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Ankara Targets MPs Following German Recognition of Armenian Genocide. 10.06.2016( Turkey will retaliate following the German parliament's decision to recognize the Armenian Genocide by launching legal attacks against German MPs of Turkish descent, according to the German newspaper Bild. Armenian genocide protest. urkey Fires Warning Shot at Germany Ahead of Armenian Genocide Vote. Ankara will take decisive action against Germany in response to the German legislature's decision to recognize the Armenian genocide, the German newspaper Bild quoted Ibrahim Kalyn, press secretary of the Turkish President, as saying. During the tragic event, an estimated 1.2 million ethnic Armenians were slaughtered or starved to death by the Ottoman Empire beginning in 1915, during World War I. "The competent authorities, including the Foreign Ministry, are [already] preparing an action plan," Kalyn said. According to him, the details of the plan will be announced only after it is considered by the country's new Prime Minister and the President. The eternal flame at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian genocide memorial complex. Meanwhile, Bild claimed that Turkey is preparing at least three lawsuits against 11 German MPs with Turkish roots, the article says. Two lawsuits were initiated by Turkish police trade unions, while the third such document was lodged by the Turkish association of lawyers, according to Bild.
The German MPs will be accused of publicly discrediting the Turkish nation, the Republic of Turkey, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Turkish government and state bodies of justice, Bild said.
On June 2, the German parliament passed a near-unanimous resolution recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as an act of genocide. The move was met with widespread condemnation by senior Turkish officials.
NATO country flags wave outside NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Turkey 'Not Easy Partner' for Germany Within NATO Ex-BND Chief
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed the resolution as a "denigration" of history, while President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that it would have a serious effect on relations between Germany and Turkey.
By contrast, Germany maintains draconian sentences for anyone denying the veracity of the Nazi holocaust; in 2015 an 87-year-old woman was sentenced to 10 months in prison after insisting that Auschwitz was "not historically proven" to be a death camp, according to The Telegraph. Germany has admitted its role in failing to prevent the Armenian genocide as a WWI ally of the Ottoman Empire. The Ottomans' policy of ethnic violence has been recognized by several dozen countries as an act of genocide, including Russia. Ankara maintains that Turkish nationals were also victimized.
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US Concerned Over Intercepts of Planes 'Violating Russia, Chinas Security'
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Washington has recently increased reconnaissance flights near Russia's and China's borders, while accusing Moscow and Beijing of intercepting US spy planes that are "violating their national security."

Last week Chinese military aircraft interceprted US reconnaissance planes near the island of Hainan and the upcoming conference on mechanisms of maritime military security on June 24-25 is thought to prove the "capabilities of military channel as well as good relations between Washington and Beijing."

The latest Chinese Jian-series fighter jet executes a fly-by over Beijing on September 12, 2009 during a rehearsal for National Day
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China Confirms Intercepting US Reconnaissance Plane Over South China Sea
However, on May 22, US Air Combat Command Commander Gen. Herbert Carlisle in an interview with USA Today newspaper criticized the increasing "aggressiveness" of Russian and Chinese combat aircraft intercepting US military planes.

He added that the concerns are caused by attempts by Moscow and Beijing to expand their influence in Eastern Europe and the Pacific region.

Chinese military expert Zhang Junshu said in an interview with Global Times newspaper that the increased number of US spy planes near Chinese and Russian borders is a serious violation of their state security.

Gen. Carlisle also said that the number of Russian long-range bombers in Eastern Europe and near the US west coast is increasing while China wants to take control over the South China Sea.

"Our concern is a resurgent Russia and a very, very aggressive China," he said.

"Their intent is to get us not to be there… So that the influence in those international spaces is controlled only by them. My belief is that we cannot allow that to happen. We have to continue to operate legally in international airspace and international waterways," he added.

A map of Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea is displayed during a press conference in Taipei on December 2, 2013
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Beijing Strikes Back at Kerry's Accusations Over Air Defense Zone in S China Sea
While the US accuses Russia and China of "aggressive" actions the US is in fact deploying the largest military actions against Russia and China since the time of World War II, according to Iran News.

The majority of interceptions of US spy planes took place near the borders of Russia and China, the analyst said.

The US admitted that last year the Pentagon conducted over 700 patrols in the South China Sea, including over 100 spy flights.

US RC-135 Surveillance Aircraft
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'Breaking the Rules': Why US Spy Planes Intensified Flights Near Russian Borders
According to the expert, this violates Russian and Chinese national security. Moscow and Beijing have the right control such activities.

He also said that despite the fact that Beijing and Washington have agreed a number of maritime security memorandums China will not turn a blind eye to the US surveillance activities.

Over the last three weeks, RC-135 spy planes of the US Air Force have approached Russian borders 14 times, including over the Baltic Sea, in the Murmansk Region and in the Far East.

The latest incident took place on Sunday when an RC-135V plane flew near the Russian border over the Baltic Sea. The aircraft, tail number 64-14844 and call sign TROG34, took off from the Mildenhall airbase in Britain and flew in the southern part of the Baltic Sea.

"In the 1990s, the US didnt conduct reconnaissance flights over Russia because at the time the Russian military was weak. Now, they are concerned with the resurgence of Russias military power. This is why the Pentagon has intensified aerial intelligence," expert Vladislav Shurygin was quoted as saying by TV channel Zvezda.

