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Erdogan says premature to say who supplied Syria tank weapon

Istanbul - Turkey has information concerning the source of an anti-tank missile that killed five Turkish soldiers in Syria but it is too early to announce its country of origin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

US-Turkey tensions escalate over Syria operation

Kirikhan - Tensions between Ankara and Washington over the Turkish army's operation in Syria escalated further on Thursday as Turkey accused the White House of misrepresenting a phone call between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Donald Trump.

Turkey disputes US account of Erdogan-Trump call

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday bitterly questioned the White House's account of a telephone call between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump on Syria, saying it did not "accurately reflect" the conversation.

Turkey has 'de-facto' launched ground operation on Syria's Afrin: Erdogan

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Ankara has launched an operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from the Syrian town of Afrin.

Erdogan vows to uproot 'terror nests' in Kurd-controlled Syria

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed Turkey would soon begin an operation against towns in Syria controlled by Kurdish militia, calling the areas "nests" of terror.

Ankara changes embassy street name after UAE spat

Ankara - Ankara on Tuesday renamed the street in the Turkish capital where the United Arab Emirates' embassy is located after an Ottoman governor, in a symbolic riposte to Abu Dhabi following weeks of tensions.

Ankara-Paris partnership 'vital' for peace: Erdogan

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said that a strong partnership between Ankara and Paris was vital for world peace as he headed on a key visit to France.

Erdogan says US verdict part of 'plots' against Turkey

Istanbul - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed the conviction in the US of a top Turkish banker in a trial on Iran sanctions busting, saying it was part of a "chain" of plots against his nation.

Erdogan's tensions with predecessor erupt into open feud

Istanbul - A long simmering feud between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his predecessor and one-time comrade Abdullah Gul has erupted into an acrimonious public row, raising questions about the former head of state's future political intentions.

Erdogan seeks reset with Europe on Paris visit

Paris - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attempt to reset relations with Europe at talks with France's Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday that are likely to be overshadowed by human rights concerns.

'Know your place': Turkish leader rebukes UAE minister over tweet

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit back Wednesday at the United Arab Emirates' foreign minister over a social media post that accused "Erdogan's ancestors" of kidnapping people of Medina in the early 20th century.

Erdogan opens Turkey's first driverless metro line in Istanbul

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday opened the country's first driverless metro line, an eagerly awaited project expected to relieve congestion in a traffic-choked area of Istanbul.

US recognition of Jerusalem a 'bomb' in the Mideast: Erdogan

Istanbul - The decision by US President Donald Trump to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel is a "bomb" thrown at the entire Middle East, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.

Islamic leaders urge East Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

Istanbul - Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned the United States no longer had any role to play in the peace process.

Erdogan, Putin warn of further tension over US Jerusalem move

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel risks escalating tension in an already tense region.

Turkish Cypriots 'joint owners', not minority: Erdogan

Atenas - Turkish Cypriots are "joint owners" of the divided island of Cyprus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview Sunday, insisting negotiations will fail if they are treated otherwise.

Turkey's Erdogan seeks to lead Muslim response on Jerusalem

Istanbul - Turkey's leader is seeking to spearhead Islamic reaction to the US declaration on Jerusalem, but it is uncertain if he can coordinate a meaningful response among often disunited Muslim nations.

Pope, Erdogan in telephone talks over Jerusalem: report

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday held telephone talks with Pope Francis to discuss the crisis triggered by the recognition of Jerusalem by the United States as the capital of Israel, state media said.

Erdogan revives territorial disputes ahead of Greece visit

Atenas - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for territorial "improvements" in the Aegean Sea on the eve of a state visit to Greece, in comments that are likely to raise hackles in Athens.

Turkey probes opposition chief accused of insulting Erdogan

Ankara - Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday launched an investigation into the main opposition party leader on accusations of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported.

Moving assets abroad is act of treason: Turkish president

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Sunday that businessmen who move assets abroad are committing "treason", adding that his government should put an end to the practice.

Erdogan says opposition leader will 'pay the price' for tax haven claims

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Thursday that the country's main opposition leader would "pay the price" for claims that his family sent millions of dollars offshore.

