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Turkey begins probe into Twitter posts suggesting President Erdogan died

Police said on Wednesday that “manipulative” messages were posted under the Twitter hashtag #olmus, which means “has apparently died” in Turkish, according to a written statement. Thirty people suspected of posting “lies” have been referred to the judiciary for investigation, the statement said.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's health became a hot subject on social media after a short video clip purportedly showing him walking with great difficulty went viral on Friday.(Vladimir Smirnov / REUTERS)
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's health became a hot subject on social media after a short video clip purportedly showing him walking with great difficulty went viral on Friday.(Vladimir Smirnov / REUTERS)
Published on Nov 03, 2021 06:38 PM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Why is Erdogan backpedaling in diplomatic row?

Turkey's president has adopted a more moderate tone in his recent diplomatic spat with Western ambassadors. The expulsion of 10 envoys now no longer seems likely.
Turkish president Erdogan has often used international diplomatic spats to score political points at home (Vladimir Smirnov / REUTERS)
Turkish president Erdogan has often used international diplomatic spats to score political points at home (Vladimir Smirnov / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 12:38 PM IST
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Turkey rakes up Kashmir at UNGA: Watch how Erdogan toed Pakistan's line again

IMRAN'S FRIEND ERDOGAN RAKES UP KASHMIR AT U.N.
IMRAN'S FRIEND ERDOGAN RAKES UP KASHMIR AT U.N.
Published on Sep 22, 2021 09:21 PM IST
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‘Don’t have capacity to handle new refugee influx': Turkey on Afghanistan crisis

  • Turkey, which already hosts the world's largest refugee population, including 3.7 million Syrians, is concerned about a potential influx of refugees fleeing the Taliban regime.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said European Union nations should provide assistance to Afghanistan's neighbours to help them “bear the burden” of Afghan migration.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said European Union nations should provide assistance to Afghanistan's neighbours to help them “bear the burden” of Afghan migration.
Published on Sep 14, 2021 10:13 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UAE's crown prince Nahyan, Turkey's Erdogan hold 'friendly' call

The defacto ruler of the United Arab Emirates held a “positive and friendly” call with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss bilateral ties, the latest sign of a rapid thaw between the two countries which have been locked in regional feuds.
Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (L) shakes hands with Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this file picture from 2012. (REUTERS)
Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (L) shakes hands with Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this file picture from 2012. (REUTERS)
Published on Aug 31, 2021 02:38 PM IST
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'Will not ignore': says Erdogan as huge forest fires rage across southern Turkey

WHO IS SETTING TURKEY ON FIRE?
WHO IS SETTING TURKEY ON FIRE?
Published on Jul 30, 2021 07:17 PM IST
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Turkey welcomes back tourists after nearly 20 months of Covid-19 lockdown

Hotels in Turkey's popular Antalya region are ready to reopen after Moscow announced it was lifting flight restrictions to Turkey. Tourism representatives are hoping that their sector — a key component of the Turkish economy — can now recover some of its losses.
Turkey welcomes back tourists after nearly 20 months of Covid-19 lockdown(Photographer: Nicole Tung/Bloomberg)
Turkey welcomes back tourists after nearly 20 months of Covid-19 lockdown(Photographer: Nicole Tung/Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 24, 2021 04:30 PM IST
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Turkey President Erdogan inaugurates major new mosque in heart of Istanbul

The Taksim mosque looms symbolically over a monument to the foundation of the Turkish republic by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, whose staunchly secular legacy has been eroded by nearly two decades of Erdogan's rule.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and officials attend the inauguration of Taksim Mosque in central Istanbul, Turkey May 28, 2021.(via Reuters)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and officials attend the inauguration of Taksim Mosque in central Istanbul, Turkey May 28, 2021.(via Reuters)
Published on May 28, 2021 07:28 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Istanbul

Turkey announces lockdown from April 29 to May 17 to curb coronavirus infections

  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said all businesses in Turkey will have to close unless otherwise stated by the interior minister. Supermarkets can stay open, except on Sundays. Permission will be needed for intercity travel. All schools will switch to online learning.
Turkey announces lockdown from April 29 to May 17 to curb coronavirus infections(AP)
Turkey announces lockdown from April 29 to May 17 to curb coronavirus infections(AP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2021 10:27 AM IST
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EU's Michel says he's sleeping badly after sofa gaffe in Turkey

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was taken aback to find her fellow top EU official taking the only chair available next to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President take seats in Ankara.(via REUTERS)
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President take seats in Ankara.(via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 10, 2021 04:32 PM IST
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Pak aiding Turkey's nuclear ambitions and assert control over Kabul: Report

Pakistan's General Nadeem Raza and Turkey's General Yasar Guler met and discussed collaborations on several military projects and existing geopolitical issues last month.
A Pakistani-made Shaheen-III missile, that is capable of carrying nuclear warheads, is carried on a trailer during a military parade in connection with Pakistan National Day celebrations, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP)
A Pakistani-made Shaheen-III missile, that is capable of carrying nuclear warheads, is carried on a trailer during a military parade in connection with Pakistan National Day celebrations, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP)
Published on Apr 09, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Athens