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Ankara Targets MPs Following German Recognition of Armenian Genocide
senior Turkish officials. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu slammed the resolution as a "denigration" of history, while President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that it would have a serious effect on relations between Germany and Turkey
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The Obama administration pledged to play an integral role in liberating the city of Raqqa, but US-backed forces are moving in the wrong direction and are now nearly 80 miles from the Daesh stronghold.
FILE In this March 15, 2014 file photo, Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, sits at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, United States.
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, took place in the Turkish province of Izmir. This is the latest in a series of arrests and detentions of supporters of Gulen movement, as corruption scandal in December 2013 affecting
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and European countries, the expert warned. With regards to the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey, the expert noted that there are two types of groups that Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently facing. First, he said is the Kurdistan Workers&rsquo
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The Turkish parliament's decision to lift the immunity from prosecution of 138 of its members has been heavily criticized by MEPs, who described it as an attempt by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to silence the opposition and grab more
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Turkish President Erdogan is at the epicenter of another scandal. This time it's all about his education...
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to break the balance it is the Turkish President Erdogan and his neo-Ottoman expansionism".
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if not against the Geneva Convention in that Turkey is not a safe country for returns. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's repression of the Kurds and Kurdish opposition parties, his human rights record, his use of anti-terror laws
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony on the occasion of 171st anniversary of foundation of the Turkish National Police at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 7, 2016.
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[Turkish] President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan ratified the parliamentary bill to lift the legislative immunity of 138 MPs  an anti-Constitutional arrangement that specifically aims at excluding the Peoples Democratic Party
A child demonstrator holding the 'Shame on Turkey' sign.
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At least 11 people died and 36 were injured when a car bomb went off targeting a police vehicle in downtown Istanbul on Tuesday morning. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the attack on members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
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The militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, stand at a barricade in Sirnak, Turkey, late Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015
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Turkish Forces Kill Some 7,600 PKK Militants Since July 2015
Turkish security services have killed about 7,600 militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) since July 2015, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
This file photo taken on September 28, 1974 shows former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali being welcomed by a cheering crowd in Kinshasa, Zaire, before his world heavyweight championship fight against titleholder US George Foreman on October 30, 1974
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Presidents, Foreign Dignitaries Will All Bid Farewell to The Greatest
The service will be held at 2:00pm at the KFC Yum center in Alis hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. President Bill Clinton, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the current king of Jordan Abdullah II, and comedian
View of the Berlin skyline seen from Potsdamer Platz to Alexanderplatz, including the TV Tower, the Berlin Cathedral (R), the Berlin palace under construction and the city's town hall (Rotes Rathaus, R)
21:46 07.06.2016
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German Foreign Ministry Summons Turkish Charge d'Affaires for Talks
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Cem Ozdemir, German legislator of Turkish origin who drafted the resolution, of forsaking his Turkish descent and slandering his ethnic motherland. Turkey repeatedly dismissed any allegations of Armenian
Law makers vote to recognise the Armenian genocide after a debate during the 173rd sitting of the Bundestag, the German lower house of parliament, in Berlin on June 2, 2016
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German MPs of Turkish Origin Get Death Threats After Armenian Genocide Vote
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who not only criticized the decision of the Bundestag, but also accused the deputies of allegedly belonging to Kurdistan's Working Party (PKK) which is banned in Turkey, the newspaper wrote. According
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Merkel Named Most Powerful Woman (Again) Despite Shocking Ratings
the deal with Turkey, largely brokered by Merkel, to relocate "irregular migrants" back from Greece to Turkey, whose president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reputation for upholding of human rights and the fair treatment of 
Fire engines stand beside a Turkish police bus which was targeted in a bomb attack in a central Istanbul district, Turkey, June 7, 2016.
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US Condemns 'Heinous, Barbarous' Terrorist Attack in Istanbul
-to-shoulder with Turkey in the fight against terrorism.  US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) 7 ???? 2016 ?. ?Earlier on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the authorities will soon name the individuals
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Armenian Genocide: Merkel Slams Erdogan Amid Death Threats to German MPs
The row over Germany's decision to formally recognize the Armenian genocide has deepened, with Chancellor Angela Merkel hitting back at criticism from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The dispute comes as some German MPs reported receiving
Forensic experts (L) and firefighters stand beside a Turkish police bus which was targeted in a bomb attack in a central Istanbul district, Turkey, June 7, 2016.
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Erdogan: Ankara to Name Perpetrators of Tuesday's Terrorist Attack Soon
Turkish authorities will soon name those responsible for a terrorist attack that took place earlier on Tuesday in the city of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
FILE - In this May 31, 2010 file photo the Mavi Marmara ship, the lead boat of a flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip which was stormed by Israeli naval commandos in a predawn confrontation, sails into the port of Ashdod, Israel.
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Tel Aviv, Ankara Close to Normalization of Relations - Turkish FM Cavusoglu
 Israel and demanding a formal apology from Israel, as well as compensation for the victims' families. In late March, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that his country was ready to normalize diplomatic relations
In this Sunday, July 26, 2015, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech in Damascus, Syria.
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Syrian Truce Helped Stop Bloodshed, Liberate Palmyra - Assad
" The Syrian leader called Turkey's regime "fascist" and said that Aleppo is the last President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hope to "realize the Islamist project." Assad also commented on Syrian peace talks in Geneva, saying that they truly didn't start as 
Rally participants wave Armenian and German flags in front of the Reichstag, the seat of the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, June 2, 2016, as they protest in favor of the approval of a symbolic resolution by Germany's parliament declaring the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a genocide
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Turkey Vows to Respond to Germany's Recognition of Armenian Genocide
the Ottoman Empire during World War I as a genocide. The move was met with widespread condemnation by Turkish officials. Earlier, Cavusoglu called the resolution a "denigration" of history. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said
Ankara
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Moscow Urges UN, OSCE to React Over Turkey Press Freedom Violations
freedom in the world last year, according the Freedom House report. Lately, administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrested reporters and seized control of newspapers and television networks that have produced reports
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony of Turkey's main private sector organisation, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), in Ankara, on May 10, 2016
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Job or No Job, Erdogan Wants Turkish Women to Have 3 Children Each
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A crane transports a cross to be placed on one of the domes of the future Russian orthodox cathedral Sainte-Trinite at the Quai Branly, near the Eiffel Tower, central Paris, on March 19, 2016.
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Greece Slams Quran Reading in Istanbul's Orthodox Christian Cathedral
reported that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Quran would be read in the Hagia Sophia everyday during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. "We condemn the announcement of the Turkish authorities about plans to read
A Turkish flag hangs in the Gaza port as fishermen in their boats pass off the shore of Gaza City, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
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Israel, Turkey Never to Restore Previous Level of Relations - Official
should the agreement be signed. I cannot tell when this [signing] will happen yet," he said. In late March, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that his country was ready to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel. The following
Fashion
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Fashion Faux Pas: Turkey's Mysterious Fashion Critic Shaming the Parliament
suspicion because no one has a clue who it is." However Yasinyobaz has been kinder with his or her words to some. Ravza Kavakci  an official with President Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP)  was told by 
Copenhagen
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Sir, Yes Sir! Dutiful Denmark Hails NATO's Baltic Buildup
continuing sending money to President Recep Erdogan, as well as supporting visa freedom with Turkey and Ankara's EU membership prospects, Jesper Larsen of the newspaper Politiken argued. "As for Saudi Arabia, they do not even
Soldiers from the Syrian army carry a rocket to fire at Daesh positions in the province of Raqqa, Syria
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Time to Free Raqqa: Daesh's Capital 'Will Be Retaken' by Syrian Army
another province of the empire that Erdogan is trying to build."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends to the G20 Leaders Summit welcoming ceremony on November 15,2015 in Antalya
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How to Lose Friends: Ankara Losing its 'Last Ally in Europe'
"[Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan, who is currently traveling in Kenya, said the vote to label the killings as genocide would 'seriously affect' relations between Turkey and Germany, and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony on the occasion of 171st anniversary of foundation of the Turkish National Police at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 7, 2016.
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Accusations of Armenian Genocide Aimed at Blackmailing Turkey - Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara would never recognize the Armenian genocide.
Working visit of the president of Russia V. Putin to Armenia
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German Author 'Warns' Recognition of Armenian Genocide Will Benefit Moscow
a potentially dangerous and "explosive character," with the resolution which benefited Armenia also benefiting Russia, Armenia's ally. After the Turkish military shot down the Russian Su-24 jet last November, the "autocrats Putin and Erdogan became
Turkish worker union members gesture during an anti-government, pro-secularism protest on May 28, 2016 in Ankara. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on MAy 22 gave his close ally and Transport Minister Binali Yildirim the mandate to form a government as prime minister in a move set to further consolidate the strongman's grip on power.
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No Means No: Majority of Turks Oppose Presidential System
the actions and rhetoric of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "If MHP doesnt undergo some structural changes, a referendum will be held. And if during that referendum MHP members would refuse to vote for the presidential system, snap
A technician works on a German Tornado jet at the air base in Incirlik, Turkey, on January 21, 2016
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Berlin Fears Retaliation Against Forces in Turkey After Genocide Resolution
member and a partner to Germany, the Turks, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are considered capricious and unpredictable," the resource added. The cooperation at stake comes down, first and foremost, to the deployment of 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, offers his hand to shake hands with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (File)
23:17 03.06.2016
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Erdogan Trying to Outdo Ataturk: Germanys Genocide Vote Sends Shockwaves
Germanys Bundestag passed a resolution to recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915, at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. In response, Ankara recalled its German ambassador and Turkish President Erdogan threatened to retaliate.
Military helicopters fly close to protect Turkish President Abdullah Gul and top army commanders aboard other helicopters over Hakkari province, Turkey as he visits Turkish troops at the border with Iraq.
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US to Keep Close Eye on Irans Reaction to Turkish Troops in Iraq
The US has previously asked Turks to withdraw from Northern Iraq. President Obama told President Erdogan this directly six months ago. So I think the United States will be sympathetic to the Iraqi position," Pearson said. "However
Turkey visa-free EU travel
20:27 03.06.2016
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Blaming Spree: Is Ankara Really Seeking to Mend Russo-Turkish Relations?
Due to his inconsistent foreign policy Turkish President Erdogan still remains at odds with Russia. It is hardly surprising since Ankara has spoiled relations with countries all across its neighborhood.
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony of Turkey's main private sector organisation, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), in Ankara, on May 10, 2016
18:52 03.06.2016
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Life Term: Erdogan Needs to Stay in Power to Avoid Criminal Charges
Commenting on the recent situation in Turkey, retired Turkish Admiral Turker Erturk told Sputnik that Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doing his utmost to be able to rule for the term of his life, otherwise he will immediately face trial
The United Nations headquarters is lit up in blue to honor the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in New York, October 23, 2015
17:18 03.06.2016
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Turkish Pipe Dreams: Erdogan Rehashes Idea of Reforming UN Security Council
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses the war academy in Istanbul, Turkey March 28, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Presidential Palace
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Ankara Plans to Open Embassies in All African Countries - Turkish President
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey intends to open its embassies in all 54 African countries.
