Erdogan says 400,000 people in Syria's Idlib moving towards Turkey

Erdogan says 400,000 people in Syria's Idlib moving towards Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that around 400,000 people in Syria's northwestern Idlib province were moving towards the Turkish border as a result of renewed attacks by the Syrian government.

Turkey to rule on Istanbul election re-run appeal on Monday -AKP candidate

Turkey to rule on Istanbul election re-run appeal on Monday -AKP candidate

A ruling on an appeal by President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party (AKP) calling for a re-run of the Istanbul local elections will be made on Monday by the High Election Board, the AKP's mayoral candidate in the city said.

Turkey urges US to put its weight behind Khashoggi probe

Turkey urges US to put its weight behind Khashoggi probe

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged the United States to put its weight behind the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and not to set the matter aside because of its ties with Riyadh.

Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

Turks began voting on Sunday for a new president and parliament in elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.

Erdogan warns Syrian government against deal with YPG

Erdogan warns Syrian government against deal with YPG

Syria's government will face consequences if it reaches an agreement with the Kurdish YPG militia against Turkey's military operation, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as telling Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Monday.

Erdogan calls UAE minister impertinent in Ottoman looting row

Erdogan calls UAE minister impertinent in Ottoman looting row

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described the United Arab Emirates foreign minister as impertinent and spoiled by money on Thursday after he retweeted accusations that Ottoman forces looted the holy city of Medina during World War One.

Erdogan says Turkey aims to open embassy in East Jerusalem

Erdogan says Turkey aims to open embassy in East Jerusalem

Turkey intends to open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognise it as the capital of Palestine.

Turkish judge finds 42 soldiers guilty of trying to kill Erdogan

Turkish judge finds 42 soldiers guilty of trying to kill Erdogan

A Turkish court on Wednesday found 42 former soldiers guilty of trying to kill President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, and handed most of them life sentences in the highest profile case related to the attempted putsch so far.

Turkey purges hundreds of civil servants in latest decrees

Turkey purges hundreds of civil servants in latest decrees

Turkey dismissed hundreds civil servants and boosted President Tayyip Erdogan's powers over the national intelligence agency MIT in two decrees published on Friday under emergency rule imposed after an attempted coup last year.

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this month visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia his office announced Tuesday.

Turkey commemorates failed coup

Turkey commemorates failed coup

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan and members of the opposition came together on Saturday to mark the anniversary of last year's failed coup, in a moment of ceremonial unity all but overshadowed by the sweeping purges that have shaken society since.

Erdogan says Qatar isolation violates Islamic values

Erdogan says Qatar isolation violates Islamic values

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighbouring states as a violation of Islamic values and tantamount to a "death penalty" against Doha in a crisis reverberating through the Middle East and beyond.