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Opposition calls for Turkish vote annulment after Erdogan wins powers

Opposition calls for Turkish vote annulment after Erdogan wins powers

Erdogan`s supporters took to the streets to cheer, while opponents stayed indoors banging pots and pans in protest over the vote to bring the biggest overhaul in Turkish politics.

Apr 17, 2017, 18:15 PM IST
Claiming victory, Turkey's Erdogan says may take death penalty to referendum

Claiming victory, Turkey's Erdogan says may take death penalty to referendum

Such a move would spell the end of Turkey`s accession talks with the European Union.

Apr 17, 2017, 09:21 AM IST
Erdogan accuses Merkel of using 'Nazi measures'

Erdogan accuses Merkel of using 'Nazi measures'

"When we call them Nazis they (Europe) get uncomfortable. They rally together in solidarity. Especially Merkel," Erdogan said in a televised speech.

Mar 19, 2017, 21:09 PM IST

Berlin accuses Erdogan of playing politics in anti-Europe attacks

Germany's foreign minister on Saturday openly accused Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan of ramping up anti-European rhetoric in a bid to score political points back home ahead of a key referendum. 

Mar 18, 2017, 20:33 PM IST
Total of 226 IS militants 'neutralised' in latest al-Bab operations: Erdogan spokesman

Total of 226 IS militants 'neutralised' in latest al-Bab operations: Erdogan spokesman

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, supported by the Turkish military, have been laying siege to the town for weeks. 

Dec 26, 2016, 23:56 PM IST
Erdogan says Turkey has 'duty' to defeat IS

Erdogan says Turkey has 'duty' to defeat IS

Turkey has sent dozens of tanks and hundreds of troops into Syria, in an unprecedented operation dubbed Euphrates Shield aimed at booting out both IS jihadists and Kurdish militia from the border area.

Sep 11, 2016, 20:39 PM IST
Turkish leader brings military more under civilian authority

Turkish leader brings military more under civilian authority

Turkey's military in the wake of a July 15 failed coup, bringing the armed forces further under civilian authority.

Jul 31, 2016, 20:13 PM IST
Mind your own business: Turkish President Erdogan tells West over crackdown criticism

Mind your own business: Turkish President Erdogan tells West over crackdown criticism

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told the European Union and United States to "mind your own business" after the West expressed alarm over the growing crackdown against suspected ac

Jul 30, 2016, 04:41 AM IST
Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

There is growing worry in the West about Turkey's widening crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after last week's failed military coup.

Jul 22, 2016, 18:20 PM IST
Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

There is growing worry in the West about Turkey's widening crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after last week's failed military coup.

Jul 22, 2016, 18:20 PM IST

Erdogan calls on US to extradite preacher Gulen in Istanbul speech

"The United States -- you must extradite that person," Erdogan told his supporters in Istanbul.

Jul 16, 2016, 23:43 PM IST

Turkey Mideast allies rally behind strongman Erdogan

Key regional powers Iran and Israel, which have both had strained relationships with Erdogan's government, condemned the putsch that began late on Friday.

Jul 16, 2016, 21:51 PM IST
Turkey's Erdogan calls on NATO to do more on fighting militant attacks

Turkey's Erdogan calls on NATO to do more on fighting militant attacks

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on NATO to do more to fight the threat of global terrorism.

Jul 08, 2016, 13:46 PM IST
Turkey's Erdogan blasts Europe's silence on Bangladesh leader's execution

Turkey's Erdogan blasts Europe's silence on Bangladesh leader's execution

Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at a Dhaka jail late Tuesday for the massacre of intellectuals during the 1971 independence war. 

May 15, 2016, 19:17 PM IST
Turkey PM 'to quit' as Erdogan tightens grip

Turkey PM 'to quit' as Erdogan tightens grip

Davutoglu, who became premier in August 2014 when Erdogan moved from the premiership to the presidency, will make a press statement after the meeting of the party committee.

May 05, 2016, 18:14 PM IST

Muslim body to focus on Palestinians, terror at Turkey summit

The world's Islamic countries began their annual meeting on in Istanbul, where they are set to focus on the Palestinian cause, conflicts in member states and combating terrorism.

Apr 10, 2016, 19:12 PM IST

Erdogan says Turkey's parliament must redefine anti-terrorism law

Turkey's parliament should take a step as soon as possible to redefine the country's anti-terrorism law, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, adding that those who support killers of innocent people are no different from terrorists.

Mar 16, 2016, 18:12 PM IST

Turkey says 100,000 refugees in border camps inside Syria

Some 100,000 Syrian refugees are being looked after in camps inside Syria close to the Turkish border, including 35,000 who this month fled a Russian-backed regime offensive in northern Aleppo province, a top Turkish official said on Friday.

Feb 12, 2016, 20:12 PM IST

Nine killed in Turkey fire

Nine people were killed and 25 others injured on Friday when a fire broke out in a building in Cizre in southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakar, a town that has been under a curfew since mid-December last year.
 

Feb 06, 2016, 00:31 AM IST

Erdogan calls Russian claim of Syria invasion plan 'laughable'

Russia yesterday had claimed Turkey was planning to invade Syria, saying it had spotted troops and military equipment on the border with the war-torn country.

Feb 06, 2016, 00:00 AM IST