Loud & Clear
16:05 03.06.2016
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Erdogan Promises to Retaliate After German Parliament Vote
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Queen of Denmark
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Queening It: Danish Ruler in a Heated Debate on Erdogan
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Turkish honour guard soldiers hold an Israeli, right, and Turkish flag, left, after Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and his Turkish counterpart Vecdi Gonul reviewed the military guard of honour before their talks in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010
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Israel, Turkey 'Very Close' to Concluding Reconciliation Deal
' families. In late March, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that his country was ready to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel. The following month, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced that the bilateral talks on 
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Demonstrators protest against resolution that labels the killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide in Berlin.
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Turkey Accused of Denial Over Armenian Genocide Amid Diplomatic Spat
unreal and unfounded scenario of imagination based on enmity towards Turks and lacking any valid instruments, proofs or any legal basis." Turkish President Recap Tayyip Erdogan continues to hold this position and has leveled warnings
Turkish soldiers patrol in Sur district, which is partially under curfew, in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey February 26, 2016
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Berlin Should Not Stand By Turkey's Crimes Against Ethnic Minorities
in a statement. "For me, this would mean no more arms exports," she continued. "This would mean that in the face of Turkish President [Recep] Erdogans war on Turkish Kurds with its over 500,000 refugees and hundreds
Silhouette of a man at Berlin Tegel Airport
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Ankara Recalls Ambassador to Germany After Recognition of Armenian Genocide
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that German genocide resolution will "seriously" affect relations between the two countries. Earlier in the day, the German parliament (Bundestag) passed a resolution on Thursday that recognized their country
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Beauty Loses Faith in Justice: Miss Turkey 2006 Accuses Erdogan of Bullying
The former Miss Turkey 2006 was sentenced to 14 months on probation by a Turkish court for "publicly insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Her "crime", however, in fact consisted of merely posting something on her
Bundestag
13:40 02.06.2016
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Bundestag Recognizes Ottoman Crimes Against Armenians in 1915 as Genocide
Recep Tayyip Erdogans spokesman called the impending vote "political abuse" last month. Some 1.2 million Armenians were slaughtered or starved to death by the Ottomans during and after the first World War. The Turkish empire
Armenian civilians escorted by Ottoman soldiers, being marched to a prison in southeastern Turkish city of Elazig, April 1915.
01:56 02.06.2016
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German MPs to Debate Armenia Genocide Bill Disputed by Turkey on Thursday
Recep Tayyip Erdogans spokesman called the impending vote "political abuse" last month. Some 1.2 million Armenians were slaughtered or starved to death by the Ottomans during and after the first World War. The Turkish empire
US Troops Wearing YPG Kurdish Patches in Northern Syria
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Trouble in Paradise? Turkey, US Clash Over Weapons, Security
by the US because it forced us to develop our own systems," Demir said Sunday. The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed severe misgivings over the Pentagons cooperation with the Syrian Kurdish People
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens to statements at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
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Turkish President Calls for Fixed-Term Elections to UN Security Council
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revived his criticism of the UN Security Council on Wednesday and called for fixed-term elections of its permanent and non-permanent members.
Trouble in Turkey
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Trouble in Turkey
It seems like every day in Turkey there are new proceedings initiated against those who have 'publicly insulted' president Erdogan.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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NeverEnding Story…of Oppression: Turkish Actor Accused of Insulting Erdogan
 him, this time for 'insulting the honor and dignity of President Erdogan.' In his statement for SolHaber, a popular opposition news portal, Aydin explained his predicament as follows: "the prosecutor's office investigated
A US Navy officer, name not available, looks on at the weapons control deck of the USS Monterey in the Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania, Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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Why NATO's Growing Presence in Black Sea Won't Change the Strategic Balance
Tayyip Erdogan said that the transformation of the Black Sea into a 'Russian Lake' was not acceptable. But NATO knows perfectly well that the Black Sea will never become a 'NATO Lake', and we will take all necessary measures in order
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
13:03 01.06.2016
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Damned If You Don't: Erdogan's Chance to Save Turkey's Tourism Industry
The policies of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have dealt a serious blow to Turkey's tourism industry as people from both Russia and Europe have become increasingly reluctant to visit the country; however, there may be a way to fix things.
View of the Moscow Kremlin towers, Alexander Garden and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
12:31 01.06.2016
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Kremlin Wants Erdogan's Apology, Compensation for Downing Su-24
MOSCOW (Sputnik) On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara was willing to resume ties with Moscow, but was not sure what first step Turkey was expected to make. "I do not understand what kind of 
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens to statements at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
21:17 31.05.2016
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Erdogan Wants to Improve Ties With Russia, But Doesn't Know How to Start
Turkey wants to improve relations with Russia, but does not understand what kind of first step Moscow expects from Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "I do not understand what kind of first step
Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addresses local administrators at his palace in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016
20:50 31.05.2016
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Erdogan Notes Positive Dynamic in Restoration of Turkey-Israel Relations
The process of restoration of Turkish-Israeli relations is going in a positive way, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
19:05 31.05.2016
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Erdogan Expresses Concern Over Bundestag's Vote on Armenian Genocide
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced concern Tuesday over the upcoming Bundestag's vote on the recognition of Armenian genocide in World War I in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Pakistani migrants. (File)
18:12 31.05.2016
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Refugee Hotspots Allow EU, Turkey to Select Best Cheap Labor Force
in Turkey, on a one-for-one basis. In return, the 28-member bloc pledged to accelerate the Turkish EU accession bid and introduce a visa-free regime between Turkey and the Schengen Area. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has
Former Miss Turkey Merve Buyuksarac speaks to The Associated Press in Istanbul, Turkey
18:05 31.05.2016
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Former 'Miss Turkey' Put on Probation for 'Publicly Insulting' Erdogan
A Turkish court sentenced former national beauty contest winner Merve Büyüksaraç to 14 months on probation for "publicly insulting" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in social media, Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported.
FILE In this March 15, 2014 file photo, Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, sits at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, United States.
16:47 31.05.2016
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Turkey Arrests 12, Detains 71 Linked to Oppositionist Cleric Gulen
MOSCOW (Sputnik) News broke earlier in the day that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan designated his former ally Gulens movement a terrorist group. The arrests and detentions were carried out on suspicion of being
A US fighter, who is fighting alongside with Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), carries his national flag as he stands with SDF fighters in northern province of Raqqa, Syria May 27, 2016
16:15 31.05.2016
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On the Road to Raqqa
crossing the Euphrates River, which happens to be a red line imposed by Turkey's Sultan Erdogan.  Embedded with the SDF advance is a massive P.R. operation deployed by Washington, involving a hilarious controversy on American
Fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces prepare to fire a mortar shell towards positions held by Islamic State fighters in northern province of Raqqa, Syria May 27, 2016
11:09 31.05.2016
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Raqqa Offensive Brings Syrian Talks in Geneva to 'Deadlock'
that is mainly populated by Kurds. Last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a crackdown on separatists in southern Turkey. Ankara considers local Kurdish forces terrorists. Moreover, Turkish forces have been shelling Kurds across
The NATO emblem is seen before a defence ministers meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on October 22, 2013
22:52 30.05.2016
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Russia to Respond to NATO Attempts to Bring Conflicts to Black Sea
for political dialogue. "Today, NATO is trying to move confrontational schemes to the Black Sea. Recently, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the transformation of the Black Sea into the 'Russian lake
Militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, run as they attack Turkish security forces in Nusaydin, Turkey, Tuesday, March 1, 2016
22:47 30.05.2016
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Over 6,300 Houses Destroyed in Turkey's Southeast Amid Hostilities
Tayyip Erdogan alleges over 5,000 Kurdish insurgents have been killed in the campaign since mid-December, a figure that pro-Kurdish officials contend includes hundreds of civilians.
War ships of the NATO Standing Maritime Group-2 take part in a military drill on the Black Sea, 60km from Constanta city March 16, 2015
19:38 30.05.2016
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NATO Attempts to Use Confrontational Approach in Black Sea - Moscow
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Black Sea cannot be transformed into a 'Russian lake.' But NATO is well aware that the Black Sea will never become a 'NATO lake' and we will take all necessary steps to neutralize possible
A Turkish guard of honor hold a EU and a Turkish flag (File)
18:23 30.05.2016
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Turkey Made Progress on 3 of 5 Requirements on Visa-Free Regime With EU
notably president [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan last week signed the law, operation of which will lead to entering into effect the Turkish-EU readmission agreement, as regards third countries, which are the provisions we were waiting to 
A Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters guards a post flying the PKK flag. File photo
17:43 30.05.2016
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Turkey Must Prove Russia Supplying PKK With Weapons Moscow
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Earlier on Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia is allegedly supplying the PKK, outlawed in Turkey, with anti-aircraft weaponry and rockets through Syria and Iraq. The PKK has
A Turkish guard of honor hold a EU and a Turkish flag (File)
15:47 30.05.2016
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Turkey Must Amend Anti-Terror Law if It Wants Visa-Free Regime With EU
talks and a visa-free regime between Turkey and the Schengen Area. Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that Ankara could withdraw from the migration deal if Brussels did not deliver on its promise of visa waiver
Turkish parliament
14:41 30.05.2016
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Turkish Gov't to Present Draft Bill on Presidential System to Parliament
The Turkish government will pass its proposals on transition to presidential system in the coming days," Kurtulmus told journalists at the breefing. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to hold a referendum to abandon
Turkish soldiers
13:28 30.05.2016
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Turkey Wants Joint Operation With US in Syria, but Without Kurds
and the European Union, but not by Russia and the United Nations. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan even called on Washington to make a choice between Ankara and the YPG.
A man waves a flag with the image of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a rally to mark the 563rd anniversary of the conquest of the city by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul, Turkey, May 29, 2016.
22:04 29.05.2016
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Around Million Attend Ceremony of Turkey' Conquest of Constantinople
MOSCOW (Sputnik)  According to the Hurriyet Daily News, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as newly-appointed Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim participated in the ceremony that took place in 
Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces ride in the back of a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016
21:32 29.05.2016
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'Extremely Unlikely US Will Pack and Go Home After Raqqa Liberation'
t declared the YPG to be terrorists, because they are not, even though there is that affiliation with the PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party].” Talking about Erdogan in Turkey, the former officer said that the president has shown
Turkish parliament
12:14 29.05.2016
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Turkish Parliament Gives PM Yildirim's Government Vote of Confidence
ANKARA (Sputnik) A total of 315 out of 550 lawmakers voted in favor of the move in an open session broadcast by Turkeys NTV network. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tasked Yildirim to form
Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces ride in the back of a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016
10:34 29.05.2016
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US Troops With Kurdish Patches: Blending in or 'Hiding Behind YPG Skirts'?
message was most likely meant to assure Turkey that a similar incident will not take place in the future. Unsurprisingly, Ankara was furious when photos of US troops wearing YPG insignia emerged. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish and EU flags
01:18 29.05.2016
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Turkeys Political Reforms 'Go Backwards', Hinder EU Membership
silence President Erdogan's critics and opposition.
Men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces as they ride in the back of a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa. (File)
20:30 28.05.2016
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Erdogan Slams US Forces for Wearing Patches of Syrian Kurdish Fighters
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized on Saturday the fact that the patches of the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) were noticed on the US servicemen, who support Syria's militias in their struggle against Daesh terrorist group.
US Troops Wearing YPG Kurdish Patches in Northern Syria
03:38 28.05.2016
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US Punishes Troops Who Wore Kurdish Gear for Safety at Behest of Erdogan
