup, reports confirm. Erdogan was staying in the western seaside resort of Marmaris on July 15 but dashed to Istanbul just before the hotel … Continue reading 11 Members Of A Killer Squad That Raided Erdogan’s Hotel, Have Been Arrested.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday lashed out at the head of U.S. Central Command for siding with putschists in his remarks about the purge of military officers involved in the recent coup attempt. Image: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan On Thursday, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, a think tank, in Colorado, Gen. Joseph Votel … Continue reading ‘You Stand By Putschists,’ Erdogan Tells US General.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he will show some kindness to his political enemies by withdrawing all lawsuits against people who have been charged with insulting him. This, he says, will serve as a “one-off gesture of goodwill” which has been inspired by feelings of unity in the country in the wake of the … Continue reading Erdogan To Drop Lawsuits Against Those Who Insulted Him.
TURKEY (Hurriyet): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed comments by the head of U.S. national intelligence for suggesting that crackdowns in the Turkish military after the failed July 15 coup had harmed the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), saying the statements showed that he was “on the side … Continue reading Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Reaffirms US General Was Behind The Failed Coup.
Turkish media close to Islamist president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the CIA an a retired U.S. military general as masterminds of the July 15 failed coup against the government in power, Daily Star reports. Image: General John F Campbell Apart from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and four-star General John F Campbell, there's also a claim … Continue reading Turkish Media Accuse The CIA And A Retired General As Responsible For July 15 Coup, Names A Nigerian Bank.