Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan: 43,000 arrested in six months over failed coup attempt

Turkey has arrested 43,000 people in the last six months over links to Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Turkish preacher accused of orchestrating a coup attempt last year, President Recep Tayyip ...

Erdogan's presidential system will be a 'sultanate,' top jurist warns

The new constitution that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is working to pass in Turkey would effectively turn the country into a "sultanate," spelling the end of democracy, the head of the Union of...

Former Turkish premier on "concerns" about constitutional changes

Former Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu has hinted at concerns regarding the proposed constitutional changes currently being worked through parliament, with a focus on the separation of...

Erdogan says lenders must improve access to credit or face government

Lenders in Turkey must increase access to credit for businesses or they will have to face the government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Tuesday, amid signs the economy is facing...

Turkey's sweeping presidential reforms clear first parliament vote

The Turkish parliament on Sunday gave its first approval to 18 constitutional amendments that grant expansive powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Cyprus talks delayed as Turkey resists troop pullout

Turkey will not pull out of Cyprus unless Greece fully reciprocates, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday in Istanbul, after Geneva talks on reuniting the island were adjourned...

Turkish legislature extends state of emergency through April 19

The state of emergency imposed in Turkey after July's attempted coup will be extended until April 19 after the country's parliament signed off on a government proposal late Tuesday.

Erdogan: Turkey fighting "new war of independence"

Ninety-three years since the foundation of the modern Turkish republic, Presdient Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his new year's address Saturday that the country was fighting a "new war of...

Turkey closes another 94 registered societies in coup aftermath

More than five months after a failed coup attempt, Turkish authorities have closed another 94 registered societies due to a "threat to public order."

Turkey approves draft amendments giving Erdogan more power

A Turkish parliamentary commission approved draft constitutional amendments that would introduce a new executive presidential system, state news agency Anadolu reported Friday, giving President...

Erdogan slams NATO partners for abandoning Turkey in northern Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Turkey's NATO partners for abandoning Ankara in its fight against Islamic State in northern Syria.

Turkey commission accepts 1st article of sweeping presidential reform

Despite angry protests by the opposition, the constitutional commission of Turkey's parliament on Tuesday accepted the first article of a planned reform that will grant sweeping powers to the...

Almost 2,000 Turks suspended by Education Ministry over Gulen links

Turkey's Education Ministry has suspended a further 1,980 civil servants

Erdogan: Syrian conduct in Aleppo "a disgrace to humanity"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday again accused the Syrian regime of sabotaging aid for people trapped in the Aleppo enclave.

Number of journalists imprisoned in Turkey rises sharply

The number of journalists imprisoned in Turkey has risen dramatically over the past 12 months, new research revealed on Tuesday.