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12th President of Turkey

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: 12th President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician serving as the 12th and current President of Turkey. He previously served as Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001, leading it to election victories in 2002, 2007, and 2011 before standing down upon his election as President in 2014. He later returned to the AKP leadership in 2017 following the constitutional referendum that year. Coming from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and populist policies during his administration.

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Turkey's Erdogan likens Greek authorities to Nazis for returning migrants [Video]

Turkey's Erdogan likens Greek authorities to Nazis for returning migrants

Turkey's Erdogan likens Greek authorities to Nazis for returning migrants

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:52Published
Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria [Video]

Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria

Turkish president in Brussels for talks with EU and NATO leaders after tensions at Greek border over fate of refugees.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published
Erdogan demands EU chiefs in Brussels support Turkey 'without delay' [Video]

Erdogan demands EU chiefs in Brussels support Turkey 'without delay'

Erdogan demands EU chiefs in Brussels support Turkey 'without delay'

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:53Published
Erdogan in Brussels: "The Turkish president is trying to kill two birds with one stone" [Video]

Erdogan in Brussels: "The Turkish president is trying to kill two birds with one stone"

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:30Published
Turkey's President Erdogan to visit Brussels amid standoff with EU over migrants [Video]

Turkey's President Erdogan to visit Brussels amid standoff with EU over migrants

President Erdogan will visit Brussels on Monday for a one-day trip, his office said, amid a row between Turkey and the EU over migrants and refugees.View on euronews

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Coast guard rescues 120 migrants off Turkish coast [Video]

Coast guard rescues 120 migrants off Turkish coast

Turkey's coast guard rescued around 120 migrants trying to reach a Greek island on three dinghies early on Friday after they said their passage was blocked by Greek coast guard vessels. Adam Reed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published
Erdogan 'may have overplayed hand in Syria conflict', says security expert [Video]

Erdogan 'may have overplayed hand in Syria conflict', says security expert

Erdogan 'may have overplayed hand in Syria conflict', says security expert

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Samuel Ramani comments on Erdogan's meeting with Putin in Moscow on France 24 [Video]

Samuel Ramani comments on Erdogan's meeting with Putin in Moscow on France 24

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Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdogan agree Syria ceasefire [Video]

Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdogan agree Syria ceasefire

Putin said that Russia and Turkey had agreed to a ceasefire in Syria after violence escalated this past week.View on euronews

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Erdogan, Putin announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow meeting [Video]

Erdogan, Putin announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow meeting

Truce in Syria's last rebel stronghold to begin at midnight, presidents say, after lengthy meeting in Russian capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:19Published
War in Syria: Erdogan meets Putin to discuss battle for Idlib province [Video]

War in Syria: Erdogan meets Putin to discuss battle for Idlib province

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:00Published
EU border crisis is 'Erdogan's violence', says Manfred Weber [Video]

EU border crisis is 'Erdogan's violence', says Manfred Weber

As Europe faces questions over human rights on the border of Greece, the EU stands firmly behind Athens on its tough stance protecting the frontier.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:41Published
U.S. promises Turkey ammunition for Syria's Idlib battle [Video]

U.S. promises Turkey ammunition for Syria's Idlib battle

The United States is willing to give NATO ally Turkey ammunition alongside humanitarian assistance in northwestern Syria where Ankara is in a deepening standoff with Russia, the U.S. special..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: "I will go to Moscow on Thursday" [Video]

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: "I will go to Moscow on Thursday"

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 00:24Published
Erdogan vows to keep doors open for refugees heading to Europe [Video]

Erdogan vows to keep doors open for refugees heading to Europe

Turkish president says EU should 'keep its promises' as Greek police fire tear gas at new refugee arrivals on border.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published
Migrants arrive in Lesbos after Erdogan opens Turkey's border with EU [Video]

Migrants arrive in Lesbos after Erdogan opens Turkey's border with EU

It comes as migrants gather at the Greek-Turkish border as they bid to enter the EU.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Erdogan Asked Putin To Step Aside With Syria [Video]

Erdogan Asked Putin To Step Aside With Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to stand aside in Syria. According to Reuters, he wants Russia to let Turkey fight Syrian government forces alone. The Syrian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Idlib: UN holds emergency session after Turkish troops killed [Video]

Idlib: UN holds emergency session after Turkish troops killed

Erdogan, Putin 'voice concern' over Idlib as Turkey says 33 of its troops were killed in Syrian government attacks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published
Turkey pushes migrants into EU after Syria losses [Video]

Turkey pushes migrants into EU after Syria losses

The killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria has moved the NATO ally ever closer to direct conflict with Russia. As the two sides consider their next moves, Turkey is also pressuring its own allies by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published
Turkey won't stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe [Video]

Turkey won't stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe

Dozens of Turkish soldiers died after an air strike by Syrian government forces in Idlib region on Friday (February 28), in an escalation of conflict that could have serious consequences for Europe...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

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Turkey imposes curfew on youth, shuts borders of 31 cities: Erdogan

Turkey imposed a partial curfew on citizens under the age of 20 effective from midnight on Friday as part of measures against the coronavirus outbreak, President Tayyip Erdogan said.
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Turkey could tighten coronavirus controls as strains, criticism grow

