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In Europe
July 23, 2017 12:42 pm gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Germany on Sunday (July 23), saying German politicians should not make threats based on “false news”, as a row between the two country escalates. Asked about a letter published in Germany’s Bild newspaper by Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, E...
In Europe
July 21, 2017 10:42 am gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman on Thursday (July 20) lashed out at Germany after Berlin threatened to end corporate investment guarantees, saying Ankara could not accept such a stance, escalating a row between the NATO allies. Germany warned its citizens on Thursday to exercise ca...
In Europe
March 10, 2017 8:30 am gmt |
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Dozens of protesters chanted slogans in favour of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and brandished hanging ropes outside the courthouse in the southwestern city of Mugla on Thursday (March 9) as 47 suspects accused of attempting to assassinate the Turkish leader during last year’s failed coup we...
In Europe
September 22, 2016 7:29 am gmt |
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Greece has rejected asylum requests from three of a group of eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after a failed coup attempt in Turkey in July, police sources said on Wednesday (Sep 21). Turkey has formally sought the men’s extradition, calling them “traitors” and “terrorist...
In Europe
September 20, 2016 9:31 am gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said  on Monday (September 19) that the United States should “not harbour a terrorist” like U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and that his activities should be banned around the world. Erdogan said Washington had “no excuse” for keeping Gulen, ...
In Europe
August 8, 2016 9:00 am gmt |
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More than a million Turks gathered in Istanbul on Sunday (7th Aug) for a rally called by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup – a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism of widespread purges and detentions. The “Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally” at t...
In Europe
July 31, 2016 12:18 pm gmt |
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Turkey’s government on Sunday dismissed nearly 1,400 military personnel, including a top aide to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the latest round of a sweeping purge following a failed coup. The announcement in the official gazette came as Erdogan sought to tighten his grip over the country ...
In Europe
July 25, 2016 9:49 am gmt |
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Turkey is in no position to become a European Union member any time soon and all negotiations for it to join will stop immediately if it reintroduces the death penalty, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday (July 25). Turkish authorities have suspended, detained or placed under i...
In Latest Stories
July 18, 2016 4:09 am gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s supporters rallied in public squares, at Istanbul airport and outside his palace overnight Sunday into Monday (July 17-18) in a show of defiance after a failed coup attempt killed at least 265 people and raised expectations of a heavy crackdown on dissent. Reb...
In World
July 17, 2016 6:49 am gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday (July 16) to extradite U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen to Turkey. “After this coup attempt, once again I call on him (Obama). I say: ‘Give this person in Pennsylvania to Turkey already.’ I ca...
In Europe
June 7, 2016 11:53 am gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday (June 7) the country’s fight against terrorists will continue “to the end” after a car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul, killing 11 people and wounding 36 near the main tourist district. A car bomb ripped through a...
In Middle East
April 14, 2016 9:53 am gmt |
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Leaders of Islamic world arrived for a two-day summit in Turkey’s largest city of Istanbul on Thursday (April 14) with regional crises topping their agenda. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan welcomed leaders upon their arrival to the congress centre for a summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooper...
In Europe
February 13, 2016 9:25 am gmt |
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Turkey will be patient up to a point over the crisis in Syria and will then be forced to take action, President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech to a business forum on Thursday (February 11). “We have taken in the refugees who are in urgent need. 35,000 people continue to wait as our institution...
In Europe
January 31, 2016 6:08 am gmt |
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A Russian jet violated Turkish airspace on Friday (January 29) despite warnings in English and Russian, Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday (January 30), amid ongoing bitterness between the two countries involved in Syria’s war. “A warplane that is identified as a Rus...
In Europe
December 25, 2015 5:22 am gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the trilateral meetings between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey were important especially against terrorism in a joint presser with Afghanistan president Asgraf Ghani on december 24 in Ankara where Ghani underlined the importance of Trans-Afghanistan gas pipelin...
In Europe
December 24, 2015 10:56 am gmt |
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Turkish tanks continued on Wednesday (December 23) to pound Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in Cizre, a southeastern town at the heart of a large-scale military operation by the government. State media said the campaign has killed 168 Kurdish militants in a week. Black smoke rose from buildings...
In World
December 11, 2015 8:39 am gmt |
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday (December 10) said it was out of the question that Turkish troops would withdraw from Iraq after Baghdad accused Ankara of deploying soldiers there without permission. “The number of our soldiers (in Northern Iraq) might increase or decrease dependin...