Turkey’s parliament approved a law banning retail alcohol sales at night and promotion of alcoholic drinks as opposition lawmakers accused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of pushing an Islamist agenda. All advertisement and promotion of alcohol will be barred under the law, and sales at stores banned between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. under a [...]
President Barack Obama and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a daunting agenda when they met at the White House last week. The Syria crisis was top of the list. The peace process between Turkey and the PKK was also a priority.
Last Thursday, standing under an umbrella with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Obama, dripping with condescension, sounded like a combination of Claude Rains playing Captain Louis Renault in “Casablanca” and John...Show More Summary
United States President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted yesterday that Bashar al-Assad must step down amid a flurry of moves to organise peace talks to end Syria’s bloody civil war. The two met in Washington as efforts to bring the Assad regime and the Syrian opposition together at an international [...]
U.S. President Barack Obama looks to see if it stopped raining as a U.S. Marine holds an umbrella for him, during a news conference with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in the Rose Garden on May 16, 2013. President Obama also answered questions on the IRS Justice Department investigation. By Mark Wilson/Getty Images.
As domestic scandals clouded Washington, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived for a U.S. visit enveloped in his own fog. The Turkish premier has been one of the most outspoken international statesmen on the need for intervention in the brutal Syrian civil war raging on his country’s border. Show More Summary
On Thursday, President Barack Obama stood next to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden, shielded from falling rain by a pair of umbrella-wielding Marines. It was an awkward moment for an awkward task: Announcing a united front on Syria despite underlying differences over policy. Show More Summary
Reports of his demise may be greatly exaggerated. He has “complete confidence in Eric Holder as attorney general,” the president said at a joint White House news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Obama also said that while Americans live “in a democracy where a free press, free expression and the open flow [...]
On Thursday, President Barack Obama held a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and answered one reporter’s questions about the widening scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of nearly 500 conservative groups over the 2010 and 2012 election cycles. Show More Summary
Speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden Thursday during a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President...
(CNN) – It's not a sight you'll see very often: two Marines holding umbrellas above President Barack Obama and Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. After sprinkles turned into a steady shower of rain midway through his Rose Garden press conference, Obama called over two Marines to hold the umbrellas aloft. Regulations prohibit Marines from […]
Well, this should be fun. President Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an will hold a joint press conference in a few minutes in the Rose Garden. The last joint press conference the president held -- on May 13 with British...Show More Summary
President Obama is scheduled to hold a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the White House beginning at approximately 12 noon ET, Thursday, May 16th. While the agenda between the two leaders is...Show More Summary
Something quite extraordinary -- perhaps even historic -- is afoot in Turkey. The country's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is engaged in a colossal roll of the political dice, an act of statesmanship, ambition, and hubris largely without parallel on the current world stage. Show More Summary
Deadly car bombings in Turkey blamed on Turks allegedly tied to Syrian intelligence will not drag Ankara into Syria’s civil war, Turkey’s prime minister said. “Turkey’s patience and composure are being tested,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in nationally broadcast remarks at a Mother’s Day rally in Istanbul. “They want to drag Turkey into a filthy [...]
In comment earlier today Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dramatically escalated accusations against Syria, claiming that his government had determined Syrian troops have used “at least 200? chemical weapons over the course of the ongoing civil war. Erdogan insisted Turkey has “proof” of the allegations and has “the remainders of these missiles” [...]
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that he believes the Syrian government has used chemical weapons and that he would support a U.S.-led no-fly zone in Syria. “It is clear the regime has used chemical weapons and missiles,” Erdogan said in an interview with NBC News, reiterating comments he made last week. [...]
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington on May 16 comes at a pivotal time when the Middle East is riddled with extraordinary conflicts that have the potential of exploding into a regional war.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington on May 16 comes at a pivotal time when the Middle East is riddled with extraordinary...
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Israel’s air raids in Syria are not only “unacceptable” but also helped the Assad regime cover up massacres of opponents. “No excuse can justify this operation,” Erdogan told ruling party lawmakers after Israel’s weekend strikes on military sites in the war-torn country sent regional tensions soaring. [...]