opposition lawmakers under Turkeys terrorist laws, and evidence that embattled Turkish President Erdogan ordered a false-flag sarin gas attack in Syria that almost led to a US invasion. Instead, the United States is viewed as 
Muslim men praying at a mosque
18:34 27.05.2016
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European States Failing to Tackle Rising Islamophobia and Racism - Report
A new report from the Council of Europe says the continent is witnessing an "unprecedentedly high number of migrants and asylum seekers fleeing war, persecution and poverty", but many states are failing to tackle the rise in Islamophobia and racism, Sputnik has been told.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
18:07 27.05.2016
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It Takes Guts: This is Why Putin is West's Most Indispensable Ally
no mistake: it is Russia who dealt a heavy blow to Daesh in Syria by cutting off its supply routes and upsetting the applecart of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's illicit oil business with terrorists. "The Russian president recently
Red Line
18:00 27.05.2016
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Binali Yildirm: Premier in the Land of Erdogan”
After the departure of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu following his row with President Erdogan, Turkeys ruling party picked the new head of the cabinet to be former Transport Minister Binali Yildirim, the man who echoes everything
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, offers his hand to shake hands with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (File)
03:23 27.05.2016
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Erdogan Unleashes More Threats on Europe as EU-Turkey Deal Falters
Recently, European leaders nearly unanimously signaled an unwillingness to approve visa-free travel for Turkish residents within the Schengen zone, citing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogans persecution of domestic opposition
Migrants stand behind a fence at the Nizip refugee camp in Gaziantep province, southeastern Turkey, Saturday, April 23, 2016
21:36 26.05.2016
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Turkey's Approach of Cherry-Picking Migrants Unlikely to Last Long
in Europe will continue to rise and there would be mixed solution," Gehrcke said. This week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to suspend the agreement on migration made with the European Union, if the bloc fails
Loud & Clear
15:36 26.05.2016
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G7 Summit Meets While Mass Protests Rock Japan
Erdogan has threatened to block the deal with the European Union on refugees if the bloc does not grant visa-free travel to Turkish citizens. Will competing agendas between EU powers and Turkey sink the deal. Kemal Okuyan
Turkey visa-free EU travel
11:40 26.05.2016
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Turkey Dependent on EU, Must Stop Threats of Migrant Deal Pullout
in the European Parliament, the European Peoples Party Group, said in a statement obtained by Sputnik. On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country would pull out of the migrant swap deal with the bloc
Flag of Cyrpus
19:23 25.05.2016
3809
Cyprus Unification Suffers Setback as Nicosia Cancels Peace Talks
a #blamegame (2/2) #Cyprus  Mustafa Cirakli (@m_cirakli) May 24, 2016 ?Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's last-minute decision to invite Akinci to the Istanbul summit angered Cypriot officials, who saw it as a double attempt
Flags of Turkey, right, and the European Union are seen in front of a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
19:16 25.05.2016
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German Support of Failed EU-Turkey Migration Deal Mistake
Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding relations with Turkey, particularly with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the migration issue "obviously failed." "She should skip the deal and secure the German borders, to prevent further mass
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, April 6, 2016
18:23 25.05.2016
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'One Man State': Why Erdogan Can Continue to Twist EUs Arm With Impunity
Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey is turning into an authoritarian state with its leader having no scruples about twisting the EUs arm to make further concessions.
Sylvana Simons Jazzpodium
17:16 25.05.2016
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Dutch Star Sylvana Simons Backs European Pro-Muslim Political Party
ridiculed in the press, which described it as a party of pro-Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whingers. One paper, The Parool led its front page with an analysis headlined "Immigrants have had enough." Sylvana Simons kreeg
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
16:27 25.05.2016
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Fears for EU-Turkey Refugee Deal as Erdogan Threatens to Block Agreement
There are more fears over the future of the Turkey-EU refugee deal after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to block laws relating to the agreement if Ankara was not granted visa-free travel for Turkish citizens to the EU.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, May 23, 2016.
15:10 25.05.2016
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'Don't Cave in to Turkey': Germans Want Merkel to Stand Her Ground
The German people have spoken and they are demanding that their leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel should stand up to The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and not to cave in to his demands, even if it impacts the EU
An elderly refugee man stands with children as they wait for the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans (all not pictured) at Nizip refugee camp near Gaziantep, Turkey, April 23, 2016.s
14:49 25.05.2016
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EU-Turkey Migration Deal Not Failure - German Chancellor
like visa-free travel for Turks, take more time than expected due to unfulfilled requirements, we will figure out how we can resolve the situation," Merkel said. On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned
A picture taken on March 18, 2016 shows a placard depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) giving money to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and reading not to be accomplices to crime, involves supporting peace, democracy and human rights as Kurdish people take part in a protest to call for an end of the Turkish State terror in Kurdistan, during the European Union summit in Brussels
14:18 25.05.2016
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72 Points of Discord: Erdogan Ready to Flood Europe With Migrants
The World Humanitarian Summit wrapped up in Turkeys Istanbul on Tuesday, with Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatening the EU that Turkey would scupper the deal if Ankara was not granted its key demand of visa-free travel within the Union; Angela Merkel
Binali Yildirim greets party members during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, May 19, 2016
00:38 25.05.2016
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Preparing for War? Meet Turkeys New Defense and Science Ministers
On Tuesday, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved a new cabinet, proposed by new Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, who took the position vacated by Ahmet Davutoglu. Journalists note that many key figures retained their positions
EU
21:02 24.05.2016
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Why the European Union Has No Power in the Middle East
President Erdogan, who faces increasing criticism for his dictatorial tendencies, also does not contribute to agreement within the EU. We must negotiate, but without giving in to conditions close to blackmail."
An Iranian worker stands in front of gas pipelines next to the flags of Turkey (R) and Iran
19:52 24.05.2016
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New Turkish Cabinet Planning to Step Up Relations With Iran
prime minister on Sunday. President Tayyip Erdogan has approved the new Cabinet headed by Yildirim.
Army Gen. Joseph Votel speaks to reporters Saturday, May 21, 2016 during a secret trip to Syria
17:42 24.05.2016
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Three Suggested Aims of US Central Command Generals Secret Visit to Syria
for their part, are trying to keep the balance in the region under their control. The journalist also noted that Presidents Obama and Erdogan even held a phone conversation to discuss the guarantees that the Kurds wont stay
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with incoming Prime Minister Binali Yildirim at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, May 22, 2016
17:14 24.05.2016
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Turkeys New PM Fully On Board With Erdogans Presidential Power Shift
ANKARA (Sputnik) As the presidential office is de jure a ceremonial title with limited executive powers, the Turkish opposition has accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of actively intervening in national governance
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) chats with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, May 23, 2016.
17:11 24.05.2016
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Critics Slam EU-Turkey Deal Under Spotlight at Humanitarian Summit
Critics of the EU-Turkey migrant deal have exposed the irony of holding the World Humanitarian Summit (May23/4) in Istanbul where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's stands accused of a poor record on human rights and media freedom.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony on the occasion of 171st anniversary of foundation of the Turkish National Police at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 7, 2016.
12:12 24.05.2016
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Erdogan Approves New Cabinet Headed by Prime Minister Yildirim
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved the composition of the new government headed by Prime Minister, the presidential administration said in a statement.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with incoming Prime Minister Binali Yildirim at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, May 22, 2016
09:58 24.05.2016
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New Turkish PM Allows Erdogan to Tighten Grip on Formerly Liberal AK Party
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appointed longtime ally Binali Yildirim to the post of Prime Minister, following the resignation of Ahmet Davutoglu earlier this month due to their political differences
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and his wife, Emine, arrive at the airport in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016
22:19 23.05.2016
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With a Little Help From His Friends: Erdogan to Seize Dictatorial Control
On Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan officially accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, following repeated disagreements between the leaders over parliamentary candidates for their ruling
A view of the devastated Syrian city of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani, seen from border town of Suruc, Turkey.
21:21 23.05.2016
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Turkish Female Journalist: Court Deprived Me of My Parental Rights
Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet published photos and video recordings that showed that the trucks actually contained boxes with ammunition and were transporting this ammunition into Syria. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan demanded criminal
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) chats with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, May 23, 2016.
19:02 23.05.2016
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Erdogan, Merkel Agree Turkey-EU Visa-Free Regime Talks Should Continue
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting Monday and agreed that the Turkey-EU negotiations on a visa-free regime should be continued, local media reported.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are pictured during the opening session of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey
18:15 23.05.2016
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Pro-Kurdish Party Urges UN to React to Human Rights Violations in Turkey
are concerned that the crimes of the Erdogan regime and human rights violations will be overshadowed by the first humanitarian summit. We consider it necessary to convey to you the full depth of the political and humanitarian crisis
European Youth Event 2016
17:57 23.05.2016
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EU Chief Admits Europe Suffers From 'Pervasive Lack of Trust'
Frans Timmermans, the First Vice President of the European Commission has admitted "Europe suffers from a pervasive lack of trust," as the latest polls show a drop in the number of Europeans with a positive image of the European Union.
Turkish and EU flags
17:33 23.05.2016
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EU May Force New Turkish Gov't to Find Compromise With Kurds - Party Member
Yildirim is a strong supporter of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and has already promised to continue fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). "Despite the pessimistic prospects for the Kurdish issue in Turkey
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
16:53 23.05.2016
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Merkel to Watch Turkey Closely After Vote to Strip Lawmakers of Immunity
a fourth of the Turkish lawmakers gives grounds for serious concern," Merkel told reporters after meeting Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The chancellor said she had raised the issue during her meeting with Erdogan
A file photo showing a woman walk next to ruined houses and shops on March 8, 2016 during International Women's day in Cizre district. Residents of Cizre in southeastern Turkey began returning home Wednesday after authorities partially lifted a curfew in place since December for a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels which left many homes destroyed.
15:14 23.05.2016
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Int'l Community Must Refuse to Cooperate With Turkey Opposition Leader
The international community must refuse to cooperate with Turkey to avoid becoming accomplices in the crimes of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's regime, Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) leader Figen Yuksekdag said Monday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, April 6, 2016
14:45 23.05.2016
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Arab Spring 'Inspired Erdogan to Support Islamists' in 4 Muslim Countries
During his years in power, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has changed the core principles of Ankara's domestic and foreign policy. Dreaming of being the leader of the Arab world, Erdogan has long supported Islamist movements in the Middle
A woman holds two children as refugees and migrants wait to board a bus that will transfer them from a makeshift camp at the port of Piraeus to a newly built relocation centre in the port town of Skaramagkas, in western Athens, Greece April 18, 2016
14:30 23.05.2016
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Merkel Admits 'Concerns' Over Turkey as Migrant Deal Enters Brexit Row
brokered was for Turks to have visa-free access to the Schengen zone by June 2016 and for Turkeys accession into the EU to be accelerated. Critics point to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's record
A general view shows a damaged street with sandbags used as barriers in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla district (File)
12:59 23.05.2016
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Showdown: Battle for Aleppo May Put End to 'Erdogans Imperial Designs'
The future of Syria is now being decided not in Damascus or Geneva, but in Aleppo. If the Syrian Army and its allies win the battle for Aleppo it will not only end the war but also ruin plans of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who
Turkish flag flies at the refugee camp for Syrian refugees in Islahiye, Gaziantep province, southeastern Turkey,Wednesday, March 16, 2016
11:59 23.05.2016
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Ankara May Suspend Deal With EU Over 'Double Standards' - Erdogan's Aide
Erdogan said Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
11:44 23.05.2016
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Merkel 'Forced to Deal With Despotic Leader' to Curb Migrant Flow to Europe
