Downing of Russian plane saddens Erdogan

2015-11-28 14:48

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says while he's saddened by the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish forces, both sides should approach the incident in a more positive way.

In first, headscarf-wearing judge conducts trial in Turkey

2015-11-04 14:22

A female judge wearing an Islamic headscarf has conducted a trial in Turkey for the first time in the history of the Muslim but secular state, media reports say.

Anti-social media Erdogan takes to Twitter to hail Turkish poll win

2015-11-02 21:07

He once wanted to "wipe out" Twitter and compared social media to a "murderer's knife", but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan couldn't resist sending a tweet to celebrate his party's election victory.

Turkey election unlikely to resolve uncertainty

2015-10-29 18:38

As extremist violence and political uncertainty cast a shadow over Turkey, voters are looking at parliamentary polls to usher in stability. But in a deeply polarised country, the most likely result is more confusion.

Over 100 000 gather at Erdogan rally against terror

2015-09-20 20:26

More than 100 000 people, many waving Turkish flags have attended an 'anti-terrorism' rally in Istanbul.

Europe responsible for refugees drowning in the sea – Erdogan

2015-07-31 14:33

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Europe of not doing enough to help refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and Iraq, suggesting it was responsible for people 'drowning in the sea'.

Obama condemns pair of deadly attacks in Turkey

2015-07-23 08:18

President Barack Obama is condemning a pair of deadly attacks this week in Turkey.

Erdogan keeps low profile as coalition talks set to begin

2015-06-09 18:52

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is keeping a low profile, having not been seen in public since his Justice and Development Party failed to secure an outright majority in parliamentary elections for the first time in its history.

Turkey's Erdogan threatens daily over Syria arms video

2015-06-01 14:58

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened an opposition daily which published footage allegedly showing trucks belonging to the state intelligence service carrying weapons to rebels in Syria, vowing it will pay a 'heavy price'.

Turkish minister defends spending on posh cars

2015-05-25 13:20

Turkey's finance minister has come under criticism for defending government spending of $1.3 billion on luxury cars and other vehicles for officials as "peanuts."


Turkey has no wish to raise tensions

2015-11-25 11:50

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country does not wish to escalate tensions with Russia over the downing of the plane.

Turkey leader urges respect for his party's election win

2015-11-03 10:16

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed a big victory for his ruling party in the country’s parliamentary election and demanded the world respect the result.

Uneasy Turks vote in crucial election

2015-11-01 15:31

Turkey voted Sunday in one of its most crucial elections in years, with the country deeply divided in the face of surging Kurdish and Islamic violence and concerns about democracy and the economy.

Ankara police chief, top officials suspended

2015-10-14 17:34

The Turkish government has suspended Ankara's police chief and two top security officials following terrorist attacks.

Turkey's Erdogan says Putin may 'give up' on Assad

2015-08-03 14:33

Russian President Vladimir Putin is having a change of heart on the Kremlin's wholehearted support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad and may 'give up on him' in the future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been quoted as saying.

Turkish leader appeals for Nato help

2015-07-28 12:22

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is asking Nato to be prepared to help his country as it battles ISIS in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

Turkey talking to Israel again

2015-06-24 18:00

Turkey says it is holding talks with Israel over a deal to reconcile the two former allies following a deadly Israeli commando raid on a Turkish aid vessel bound for Gaza.

Turkey ruling party loses majority in blow for Erdogan

2015-06-08 11:08

Turkey's Islamic-rooted ruling party has lost its parliamentary majority in legislative elections, dealing a severe blow to strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ambition to expand his powers.

Erdogan to New York Times: Know your place

2015-05-25 23:16

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the New York Times of meddling in Turkey's affairs with a critical editorial, angrily telling the US daily to "know your place".

Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide

2015-04-24 10:09

On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president says his nation's ancestors never committed genocide.

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