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Recep Tayyip Erdogan


'Misleading, one-sided': Top Turkish official denounces former US national security advisor's memoir

June 25, 2020 5:34 pm

In a series of tweets, Turkish presidential communications director Fahrettin Altun said the book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir," was driven by political considerations and personal gain.

Turkey unveils new coronavirus restriction easing plans

June 10, 2020 7:45 am

Erdogan's new measures come amid concerns of complacency within the population following last week's loosening of restrictions, including the resumption of domestic flights and the opening of restaurants, cafes, gyms, parks, beaches and museums.

Explained: This is why Imran Khan is urging Pakistanis to watch 'Diriliş: Ertuğrul'

May 28, 2020 8:15 am

One of the most popular television dramas of 2014, ‘Diriliş: Ertuğrul’ is one of those dizis that continue to draw viewers no matter how much time has passed since its first broadcast.

Turkey declares '#MissionAccomplished' against coronavirus

May 21, 2020 7:35 am

Erdogan, who has been governing Turkey for almost two decades, has long prioritized investments in the country’s once-dilapidated health system, dramatically easing access to free health services.

Autocrats’ dilemma: You can’t arrest a virus

April 07, 2020 7:37 am

In responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s autocrats are turning to their tried-and-tested tool kits, employing a mixture of propaganda, repression and ostentatious shows of strength to exude an aura of total control over an inherently chaotic situation.

Explained: Why the Erdogan-Putin meet is significant

March 06, 2020 4:07 pm

After a six-hour meeting Thursday, the Presidents of Turkey and Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin respectively, agreed on a ceasefire deal to de-escalate the situation in the Idlib region.

A hint of freedom for a Turkish activist. Then back to jail.

February 19, 2020 10:58 am

Under Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule, Kavala’s case has come to symbolize the arbitrary injustice being meted out by the government across the country since the 2016 coup attempt.

Explained: Why is Turkey prosecuting scores for hand in 2016 coup?

February 19, 2020 7:30 am

Since 1960 there have been four military coups in Turkey, all of them successful. The army considers itself to be the protector of secularism and democracy and hence has intervened on four occasions in the past

Battle of Çanakkale/Gallipoli: What Erdogan remarks on Kashmir mean

February 18, 2020 9:57 am

Erdogan has compared Kashmir to Çanakkale — the World War I battle that built several national identities.

Erdogan remarks on J&K: Govt summons Turkey envoy, issues demarche

February 18, 2020 2:41 am

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Erdogan’s remarks reflected “neither an understanding of history nor of the conduct of diplomacy” and would have “strong implications” on India’s ties with Turkey.