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Turkey to impose tougher Covid-19 measures to combat 'third peak' of coronavirus(Photo by Mar Cerdeira on Unsplash)

Turkey to impose tougher Covid-19 measures to combat 'third peak' of coronavirus

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 10:56 AM IST
President Tayyip Erdogan is likely to order a tightening of restrictions ahead of the vital tourism season as more contagious Covid-19 variants are now dominant in Turkey but limitations on mobility and close contact may to stem the spread of coronavirus
The US leader criticized Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an “autocrat”.(via REUTERS)
The US leader criticized Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an “autocrat”.(via REUTERS)

US faults NATO ally Turkey with range of human rights issues

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 12:08 PM IST
The release late Tuesday of the “2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” exposes mounting mistrust on both sides of the alliance and lingering tensions with Turkey under President Joe Biden.
Users must agree to the new terms or lose access to their accounts at WhatsApp.(File photo for representation)
Users must agree to the new terms or lose access to their accounts at WhatsApp.(File photo for representation)

WhatsApp gets dumped by Turkey's Erdogan on mounting privacy concerns

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Changes to WhatsApp’s terms and services effective Feb. 8 will allow it to share data with parent company Facebook Inc.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)

Iran protests to Turkey over alleged ‘meddling’ by Erdogan

Dubai | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:24 PM IST
Erdogan recited an Azeri-Iranian poem about the division of Azerbaijan’s territory between Russia and Iran in the 19th century. Tehran appeared concerned his remarks could fan separatist tendencies among Iran’s Azeri minority.
Turkey is at odds with EU members Greece and Cyprus over hydrocarbon exploration in disputed east Mediterranean waters.(REUTERS)
Turkey is at odds with EU members Greece and Cyprus over hydrocarbon exploration in disputed east Mediterranean waters.(REUTERS)

Turkey rejects European Parliament call for sanctions over Cyprus

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:10 PM IST
Erdogan incensed Cyprus, whose territory covers the southern half of the partitioned Mediterranean island, on Nov. 15 by visiting Varosha, a resort on the island that has been fenced-off and abandoned in no-man’s land since 1974.
Four years on, police operations targeting suspects accused of links to Gulen continue on a regular basis.(AP)
Four years on, police operations targeting suspects accused of links to Gulen continue on a regular basis.(AP)

Turkish court issues life sentences in trial of 2016 coup leaders

Ankara | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 03:17 PM IST
The trial was the highest profile of dozens of court cases targeting thousands of people accused of involvement in the coup attempt, which Ankara blamed on supporters of the U.S.-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen.
Macron has been cracking down on some of the extremist breeding grounds that produce such terrorists, Erdogan seized on this reaction to pretend that Macron, France and implicitly all Europe are enemies of Islam(AFP)
Macron has been cracking down on some of the extremist breeding grounds that produce such terrorists, Erdogan seized on this reaction to pretend that Macron, France and implicitly all Europe are enemies of Islam(AFP)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s assault on Emmanuel Macron is the height of cynicism

By Bloomberg Opinion | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Erdogan is picking this fight, like so many other unnecessary conflicts, only to distract Turks from his failure to govern, so that he can keep posing as the restorer of Turkish greatness, defined in opposition to the West
At least 20 buildings in the city were destroyed, authorities said, and the rescue work was punctuated by frequent aftershocks.(Reuters)
At least 20 buildings in the city were destroyed, authorities said, and the rescue work was punctuated by frequent aftershocks.(Reuters)

Rescue efforts on as earthquake death toll rises to 27 in Izmir, Turkey

Izmir, Turkey | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:39 PM IST
More than 800 people were injured in Turkey, and the area had been hit by some 470 aftershocks, the country’s disaster agency said.
Erdogan sharply criticised Macron at the weekend, saying the French leader needed a mental health check, prompting France to recall its ambassador from Ankara(AP)
Erdogan sharply criticised Macron at the weekend, saying the French leader needed a mental health check, prompting France to recall its ambassador from Ankara(AP)

Turkey condemns French illustration of Erdogan as tensions flare between two presidents

Istanbul, Turkey | By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 12:11 PM IST
The cartoon on the cover of Charlie Hebdo, showed Erdogan sitting in a white T-shirt and underpants, holding a canned drink along with a woman wearing an Islamic hijab.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference during a visit to Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference during a visit to Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)

