Turkey police detain 28 in raids on Erdogan foes

Turkish police detained 28 people over links to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s archfoe, US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. In the latest crackdown, police carried out simultaneous raids in several cities including Istanbul as well as Konya and Kayseri in central Anatolia.

Degree of uncertainty? Turkish row over Erdogan academic record

Turkey`s association of university professors UNIVDER has claimed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not have a full university degree.

Turkey's Erdogan sends letter to Putin to restore ties

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his wish to restore relations with Russia in a recent letter of congratulation to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Erdogan blasts `tainted blood` of German MPs over genocide vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused German lawmakers of Turkish origin in the German parliament of having "tainted blood" after they backed a resolution recognising massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan approves lifting of MPs` immunity

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signed into law a reform lifting immunity for lawmakers, his office said, in a move critics believe is aimed at evicting pro-Kurdish MPs from parliament.

Muhammad Ali: Louisville plans boxing legend's funeral; Will Smith, Lennox Lewis to be pall bearers

Muhammad Ali: Louisville plans boxing legend's funeral; Will Smith, Lennox Lewis to be pall bearers

The charismatic Ali, a dazzling fighter and outspoken civil rights activist who became one of the 20th century`s towering figures, died last Friday at age 74 after health problems complicated by a long battle with Parkinson`s disease.

Germany hits back at Erdogan comments in Armenia row

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has angrily condemned last week`s vote on the World War I massacres.

No Muslims should engage in birth control: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that no Muslim family should adopt birth control measures, stressing that his country`s population will grow

Turkey party seeks constitutional change to boost Erdogan

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is seeking a quick revision to the constitution that would allow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to renew his party political activity, sources said today.

Erdogan refuses to bow to key condition on visas

Turkey`s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused the European Union of "hypocrisy" for telling Ankara to adapt its counter-terror laws in return for visa-free travel to the Schengen area.

Turkish scribes get two years jail for publishing Prophet cartoon

A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced two prominent Turkish journalists to two years behind bars for illustrating their columns with a controversial cartoon published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, their lawyer said.

Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal

Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal

Merkel is on a high-stakes visit to Turkey aimed at boosting a six-billion-euro ($6.7 billion) deal plagued by moral and legal concerns to return migrants arriving on Greek shores to Turkey.

Tensions over migrant deal as Angela Merkel, EU officials head to Turkey

Tensions over migrant deal as Angela Merkel, EU officials head to Turkey

Angela Merkel travels to Turkey on Saturday for a high-stakes visit which will require her to walk a diplomatic tightrope between keeping Ankara sweet over a crucial migrant deal and taking a stand on European values.

Five jailed in Turkey for 'insulting' Erdogan: Report

Five jailed in Turkey for 'insulting' Erdogan: Report

Five men were jailed in Turkey for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports have said, one of several such cases that have intensified alarm over the country's slide towards authoritarianism.

Erdogan hosts Saudi king to tighten alliance

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hosted Saudi King Salman at his presidential palace in Ankara, extending his guest a lavish welcome that underlined the growing importance of Ankara-Riyadh ties.Erdogan on Tuesday hosted Saudi King Salman at his presidential palace in Ankara, extending his guest a lavish welcome that underlined the growing importance of Ankara-Riyadh ties.

Erdogan threatens not to implement migrant deal if EU fails on its pledges

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned the European Union that Ankara would not implement a key deal on reducing the flow of migrants if Brussels failed to fulfil its side of the bargain.

Erdogan proposes to strip Kurdish rebel backers of citizenship

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today suggested that supporters of Kurdish rebels locked in conflict with government troops should be stripped of their Turkish citizenship.

Obama meets Erdogan amid talk of `snub`

US President Barack Obama met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington Thursday, the White House said, amid serious tensions over press freedom and the war in Syria.

Noisy US welcome as Erdogan defends hardline stance

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced noisy protests as he confronted critics in Washington, defending his media crackdown and accusing the West of turning a blind eye to Kurdish violence.

Turkey's Army denies planning coup against President Erdogan

Turkey's Army denies planning coup against President Erdogan

Certain media outlets have carried reports speculating over the possibility of a military coup in Turkey.