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Turkish President Meets with Iran Leader

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday met with Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran.

Erdogan Ratifies Deployment of Turkish Troops to Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ratified a law earlier passed by Turkey’s parliament to deploy their troops to Qatar amid a diplomatic rift between Doha and its Persian Gulf neighbours.

Turkey Dismisses 107 More Judges, Prosecutors

The Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), which is Turkey’s top judicial body, has dismissed 107 more judges and prosecutors over alleged ties to the Gülen movement, which is accused by the government of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15.

Turkey Appears to Have Blocked Wikipedia

Turkey has reportedly blocked access to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia in a move that will further worry rights groups and Turkey's Western allies, who say Ankara has sharply curtailed freedom of speech.

Erdogan to Toughen Anti-Iran Stances: Report

Erdogan may ratchet up his anti-Iran rhetoric and try to counter Tehran’s interests in the Middle East following his victory in the recent referendum, an Iranian newspaper reports.

Erdogan Becomes Dictator by Climbing up Ladder of Democracy!

A commentator says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who secured sweeping powers in the country’s recent referendum, is moving towards dictatorship via democracy.

US State Dept. Criticises Turkey While Trump Congratulates Erdogan!

US President Donald Trump called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on winning a much-disputed referendum that will cement his autocratic rule over the country.

Iran FM Congratulates Turkey on Yes Vote in Referendum

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated his Turkish counterpart on the nation’s ‘yes’ vote in Sunday’s referendum on constitutional changes that would replace the current parliamentary system with a presidential one.

2 Killed, 1 Injured on Sidelines of Turkey Referendum

The landmark referendum in Turkey to enhance President Erdogan’s power has erupted into violence in a village near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, leaving 2 people dead and one wounded.

55 Million Start Voting in Turkey’s Landmark Referendum

Turkey’s decisive referendum has started after weeks of tense campaigning by the “yes” and “no” camps regarding an 18-article constitutional amendment that will endow the president with vastly enhanced powers.

Why Turkey Is Ratcheting Up Anti-Iran Rhetoric

Turkish President Erdoğan recently coined a new term, ‘Persianism’ or Persian nationalism, to express part of his concern over the change of Mideast situation in favour of Iran. But what is the reason behind the escalation of Turkey’s anti-Iran rhetoric?

Turkish President Receives Bahrain’s Highest National Order

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is paying an official visit to Bahrain, attended a ceremony during which he was decorated with Bahrain’s highest national order, Sheikh Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa Medal.

Turkish Parliament Approves Constitutional Reform Bill

The Turkish parliament approved a constitutional reform bill overnight including strengthening the powers of the presidency, paving the way for a referendum expected in the spring which could see President Tayyip Erdogan in office until 2029.

Turkish Parliament Votes to Give Erdogan More Executive Powers

In a move widely criticised by opposition politicians, Turkey’s Parliament voted to advance a bill which would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unprecedented executive powers.

President Rouhani Confers with Turkish Counterpart on Syrian Crisis

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, exchanged views on a range of issues, including the latest developments in war-hit Syria and the demise of the former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Erdogan Asks Putin to Stop Syrians from Striking Turkish Forces

 Ankara has spoken with Russia to probe a reported Syrian air strike that killed four Turkish soldiers on Nov. 24, the first anniversary of Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet along the border with Syria.

Turkey Threatens to Let Migrant Flood into Europe Resume

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan angrily threatened on Friday to open the floodgates of migrants into Europe again, apparently in response to a move to suspend talks on Turkey’s membership in the European Union.

Erdogan; an odd man out with absurd claims

An Iranian expert in Middle Eastern affairs has said that the Turkish president has started to play the blame game by his anti-Iran claims simply to cover up his foreign policy failures prior to the upcoming general elections.

Mr. Erdogan! You are to blame for the Syrian refugees

The Turkish president has claimed that Iran is to blame for a large influx of Syrian refugees who are fleeing their hometown. An Iranian daily has responded to Erdogan's baseless claims.

A vote, shattered dreams and multiple benefits

An Iranian daily has reviewed the blow President Erdogan was delivered in the parliamentary vote and said that the Turkish people could properly practice democracy and contain the president's authoritarian ambitions.

Turkey official results to announce ‘within 11-12 days’

Unofficial results from Turkey's parliamentary elections show President Erdogan's AKP has lost its majority in the chamber.

Turkish architects urge Pope not to visit Erdogan’s palace

Turkish architects have asked Pope Francis not to legitimize what they call the illegal construction of the presidential palace by setting foot in Erdogan’s contentious palace.

Erdogan’s new palace is a reminder of Iran’s Alighapoo

Iran’s ambassador to Turkey, Alireza Bigdeli, says Ak Saray, Turkey’s new presidential palace, is reminiscent of Alighapoo’s architecture.

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