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."

Islamic world risks 'disintegration': Turkish President

2015-04-09 15:45

The Islamic world is at risk of "disintegration" due to the current conflicts in the region between the Sunni and Shiite strands of the Muslim faith, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in comments.

Turkey not headed toward dictatorship - Erdogan

2015-03-14 20:05

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed claims that a new constitution expanding his powers would install a "dictatorship".

Car bomb hits hotel in Mogadishu

2015-01-22 16:39

A suspected suicide car bomb attack has hit a hotel near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, causing casualties, police and witnesses say.

Turkey student arrested for insulting president

2014-12-25 20:08

A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested in central Turkey for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by accusing him and his ruling party of corruption.


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.

Turkey in the dark over mega power cut

2015-04-01 20:04

The causes of Turkey's biggest power cut in over 15 years that deprived most of the country of electricity remains shrouded in mystery with the government under pressure to give answers.

Five killed in Mogadishu car bomb

2015-01-22 18:37

Five people have been killed in a suicide car bombing against a hotel in Mogadishu, on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by the Turkish President.

Schoolboy arrested for 'insulting' Turkey PM freed

2014-12-26 18:05

A Turkish court has ordered the release of a 16-year-old high school pupil arrested for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following accusations his detention was the latest sign of the country veering to authoritarianism.

Turkey's Erdogan slams birth control as treason

2014-12-22 21:05

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described efforts to promote birth control as "treason", saying contraception risked causing a whole generation to dry up.

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