‘Against spirit of alliance’: Trudeau’s halting of drone exports hurts Erdogan

Istanbul | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 01:24 PM IST
Turkey’s military exports to its ally Azerbaijan have risen six-fold this year, with sales of drones and other military equipment rising to $77 million last month alone before fighting broke out over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, according to exports data.
Worshippers attend afternoon prayers and visit Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, for the first time after it was once again declared a mosque after 86 years, in Istanbul, Turkey on July 24, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Worshippers attend afternoon prayers and visit Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, for the first time after it was once again declared a mosque after 86 years, in Istanbul, Turkey on July 24, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Turkey and Greece in war of words of over prayers at Hagia Sophia

Istanbul | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 07:07 AM IST
Greece and Turkey disagree on a range of issues from airspace to maritime zones in the eastern Mediterranean and ethnically split Cyprus.
People wait for the beginning of Friday prayers outside Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, for the first time after it was once again declared a mosque after 86 years in Istanbul, Turkey.(Reuters Photo)
People wait for the beginning of Friday prayers outside Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, for the first time after it was once again declared a mosque after 86 years in Istanbul, Turkey.(Reuters Photo)

Thousands gather around Hagia Sophia for first Friday prayers

Istanbul | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 02:39 PM IST
A top Turkish court announced this month it annulled Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum. Erdogan immediately turned back into a mosque a building which was a Christian Byzantine cathedral for 900 years before being seized by Ottoman conquerors and serving as a mosque until 1934.
Muslims gather for evening prayers in front of the Hagia Sophia or Ayasofya, after a court decision that paves the way for it to be converted from a museum back into a mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey on July 10, 2020.(Reuters file photo)
Muslims gather for evening prayers in front of the Hagia Sophia or Ayasofya, after a court decision that paves the way for it to be converted from a museum back into a mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey on July 10, 2020.(Reuters file photo)

Turkish Prez Erdogan says first prayers in Hagia Sophia to be held on July 24

Ankara | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2020 11:09 AM IST
President Tayyip Erdogan said the nearly 1,500-year-old Hagia Sophia would remain open to Muslims, Christians and foreigners.
On Friday new virus cases dipped to just over 1,200 with total cases at more than 185,000, the thirteenth highest in the world.(AP)
On Friday new virus cases dipped to just over 1,200 with total cases at more than 185,000, the thirteenth highest in the world.(AP)

Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey lost ground in coronavirus fight

Istanbul | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 08:42 PM IST
As Turks have poured out into streets, parks, malls and to vacation spots, face masks were made compulsory in major cities on Thursday.
According to diplomats based in Paris and counterterror operatives, FATF members were also asked to take note of how Pakistan was trying to politicise the technical process of FATF(HT File Photo)
According to diplomats based in Paris and counterterror operatives, FATF members were also asked to take note of how Pakistan was trying to politicise the technical process of FATF(HT File Photo)

Stern message to Pak from FATF members, Turkey sole exception

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 07:55 AM IST
One of the delegates at FATF said that while Pakistan was desperately trying to mislead its own public through misleading, wrong and selective media leaks, the fact is that the onus is on Islamabad to act on FATF parameters to avoid being blacklisted in the future.
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan during a bilateral meeting.(REUTERS Photo)
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan during a bilateral meeting.(REUTERS Photo)

Behind Trump-Erdogan ‘bromance,’ a White House meeting to repair US-Turkey ties

Washington/Ankara | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 03:14 PM IST
Since becoming the US president, Donald Trump has openly complimented Tayyip Erdogan and his combative ruling style, calling him ‘a friend’ and ‘hell of a leader.’
File photo of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Photo: AP)
File photo of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Photo: AP)

‘Captured dead ISIS chief Baghdadi’s wife but made no fuss like US’: Erdogan

Ankara | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 07:44 PM IST
A senior Turkish official said earlier this week that Turkey had captured Baghdadi’s sister, her husband and daughter.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip said Turkey would not hesitate to relaunch its operation if the Syrian Kurdish fighters do not fully evacuate the 30 kilometer (19 mile) area in northeastern Syria or continue attacks against Turkish troops.(AP Photo)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip said Turkey would not hesitate to relaunch its operation if the Syrian Kurdish fighters do not fully evacuate the 30 kilometer (19 mile) area in northeastern Syria or continue attacks against Turkish troops.(AP Photo)

