Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Erdogan seeks to reassure Emmanuel Macron on Syria operation

Turkish President Erdogan seeks to reassure Emmanuel Macron on Syria operation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday sought to reassure France's Emmanuel Macron over the operation of the Turkish army inside Syria.

Feb 04, 2018, 07:03 AM IST
Turkish troops enter Syria in operation against Kurdish militia

Turkish troops enter Syria in operation against Kurdish militia

Turkey on Saturday launched operation "Olive Branch" seeking to oust from the Afrin region of northern Syria the Peoples` Protection Units (YPG) which Ankara considers a terror group.

Jan 21, 2018, 16:59 PM IST
Turkish President threatens to `nip in the bud` new US-backed Syria force

Turkish President threatens to `nip in the bud` new US-backed Syria force

Turkish President Ron Monday threatened to thwart the creation of a new US-backed 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria.

Jan 15, 2018, 23:48 PM IST
Turkey steps up Islamic State arrests under shadow of New Year attack

Turkey steps up Islamic State arrests under shadow of New Year attack

Just minutes into 2017, Istanbul was rocked by an attack by an Uzbek gunman acting on behalf of IS who fired indiscriminately on the mainly foreign revellers at the Reina club on the Bosphorus.

Dec 31, 2017, 19:59 PM IST
Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan agree on creation of Palestinian state in call: Kremlin

Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan agree on creation of Palestinian state in call: Kremlin

Russia`s President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said they both supported creating a Palestinian state, the Kremlin said the day after the UN rejected the decision by Washington to recognise Jerusalem as Israel`s capital.

Dec 22, 2017, 18:06 PM IST
Israel a state of `occupation` and `terror`, Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells Islamic leaders

Israel a state of `occupation` and `terror`, Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells Islamic leaders

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed Israel as a state defined by "occupation" and "terror", as he opened an Islamic summit on the US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Dec 13, 2017, 15:13 PM IST
Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to galvanise Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to galvanise Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

Turkey President will on Wednesday seek to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital.

Dec 13, 2017, 08:47 AM IST
Netanyahu accuses Turkish President Erdogan of helping 'terrorists'

Netanyahu accuses Turkish President Erdogan of helping 'terrorists'

Benjamin Netanyahu hit back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday after he labelled Israel a "state that kills children".

Dec 11, 2017, 00:55 AM IST
Vladimir Putin 'deeply concerned' at US Jerusalem move

Vladimir Putin 'deeply concerned' at US Jerusalem move

Russian president Vladimir Putin is "deeply concerned" by Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, the Kremlin said in a statement on Friday.

Dec 08, 2017, 06:46 AM IST
Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Jerusalem `red line`, could cut Turkey-Israel ties

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Jerusalem `red line`, could cut Turkey-Israel ties

The status of Jerusalem is a "red line" for Muslims and could even prompt Turkey to cut ties with Israel, Turkish President warned Tuesday.

Dec 05, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
Turkish President sues main opposition party leader: Report

Turkish President sues main opposition party leader: Report

The Oppn party chief had on Tuesday demanded to know if Erdogan was aware that his family was sending millions of dollars of money to tax havens.

Nov 24, 2017, 20:56 PM IST

Leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey meet to relaunch Syria peace process

The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet on Wednesday for the first in a series of summits aimed at re-booting the peace process in Syria, now regime forces have an upper hand over rebels and the Islamic State group.

Nov 21, 2017, 10:16 AM IST
Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey troops pulled from NATO drill amid new tensions

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey troops pulled from NATO drill amid new tensions

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Ankara had pulled out 40 Turkish troops from a NATO exercise in Norway, in a new outburst of tensions with its Western allies.

Nov 17, 2017, 17:57 PM IST

Turkish President Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar on Doha visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged his country's continued military support for Qatar during a visit to Doha today, according to state media, amid an ongoing Gulf political crisis.

Nov 15, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
Syria on agenda as Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet in Russia

Syria on agenda as Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet in Russia

Russia and Turkey have a record of struggling to overcome a regional rivalry that goes back to the Ottoman Empire and the Romanov dynasty.

Nov 13, 2017, 22:40 PM IST
Mass trial of Turkey alleged coup ringleaders resumes

Mass trial of Turkey alleged coup ringleaders resumes

More than 220 suspects, including former generals, have been accused of being among the ringleaders of last year`s coup bid to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Oct 30, 2017, 09:50 AM IST

Trial of 11 human rights activists in Turkey begins

Eleven human rights activists, including the two top figures with Amnesty International in Turkey, went on trial today in Istanbul on contested terror charges, an AFP correspondent said.

Oct 25, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

Turkey expects visa spat with US to be resolved soon: Deputy PM

A diplomatic crisis between the United States and Turkey that led them to stop issuing visas to each other`s citizens is "overblown" and will likely be resolved soon, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday.

Oct 12, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Turkey-backed rebels in new Syria operation: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

HTS is not a party to a deal brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran for the safe zone in the province, one of four such "de-escalation" zones across Syria.

Oct 07, 2017, 17:19 PM IST

Turkish President Erdogan visits Iran as ties warm amid shared fears

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Iran on Wednesday in a sign of warming ties between the two neighbours who support rival camps in Syria but both strongly oppose last week`s Iraqi Kurdish vote for independence. 

Oct 04, 2017, 17:24 PM IST