Turkey reimposes restrictions after sharp rise in Covid-19 infections

“The increase in the number of cases and patients as well as the increase in the number of deaths, is forcing us to review the existing measures,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an address to the nation.
Nighttime curfews that are in place across the country would continue, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.(AFP)
Nighttime curfews that are in place across the country would continue, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.(AFP)
Published on Mar 31, 2021 12:58 AM IST
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AP | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Ankara

Turkish lira plunges after Erdogan sacks hawkish central bank chief

  • The appointment of Sahap Kavcioglu, a former banker and ruling party lawmaker, in the early hours on Saturday marked the third time since mid-2019 that Erdogan has abruptly fired a central bank chief.
Turkey's new Central Bank Governor Sahap Kavcioglu sits at his office in Ankara, Turkey.(Reuters)
Turkey's new Central Bank Governor Sahap Kavcioglu sits at his office in Ankara, Turkey.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 22, 2021 10:11 AM IST
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Erdogan ousts Central-Bank head, installs interest-rate ally

Erdogan fired Governor Naci Agbal, who was appointed in November, and gave the job to Sahap Kavcioglu, according to a decree published after midnight on Saturday in the Official Gazette.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AP)
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AP)
Published on Mar 20, 2021 06:36 PM IST
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Explained: The European treaty on violence against women which Erdogan quit

  • Critics of Erdogan’s decision have said that the withdrawal from the pact would not only reduce Turkey’s chances to join the European Union but would also increase violence against women in the country, as per a report in Reuters.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, Belgium.(Reuters/ File photo)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, Belgium.(Reuters/ File photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2021 11:58 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Turkey leaves treaty preventing violence and domestic abuse against women

The discussion on the treaty divided the ruling AK Parti and the country last year as conservatives argue it is undermining traditional values and family structure.
Demonstrators march during a rally to mark International Women's Day in Istanbul, Turkey. The nation has left the Istanbul Convention, a Council of Europe treaty intended to prevent violence and domestic abuse against women. (Reuters)
Demonstrators march during a rally to mark International Women's Day in Istanbul, Turkey. The nation has left the Istanbul Convention, a Council of Europe treaty intended to prevent violence and domestic abuse against women. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 20, 2021 05:08 AM IST
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Call me? US-Turkey reset faces long list of hurdles

  • Nearly two months into his presidency, Biden still hasn’t called Erdogan, which some in Turkey see as a worrying sign. By contrast, former President Donald Trump and Erdogan spoke just days after the 2016 election.
File photo of US president Joe Biden, left with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey.(AP)
File photo of US president Joe Biden, left with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey.(AP)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 06:27 PM IST
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France says Turkey sounds 'reassuring', has stopped its 'insults'

He said that the removal of Turkish research vessels from Cypriot waters in the eastern Mediterranean and Ankara showing a desire to resume talks with Greece over a long-standing maritime dispute were positive signs.
French Foreign Affairs minister Jean Yves Le Drian (L) talks with Dutch Foreign minister Stef Blok (R) during a Foreign Affairs meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels in this file picture. ( AFP)
French Foreign Affairs minister Jean Yves Le Drian (L) talks with Dutch Foreign minister Stef Blok (R) during a Foreign Affairs meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels in this file picture. ( AFP)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 03:14 PM IST
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Al-Qaeda linked Turkish group expanding base in areas close to Indo-Nepal border

The IHH is known as a tool of the Turkish intelligence agency MIT and has been supported by the government of Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which granted the organization special privileges for raising funds.
The main facilitator for the IHH gaining a foothold in the Himalayan country was the ISN, which has received funding directly from Turkey to finance various projects.(ihh.org.tr)
The main facilitator for the IHH gaining a foothold in the Himalayan country was the ISN, which has received funding directly from Turkey to finance various projects.(ihh.org.tr)
Published on Feb 28, 2021 06:22 AM IST
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ANI | , Stockholm

Back-to-basics Agbal hopes this time is different at Turkey's central bank

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan appointed Agbal in early November as the lira touched a record low and double-digit inflation was rising even higher.
For Agbal, 53, a former finance minister who is close to Erdogan, emphasizing the need to finally get inflation down to an official 5% target is the obvious strategy given it is a central banker's raison d'etre.(REUTERS)
For Agbal, 53, a former finance minister who is close to Erdogan, emphasizing the need to finally get inflation down to an official 5% target is the obvious strategy given it is a central banker's raison d'etre.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 10:43 AM IST
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Reuters | , Ankara

Erdogan rivals see hidden agenda in new pledge to overhaul laws

The president’s vowing to take aim at the remains of a charter first adopted by a military junta in 1982, a move that might appear to strengthen democracy.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks as he attends provincial congresses of his ruling AK Party via video link,?in Ankara, Turkey.(Reuters)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks as he attends provincial congresses of his ruling AK Party via video link,?in Ankara, Turkey.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 07, 2021 01:05 PM IST
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EU, Turkey call for improved relations after turbulent 2020