Merkel ignores those in Turkey who share European values and principles. Instead, Erdogan is exporting his Turkish principles to Europe and sending journalists to court, now German journalists too. It would be funny if it weren
US President Barack Obama (R) greets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to a meeting at the US Chief of Missions residence in Paris on December 1, 2015.
21:51 22.05.2016
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Turkish, Western Leadership 'Use Terrorism For Own Interests'
During a meeting in Istanbul, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, criticized the double standards of the West towards terrorism. Erdogan said that the Western world did not respond to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with incoming Prime Minister Binali Yildirim at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, May 22, 2016.
20:23 22.05.2016
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Turkey's Erdogan Tasks New Ruling Party Head to Form New Government
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tasked Sunday Binali Yildirim, the newly-elected head of the ruling party, to form the countrys new government, his administration said.
Head of the governing Justice and Development Party and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu with his wife Sare Davutoglu, left, waves towards supporters during the party congress in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, May 22, 2016.
19:04 22.05.2016
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Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu Resigns - Reports
ANKARA (Sputnik) According to the NTV television channel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accepted his resignation and asked him to carry on fulfilling his duties until the new government is formed. Earlier
Binali Yildirim greets party members during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, May 19, 2016
16:32 22.05.2016
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Erdogan's Loyalist Elected as Turkeys Ruling Party Leader
Turkish Transport Minister and President Recep Tayyip Erdogans loyalist, Binali Yildirim, was elected new chair of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) at its extraordinary convention on Sunday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchange gifts before their talks
16:06 22.05.2016
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Erdogan Seizing Absolute Power in Turkey With 'Merkels Full Acquiescence'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is "marching" to absolute power with "Berlins blessing," Carnegie Europe analyst Marc Pierini wrote.
Turkey's Minister of Transport Binali Yildirim (File)
15:54 22.05.2016
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Turkeys PM Frontrunner Backs Transition to Presidential System
Turkeys priority is to complete the transition to a presidential ruling system that would finalize President Recep Tayyip Erdogans bid to consolidate power, prime ministerial frontrunner Binali Yildirim said at the ruling partys extraordinary
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves a news conference at his ruling AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey May 5, 2016.
14:38 22.05.2016
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Outgoing Turkish Prime Minister Signals Disaffection in Farewell Speech
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Davutoglu's successor Yildirim is described as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's loyalist in his quest to consolidate power. "Going to this extraordinary convention after a successful election
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony of Turkey's main private sector organisation, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), in Ankara, on May 10, 2016
13:52 22.05.2016
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Erdogan's New Law: 'The Day Democracy Truly Died in Turkey'
We can call this the day democracy truly died in Turkey and we can abandon all hope for any meaningful opposition against President Erdogan and the AKPs political system in the future. Obviously Turkey has a very
Direct Line with Vladimir Putin
02:58 22.05.2016
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Putin Has Made Strong Leadership a 'Trend' Across the Globe
Since Putin's election, international policy has seen a return of strong and powerful leaders such as Xi Jinping, Erdogan and Orban, the columnist noted in his piece for The Financial Times. Although many fail to take Trump
In this Tuesday, June 10, 2014 photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sits in the pilot's sesat during a presentation for the Turkish-made military attack helicopter, T129 ATAK, outside Ankara, Turkey
00:35 22.05.2016
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Rivals-Turned-Allies: Erdogan Sides With Reemerging Turkish Army
Thirteen years after Recep Tayiip Erdogan stepped into the Turkish political establishment, the country's army that was oppressed, is now restoring its positions, US media assert.
Turkish soldiers stand near the Turkey-Syrian border post in Sanliurfa, on September 4, 2015.
21:17 21.05.2016
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Invasion? Syrian Kurds Report Turkish Military Crossed Syrian Border
the Turkish soldiers were reportedly building fortifications to protect their borders against Kurdish fighters. On Thursday, President Erdogan gave further indication that his government is actively considering the deployment of troops in 
Putin and Merkel
14:36 21.05.2016
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Welcome Back: This is Why the West Needs 'Far Away Brother Putin'
the EU's relations with Turkey. "Vladimir Putin is more predictable, sociable and right-minded than the irrational Turk Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Angela Merkel got a clear idea about it in conversations with both of them
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony on the occasion of 171st anniversary of foundation of the Turkish National Police at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 7, 2016.
01:07 21.05.2016
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Erdogans Law: Kurdish Parliament Members Stripped of Immunity
dictatorial President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party, will be used to silence opposition and dissent.
A Turkish military vehicle is surrounded by security forces after it hit and killed a local woman in an accident in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir.
21:25 20.05.2016
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German Arms Supplied to Turkey Used in Ankaras Fight Against Kurds
this," Dagdelen said in the interview. According to the lawmaker, Europe "bows the head in front of Erdogan's dictatorship" in fears that Turkey might back out of its migrant deal with the European Union. "This will last until
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during.
18:42 20.05.2016
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Erdogan: Adoption of Bill to Strip Lawmakers of Immunity 'Historic'
By allowing the removal of lawmakers' immunity, the Turkish parliament has made a decision that has "historic" significance for the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.
Refugee youths gesture from behind a fence at Nizip refugee camp near Gaziantep, Turkey, April 23, 2016.
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Asylum Judges Declare Turkey 'Unsafe' in Blow to EU Migrant Deal
media. What kind of message does the #EUTurkey deal send to the world? You can buy your way out of providing asylum. pic.twitter.com/zeQzzuHH5I  MSF Sea (@MSF_Sea) 13 May 2016 ?Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has
Bundestag in Berlin
17:15 20.05.2016
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Berlin Concerned Over Turkish Law Stripping Lawmakers of Immunity
Tayyip Erdogan for a final approval. "The federal government took a note of this vote. The increasing domestic political polarization, the growing polarization of the domestic political debate in Turkey is of concern to us
US Secretary of State John Kerry
16:18 20.05.2016
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Kerry Raises Question of Freedom of Press With Turkish Counterpart
WASHINGTON (Sputnik)  Lately, administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrested reporters and seized control of newspapers and television networks that have produced reports critical of the government
Turkish parliament
15:25 20.05.2016
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Turkish Parliament Passes 'Anti-Kurdish' Bill On Lifting Immunity From MPs
ANKARA (Sputnik) The bill was passed by 376 of the 550 parliament member, which will now require a change in the countrys constitution. The law will now be passed on to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
German artists projected a light installation on the Turkish Embassy in Berlin
14:34 20.05.2016
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Every German 'Must Try to Prevent Occurrence of Dictators Like Erdogan'
The artists projected on the Turkish Embassy images of Erdogan, the emblem of the Third Reich near the Turkish ruling party's logo and the phrase "Reichstag passes the power to the hands of Erdogan." Commenting on 
Loud & Clear
13:05 20.05.2016
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Turkey Prepares to Imprison Kurdish Members of Parliament
The bill was proposed by President Erdogan's AK Party, but is it simply a way to crack down on independent parties and Kurdish members of the Parliament? President Obama touches down in Vietnam on Sunday. Millions
Binali Yildirim greets party members during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, May 19, 2016
12:43 20.05.2016
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'Puppet Prime Minister': What is Known About Turkeys New Premier
Transport Minister Binali Yildirim will soon become the new prime minister of Turkey. He was the only candidate nominated from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Particularly, Yildirim is known as being absolutely loyal to Erdogan.
Turkish and EU flags
10:40 20.05.2016
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Erdogan 'Will Not Grieve' if Turkey-EU Visa Deal Collapses
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday he would not be upset if the European Union did not relax its visa regime as pledged in this springs migrant-for-refugee swap.
Turkey's Minister of Transport Binali Yildirim (File)
01:31 20.05.2016
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Tightening the Fist: Turkey Names Close Erdogan Ally as New Prime Minister
Binali Yirdim, a close ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a former Transport Minister of Turkey, was appointed as the new AKP chairman following former PM Ahmet Davutoglu's resignation. "We will work in total harmony
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
14:31 19.05.2016
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Row Breaks Out Over EU Chief Comments on Shaky Turkey Migrant Deal
of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which Turkey has flatly refused to do. In a sign of the tensions, the chief EU ambassador conducting the negotiations, Hansjörg Haber, was reported in the newspaper Hurriyet, as saying: "We
Turkish journalists cover their mouths with black ribbons before the trial of Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and Erdem Gul, the paper's Ankara representative, outside the courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, April 1, 2016
03:46 19.05.2016
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Turkish Reporter Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Court Footage
Tanr?verdi claimed that, in the case of Yildiz, "this was an act of revenge." The Turkish government has been repeatedly criticized for clamping down on journalists and free speech since Erdogan came to power in 2014
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) speaks with US President Barack Obama (L) during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit in Antalya. (File)
02:34 19.05.2016
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Obama, Erdogan Discuss Ongoing Bilateral Cooperation Against Terrorism
Barack Obama in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated the importance of bilateral cooperation between the two nations to defeat Daesh.
Turkish journalists cover their mouths with black ribbons before the trial of Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and Erdem Gul, the paper's Ankara representative, outside the courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, April 1, 2016.
01:01 19.05.2016
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Turkey Courts Need Political Independence to Release Jailed Reporter - CPJ
Turkish generals against the countrys current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was prime minister at the time. Lately, Erdogans administration has arrested reporters and seized control of newspapers and television networks
Pumpkins
19:10 18.05.2016
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Squash Erdogan 2: Russia Temporarily Bans Imports of Pumpkins From Turkey
Rosselkhoznadzor said Wednesday it will temporary ban imports of squash and pumpkins from Turkey starting May 19.
A boy queues for free food at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, May 11, 2016.
18:39 18.05.2016
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EU Politicians on Mission to Greece Over Migrant Crisis
demands from the EU, covering various areas, including a loosening of its controversial anti-terror law that has been used to target journalists and academics, a condition which Erdogan has refused to commit to. Human Rights Issues
A Turkish guard of honor hold a EU and a Turkish flag (File)
14:03 18.05.2016
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Not So Fast: EU 'Could Stop Turkey's Visa-Free Regime Immediately'
know, recently the Turkish President de facto fired its Prime Minister, and this was the Prime Minister that had struck the EU-Turkey deal. So there are a lot of questions being asked now that the Prime Minister has gone: will Erdogan stick to 
A page from a Turkish biometric passport
13:38 18.05.2016
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Botched Security: 'Turkish Passports' Will Help Terrorists Go to Europe
 it's enough to give them citizenship. All illegal immigrants returning from Europe will either become grateful supporters of [Turkish President] Erdogan or they will again go to the EU but this time on Turkish passports
An elderly Turkish woman was sentenced to almost a year in prison for carrying a banner criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported.
02:06 18.05.2016
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Turkish Court Sentences Woman to 11 Months in Jail for Criticizing Erdogan
An elderly Turkish woman was sentenced to almost a year in prison for carrying a banner criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
23:39 17.05.2016
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German Court Rules Most Part of Satirical Poem About Erdogan Inadmissible
A Hamburg court ruled on Tuesday that the most part of a satirical poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was inadmissible, local media reported.
Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of (KDP-Iran) take part in routine military exercises in Koya, 100 kms north of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on December 9, 2014
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Alliance in Iraqi Kurdistan Could Increase Iran's Influence - Stratfor
Iran, already dominant in Baghdad, to increase its clout in the region even more." Stratfor explained that the KDP has security and economic ties to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogans ruling Justice and Development Party
The leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas (File)
18:23 17.05.2016
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Erdogans Plan to Lift Legal Immunity Targets Us - Pro-Kurdish Party
Co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party said that the proposal by Turkey's ruling Justice and Development party to strip Turkish lawmakers of immunity targets opposition groups in parliament.
Flags of Turkey, right, and the European Union are seen in front of a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
15:15 17.05.2016
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Turkey Equates EU Demand to Alter Anti-Terror Law With Supporting Terrorism
Ankara's legislation on terrorism," something that was harshly criticized earlier by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. EU stands ready to fulfil its part of EU-Turkey deal as long as Turkey agrees to play by 
