Tayyip Erdogan

Donald Trump discusses Syria, Libya with Turkey's Erdogan: White House

The two leaders discussed the need to eliminate foreign interference and maintain the ceasefire in Libya. The leaders agreed that the violence being carried out in Idlib, Syria must stop," White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a tweet.

Jan 28, 2020, 10:26 AM IST

6.8-m earthquake jolts eastern Turkey; 18 dead, over 550 injured

The death toll in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake which struck eastern Turkey on Friday has risen to 18, while over 550 others have sustained injuries, country's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Saturday.

Jan 25, 2020, 06:33 AM IST

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan discusses Libya ceasefire during surprise Tunisia trip

Erdogan`s visit to Tunis came a month after Turkey and Libya signed two separate accords, one on maritime boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean and another on security and military cooperation. Turkey backs Fayez al-Serraj`s Government of National Accord (GNA), which has been fending off a months-long offensive by Khalifa Haftar`s forces in eastern Libya.

Dec 25, 2019, 22:30 PM IST

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says 50,000 Syrians fleeing Idlib to Turkey

Turkey currently hosts some 3.7 million Syrian refugees, the largest refugee population in the world, and fears another influx from the Idlib region, where up to 3 million Syrians live in the last significant insurgent-held swathe of territory.

Dec 19, 2019, 16:41 PM IST

Turkish President Erdogan says world cares more about Syria''s oil than its children

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, whose country hosts 3.7 million Syrian refugees, the largest refugee population worldwide, said more than 600,000 should voluntarily join around 371,000 already in a "peace zone" in northern Syria from which Turkey drove Kurdish militia.

Dec 17, 2019, 22:17 PM IST

Russia questions language of 'unusual' US President Donald Trump letter to Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan

The White House on Wednesday released the October 9 letter, in which Trump urged Erdogan to halt Turkey`s cross-border offensive into northeast Syria, saying "Don`t be a tough guy" and "Don`t be a fool!" "Let`s work out a good deal!" the letter said.

Oct 17, 2019, 22:08 PM IST

Erdogan's AK Party challenges Istanbul, Ankara election results

The AK Party is on track to lose control of what are Turkey`s two biggest cities, its commercial hub of Istanbul and the capital Ankara.

Apr 02, 2019, 23:49 PM IST

Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upset

Erdogan's daily rallies and overwhelmingly supportive media coverage failed to win over many urban voters, as last year`s punishing currency crisis weighed heavily on Turks.

Apr 01, 2019, 21:28 PM IST

Erdogan's AKP leads in Istanbul, Ankara in Turkish local election

The AKP was also leading in the capital Ankara with 51.6 percent of votes after 22.5 percent of ballots were opened, NTV said.

Mar 31, 2019, 22:16 PM IST

Erdogan says Turkey has maintained contacts with Damascus

Tayyip Erdogan has described Assad as a terrorist and said several times during Syria`s eight-year conflict that the Syrian leader must go.

Feb 04, 2019, 09:45 AM IST

Turkey planning international investigation into Khashoggi case - Foreign minister

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist was assassinated in the Istanbul consulate on Oct 2 last year, that had outraged protests to issue immediate probe over the case.

Jan 22, 2019, 13:27 PM IST

John Bolton says Turkey must not attack Kurdish fighters once US leaves Syria

Bolton, on a trip to Israel and Turkey, said he would stress in talks with Turkish officials, including President Tayyip Erdogan, that Kurdish forces must be protected.

Jan 07, 2019, 09:48 AM IST

John Bolton remarks proof US targeting Turkey in economic war - Erdogan spokesman

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan`s spokesman said on Wednesday remarks by the US National Security Adviser regarding Turkey`s economic situation were proof that the US administration is targeting a NATO ally as part of an economic war.

Aug 23, 2018, 06:57 AM IST

Turkish lira pulls back from record low, markets rattled

The currency has lost more than 40 percent against the dollar this year, largely over worries about President Tayyip Erdogan`s influence over the economy, his repeated calls for lower interest rates, and worsening ties with the United States.

Aug 13, 2018, 16:31 PM IST

Mesut Ozil departure puts focus on German relations with Turkish community

Ozil, who faced a barrage of criticism for having his photograph taken with Turkey’s authoritarian President Tayyip Erdogan, was especially piqued by criticism from German Football Association head Reinhard Grindel, who he said blamed him for Germany crashing out of the 2018 World Cup. 


Jul 23, 2018, 18:08 PM IST

Tayyip Erdogan promises to 'transform Turkey' after victory in landmark elections

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's victory means he will remain president at least until 2023 - the centenary of the founding of the Turkish republic on the ashes of the Ottoman Empire by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Jun 25, 2018, 23:17 PM IST

Tayyip Erdogan, ruling AK Party build comfortable lead in Turkish elections

Erdogan, the most popular but also divisive leader in modern Turkish history, will extend his 15-year rule in Turkey.

Jun 25, 2018, 01:15 AM IST

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declares early elections on June 24

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections for June 24.

Apr 19, 2018, 00:48 AM IST

Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin - Erdogan

  A Turkish army helicopter was shot down by Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters near the north Syrian town of Afrin, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, and the Turkish military said two soldiers on board the aircraft were killed.

Feb 11, 2018, 12:39 PM IST

Turkey should close its air space to Northern Iraq, security council tells government

Turkey`s national security council on Monday advised the government to close its air space to Iraq`s semi-autonomous Kurdish region and have Baghdad take control of the Iraqi side of its main border crossing.

Oct 16, 2017, 20:32 PM IST