Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey faces perilous mission in northern Syria — and possible disaster if it fails

ISTANBUL — As the chief backer of Syria’s embattled opposition, Turkey now faces a perilous task. It must disarm its rebel allies in Syria’s Idlib province, under a new agreement with Russia, and eliminate the hardcore jihadists in their midst.<p>If not, Syrian and allied Russian forces have …

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Credit Trump’s toughness for Putin’s softening in Syria

All of a sudden, President Vladimir Putin is a soft touch on Syria.<p>First, he let President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey persuade him not to begin a …


Erdoğan asks Turkish scientists abroad to return home

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday called for Turk scientists living abroad to make their way back home in an attempt to establish the …


Demonstrators take to streets across Germany ahead of Erdogan visit

State Visit • Demonstrators take to streets across Germany ahead of Erdogan visit<p>Parade Attack • Gunmen open fire on Iran military parade, killing …

Ryder Cup

Police beef up security for UN gathering, Trump visit

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City are facing a security and logistical challenge of epic proportions with the coming arrival of President Donald Trump and other world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly.<p>Though there's been no credible threats against the event, the security …

United Nations

Turkey capable of making 65 pct of defense products: president

This undated photo shows a Turkish air force F-16 fighter on an airstrip in Turkey. (File photo provided by the Turkish military.)<p>ISTANBUL, Sept. 22 …

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Turkey's Erdogan Got a Half-Billion Dollar Gift From Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has received a luxury jet worth about half a billion dollars from the emir of Qatar.<p>Erdogan confirmed receipt …


Korea, Kavanaugh, Brexit: Weekend Reads

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Council on Foreign Relations Newsletter - Daily News Brief - September 19, 2018

TOP OF THE AGENDA<p>South Korea’s Moon Hails Denuclearization Progress<p>North Korea pledged to demolish its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if the United …

North Korea

Turkey's MHP leader praises Idlib deal with Russia

The Turkish Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli on Sept. 22 praised the deal reached between Russia and Turkey over Syria's Idlib.


The US will have to accept second-class status in the Middle East

You may not have noticed it – the chair that wasn’t there.<p>The seven-year long Syrian civil war is ending with a government victory, aided by Russia …

Middle East

Turkey arrests more than a hundred soldiers over alleged Gulen links

Among those arrested were several high-ranking officers on active duty. The move comes shortly after 15,000 soldiers and police officers were fired …

Human Rights

Enes Kanter on Turkish president’s upcoming New York visit

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter has been at odds with the Turkish government for quite some time. Kanter, a native of Turkey, has criticized the …

Enes Kanter

Merkel to discuss Syria with Erdogan during his visit next week

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss challenging topics including the situation in Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Germany next week, a spokesman for the German government said on Friday.<p>FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Turkey's …

Angela Merkel

Turkey, Russia Agree on Borders of Idlib Demilitarized Zone

Ankara and Moscow reached an agreement on Friday on the borders of the demilitarized zone to be set up in Syria’s Idlib region, announced the Turkish …

Demilitarized Zone

‘Gezi generation’ fleeing Turkey

Speaking at an Istanbul fair Sept. 13, Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank — a long-time chief adviser to President Recep Tayyip …


Erdoğan offers big discounts for Turkish citizenship | Ahval

An amendment to Turkey’s citizenship law signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday that offers huge reductions in the investment required …


Letter with forged signature of Erdoğan stirs Swiss controversy

BERN<p>A fake letter about refugees apparently written by the Zurich police chief and carrying the forged signature of Turkish President Recep Tayyip …


Brussels Edition: Turkish Thaw

<i>Welcome to the Brussels Edition, Bloomberg’s daily briefing on what matters most in the heart of the European Union. Sign up here to get it in your</i> …

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UEFA concerned by Turkey's human rights record amid Euro 2024 bid

UEFA expressed concerns about Turkey's approach to guaranteeing human rights in its evaluation of the bid submitted by the Turkish Football …

Human Rights

The week in 24 photos

Take a look at 24 photos of the week from September 14 through September 20.

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Turkey’s New Plan Is Another Missed Opportunity

By Marcus Ashworth | Bloomberg<p>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his son-in-law, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, have repeatedly promised that their new strategies would make all the difference to resolving the nation’s economic and financial problems. The New Economic Plan, which …


Busy schedule awaits Erdoğan in New York as UN General Assembly, refugee meeting top agenda

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will attend the 73rd session of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly in the U.S., according to an official …

United Nations

German intelligence mulls putting largest Turkish-Islamic group under surveillance

German intelligence is reportedly examining whether to put the Turkish-Islamic umbrella group DITIB under surveillance. The Turkish-state backed …


Turkey’s Economic Woes Raise Tensions in Egypt

Cairo’s stock market hits a yearly low amid an insider-trading probe and fears about emerging-market contagion<p>CAIRO—Turkey’s economic crisis has heightened concerns in Egypt about whether the Arab world’s largest country—which is wrestling with some of its worst economic woes in years—is positioned …


Everything is (relatively) awesome

While current headlines might make you think that geopolitics is going to hell in a handbasket, things right now are <i>better</i> than normal around the …

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Turkey's press faces further hardship as lira crisis sees paper costs soar

<b>ISTANBUL, Turkey</b> - When the Turkish lira went on a downward spiral, tumbling 35 percent from the beginning of 2018, the tremor was felt across …


Turkey, Russia, Iran FMs to meet in New York to discuss Syria

The foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a meeting in New York to discuss Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was …

Demilitarized Zone

Kosovo PM, Opposition Dismiss Thaci’s Plan to Seal Serbia Agreement

The president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci. Photo: BIRN<p>Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said on Friday that no one should question the competences …


Euro 2024 bidders Germany, Turkey praised by UEFA

The next Euros, in 2020 break with tradition and will be played in 12 cities in different countries, with the semifinals and final in London.

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