ARTICLES RELATING TO RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN

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.

Erdogan: Gender equality against laws of nature

2014-11-24 22:31

Women and men are not suited for the same types of jobs because it contradicts the laws of nature, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Erdogan says Muslims discovered Americas

2014-11-15 22:09

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there.

Turkey considers Iraq, Syria incursions

2014-10-02 11:27

Turkey’s parliament is considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military operations in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to make incursions from its territory.

Erdogan new Turkey president

2014-08-15 20:49

The Turkish electoral board has formally confirmed PM Erdogan's victory in the direct presidential vote.

Turkey evacuates wounded Palestinians from Gaza

2014-08-11 08:56

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country has started to evacuate wounded people from Gaza to Turkey for treatment.

Turks vote in 1st direct presidential election

2014-08-10 12:22

Turks are voting in their first direct presidential election, a watershed event in the country's history that could cement Recep Tayyip Erdogan's position as Turkey's all-powerful leader.

 

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.

Erdogan attacks US impertinence on Syria

2014-11-26 21:54

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed US "impertinence" on the Syrian conflict, exposing the extent of strains between Washington and Ankara.

Women not equal to men - Turkey's Erdogan

2014-11-24 14:42

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared that women are not equal to men and launched a bitter attack against feminists in Turkey, claiming they reject the concept of motherhood.

US airdrops ammunition to Kurds battling ISIS

2014-10-20 14:33

The American military have airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting ISIS in the flashpoint Syrian city of Kobane, in a move likely to anger ally Turkey.

Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools

2014-09-23 12:46

The Turkish government has announced it was lifting a ban on female students wearing the Islamic headscarf at high schools, in a move denounced by opponents.

Turkish PM blasts Twitter as 'murderer's knife'

2014-08-15 10:09

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a blistering new assault on social media, comparing Twitter to a "knife in the hand of a murderer".

Erdogan wins Turkish presidency

2014-08-11 07:26

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised the start of a 'new era' after winning the presidential elections in an easy triumph, despite fears the country is creeping towards one-man rule.

Turkish PM tells female reporter to 'know your place'

2014-08-08 21:50

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing new questions over his attitude to the media and women after he branded a female journalist a "shameless woman" and told her "to know your place".

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