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Recep Tayyip Erdogan


Full COVID-19 lockdown adds to financial strain in Turkey

April 28, 2021 2:33 am

President Erdogan announced Monday that a “full lockdown” would begin Thursday and last until May 17. Residents will be required to stay home except for grocery shopping and other essential needs, while intercity travel only will be allowed with permission.

European Commission's first female president left without chair as male official sits for meeting with Erdogan

April 08, 2021 10:49 am

European Council chief Charles Michel and Erdogan took the chairs as Ursula von der Leyen stood looking at both men, expressing her astonishment.

Opinion: Erdogan's disreputable coup against women

March 31, 2021 6:04 pm

In terms of misogyny, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has overtaken the Catholic rulers in Hungary and Poland, who have certainly not been stingy when it came to attacking women in the recent past.

Turkey's Erdogan quits European treaty on violence against women

March 20, 2021 8:04 am

No reason was provided for the withdrawal, but officials in Erdogan’s ruling AK Party had said last year the government was considering pulling out amid a row over how to curb growing violence against women.

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens rivals with jail

January 17, 2021 2:26 pm

Left-wing CHP leader Canan Kaftancioglu inflicted a humiliating defeat on Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in 2019. Now the Turkish president wants revenge in court.

Explained: Turkey's controversial law that will tighten monitoring of civil society

January 01, 2021 12:41 pm

The Turkish parliament on Sunday passed a bill that would increase the monitoring of civil society groups. What is the law, and what are its implications?

Nagorno-Karabakh: Russian army reports ceasefire breach

December 13, 2020 1:13 pm

Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of violating a peace deal that ended six weeks of fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Erdogan praises Azerbaijan's 'glorious victory,' calls for regime change in Armenia

December 11, 2020 5:25 pm

Turkey provided critical diplomatic and military backing to Azerbaijan in the conflict over the Armenian-majority enclave, reportedly including redeploying Turkish mercenaries from Syria to bolster Baku's army.

Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

November 30, 2020 8:45 am

When Turkey changed the way it reports daily COVID-19 infections, the country jumped from being one of the least affected countries in Europe to the worst-hit with daily caseloads above 30,000

Broken economy or family feud: Why has Erdogan son-in-law quit govt?

November 22, 2020 8:26 am

Albayrak announced his decision on Instagram on November 8, saying he was resigning for health reasons. The resignation went largely unreported by the mainstream Turkish media, apparently for fear of a backlash from Erdogan.