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Turkey Isn't Going to Teach Kids About Evolution Anymore

Schools in Turkey will no longer teach evolution, and critics worry the country is moving further away from secularism, the Guardian reports. Alpaslan Durmus, a senior education official under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says evolution is "controversial" and still being debated. He also says it's too complicated a concept for...

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over Qatar

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the new crown prince to "increase efforts" to end tensions in the region related to the dispute with Qatar, Turkish officials said Thursday.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over Qatar

Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the new crown prince, during which they agreed to "increase efforts" to end … Click to Continue »

Turkey opposition chief accuses Erdogan of influencing courts

Turkey's main opposition leader on Tuesday accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of influencing the judiciary in an unusual parliamentary group speech delivered on the sixth day of his "walk for justice". Republican People's Party (CHP)...Show More Summary

Erdogan warns Turkey opposition chief over 'justice march'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned the leader of the main opposition party against making a planned protest march from Ankara to Istanbul, telling him "don't be surprised" if legal proceedings were opened. Republican...Show More Summary

Turkey opposition chief accuses Erdogan of 'second coup' with purge

Turkey's main opposition leader accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday of staging a "second coup" with the crackdown that followed last July's failed coup, as he presses on with a protest march to Istanbul from Ankara. Republican...Show More Summary

Turkey's Erdogan furious over US warrants for aides in embassy brawl

US authorities on Thursday announced arrest warrants had been issued for 12 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail for assaulting protesters in Washington last month, sparking a furious response from the Turkish leader. Show More Summary

Twelve Turkish Bodyguards Charged in Brutal Assault of Erdogan Protesters

Washington police send a zero-tolerance message on political violence. A dozen members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail have been charged with assault for attacking protesters outside of the ambassador’s residence last month, according to the Washington Post. Show More Summary

US issues warrants for 12 Erdogan aides over embassy brawl

US authorities said Thursday they have issued arrest warrants for 12 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail accused of assaulting protesters during a street brawl in Washington. Washington Police Chief Peter...Show More Summary

Turkish Guards Will Be Charged in Embassy Protest, Officials Say

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Members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail are to face misdemeanor and felony counts in an attack on protesters in Washington last month.

Turkish guards will be charged in embassy protests, officials say

D.C. officials are expected to announce criminal charges against members of President Recep Tayyip’s Erdogan security detail Thursday.

Two Turkish Americans arrested over embassy brawl

Two Turkish-American men were arrested Wednesday for their role in a Washington brawl with protestors on May 16 following the White House visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Washington police said. New Jersey contractor Eyup Yildirim...Show More Summary

Greece a haven for Turks fleeing Erdogan post-coup crackdown

Sitting in a Greek cafe, fugitive Turkish journalist Cevheri Guven explains why he severed links with his homeland "with a knife" after a post-coup crackdown by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "People must understand, there is no justice in Turkey," says Guven, formerly the editor-in-chief of the magazine Nocta. Show More Summary

Turkey sides with Qatar in Saudi-led showdown

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has placed himself at the forefront of the defense of Qatar, in the face of Saudi Arabia-led economic and diplomatic sanctions. “A very grave mistake is being made in Qatar; isolating a nation in all areas is inhumane and against Islamic values,” Erdogan said in his weekly Tuesday address to […]

Erdogan calls Iraqi Kurdish referendum 'error and threat'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday strongly criticised the decision of the authorities in Iraq's Kurdistan region to hold a referendum on independence, calling it "an error and a threat" to the country's territorial integrity. Show More Summary

Erdogan says 'not witnessed' Qatar give support to terror

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he has never known Qatar to give support to terror organisations, a charge made by Saudi Arabia and its allies who have cut ties with the gas-rich emirate. Saudi Arabia, the United...Show More Summary

The Latest: Turkish president approves troops to Qatar

The Latest on developments in and related to Qatar (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved legislation for increased military cooperation with Qatar, including a … Click to Continue »

Turkish court releases NBA player's father: report

Turkey released the father of NBA player Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported on Wednesday. A court in the northwestern province of Tekirdag released Mehmet Kanter under "judicial control", the equivalent of being freed under supervision, Dogan news agency said. Show More Summary

US House scolds Turkey over its bodyguards' DC violence

US lawmakers, outraged over an attack on protesters in Washington by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards, overwhelmingly approved a scathing measure Tuesday that calls for criminal charges against those responsible for the violence. Show More Summary

Erdogan criticises Qatar sanction, wants stronger ties

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stood to defend Qatar on Tuesday, saying he intends to "develop" ties with the embattled Gulf state hit by sanction from Saudi Arabia and its allies. "Let me say at the outset that we do not think the sanctions against Qatar are good," Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara. Show More Summary

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