US Armenian genocide recognition ‘worthless’: Turkish president Erdogan

Ankara | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 06:50 PM IST
Turkey strongly denies the accusation of genocide and says that both Armenians and Turks died as a result of World War I. It puts the death toll in the hundreds of thousands.
Ministry of External Affairs expressed concerns at the unilateral military offensive by Turkey in north-east Syria after US withdrew its troops.(HT Photo)
Ministry of External Affairs expressed concerns at the unilateral military offensive by Turkey in north-east Syria after US withdrew its troops.(HT Photo)

‘Can undermine fight against terror’: India pans Turkey over Syria offensive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 06:06 PM IST
Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan has said the military operation would support Syria’s territorial integrity by confronting Kurdish control of the country’s northeast.
US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan(Reuters image)
US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan(Reuters image)

Donald Trump discusses proposed ‘safe zone’ in northeastern Syria with Tayyip Erdogan

Ankara | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 08:03 AM IST
Turkey and the US on August 7 agreed to set up a safe zone in northern Syria and develop a peace corridor to facilitate the movement of displaced Syrians.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters.(AP)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters.(AP)

Disappointed by lack of global response on Kashmir: Imran Khan

New York | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 12:17 AM IST
Khan and his delegation have raised Kashmir at every forum and meeting and, by his own admission, done everything possible.
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka.(Reuters)
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka.(Reuters)

Turkey’s Erdogan says ‘some people’ paying ‘serious money’ to bury Khashoggi issue: NTV

Ankara | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 01:18 PM IST
Erdogan said Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must uncover the killers of the Washington Post columnist, and added that some aspects of the murder were still being hidden.
One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.(Reuters)
One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.(Reuters)

One of Khashoggi killers said ‘I know how to cut’ on audio, Erdogan says

Istanbul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 07:48 AM IST
One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and prominent critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.(File Photo)
Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and prominent critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.(File Photo)

Jamal Khashoggi killer heard on audio saying ‘I know how to cut’, says Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan

Istanbul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 12:02 AM IST
One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with US and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
File image of Manchester City's Raheem Sterling.
File image of Manchester City's Raheem Sterling.

Ilkay Guendogan feels Manchester City teammate Raheem Sterling’s pain

London | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2018 11:58 AM IST
Sterling was shouted at by supporters behind the goal in City’s 2-0 Premier League defeat last Saturday and Chelsea later banned four fans from matches pending a police investigation.
US president Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan discussed how to respond to the killing last month of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, a White House official said on Sunday.(AP File Photo)
US president Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan discussed how to respond to the killing last month of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, a White House official said on Sunday.(AP File Photo)

Trump, Erdogan discussed how to respond to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing: White House official

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 04:48 PM IST
Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of ruling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate by a team sent from Riyadh. Saudi authorities have acknowledged that the killing was premeditated, but his body has not been found.
Turkey has shared recordings linked to the murder last month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Riyadh, Washington and other capitals, president Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.(AP File Photo)
Turkey has shared recordings linked to the murder last month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Riyadh, Washington and other capitals, president Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.(AP File Photo)

They listened to conversations, they know: Turkey president on sharing Khashoggi recordings with Saudi, US, Germany, France

Ankara | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 06:30 PM IST
After repeated denials, Saudi Arabia finally admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been murdered at the mission in a “rogue” operation. However, Turkey president Tayyip Erdogan has accused the “highest levels” of the Saudi government with ordering the hit.
Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London on September 29.(REUTERS)
Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London on September 29.(REUTERS)

Turkey President Erdogan urges Saudis to say who ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

Istanbul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:23 PM IST
The kingdom, Erdogan added, also must reveal the identity of the “local cooperator” whom Saudi officials earlier said had taken charge of Khashoggi’s body from Saudi agents after his killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday spoke on the phone with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the first time since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.(Reuters File Photo)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday spoke on the phone with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the first time since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.(Reuters File Photo)

Erdogan, Saudi prince discuss ‘joint steps’ to shed light on Jamal Khashoggi murder: Presidency

By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 10:10 PM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday spoke on the phone with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the first time since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman smiles as he attends the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh.(AP Photo)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman smiles as he attends the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh.(AP Photo)

‘Well he is running things’: Donald Trump hints at Saudi crown prince’s role in Jamal Khashoggi killing

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 10:02 PM IST
Saudi Arabia has given conflicting accounts about Khashoggi’s killing. It first denied his death and later said Jamal Khashoggi - a US resident and columnist for the Washington Post - died inside the consulate after a fight.
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