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Turkey to hold parliamentary elections on May 14, says President Erdogan

Erdogan, who has been in office since 2003 — first as prime minister and as president since 2014 — faces his most difficult election yet as Turkey's troubled economy struggles with soaring inflation.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 07:23 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

'Ronaldo was substituted in FIFA for Palestine support', Turkey's Erdogan claims

Turkey's Erdogan on Cristiano Ronaldo: Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Cristiano Ronaldo "is someone who stands for the Palestinian cause."

Turkey's Erdogan on Cristiano Ronaldo: Cristiano Ronaldo is seen. (Reuters)
Turkey's Erdogan on Cristiano Ronaldo: Cristiano Ronaldo is seen. (Reuters)
Published on Dec 28, 2022 03:42 PM IST

‘Political ban’: Turkish president reacts to Ronaldo’s World Cup substitute role

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had his own controversial explanation role for Cristiano Ronaldo's substitute role for Portugal in the FIFA World Cup 2022 knockouts.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, reacts after he failed to score during the World Cup quarterfinal match between Morocco and Portugal, at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.(AP)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, reacts after he failed to score during the World Cup quarterfinal match between Morocco and Portugal, at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.(AP)
Updated on Dec 26, 2022 09:23 PM IST

‘Prosecution, investigation': Concern as new Turkish media law squeezes dissent

Turkey: The law, passed in parliament in October, could see reporters and social media users jailed for up to three years for spreading what is branded "fake news".

Turkey: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen.(AFP)
Turkey: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen.(AFP)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 11:52 AM IST
AFP |

Bombing suspect arrested hours after explosion killed six in Turkey

Turkey's interior minister Suleyman Soylu accused the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) of causing the bomb attack, according to AFP.

Members of the security forces stand near the scene after an explosion on busy pedestrian Istiklal street in Istanbul, Turkey, November 13, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)
Members of the security forces stand near the scene after an explosion on busy pedestrian Istiklal street in Istanbul, Turkey, November 13, 2022. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 08:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Smells like terror’, says Erdogan as blast in Istanbul's busy street kills 6

The Turkish state media watchdog RTUK has imposed a ban on broadcasting images of the attack. The Erdogan administration has also limited online discussion and slowed down the internet due to security reasons.

Security officers at the scene after an explosion on Istanbul's popular pedestrian Istiklal Avenue(AP)
Security officers at the scene after an explosion on Istanbul's popular pedestrian Istiklal Avenue(AP)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 03:19 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Turkish President Erdogan condemns 'vile attack' in Istanbul, says six dead

"The relevant units of our state are working to find the perpetrators... behind this vile attack," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a televised press conference.

Emergency personnel walk away form the scene as forensic technicians keep working after an explosion on busy pedestrian Istiklal street in Istanbul. (Reuters)
Emergency personnel walk away form the scene as forensic technicians keep working after an explosion on busy pedestrian Istiklal street in Istanbul. (Reuters)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 10:09 PM IST
AFP |

Erdogan sees hope in Republican win in US: 'Turkey's F-16 buy will…'

“If the Republicans claim the few seats they need in Senate, things will be much easier for us,” Erdogan said.

Turkish president Erdogan is seen. (Reuters)
Turkish president Erdogan is seen. (Reuters)
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 04:34 PM IST
Reuters |

Turkey's Erdogan seeks peace talks between Ukraine, Russia: ‘We’re working…'

Russia-Ukraine War: "We are working on how to create a peace corridor here, like we had the grain corridor," Erdogan said.

Russia-Ukraine War: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen.(AFP)
Published on Nov 12, 2022 03:34 PM IST
Reuters |

Turkey's Erdogan says Russian withdrawal from Kherson a positive step

Russia-Ukraine War: Turkey's Erdogan was responding to a question about prospects of talks between Moscow and Kyiv.

