Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has turned on Ankara’s allies, insinuating that the US in particular has been providing massive military support to Kurdish YPG in Syria. In a speech to his ruling AK Party, RT reports that Erdogan...Show More Summary
KOCABEYLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey's military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.'s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey's military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.'s key Syria ally in the war on ISIS
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Ankara has launched an operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from the Syrian town of Afrin. "The Afrin operation has de-facto been started on the ground," Erdogan said in a televised speech in the city of Kutahya, without elaborating. Show More Summary
Simmering for years, the full outbreak of hostilities between American-backed forces and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey is now finally at a boil. Turkey, an unreliable NATO ally at best, … Click to Continue »
The head of a powerful Kurdish militia hit back on Tuesday at Turkish threats to attack its forces in northern Syria, pledging to "cleanse" the area of Ankara's "scourges". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to soon launch an operation against towns in Syria held by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers "terrorists".
Turkish media reports say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican next month. Hurriyet newspaper and other media said Erdogan would travel to the Vatican … Click to Continue »
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed Turkey would soon begin an operation against towns in Syria controlled by Kurdish militia, calling the areas "nests" of terror. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia controls...Show More Summary
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling on NATO to take a stand against the United States, a fellow ally, over its plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security … Click to Continue »
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey criticized a proposed American-trained force that could put thousands of Kurdish militia on the Turkish border.
MORE FROM TURKEY: Erdogan Accuses U.S. of Creating `Army of Terror’ on Turk Border. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Washington of establishing an “army of terror” along the Turkish border, as his country drew closer to open confrontation with U.S.-backed Kurdish troops in neighboring Syria. Erdogan, who regards the Kurdish fighters as affiliates of […]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday threatened to destroy a planned US-backed 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria, describing it as an "army of terror". Turkey fears that the mooted new force will be comprised...Show More Summary
Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani held talks in Turkey on Monday with his chief ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as tensions again surged between the emirate and its regional foes. The talks, announced only hours in advance, got under way at Erdogan's presidential palace in the capital Ankara, the Turkish presidency said. Show More Summary
Turkey has revealed the planned route for an ambitious canal in Istanbul that would link the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea — a project President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once … Click to Continue »
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday threatened to thwart the creation of a new US-backed 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria before it was even set up. "America has acknowledged it is in the process of creating a terror army on our border. Show More Summary
The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1: 50 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is vowing to "drown" a 30,000-strong border Syrian Kurdish border security force that … Click to Continue »
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday threatened to attack the Kurdish militia-held town of Afrin in northern Syria "in the days ahead" to clear it of "terrorists". "We will continue our operations begun with Operation Euphrates Shield...Show More Summary
Turkey's president says it will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days." President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday the operation against the … Click to Continue »
She has the same name and nationality as the Turkish president, but the similarities stop there. Writer Asli Erdogan is an outspoken critic of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on opponents following the failed coup of July 2016. Having just picked up the Simone de Beauvoir prize for Women’s Freedom in Paris, Erdogan tells FRANCE 24 […]
Relations between the two countries have reached a low. But trying to pressure President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could result in greater instability.