For Putin, victory in Syria is personal

2020-03-05 11:08

When Turkey's president visited Russia last summer, the sun shone as he shared ice cream and admired fighter jets with a friendly Vladimir Putin.

Trump warns Turkey against 'interference' after Turkish parliament votes to send troops to Libya

2020-01-03 18:43

Turkey's parliament has approved the deployment of troops to Libya aimed at shoring up the UN-backed government in Tripoli, sparking a blunt warning from US President Donald Trump against any "foreign interference" in the war-torn country.

Erdogan says will clear 'terrorists' from Syria border if Sochi deal fails

2019-10-26 17:17

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey would "clear terrorists" on its border in northern Syria if Syrian Kurdish militia did not withdraw by the end of a deadline agreed with Russia.

Will a 'safe zone' be set up in northern Syria?

2019-09-28 08:58

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes a new "safe zone" in northern Syria will kill two birds with one stone - easing the refugee burden and pushing Kurdish militants away from his southern border.

Turkey sentences 24 to life in 'coup ringleaders' trial

2019-06-20 20:05

A Turkish court gave life sentences to 24 people including senior military officers in one of the biggest trials over the 2016 failed bid to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey's Erdogan says Istanbul vote re-run is 'best step'

2019-05-07 20:12

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has welcomed a controversial order to redo the recent Istanbul election after complaints of corruption as the "best step" for the country.

Turkey's opposition worries as Istanbul votes go to recount

2019-04-05 22:08

The mood among opposition supporters in Turkey's biggest city is one of jubilation but also worry that their win in mayoral elections over the weekend could be overturned after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's governing party challenged the results.

Erdogan sees win in local votes, but loses Turkish capital

2019-04-01 11:38

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in municipal elections but the opposition's success in key cities dealt a significant blow to his party's dominance.

Turkey's Erdogan reveals part of Khashoggi killing audio

2018-12-15 09:11

Turkey's president says he has heard an audio recording in which a suspected killer of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi allegedly says: "I know how to cut well."

William Gumede: Turkey should be SA's wake-up call

2018-11-02 14:18

Looking at the early signs of Turkey's democratic and economic meltdown should serve as a sharp wake-up call for SA, says William Gumede.


Putin, Erdogan may meet in Moscow next week: Kremlin

2020-02-28 21:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan may meet in Moscow next week, the Kremlin says, after a major spike in tensions over Syria.

UEFA Turkey probe is 'discrimination': Erdogan

2019-11-07 11:31

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that UEFA was discriminating against Turkey's football team following a controversy over the players' use of military salutes.

'Very small number' of troops pulled from Syria-Turkey border: US official

2019-10-07 22:01

The United States has pulled back a "very small number" of troops from areas of northern Syria along the Turkish border, a senior State Department official said Monday, after President Donald Trump seemed to indicate a wider retreat.

Erdogan lays stone for modern Turkey's first new church

2019-08-05 05:30

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has laid the foundation stone for the first new church in Turkey since it became a modern republic in 1923.

Erdogan accuses Syria regime of undermining Turkey-Russia deal

2019-05-14 17:52

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the Syrian regime of "seeking to sabotage" Ankara's relationship with Russia through its latest offensive in the northwest of the war-torn country.

Turkey, a democracy in crisis

2019-04-14 14:00

President Erdogan regularly vilifies journalists as "terrorists" while stoking fears of terrorism among his citizens. He frequently eschews facts and voices conspiracy theories, writes Ivan Phahle.

Erdogan faces serious setbacks in Turkish local elections

2019-04-01 21:20

Unofficial results being reported by Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency after all votes were counted show a razor-thin win for the opposition in the race for mayor of Istanbul, the country's largest city and commercial hub.

Lira falls as Erdogan suffers blow in Turkey's municipal ballot

2019-04-01 07:36

The Turkish lira fell after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party looked set to lose control of key cities in a vote on Sunday.

Turkey shared Khashoggi recordings with Saudi, US and others

2018-11-10 19:22

Turkey has shared recordings linked to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Riyadh, Washington and other capitals, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.

Turkey wants 18 Saudis extradited over Khashoggi murder

2018-10-27 07:30

Turkey says it wanted 18 Saudis extradited over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara still had more evidence to reveal in the case.

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