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Turkey-Iran operation against Kurd rebels always possible: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a joint operation with Iran against Kurdish militants was "always on the agenda", a week after Tehran's top armed forces commander visited Ankara for rare talks. Turkey has battled...Show More Summary

Erdogan urges 'slap' for German ruling parties in polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on Turkish-origin Germans to give a "slap" to both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition in September polls, pressing on with what Berlin has condemned as unprecedented meddling. Show More Summary

Erdogan urges 'slap' for German ruling parties in polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on Turkish-origin Germans to give a "slap" to both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition in September polls, pressing on with what Berlin has condemned as unprecedented meddling. Show More Summary

Erdogan warns German foreign minister to 'know your limits'

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday told German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to "know your limits" after he vehemently criticised the Turkish leader for interfering in Germany's upcoming elections. "He knows no limits! Who are you to talk to the president of Turkey? Know your limits. Show More Summary

Turkey slams 'arrogant' German reaction to Erdogan poll call

Turkey on Saturday lashed out at "arrogant" German reaction to comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urging ethnic Turks in Germany to vote against both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition. The latest spat between...Show More Summary

German writer critical of Turkey's Erdogan arrested in Spain

By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) - German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli was arrested in Spain on Saturday after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the writer, a critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, fanning an already fierce row between the NATO allies. Show More Summary

Erdogan urges Turks in Germany not to support CDU, SPD or Greens

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on Turks living in Germany not to vote for the two parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling grand coalition or the Greens in next month's legislative elections, calling them "enemies of Turkey". Show More Summary

Erdogan urges German-Turks to punish mainstream parties

Turkey's president has condemned Germany's mainstream parties and urged German-Turkish voters not to support them in the country's upcoming elections. Speaking to reporters in Istanbul on Friday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan … Click to Continue »

Iran forces chief holds rare talks with Erdogan

Iran's Armed Forces chief of staff on Wednesday held rare talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reportedly focused on the fight against "terror" groups in Syria and Iraq. Erdogan hosted General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri at...Show More Summary

Spain faces growing calls to free writer wanted by Turkey

Spain faced growing calls on Friday to free a writer detained in Barcelona on a warrant issued by Turkey, which accuses him of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and links to an unspecified "terror group." Hamza Yalcin's arrest...Show More Summary

As Turkey's political divisions deepen, Syrian refugees in Istanbul worry about being caught in the middle

The night of last year’s attempted coup in Turkey, Alaa Khaldi considered packing his bags. The 31-year-old Syrian refugee from Damascus, who fled to Turkey in 2015, was worried that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would fall. Erdogan’s Islamist government has opened Turkey’s doors to more...

Turkey's president declares dress code for suspects on trial

Turkey's president has announced clothing to be worn by defendants appearing in court for alleged involvement in last year's failed coup and terrorism. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said … Click to Continue »

Pentagon alarm over Turkey plan to buy Russian missiles

The Pentagon on Monday criticized Turkey's plans to purchase a Russian air-defense system instead of investing in NATO technology. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in talks to get Russia to supply Ankara with its latest S-400 surface-to-air missile system. Show More Summary

Football: Turkish international Irtegun detained over 'coup links'

Turkish authorities on Friday detained international footballer Bekir Irtegun on suspicion of links to the group blamed for the July 15, 2016 failed coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Irtegun, who played for six years...Show More Summary

Football: Turkish international Irtegun detained over ‘coup links’

3 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish authorities on Friday detained international footballer Bekir Irtegun on suspicion of links to the group blamed for the July 15, 2016 failed coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Irtegun, whoShow More Summary

Israeli removal of holy site metal detectors not enough: Erdogan

3 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday welcomed Israel's removal of metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site but said it was "not enough". Israel installed metal detectors at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, after an attack on July 14 that killed two policemen. Show More Summary

Progress with Russia over air-defence system: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced progress in talks to get Russia to supply its latest S-400 air-defence system to Ankara. "We have signed with Russia. God willing, we will see S-400s in our country," Erdogan said in a speech to his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers in parliament. Show More Summary

Erdogan urges all Muslims to 'visit' and 'protect' Jerusalem

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over metal detectors that Israel installed and later removed from a sensitive holy site in the city. "From here I make a call to all Muslims. Show More Summary

The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan ramps up anti-Western rhetoric

The Latest on talks between Turkish and European Union officials in Brussels Tuesday (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ramped up his anti-Western rhetoric, saying … Click to Continue »

Trial begins of staff from Turkey opposition daily Cumhuriyet

Seventeen directors and journalists from Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper went on trial Monday charged with terror-related offences in what is seen as a key test of press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The trial...Show More Summary

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