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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called of a peace process with Kurdish militants. He also encouraged parliament to strip politicians with links to "terrorist groups" of immunity. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday it was impossible to continue a peace process with Kurdish militants. "It is not possible for us to continue the peace process with those who threaten…
Critics worry that Turkey's newest war against 'Islamic State' fighters is being eclipsed by the sudden revival of its oldest with the country's Kurdish minority. Noah Blaser reports from Istanbul. In the aftermath of the Suruc suicide bombing last week, Turkey ended its long reluctance to confront the self-declared "Islamic State" (IS), opening a key airbase to US warplanes, cracking…
Turkey is bombarding "IS" strongholds – but also those of the Kurdish PKK. That fact is endangering the peace process between Ankara and the Kurds, says Turkey correspondent Reinhard Baumgarten. The radicals are gaining the upper hand and the intra-Turkish peace process is hanging by a thread. Now everyone is waiting for a statement from Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader…
Anadolu staff members deny Al Jazeera report that Egyptian government forced closure
Shoukry denounced Turkey’s stance against Egypt, saying Erdogan has “personal issues”
More comments issued as Erdogan is reported as calling for EU sanctions against Egypt
Turkey and Egypt have been locked in dispute since ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, ending economic ties between two countries
Egypt’s president calls on Turkey to stop intervening in Egypt’s internal affairs
Daily Sabah alleges that Egyptian police raided a Gülen-affiliated school in Cairo, removed Turkish flags
Erdogan has reiterated the critical comments about the Egyptian president and government
Talks occur on security, energy and tourism ahead of 8 November meeting in Cairo
Coalition’s secretary general says in statement that Turkish cultural centres are a “threat to national security”
Turkish president has illusions of restoring the Ottoman Empire, says Egyptian foreign ministry
Emirati foreign minister rejects questioning the legitimacy of Egyptian government
The recently elected Turkish president has been an outspoken critic of the ouster of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi
Turkish prime minister criticises Egyptian president over Gaza
Erdogan is widely believed to be planning to run for the presidency in the 10 August elections.
Rouhani will meet his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, where the powerful neighbours are expected to discuss security concerns as well as trade opportunities.
Erdogan is widely expected to run, but to win he needs support from the country’s Kurdish minority, who make up one fifth of the population and form a majority in the southeast.
Ministry expresses “distaste” for comments made concerning last week’s elections
Police clashed with protesters in Istanbul, firing tear gas and water cannon at people clustered on side streets, defying a government ban on demonstrations on the iconic Taksim Square – the epicentre of last year’s turmoil.
Eight people died and thousands were injured in the heavy-handed police crackdown that ensued, as clouds of tear gas wafted through the much-loved park on Taksim Square.
The nationwide trauma over the incident has turned to rage, fuelled by claims of negligence against mine operators and what many see as a heartless response from the government.
Erdogan’s speech to parliament followed a report by the US-based watchdog Freedom House earlier this month, which downgraded Turkey’s status from “partly free” to “not free” and said the country had seen the biggest decline in press freedom in Europe.
Yapici said once Korkmaz regained consciousness he was again kicked on the head and as he fled his attackers, was set upon by plain-clothes policemen with gas masks who ruthlessly kicked and beat him on the legs.
AFP – Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a controversial law expanding the powers of the country’s spy agency, a move critics say will tighten the graft-tainted government’s control over state institutions. The new legislation, adopted last week by parliament after heated debates, provides expanded scope for the MIT agency to tap private phone conversations and …
By James M. Dorsey Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan, fresh from a resounding victory in municipal elections, has chosen the football pitch to make good on his promise to “enter the lair” of his Islamist rival, self-exiled preacher Fethullalh Gulen, and ensure that what he calls an “alliance of evil” is brought to account for …
Putting the country’s investment-grade rating at risk
The scandal has played out with a spate of wiretaps and social media leaks implicating Erdogan in graft and exposing high-level security talks weighing military action in Syria.
According to provisional official results, the AKP mayor Melik Gokcek, who has held the post for two decades, won the city by a wafer-thin margin of 44.79% against 43.77% for CHP candidate Mansur Yavas.