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.

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.


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.

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'.

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