Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan says era of trade in local currencies set to begin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed up his ambitions for the lira Wednesday, saying the era of local currencies is set to begin.

Erdogan to rule by decree under proposed presidential system

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be able to rule by decree under a proposed new executive-presidential system, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

Erdogan calls on Turks to sell dollars and buy lira and gold

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turkish citizens on Friday to sell their dollars and buy gold and lira, as the local currency continued to decline against the greenback and euro.

Erdogan warns EU about excluding Turkey from bloc

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stepped up his rhetoric against the European Union on Thursday, even as he insisted his country was still interested in joining the bloc.

Turkey to hold referendum on increased presidential powers in 2017

Turkey will aim to hold a referendum in the summer of 2017 on a constitutional amendment package that aims to increase the executive power of the presidency, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim...

German edition of Erdogan-critical newspaper goes out of print

The German print edition of the Gulenist newspaper Zaman appeared for the last time on Wednesday after headquarters in Turkey were shut down as part of a crackdown on dissent by President Recep...

Erdogan hints state-of-emergency may be extended by three months

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested Saturday that Turkey's sweeping state-of-emergency could be extended by an additional three months when the current period expires in January.

Erdogan hints controversial underage sex abuse law will be reworked

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Friday that a controversial bill allowing sex offenders to see their convictions overturned by marrying their underage abuse victims would be...

Erdogan warns EU he can open border crossings to refugees

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday that Turkey can open its borders with the European Union and allow refugees to cross, thereby threatening to reignite Europe's refugee crisis should...

Erdogan defends Trump against criticism from US and Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared his support for US president-elect Donald Trump during a conference in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Germany urges dialogue as Turkey belittles EU vote on membership bid

An upcoming vote by EU lawmakers on Turkey's EU membership bid weighed on the minds of the leaders of Germany and Turkey on Wednesday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel calling for dialogue and...

More than 15,000 fired in new wave of mass dismissals in Turkey

A new wave of mass dismissals and shuttering of associations hit Turkey on Tuesday, as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced 9,977 members of the security forces and 5,419...

Turkey's premier puts brakes on controversial sex offenders bill

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Tuesday that he was sending back to a parliamentary commission a controversial draft bill that would have allowed sex offenders to marry underage girls...

Erdogan: I don't agree with Hitler or with Israeli actions in Gaza

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, just after his government and Israel formally reconciled after six years of strife....

Erdogan wants a new era with Israel, but still angry over flotilla

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to open a new chapter in relations with Israel but remains angry about the 2010 raid of an aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip which left 10 Turkish...