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Recep Tayyip Erdogan


Erdogan opens huge suspension bridge linking Europe and Asia

March 18, 2022 9:40 pm

Connecting Turkey's European and Asian shores, the 1915 Canakkale Bridge was built by Turkish and South Korean firms with an investment of 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion).

Soaring energy bills deepen crisis for Turks, and Erdogan

February 20, 2022 12:12 pm

Turks have been hit with runaway inflation — now officially more than 48% — for several months, and criticism is growing even from Erdogan’s own allies as he struggles to lift the country out of an economic crisis.

French, German leaders to visit Russia, Ukraine amid tension

February 05, 2022 1:06 pm

The high-level visits come as China has backed Russia's demand that NATO be precluded from expanding to Ukraine, and after the US accused the Kremlin on Thursday of an elaborate plot to fabricate an attack by Ukrainian forces that Russia could use as a pretext to take military action.

Explained: How did Turkey's economy go so wrong?

December 15, 2021 2:39 pm

Turkey’s economic problems have deep roots but the most recent crisis was caused by Erdogan’s insistence on lowering interest rates in the face of galloping inflation — precisely the opposite tactic of what economists almost universally prescribe.

Turkey's Central Bank intervenes as currency hits record low

December 13, 2021 8:23 pm

The Turkish lira plummeted to 14.75 against the US dollar, prompting Turkey’s Central Bank to intervene by selling off foreign currency.

Explained: Turkey's currency is crashing. What's the impact?

December 07, 2021 9:52 am

🔴 With inflation running at more than 21%, according to official figures released Friday, the prices of basic goods have soared and many people in this country of more than 83 million are struggling to make ends meet.

Israeli couple arrested in Turkey on espionage charges

November 13, 2021 4:46 pm

An Israeli newspaper identified the couple as Natalie and Mordi Oknin. Citing their lawyer, it said they were taking photographs of the Turkish president’s residence, while taking a ferry in Istanbul.

Turkey: 30 probed for Twitter posts suggesting Erdogan died

November 04, 2021 12:18 pm

The police statement said the 30 were being investigated for sharing posts using the hashtag “olmus” in Turkish — which roughly translates as “is said to be dead.”

Turkey to expel US envoy and nine others, Erdogan says

October 24, 2021 8:33 am

Seven of the ambassadors represent Turkey's NATO allies and the expulsions, if carried out, would open the deepest rift with the West in the Turkish President's 19 years in power.

Turkish President Erdogan again makes reference to Kashmir in UNGA address

September 22, 2021 10:19 pm

The Turkish President also referred to China's minority Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang and Myanmar's Rohingya crisis during his address.