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Erdogan says attackers targeting Turkey will go home 'in caskets'

Erdogan, who is seeking to rally support for his Islamist-rooted AK Party in March 31 local elections, has invoked the New Zealand attack as evidence of global anti-Muslim sentiment.

Mar 18, 2019, 21:05 PM IST

PM Modi has telephonic talks with Turkey Prez, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince; junior Saudi FM calls on him

The official statement on Modi's conversation with Erdogan said that the Prime Minister stated that terrorism remains one of the gravest threats to global peace and security.

Mar 12, 2019, 00:23 AM IST

US pullout from Syria must be planned carefully: Erdogan

 Last month, the US President Donald Trump declared victory over the IS and announced that US forces would be coming home soon.

Jan 08, 2019, 10:54 AM IST

Erdogan, Trump agree on need to explain Khashoggi's death

Turkey`s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump discussed on telephone on Sunday night the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and agreed that "all aspects of the case should be brought to light".

Oct 22, 2018, 09:02 AM IST

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

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 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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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