ARTICLES RELATING TO RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN

Turkish technocrat nominated as PM

2016-05-19 17:48

Turkey's governing party has unveiled its likely new leader and the country's next prime minister.

Germany OKs criminal probe over TV comic's Erdogan satire

2016-04-15 17:15

Chancellor Angela Merkel has authorised criminal proceedings sought by Turkey against a German TV comedian over a crude satirical poem about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that has sparked a bitter row over free speech.

Obama meets Erdogan amid talk of 'snub'

2016-04-01 10:09

US President Barack Obama met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, the White House says, amid serious tensions over press freedom and the war in Syria.

PICS: Erdogan vows to bring 'terrorism to its knees'

2016-03-14 07:33

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to bring "terrorism to its knees" following an attack in the capital that killed at least 34 people.

Turkey prosecutes nearly 2 000 over Erdogan

2016-03-02 21:06

Almost 2 000 people in Turkey have been prosecuted for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan since he came to office in August 2014, a government minister says.

Turkey blames Kurds, Syria for Ankara attack

2016-02-18 15:57

Turkey blames top enemies, including Kurdish militant groups and the Syrian government, for the suicide bombing in Ankara and vowed strong retaliation.

Erdogan: Istanbul attack caused by Syrian suicide bomber

2016-01-12 14:13

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says an attack on Istanbul's tourist heart that killed 10 people and wounded 15 was carried out by a suicide bomber of Syrian origin and foreigners were among the dead.

Armed Kurdish group claims Turkey airport blast

2015-12-26 22:16

An armed Kurdish group has claimed an explosion near a plane at Istanbul's second international airport which killed a female cleaner and wounded another.

Erdogan challenges Putin to prove ISIS oil claim

2015-12-01 12:52

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president, says he would be ready to quit office if allegations by his Russian counterpart that Turkey traded oil with ISIS were proved.

Obama pushes for calm in angry Russia-Turkey row

2015-11-30 22:27

US President Barack Obama has pushed for a "de-escalation" of a furious war of words over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, a White House official says.

 

Turkish PM announces decision to step down

2016-05-05 14:00

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation, paving the way for the country's president to pursue a tighter trip on power.

Berlin may prosecute comedian over Erdogan

2016-04-11 21:08

Germany is considering a request from Turkey to prosecute a TV comedian who wrote a crude poem about the Turkish president.

Turkey faces 'one of biggest terrorism waves ever'

2016-03-21 16:06

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is suffering "one of the biggest waves of terrorism in its history".

Erdogan moots building 'refugee city' in northern Syria

2016-03-05 14:18

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested building a new city in northern Syria to house some of the millions of refugees escaping the country's civil war.

IS blasts kill nearly 130 as US, Russia press Syria truce

2016-02-21 22:40

A string of suicide bombings near a Shi'ite shrine outside Syria's capital and in Homs claimed by jihadists killed at least 127 people as Washington and Moscow worked to secure a ceasefire.

Academics are vile - Erdogan

2016-01-15 20:20

Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 18 academics who are among a group of more than 1 000 who signed a declaration denouncing military operations against Kurdish rebels.

Turkey summons Iran envoy over press criticism of Erdogan

2016-01-08 08:37

Turkey says it has summoned Iran's ambassador to protest attacks on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Iranian press in the wake of a diplomatic crisis between Tehran and Riyadh.

On trial for a Gollum meme

2015-12-02 13:59

A Turkish court has asked experts to analyse the 'Lord of the Rings' character Gollum to decide whether a doctor should be jailed for comparing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the figure, reports say.

Turkey shot down jet to protect ISIS oil supply - Putin

2015-12-01 11:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ankara of shooting down a Russian warplane to protect supplies of oil from ISIS to Turkey.

Putin will not meet Erdogan at Paris climate conference

2015-11-30 13:45

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the climate conference in Paris, the Kremlin says, as a dispute rages over Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane.

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