Damage is seen inside the departure terminal following the March 22, 2016 bombing at Zaventem Airport, in these undated photos made available to Reuters by the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, in Brussels, Belgium, March 29, 2016.
14:36 17.05.2016
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Despite Warnings, EU Admits Turkey Deal Will Lead to Higher Terror Risk
Six months after the November 13, 2015 Paris terror attacks that killed 130 and injured hundreds more, the EU has admitted that its deal with Turkey to allow visa-free access to the EU for its citizens will lead to an increased terror risk.
Ahmet Davutoglu and Tayyip Erdogan (File)
10:09 17.05.2016
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Erdogan vs Davutoglu: Which Turk Will Win the West
President Erdogan, who is doing his utmost to concentrate all the power in his own hands.
Green zucchini
17:38 16.05.2016
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Squash Erdogan: Russia to Ban Imports of Turkish Pumpkins, Zucchinis
Rosselkhoznadzor - Russian agriculture body - will ban the import of Turkish zucchinis and pumpkins, the regulator's deputy head said Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 20, 2016.
17:17 16.05.2016
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Merkel's Party in Despair Over Migrant Crisis and Poll Drop
of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Kunst-Protest an Türkischer Botschaft in Berlin
16:58 16.05.2016
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German Satire Shines: Turkish Embassy Hit With Erdogan-Hitler Caricatures
A group of German artists have projected politically-charged images onto the Turkish and Saudi Arabian embassies in Berlin, which compare Erdogan to Hitler and implicate the Saudis in supporting terrorism.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony on the occasion of 171st anniversary of foundation of the Turkish National Police at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 7, 2016.
10:55 16.05.2016
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Erdogan is a Ruthless Tyrant Digging his Own Grave
More and more western media sources now openly call Turkish President Erdogan a ruthless tyrant with a dangerous hobby of eradicating any form of opposition or freethinking; however, his strive for unilateral control over the country could end up
March 15, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and King Mohammed VI of Morocco meet in the Kremlin
15:53 15.05.2016
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North Africa, Mideast Rely on Moscow to Maintain Their Security
While Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan portrays himself as the "political governor" of the Muslim world such countries as Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia are turning to military cooperation with Russia.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony on the occasion of 171st anniversary of foundation of the Turkish National Police at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 7, 2016.
10:40 15.05.2016
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'King of Europe': Erdogan's Greatest Weakness Emerges
Even though Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan managed to hoodwink the EU on the migrant issue making it dependent on Ankara, Europes new king” is feeling the pinch of a mounting economic crisis, Die Welt wrote.
Refugees and migrants including children who left the Chios registration camp, shout slogans and hold placards reading 'No Turkey during a protest on April 3, 2016 as they camp out in the port of Chios.
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Turkish Blackmail: Ankara to Flood EU With Migrants if Visa Deal Fails
The ultimatum was tweeted by Burhan Kuzu, President Erdogans "honorary adviser" and a member of Turkish Ruling Party AKP, earlier this week. Efendim demi?im ki,AP bize vizesiz giri? vermede sözünde durmazsa,kap?lar? açal?m M
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony of Turkey's main private sector organisation, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), in Ankara, on May 10, 2016
20:10 14.05.2016
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Erdogan Slams EU: 'Gays, Turtles More Important to the West Than Syrians!'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again contributed to increasing tensions between his country and the West.
View of the Blue Mosque across the Bosphorus, Istanbul
19:21 14.05.2016
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Erdogan Dreaming to 'Revive New Ottoman Caliphate'… in Europe
Angela Merkel cannot transform Turkish President Erdogan from an 'Oriental despot' into a respectable member of the European family, Deena Stryker writes, warning that Europe may fall into the neo-Ottoman trap.
Ships of Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol
19:07 14.05.2016
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NATO Concerned Over 'Russias Military Dominance' in Black Sea
Earlier this week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia is increasing military dominance in the region. "I told him [Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary-general] 'You are absent from the Black Sea. The Black Sea has almost
Soldiers parade outside the Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey
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Turkish Minister Urges EU to Find 'New Formula' to Solve Visa Deal Impasse
agree on the implementation of technical points that Ankara must fulfill to meet the standards required for EU membership. Earlier this month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke out against the EU demands for 
A general view of a session of the Bundestag, the German lower house of parliament, in Berlin, Germany
17:48 13.05.2016
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German Lawmaker Shocks Parliament by Reciting Poem Mocking Erdogan
Detlef Seif, a backbench member of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, has caused a stir in Bundestag by reciting a satirical poem that mocked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as German MPs were debating the fate of the law
The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz
17:10 13.05.2016
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Euro Parliament Chief Bemoans 'Dismal' State of the EU Amid Crises
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Flags of Turkey, left, and the European Union fly over the dome of a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
14:08 13.05.2016
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Migrant Crisis: German Vice Chancellor Voices Why EU Asked Turkey for Help
We turned to Erdogan for help because we did not have a single policy on migrants. I wish we had one and had evenly distributed the 1.5 million migrants who arrived in Europe last year among 500 million Europeans
A large convoy of Turkish military including tanks and ambulances rolls from the southeastern part of Turkey toward the Iraqi border (File)
22:54 12.05.2016
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Turkey Threatens to Launch 'Unilateral' Operations on Syrian Soil
Inching closer to a military invasion of Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch "operations" to "clean the other side of the border."
Syrian refugee children chant slogans behind a fence at the Nizip refugee camp in Gaziantep province, southeastern Turkey.
18:28 12.05.2016
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Politicians Slam 'Irresponsible Behavior' of EU Over Turkey Deal
European parliamentarians have demanded that the controversial EU-Turkey deal on migrants should not turn into a "sellout" to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with one lawmaker admitting being "ashamed of the irresponsible behavior
Gallows
16:40 12.05.2016
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Turkey Recalls Envoy From Bangladesh Over Execution of Islamist Leader
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that the country's ambassador to Bangladesh had been recalled over the recent execution of Motiur Rahman Nizami, a local Islamist leader accused of war crimes.
War ships of the NATO Standing Maritime Group-2 take part in a military drill on the Black Sea, 60km from Constanta city March 16, 2015
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NATO Should Not Be Part of Black Sea Security Mechanism - Turkish General
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned on Wednesday NATO's insufficient military presence in the Black Sea and urged the Alliance to enhance cooperation in the region.
Thunderstorm. Ankara
16:26 12.05.2016
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Turkish Prosecutor Opens Investigation Against Opposition Party Leader
Kilicdaroglu said Wednesday that it would not be possible to institute a presidential system in Turkey without spilling blood. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the CHP leader of betraying the countrys parliament
Kurds leave their houses with their belongings after new curfews were imposed in the Sur district of Diyarbakir on January 27, 2016.
14:44 12.05.2016
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Forget EU's Migrant Deal With Ankara! New Refugee Wave Coming From Turkey
there, and then granted asylum to people being persecuted in the very same Turkey," Professor Erik Oddvar Eriksen at the University of Oslo noted. According to fervent assurances by President Recep Erdogan, EU membership is Turkey's strategic
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a meeting of mukhtars (heads of towns and villages) at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on February 24, 2016
14:00 12.05.2016
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EU to Introduce Visa-Free Regime With Turkey if Erdogan Meets Demands
BERLIN (Sputnik) If Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan cannot or does not want to meet the demands, the European Union will not introduce a visa-free regime for citizens from that country, the vice chancellor pointed out
People queue for free food at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, May 11, 2016.
09:53 12.05.2016
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EU States 'Will Close Borders to Refugees' if Deal With Turkey Collapses
step down. The EU saw Davutoglu as the man who would guarantee that the refugee deal was implemented. Turkey's strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan has adopted a tougher stance following Davutoglu's resignation. The Turkish president refused to 
Man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, April 28, 2016
03:34 12.05.2016
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Syrian War Rages on in Spite of an Extended Ceasefire, US-Russian Efforts
The five-year Syrian civil war, the worlds largest ongoing humanitarian crisis according to the UN, seems unlikely to end anytime soon, with Washington funneling heavy weapons into Syria that end up in the hands of extremists and as more Daesh recruits arrive from Turkey.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony on the occasion of 171st anniversary of foundation of the Turkish National Police at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 7, 2016.
21:28 11.05.2016
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Turkish Gov't Unable to Revise Anti-Terror Laws Amid Erdogan's Power Grab
Turkey is unable to introduce amendments to anti-terrorism laws required by Brussels to complete the visa liberalization process - Erdogan makes it impossible, the vice co-chair of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) told
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, April 6, 2016
20:30 11.05.2016
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EU Parliament Must Not Give Any Concessions to Turkey on Visa-Free Regime
Turkey should not be granted any concessions on the issue of the visa-free regime with the European Union prior to meeting all of the blocs requirements, and the European Parliaments approval is paramount, Kostas Chrysogonos, a Greek member of the European Parliament, told Sputnik on Wednesday.
Urban Burgery
20:13 11.05.2016
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Culinary Satire: 'Erdogan Burger' Remains Defiant Despite Threats
The owner of the Urban Burgery restaurant in Cologne had to temporarily shut down his establishment following a situation caused by the newest addition to the menu: the Erdogan Burger.
Mevlut Cavusoglu. File photo
19:20 11.05.2016
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Anti-Daesh US-led Coalition To Lack Solid Strategy
Cavusoglu echoed Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan saying that Turkey admitted over 3 million refugees and spent more than $10 billion on them. American-led coalition against the Daesh, which is outlawed in Russia, consists of 66
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony on the occasion of 171st anniversary of foundation of the Turkish National Police at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 7, 2016.
18:39 11.05.2016
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Erdogan's Refusal to Amend Anti-Terror Law Sends EU Migrant Deal Into Chaos
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan  demanded visa-free access be agreed by the end of June.   Part of the deal is that Turkey passes legislation to meet 72 demands from the EU, covering various areas, including
Turkish security members surround migrants after their arrival in Pehlivankoy, Kirklareli, Turkey (File)
17:28 11.05.2016
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Erdogan Claims Total Spending on Refugees in Turkey Reaches $20Bln
Turkey's federal expenditure on Syrian and Iraqi refugees has reached $10 billion with the same amount provided by local authorities and non-governmental organizations, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.
The US-led coalition against Daesh will buy an unspecified amount of non-standard ammunition from Orbital ATK weapons manufacturer
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Turkey Killed 3,000 Terrorists, Suffered Worst From Fighting Them - Erdogan
Despite the fact that the Turkish army killed 3,000 Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria, it suffered the most from it, President Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks after the EU and Turkey signed agreements in Ankara, Turkey (File)
17:02 11.05.2016
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Turkish EU Affairs Minister Says 'Impossible' to Alter Anti-Terrorism Law
achieve the standards required for EU membership. Earlier this month, Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan spoke out against the EU demands for it to change its anti-terrorism legislation.
A general view shows the bustling Saudi capital Riyadh
16:25 11.05.2016
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Saudis Desperate to Reimagine Foreign Policy in Post-Iran Nuclear Deal Era
-day visit by King Salman to Egypt; then his visit to Turkey to meet with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and to attend a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation; after that there was Barack Obama's visit
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks next to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (not seen) during a news conference at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy May 5, 2016.
15:37 11.05.2016
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Merkel Threatened With Rival Bid for Power From Sister Party in 2017 Vote
particularly in the light of the terror attacks in Paris. That deal may yet fail to stick, with many European lawmakers being critical of Merkel for playing into the hands of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
An assailant who attempted to shoot prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar is caught by Dilek Dundar, wife of Can Dundar, and an unidentified man outside a courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey May 6, 2016
15:17 11.05.2016
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Erdogan Regime Has Endangered Turkey's 'Democratic Architecture'
The framework of Turkey's democratic government is on the verge of collapse; the country remains in the grip of chaos due to the political ambitions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ahmet Insel, a columnist from the opposition magazine Birikim
Turkey visa-free EU travel
14:33 11.05.2016
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EU to Start Visa Liberalization Process After Turkey Meets Bloc's Criteria
online newspaper reported earlier in the day.  Erdogan rejects narrowing Turkey's overbroad anti-terrorism law, jeopardizing EU visa deal. https://t.co/tPVg4EEDIY pic.twitter.com/9q2T1nvpuY  Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) 6 May 2016
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the Balkan Countries Chiefs of Defence Conference in Istanbul, Turkey May 11, 2016