Turkey opposition accuses Erdogan family of offshore transfers

Ankara - Turkey's main opposition party leader on Tuesday claimed he had documents to prove President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's family sent millions of dollars to a company in a tax haven.

Ankara mayor quits following Erdogan 'order'

Ankara - The mayor of Ankara resigned on Saturday on the "orders" of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking to revitalise the ruling party ahead of 2019 elections.

Turkish pupils go to school under shadow of political row

Ankara - A radically changed curriculum. Teachers who vanished from one year to the next. And a greater emphasis on religion.

Erdogan, Putin push 'de-escalation' zone in key Syria province

Ankara - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday agreed to push for the creation of a "de-escalation" zone in Syria's key northern province of Idlib to help end the civil war.

Erdogan warns of 'ethnic war' risk over Iraqi Kurdish independence

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the Iraqi Kurdistan region against pushing for independence after holding a non-binding referendum, saying it risked sparking an "ethnic war" in the region.

Erdogan condemns abuses of Rohingya in call to Suu Kyi: presidency

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemned escalating human rights violations targeting the Rohingya Muslim minority during a phone call with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Turkish presidential sources said.

Turkey's Erdogan blasts 'scandalous' US indictment of bodyguards

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday criticised the indictment in Washington of members of his security detail who were charged with assaulting protesters during an official White House visit in May.

Turkey opposition chief challenges Erdogan with 'justice' congress

- Turkey's main opposition leader warned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday that the whole country has a "thirst for justice", opening an unprecedented four-day meeting protesting alleged violations under his rule.
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Felsen says he hasn t seen very many Erdogan supporters.  (The) restaurants  hotels  and mosques hav...
Felsen says he hasn't seen very many Erdogan supporters. "(The) restaurants, hotels, and mosques have been providing shelter and aid; even taxi drivers and minibus drivers were supportive to the "capulcu" (Turkish slang for raiders or marauders) -they carry (them) to and from the protests."
Brian Felsen
Several hundred people hold placards  reading : "Erdogan  the murderer is not welcome in Lyon  ...
Several hundred people hold placards, reading : "Erdogan, the murderer is not welcome in Lyon, Turkish dictator, Get out!", on June 21, 2014 in Lyon, France
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 For better and worse  the military is no longer a balance for the government’s internal affairs  ...
"For better and worse, the military is no longer a balance for the government’s internal affairs," says Brian Felsen, "and the current trends in Turkey, towards encroachments on privacy and curtailing expression and assembly, may continue unabated for a time. But Turkey’s a fascinating place, and the only constant is change – so, perhaps, this too shall pass."
Brian Felsen
Five key dates since Erdogan came to power
Five key dates since Erdogan came to power
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Photographed at the protest in Istanbul June 7th  2013. The man on the left is  according to Felsen ...
Photographed at the protest in Istanbul June 7th, 2013. The man on the left is, according to Felsen, a supporter of Ataturk (considered by many to be the founder of modern Turkey); the boy on the right is with the country's worker's union.
Brian Felsen
German celebrity comedian Jan Boehmermann is being ivestigated over his so-called "Defamatory P...
German celebrity comedian Jan Boehmermann is being ivestigated over his so-called "Defamatory Poem"
Britta Pedersen, dpa/AFP/File
Ak Party Prime Minister Erdogan places his banner next to Ataturk at the Kocaeli Book Fair in 2012. ...
Ak Party Prime Minister Erdogan places his banner next to Ataturk at the Kocaeli Book Fair in 2012. This is the photo that almost got me arrested in Turkey.
CNN Turk s Hande Firat transmitted a message from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Turkish peop...
CNN Turk's Hande Firat transmitted a message from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Turkish people via a FaceTime call on the night of the coup on July 15, 2016.
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Supporters of Turkish Prime Minister and presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an elect...
Supporters of Turkish Prime Minister and presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an election rally in Ankara, on August 8, 2014
Adem Altan, AFP/File
A man collecting rubbish walks past a giant campaign poster of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip E...
A man collecting rubbish walks past a giant campaign poster of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on display in Istanbul, on August 8, 2014
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