Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unofficial results from Turkey's parliamentary elections show President Erdogan's AKP has lost its majority in the chamber.
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.
Iran’s ambassador to Turkey, Alireza Bigdeli, says Ak Saray, Turkey’s new presidential palace, is reminiscent of Alighapoo’s architecture.