Russia-Ukraine War: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen.(AFP)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 01:18 PM IST
Reuters |

US may approve F-16 sale to Turkey in two months

In September, Erdogan said he had received "positive" feedback from two US senators he met in New York on their potential support for the sale.

A US Air Force F-16 fighter jet flies.(AFP)
A US Air Force F-16 fighter jet flies.(AFP)
Published on Nov 04, 2022 05:41 PM IST
Reuters |

PM Modi meets Turkey's Erdogan at SCO Summit, discusses bilateral cooperation

The face-to-face meeting comes almost two years after a frosty moment following Erdogan's comments on Kashmir.

PM Modi meets Turkey's Erdogan at SCO Summit, discusses bilateral cooperation(Twitter)
PM Modi meets Turkey's Erdogan at SCO Summit, discusses bilateral cooperation(Twitter)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 06:48 PM IST
Written by Manjiri Chitre | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Ukraine war: ‘Not much immediate progress’ as Erdogan, UN chief meet Zelensky

The meeting took place in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. The visit to the city marks the first visit to Ukraine by Turkish President Recep Erdogan since the war began on February 24.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attend a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Lviv, Ukraine August 18, 2022. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attend a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Lviv, Ukraine August 18, 2022. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 04:23 AM IST
AP |

U.N. Chief Guterres to meet Erdogan, Zelensky to review grain exports | 5 points

The meeting will mark as the first between Erdogan and Zelensky since the Russia Ukraine crisis. Notably, the Turkish leader has met Russian President Vladimir Putin twice in recent months.

File Photo (From left ) Ukraine President Zelensky, U.N. Cheif Gueterres, Turkish President Erdogan
File Photo (From left ) Ukraine President Zelensky, U.N. Cheif Gueterres, Turkish President Erdogan
Updated on Aug 18, 2022 10:10 AM IST
By | Written by Nisha Anand

Erdogan keeps Putin waiting at Tehran meeting. Here’s what the Russian Prez did

The video, released by the Turkish presidency, showed Putin walking inside the meeting room, only to find it empty.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) shaking hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting as part of the Astana Trilateral Summit at the Tehran International Conference Hall in Tehran.(AFP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) shaking hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting as part of the Astana Trilateral Summit at the Tehran International Conference Hall in Tehran.(AFP)
Published on Jul 20, 2022 07:46 PM IST

This country wants to be called 'Türkiye'. Find out why

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has been pressing for the internationally recognized name Turkey to be changed to “Türkiye” (tur-key-YAY) as it is spelled and pronounced in Turkish. The country called itself “Türkiye” in 1923 after its declaration of independence.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)
Published on Jun 02, 2022 10:01 PM IST
AP | , Ankara

Russia-Ukraine peace talks start in Turkey, Erdogan urges 'end this tragedy'

Turkey on March 10 hosted the first meeting between Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers since the invasion of Ukraine.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 
Published on Mar 29, 2022 01:16 PM IST
AFP |

Ukraine war: 'Importance of ceasefire' focus of Erdogan-Putin phone call

Moscow and Kyiv will hold the next round of peace talks in Turkey's Istanbul from Monday till Wednesday. 

A Ukrainian special police officer walks next to a destroyed building as he patrols during night curfew in Kharkiv on March 27, 2022. (AP)
A Ukrainian special police officer walks next to a destroyed building as he patrols during night curfew in Kharkiv on March 27, 2022. (AP)
Updated on Mar 28, 2022 06:54 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Russia, Ukraine to meet in Turkey for face-to-face talks between March 28 and 30

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that an understanding on four of six negotiating points have been reached between the Ukraine and Russia - Ukraine not going for NATO membership, use of Russian language in Ukraine, disarmament and security guarantees.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused the West of not having enough courage to face Russia. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS) (File Photo)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused the West of not having enough courage to face Russia. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS) (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2022 10:59 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

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
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
ByDeutsche Welle

‘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
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
Bloomberg |

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
PTI |

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
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
AP |

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
Reuters | , Berlin

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
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
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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