14:13 11.05.2016
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Erdogan Criticizes NATO Over Low Military Activity in Black Sea
Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Wednesday NATO's insufficient military presence in the Black Sea.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony of Turkey's main private sector organisation, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey in Ankara, on May 10, 2016
11:44 11.05.2016
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Free Bird: Turkey's President Begins to Defy EU, NATO Following PM's Exit
Now that Davutoglu has resigned and is no longer Turkey's Prime Minister, the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is already openly ignoring the interests of NATO and the EU, political analyst Yuri Pochta told Sputnik.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
02:07 11.05.2016
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From Bad to Worse: Erdogan Calls EU Safe Haven for Terrorist Groups
As his rhetoric turns increasingly hostile following the resignation of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the countrys president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has described the EU as a safe haven for political wings representing terrorist groups.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, March 16, 2016
01:36 11.05.2016
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Erdogan's 'One Man' Regime: Turkey 'Headed Down a Dead-End Path'
announced that he would step down last week. The move wasnt entirely unexpected, as tensions between Davutoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been building, but the impact of Davutoglus decision could have major
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
22:16 10.05.2016
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Russian Foreign Ministry: Turkey Aiding Daesh, Hindering Syrian Peace Talks
Russias Deputy Foreign Minister expresses frustration with Ankaras unconstructive role” in exacerbating the Syrian crisis.
A banner showing Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) together during an election rally in the central Anatolian city of Konya, Turkey, October 30, 2015.
20:29 10.05.2016
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Away From EU: Erdogan Has His Hands Untied After Davutoglu's Resignation
Does Ahmet Davutoglu's resignation mean a strategic reorientation of Turkey's foreign policy away from Europe and the US to the Islamic world? After Davutoglu's removal from the top echelons of power President Recep Erdogan now has his hands untied
A campaigner holds a placard reading We want peace! during a rally in Istanbul.
16:26 10.05.2016
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Turkish Academics Demanding Peace for Kurds Receive Prestigious Award
the violence perpetrated by the state." The petition did not come without controversy, immediately after the appeal Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, labelled the group terrorists and said they had committed treason. They also faced
Turkish soldiers stand near the Turkey-Syrian border post in Sanliurfa, on September 4, 2015.
16:07 10.05.2016
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Turkish Border Guards Shooting and Beating Asylum Seekers on Syrian Border
 Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) May 10, 2016? The deal has been heavily criticized because of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's record on human rights, his suppression of free speech and independent media as well
An elderly refugee man stands with children as they wait for the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans (all not pictured) at Nizip refugee camp near Gaziantep, Turkey, April 23, 2016.s
15:53 10.05.2016
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Collapse of EU-Turkey Migrant Deal Would Taint Erdogan's Image
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's inability to reach compromises with his partners, Member of the European Parliament Hilde Vautmans told Sputnik on Monday. "The [potential] collapse of the deal might be a problem for Erdogan as 
Ahmet Davutoglu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. file photo
14:10 10.05.2016
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Fear and Loathing in Ankara: Why Erdogan Ejected Turkey's Prime Minister
Erdogan.
Refugees and migrants disembark on a beach after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from the Turkey's coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016
10:10 10.05.2016
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Erdogan's Threat to Open Borders Prompts EU to Devise Greek Islands Plan
reportedly due to a disagreement with President Erdogan's policies, the President made a speech in which he stated "we will go our way, you go yours," and publicly rejected the request to reform Turkey's anti-terror laws. An EU minister
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens to statements at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
04:42 10.05.2016
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Erdogan Seeks Injunction Against German Media Representative
It wasnt enough that embattled Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan filed a lawsuit on German soil against a German comedian whom he claims offended him, now the ever more dictatorial leader seeks to suppress anyone who disagrees with him and his
Turkish and EU flags
17:05 09.05.2016
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EU Parliament Group Pins Hopes on Turkey Fulfilling Deal on Migrants
the different parts of the agreement and we expect the Turkish side will do the same," Pedro Lopez said, commenting on the possible implications that the recent statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may have on the deal
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks after the EU and Turkey signed agreements in Ankara, Turkey (File)
16:21 09.05.2016
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Ankara to Develop Policies Needed for EU Visa Liberalization
Erdogan, the countrys Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said Monday. According to Bilgic, under the migrant deal with the bloc, Turkey has readmitted 386 migrants so far, while 125 Syrians have been resettled in Europe
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan addresses the media at the Presidential Palace in Ankara
16:13 09.05.2016
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Turkey Accused of Blackmail as Erdogan Hardens Line Against Europe
In a speech in the city of Malatya, Turkey's President Erdogan said: "On the question of visas, let those who call on Turkey to modify its anti-terrorism law start by removing tents set up by the terrorists at 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, April 6, 2016
23:33 08.05.2016
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Taste of His Own Medicine: Erdogan Accuses Europe of Dictatorship, Cruelty
Just days after taking a hard line on the EU-Turkey deal, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the EU of dictatorship” and cruelty” for closing their borders to migrants.
Can Dundar (C), editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, accompanied by his Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gul (L) arrive at the Justice Palace in Istanbul, Turkey May 6, 2016.
13:44 08.05.2016
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'Worse Than Military Coup,' But EU Stays Silent on Erdogan Press Crackdown
not receiving any arms from the Turkish government." "Then Mr. Erdogan declared, 'I shall not let them go free, they'll have to pay for this.'" "I think the court obeyed the orders of Mr. Erdogan." Oral said that while Turkey has a secular
This file photo taken on November 01, 2015 shows Turkish President's son Bilal Erdogan leaving a polling station in Istanbul on November 1, 2015 after casting his vote for Turkey's legislative
00:57 08.05.2016
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Sultans Family? Erdogans Children Walking in Golden Slippers
While Turkish president Recep Erdogans annual income stands at the modest level of €50,000 ($57,000), his children appear to walk in golden slippers. At the same time, there are no official statistics that appear to explain where all that money
Turkish and EU flags
21:12 07.05.2016
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Whos Really Calling the Shots? 'EU Will Do Whatever Erdogan Tells It to'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at the EU for telling Ankara to change its terror laws if it wants a visa-free regime. "We will go our way, you go yours," he said on Friday in a televised speech, stressing that Turkey was under
Banners from left to right show Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, also leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP); Turkey's current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan' and Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
20:58 07.05.2016
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Time to Say Goodbye: Turkish PM Davutoglu's Resignation is 'Capitulation'
Former Secretary General of the ruling AKP party Ertu?rul Yalç?nbay?r spoke to Sputnik in an interview about the recent announcement of resignation by Turkeys Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves a news conference at his ruling AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey May 5, 2016.
20:17 07.05.2016
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Palace Coup? Davutoglu May Be 'Last Prime Minister of Turkey'
Many experts argued that Davutoglu's resignation would accumulate more power in Erdogan's hands. Some of them also assumed that Erdogan's son-in-law Berat Albayrak would be appointed as Prime Minister. However, Ozkok believes
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) speaks with Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) (file)
17:04 07.05.2016
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Scapegoat? Erdogan May Blame Davutoglu for Tensions With Russia
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglus resignation is not only an attempt by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to solve his problems and accumulate more power in his hands but also a signal to Russia, political analyst Yuri Svetov said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, Turkey, October 18, 2015.
13:57 07.05.2016
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EU on the Ropes? 'Those Who Deal With Erdogan Need Strong Nerves'
The announcement that Ahmet Davutoglu will resign from his post of the Turkish Prime Minister shows that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to centralize as much power as possible. The current perturbations in Turkey is another sign
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attends a news conference after a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Arseny Yatseniuk in Kiev, Ukraine, February 15, 2016.
09:54 07.05.2016
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How Washington's 'Trouble-Making' Brought About Davutoglu's Downfall
Deliberately or involuntarily, the Obama administration played a major part in spoiling the relationship between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and outgoing Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, political analyst Pinar Tremblay wrote for al
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, April 6, 2016
02:23 07.05.2016
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'Attempt to Move Turkey Into Dictatorship': Davutoglus Forced Resignation
With the announcement that Ahmet Davutoglu will step down from his role as Turkish Prime Minister, Radio Sputniks Loud & Clear speaks with journalist William Whiteman to discuss this latest example of President Erdogans increasing authoritarianism.
Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre
18:56 06.05.2016
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Turkey to Fight Kurds Regardless of Who Occupies PM Office - Official
fundamental and cultural organization rights… I think that it doesnt matter if Davutoglu is prime minister or somebody else is. Erdogan will still maintain his war against the Kurds," Uzun said. According to Davutoglu, the resignation
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, April 6, 2016
18:51 06.05.2016
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Davutoglus Resignation 'Reveals Erdogans Push for More Power'
The resignation of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is evidence to the push of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to strengthen his authority, Executive Committee Member of the Kurdistan National Congress Adem Uzun told Sputnik on Friday.
Not in The Same Boat
18:43 06.05.2016
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Not in the Same Boat
Some experts believe Davutoglu decided to resign due to pressure from President Erdogan. Reports appeared in the media suggesting the two politicians' rift over plans to move the country to a more presidential system
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) speaks with Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) (file)
18:34 06.05.2016
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Trouble in Paradise: Real Reason Behind Davutoglu's Resignation
This was not a surprise for me. For a long time there were some differences between President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu. Obviously, such a situation could not last for long. We were waiting for this, but we
Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan
17:35 06.05.2016
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Erdogan Slams Anti-Terror Law Changes EU Requires for Visa-Free Regime
Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan on Friday spoke out against EU requirements for changes to Turkey's anti-terrorism legislation under the EU-Turkey deal on migration.
A handout image made available by the Turkish Presidential Press Office on January 29, 2015, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shaking hands with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at Presidential Palace in Ankara.
17:31 06.05.2016
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Erdogan Welcomes PM Davutoglu's Resignation, Defends Presidential System
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglus upcoming resignation will benefit the country and will not lead to a governing crisis, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.
An exchange office worker counts Turkish lira banknotes in Istanbul on June 8, 2015
17:10 06.05.2016
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Turkish Currency Rate Drops to 14-Month Low on News of PM's Resignation
s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party. The announcement was preceded by reports of the ministers bitter standoff with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who wants a transition to a presidential system of government.
A Turkish and an Union Jack flags are pictured at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels
16:57 06.05.2016
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Turkeys Authoritarian Descent Puts Pressure on NATO
Ankaras slide toward the rule of one person, President Recep Tayip Erdogan, and away from constitutional secularism is increasing pressure on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the US private intelligence firm Soufan Group said
Loud & Clear
14:37 06.05.2016
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Turkey's Prime Minister Forced Out: Is Erdogan Seizing Absolute Power?
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker discusses Turkeys Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu resigning under pressure from President Erdogan.
European Parliament
14:12 06.05.2016
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MEPs: EU-Turkey Migrant Deal 'a Huge Error of Judgement'
Members of the European Parliament have said, now that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has effectively sacked his Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the EU-Turkey deal is now looking to be " a huge error of judgement by the European Commission."
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves a news conference at his ruling AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey May 5, 2016.
10:45 06.05.2016
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Turkish Prime Minister to Step Down After Rift With Power-Hungry Erdogan
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday he would not run for the leadership of the ruling Justice and Development party at an extraordinary congress on May 22 and pledged allegiance to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves a news conference at his ruling AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey May 5, 2016.
20:34 05.05.2016