Turkey, which remains an official candidate for EU membership despite the tensions, is facing the threat of EU economic sanctions over a hydrocarbons dispute with Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, but the mood music between Brussels and Ankara has improved since the new year.
The improved tone follows a video conference between Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on January 9 in which both stressed the importance of the bilateral relationship.(AP)
The improved tone follows a video conference between Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on January 9 in which both stressed the importance of the bilateral relationship.(AP)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 07:17 PM IST
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Erdogan slams US over Russian missile purchase sanctions

Turkey bought the Russian S-400 missiles in 2017, saying the U.S. was unwilling to sell equivalent systems on acceptable terms.
The sanctions cut off Turkey’s top defense procurement agency from US financial institutions, military hardware and technology. New export licenses to transfer American goods or technology to the agency have been banned.(AP)
The sanctions cut off Turkey’s top defense procurement agency from US financial institutions, military hardware and technology. New export licenses to transfer American goods or technology to the agency have been banned.(AP)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 08:44 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Faced with US, EU sanctions, Erdogan calls for dialogue

Erdogan’s comments came hours after the EU gave the green light for the expansion of sanctions against Turkey over its exploration of gas reserves in eastern Mediterranean waters claimed by EU members Greece and Cyprus.
Turkey also faces US sanctions over its purchase of a Russian air defense system.(AP)
Turkey also faces US sanctions over its purchase of a Russian air defense system.(AP)
Published on Dec 11, 2020 07:36 PM IST
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Ankara | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Azerbaijan stages parade to mark Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal

The agreement took force exactly a month ago and put an end to six weeks of fierce fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. It was seen as a major victory in Azerbaijan, but prompted mass protests in Armenia, with opposition supporters demanding the ouster of the country’s Prime Minister over his handling of the conflict.
Nagorno-Karabakh lies within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a separatist war there ended in 1994.(REUTERS)
Nagorno-Karabakh lies within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a separatist war there ended in 1994.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 10, 2020 07:11 PM IST
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Moscow | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Turkey’s new virus figures confirm experts’ worst fears

In an about-face, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government this week resumed reporting all positive coronavirus tests — not just the number of patients being treated for symptoms — pushing the number of daily cases to above 30,000. With the new data, the country jumped from being one of the least-affected countries in Europe to one of the worst-hit.
Commuters wearing masks to help protect against the spread of coronavirus, travel in a bus in Ankara, Turkey.(AP)
Commuters wearing masks to help protect against the spread of coronavirus, travel in a bus in Ankara, Turkey.(AP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 02:17 PM IST
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Associated Press | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Mallika Soni

Turkey does not expect US sanctions over Russian S-400s under Joe Biden

Relations have been tense between Ankara and Washington over issues from policy toward Syria to the US refusal to extradite a cleric Turkey blames for a 2016 coup attempt.
Washington says the S-400s pose a threat to the capabilities of its F-35 stealth fighter jets and has removed Turkey from the jet programme(Reuters | Representational image)
Washington says the S-400s pose a threat to the capabilities of its F-35 stealth fighter jets and has removed Turkey from the jet programme(Reuters | Representational image)
Published on Nov 26, 2020 07:34 PM IST
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Ankara, Turkey | ByReuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Turkish parliament approves peacekeepers for Azerbaijan

In a show of hands, legislators voted in favor of a one-year mandate allowing the government to send troops to Azerbaijan, where they would observe possible violations of the truce from a joint Turkish-Russian monitoring center.
Erdogan’s government would determine the number of troops to be sent and it wasn’t immediately clear how many the country planned to deploy.(Reuters File Photo)
Erdogan’s government would determine the number of troops to be sent and it wasn’t immediately clear how many the country planned to deploy.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Nov 18, 2020 05:57 AM IST
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Ankara | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Erdogan’s economy U-turn sparks market euphoria, some doubts

Erdogan followed the ouster of the central bank chief with a commitment to contain inflation while putting Turkey on a sustainable growth path.
Erdogan’s remarks mark a dramatic U-turn from an approach that has hammered Turkish markets the past two years.(AFP Photo)
Erdogan’s remarks mark a dramatic U-turn from an approach that has hammered Turkish markets the past two years.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Putin brokers deal to end Karabakh war, brings Turkey into Russian Caucasus

The peace accord also gives Recep Tayyip Erdogan potential land access across southern Armenia to Azerbaijan and the resources-rich republics of central Asia for the first time, even as Turkey rejects diplomatic relations with its Armenian neighbour and keeps their joint border closed.
The pact effectively sidelines the US and France, enabling Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan to dominate talks on the terms of any future settlement between Armenia and Azerbaijan.(AP Phoro)
The pact effectively sidelines the US and France, enabling Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan to dominate talks on the terms of any future settlement between Armenia and Azerbaijan.(AP Phoro)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 03:51 PM IST
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