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Resignation of Turkish PM Davutoglu 'Palace Coup' Opposition Leader
that the aim of the coup is to pave the way for the dictatorship of President Recep Tayip Erdogan, Turkish Cumhuriyet newspaper reports. Davutoglu said the resignation was not choice but a necessity because of lacking unity in 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, is greeted by European Council President Donald Tusk prior to a meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.
19:50 05.05.2016
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Dark Side of EU-Turkey Deal: 'Dirty Blackmail Agreement With Erdogan'
Turkey because they cant control their own borders so we have just given over 6 billion pounds worth of euros to Erdogan to do as he pleases and we know that he supports some form of terrorism, he is bombing his own
The Washington Monument is seen beyond the US State Department's flag.
19:24 05.05.2016
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Resignation of Turkish PM Davutoglu Internal Matter - US State Dept.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and would not criticize his fellow party members. Davutoglu was appointed as the country's prime minister in 2014. Relations between the president and the prime minister deteriorated over a number of issues
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves a news conference at his ruling AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey May 5, 2016.
16:53 05.05.2016
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Decision to Vacate Chairmanship of Ruling Party 'Necessity' - Turkish PM
It is not my choice, but it is a necessity. I will continue my activities as a AKP lawmaker," Davutoglu said during a briefing in Ankara. He added that he would be loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and would not criticize
Historic site in Palmyra destroyed in military operations
16:36 05.05.2016
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Syrian Minister Accuses Ankara of Aiding Terrorists to Smuggle Artefacts
the historic artefacts and under [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan are selling them on the black market. Erdogans government is involved in helping terrorists, stealing oil, and the theft of historic artefacts. And helping them
Turkish army soldiers
16:33 05.05.2016
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All Talk No Action: Why Turkey Won't Send Ground Forces to Syria
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, rumors say.
Turkey
16:31 05.05.2016
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Turkey Must Change If It Wants In - European Parliament
long as Europe fails to put its own policies in place to deal with #refugeecrisis, #Erdogan will continue to play the puppet master  Guy Verhofstadt (@GuyVerhofstadt) 4 May 2016? Anti-terrorist laws are used
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, May 3, 2016.
14:57 05.05.2016
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Turkish Prime Minister Confirms Not Running for Ruling Party Chair
resignation amid tensions with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At the extraordinary convention on May 22, I will not be running for the chairmanship of the party. This is necessary for the unity of the party,&rdquo
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
14:54 05.05.2016
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Brewing Trouble: Turkish PM Cancels Trip Amid Political Rift At Home
newspaper said. The prime minister appears to be at odds with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the Turkish leaders plans to reclaim more power from Parliament by switching to a presidential system. According
A banner showing Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) together during an election rally in the central Anatolian city of Konya, Turkey, October 30, 2015.
14:41 05.05.2016
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Turkey in Turmoil as Erdogan, Davutoglu Split Over Syria, Europe
Divisions between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu have hit new lows as Davutoglu resigns and the country descends into political turmoil that threatens relations with the EU and further instability
A handout image made available by the Turkish Presidential Press Office on January 29, 2015, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shaking hands with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at Presidential Palace in Ankara.
14:31 05.05.2016
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Monarchy? Erdogan Might Replace Davutoglu With His Son-in-Law
According to press reports, Erdogan might replace Davutoglu with Minister of Transport Binali Yildirim or Energy Minister Berat Albayrak. Albayrak is the most likely candidate, as he is the President's son-in-law. As a family
Supporters of Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) wave a giant Turkish flag as they celebrate in Istanbul after the first results in the country's general election on November 1, 2015.
14:30 05.05.2016
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Turkey's Ruling Party to Hold Extraordinary Congress on May 22
 Davutoglu and President Recep Tayipp Erdogan. Davutoglu will not be nominated to the post of party leader, the television channel CNN Turk reported. The congress has been convened in the wake of Turkey's increased security
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, Turkey, October 18, 2015.
14:09 05.05.2016
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Why Merkel is Letting Erdogan 'Make Fool of Her'
Europe has to make concessions to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan because Brussels has no other option in the light of the ongoing migrant crisis, a French journalist said in an interview with Atlantico.
Ahmet Davutoglu
11:24 05.05.2016
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Turkish PM Davutoglu Could Announce Resignation Thursday
information the the prime minister would announce resignation amid tensions with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Banners from left to right show Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, also leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP); Turkey's current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan' and Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
01:58 05.05.2016
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Tensions Mount? Turkish Power Struggle Could Force Davutoglu to Resign
Despite efforts to present a unified front, tensions between Turkeys President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu could soon reach a boiling point, and result in the latters resignation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media during a joint press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Janos Ader after their talks in Ankara
19:36 04.05.2016
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Erdogan 'Wants to Take a Part of Syria' French MP
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not interested in fighting terrorism, on the contrary, his goal is to expand the territory of Turkey, a French lawmaker told Sputnik Wednesday.
Terms And Conditions
16:28 04.05.2016
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Terms and Conditions
Woolfe told Sputnik Tuesday. Moreover, the critics said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's record on human rights  particularly freedom of speech and the media  makes the country incompatible with EU principles.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchange gifts before their talks
01:55 04.05.2016
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German Comic: Merkel Filleted Me and Served Me Up for Tea to Erdogan
Ankara when, during a television broadcast in March, he called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a "goatf**ker" who enjoyed child pornography. Under German libel law, slandering the name of a foreign head of state in public
Sputnik
23:14 03.05.2016
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Committee to Protect Journalists: Turkey Must Stop Censoring Sputnik
In a letter to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, US nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists said that Ankara should put an end to the censorship of Sputnik News, and also criticized the Erdogan government's crackdown on other press
Orhan Pamuk, Turkish novelist and a Nobel Laureate, speaks after he was awarded the medal of Commander of Arts and Letters.
22:42 03.05.2016
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Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist Slams Erdogans Authoritarianism
Joining a growing list of Turkish intellectuals critical of the Erdogan administration, Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk accused the Turkish president of using draconian laws to silence dissent.
Turkey press freedom
18:48 03.05.2016
5738
EU Under Pressure Over Turkey Migrant Deal, Press Freedoms
Member states of the European Union are coming in for more criticism on World Press freedom Day (May 3) over its deal with Turkey on migrants, amid criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown on the media.
Turkey visa-free EU travel
18:25 03.05.2016
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Visa-Free EU Travel for Turkish Citizens More Possible Than Ever
under President Erdogan. Approximately 2000 instances of legal cases have been triggered in response to "insulting the President," including the recent case of German satirist Jan Böhmermann.  Turkey ranks at 151
Turkish parliament debate on lawmakers' immunity ends in a brawl (02 05 2016)
14:51 03.05.2016
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Punch-Up Debates: Turkish Parliamentarians End Up in a Massive Brawl
The police can file 'dossiers' against politicians, which can lead to a legal process once the lawmaker ceases to be a member of parliament.President Tayyip Erdogan, who founded the AKP, has called for members of HDP to face
Turkish and EU flags
10:44 03.05.2016
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Almost 80 Mln Turks May Obtain Visa-Free Travel to EU as Part of EC Deal
crisis and worry about the European Union starting to ignore human rights issues in order to address the flow of refugees, the BBC said. EU visa liberalization requires free speech/assembly. That's not Turkey under Erdogan
A handout image made available by the Turkish Presidential Press Office on January 29, 2015, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shaking hands with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at Presidential Palace in Ankara.
22:51 02.05.2016
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Political Infighting: Erdogan Party Strips Power From Davutoglu
In the latest sign of Turkeys slide toward dictatorship, the ruling AK Party has taken steps to remove power from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and to consolidate authority behind embattled President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after Eid Al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul.
22:03 29.04.2016
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Once a Shining Example in the Middle East, Turkey is No Longer Secular
 Erdogan. "Turkey is normally a secular country. For 15 years the [Justice Development Party] AKP government systematically changed the political system in Turkey," Okuyan says. "This week, the main speaker of parliament, from AKP
Turkish parliament
22:02 29.04.2016
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Turkish MPs Recount Mass Brawls in Parliament Started by Erdogans Party
Turkish parliamentarians got into mass brawl twice this week. Both fights were instigated by MPs from Erdogan's AKP, who attacked parliamentarians from the opposing HDP when they didn't like a speech given by one
Presidential candidate Norbert Hofer (R) and head of the Austrian Freedom party Heinz-Christian Strache (L) react at the party headquarter in Vienna, Austria, April 24, 2016.
20:54 29.04.2016
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Déjà Vu? Austrian Sues German TV Channel Over 'Nazi-Schnitzel Satire'
or representatives of another state". The same paragraph has recently been used by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to sue German satirist Jan Böhmermann for performing an offensive poem in a ZDF TV show. Earlier, German Chancellor
A puppeteer
18:30 29.04.2016
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Atlantic Puppeteers: Who is Behind 'The Merkel Plan' and EU Refugee Policy
the violation of principles of free speech, all to indulge the controversial Erdogan regime. It is worth mentioning that since spring 2015 more than one million refugees have entered Germany due to Angela Merkel's "open arms
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference after visiting Nizip refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, in Gaziantep on April 23, 2016.
15:24 29.04.2016
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Politicians Say Turkey Deal Shows Europe 'Divided, Paralyzed and Weak'
Lawmakers in the European Parliament have slammed the EU-Turkey agreement over migrants as bypassing "democratic procedures, flouting international law," saying, "Europe is divided, paralyzed and weak. And [Turkish President] Erdogan knows it."
In this Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, file photo, an oil pump stands as the Saudi Hawks Aerobatic Team of the Royal Saudi Air Force performs during the Bahrain International Airshow in Sakhir, Bahrain
12:53 29.04.2016
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The Calm Before the Coming Global Storm
Erdogan keeps advancing his play to take over oil in Iraqi Kurdistan, eventually diverting the whole supply to make Turkey energy independent and thus a regional superpower. Moreover, in Pipelineistan terms, Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators at his palace in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Tayyip Erdogan says US and Russian weapons are ending up in the hands of the Kurdistan workers' Party, or PKK, which his country considers a terrorist organization
17:37 28.04.2016
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Erdogan 'Manipulates Terrorism Threat' in Turkey to Secure Ultimate Power
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used the threat of domestic terrorism to discredit his opponents and manipulate public opinion in a bid to fulfil his "dream" of amassing unlimited power by switching to a presidential system, analyst Jack
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), a multiple rocket launcher
22:05 27.04.2016
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Will Washington Send Erdogan Long-Range Rockets For Use Against Assad?
HIMARS into the hands of the increasingly authoritarian Erdogan administration, the Pentagon has stated that munitions deployments are under discussion.” This development comes less than a week after the US agreed to 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, accompanied by Turkish Forces' Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, left, reviews a honour guard Thursday Feb. 18, 2016
21:40 27.04.2016
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Getting in Line? Europeans Insult Erdogan in the Name of Free Speech
Attempts by the Turkish president to stop criticism in his address both within the country and abroad have led to a result that Erdogan was hardly expecting.
People are silhouetted against the sky as the pass the Big Ben bell tower at the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain February 22, 2016.
18:58 27.04.2016
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UK Reluctant to Call Daesh Crimes Genocide Despite MPs' Unanimous Vote
 coming into Europe from Turkey, and fear of upsetting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. President Erdogan has said in the past that Turkey will ignore any qualification of the Armenian massacres in 1915 as 
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
17:49 27.04.2016
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After Germany, Denmark and Sweden, Erdogan Takes on Swiss Art Exhibition
In a further sign of his anger at being mocked by artists abroad, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has formally complained to the Swiss over a photograph in an exhibition which purports to blame him for the death of a Turkish teenager.
A riot police officer runs away from the site after two rockets hit the Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border, Turkey, April 24, 2016
16:46 27.04.2016
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None of Us Would Want to See That: Turkey on Brink of Internal Conflict
Erdogan was escalating a war between the two sides. The two year-old ceasefire between Ankara and the PKK broke down last July when the group accused Turkish authorities of allowing Daesh militants to attack a Kurdish town