Turkey will step up measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak if it keeps spreading and people ignore "voluntary" quarantine rules, President Tayyip Erdogan said, as the death toll rose and doctors..
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Coronavirus stokes tensions between Erdogan and Istanbul's mayor

The coronavirus pandemic has rekindled rivalry in Turkey between President Tayyip Erdogan and Istanbul's opposition mayor, with disputes over fundraising and a potential lockdown possibly imperiling a..
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Erdogan says Turkey may tighten measures if 'voluntary quarantine' ignored

Turkey will have to take additional measures if the coronavirus outbreak grows and people don't abide by a "voluntary quarantine," President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.
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Turkey set to release some 45,000 inmates in coronavirus response

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party said on Tuesday it proposed a bill that would temporarily release roughly 45,000 prisoners in response to the risk that the coronavirus could spread in..
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Pressure for Turkey lockdown grows, Erdogan vows to sustain economy

President Tayyip Erdogan is under growing pressure from unions and the opposition for a lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus, but insists that Turkey should "keep wheels turning" in the economy..
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Turkey's Erdogan replaces transport minister amid virus outbreak

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replaced Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan in an overnight decree on Saturday, as the country battles a fast-growing coronavirus outbreak that has so far claimed..
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Turkey replaces transport minister: Official Gazette

Turkish Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan has been removed from his post by President Tayyip Erdogan, according to a decree published on the Official Gazette early on Saturday.
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Turkey adopts 'voluntary' stay-at-home quarantine

President Tayyip Erdogan called on Friday for a "voluntary quarantine" in which Turks stay at home except for shopping or basic needs to stem a surge of coronavirus cases, which jumped by a third in a..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan calls for 'voluntary quarantine' against coronavirus

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on more than 80 million citizens to implement a "voluntary quarantine" and not to leave their homes unless for basic and emergency needs, as the country's death..
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Erdogan says Turkey will overcome coronavirus in 2-3 weeks; school closures extended

Turkey will overcome the coronavirus outbreak in two to three weeks through good measures, with as little damage as possible, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, as Ankara extended the closure..
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Turkey postpones events until end-April over coronavirus

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree on Friday postponing all events related to science, culture and art, as it seeks to contain a surge in coronavirus cases.
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Turkish shops close after Erdogan promises support for economy

Turkish clothing retailers said on Thursday they were shutting stores and shopping centers were set to close due to the spread of the coronavirus, after Ankara promised economic support and advised..
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Erdogan advises Turks to stay home, acts to boost economy against coronavirus

President Tayyip Erdogan advised Turks on Wednesday not to leave home unless necessary for three weeks and to minimise social contact until the threat of the coronavirus recedes, but did not tell them..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan sees opportunities if Turkey contains coronavirus

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday the coronavirus was hitting Turkey just as it was recovering from a 2018 lira crisis but that there would be big opportunities if it could bring the outbreak..
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Turkey says air, land travel halted to and from Azerbaijan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev agreed in a phone call on Saturday to temporarily halt air and land travel between the two countries, excluding cargo, Turkey's..
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Amid coronavirus, Turkey switches migration summit to teleconference

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan will hold talks with French and German leaders about solving a migration crisis next week by teleconference, rather than hosting a summit as originally planned, a..
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Putin and Erdogan agree that tensions in Syria's Idlib are much lower after deal: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone to his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement, saying both men agreed with satisfaction that tensions in Syria's..
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Turkey's Erdogan accuses Greece of Nazi tactics against migrants at border

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Greek security forces on Wednesday of behaving like Nazis for using force against migrants trying to cross the border from Turkey into the European Union.
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'Corona!' Thermal camera protects Erdogan in Turkish parliament

President Tayyip Erdogan appeared in Turkey's parliament with an extra cameraman on Wednesday - an aide with a thermal camera checking people he met for fever which could be linked to coronavirus.
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Erdogan says Turkey will keep border open, slams 'Nazi' tactics

Turkey will keep its border open for migrants trying to travel to Europe until the European Union (EU) meets Ankara's expectations over a 2016 migration deal, President Tayyip Erdogan said on..
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Turkey's Erdogan threatens retaliation if Syria truce is broken

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday his country will not shy away from even stronger military action in northwest Syria's Idlib region if last week's truce is broken.
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Erdogan says Turkey to keep border open for migrants until EU fulfills deal

Turkey will keep its border open for migrants trying to travel to Europe until the European Union meets Ankara's expectations over a 2016 migration deal with the bloc, President Tayyip Erdogan said on..
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Turkey will not shy from military action in Syria's Idlib if words not kept

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey will not shy away from taking even stronger military action than in the past in northwest Syria's Idlib region if words are not kept regarding a..
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Turkey says U.S. offering Patriot missiles if S-400 not operated

The United States has offered to sell Turkey its Patriot missile defense system if Ankara promises not to operate a rival Russian system, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said, in what he called a..
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Turkey defies EU pressure to shut border, says to host migration summit

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would not stop migrants trying to cross Turkey's border into Greece despite EU pressure to do so, but he also announced a summit next week in Istanbul with..
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Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. softening stance on Patriot systems

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that the United States was softening its stance on a potential sale of U.S. Patriot defense systems, adding that Washington had asked Ankara to guarantee it will..
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EU tells Turkey to pull migrants back from Greek border

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sought more European support on Monday over the war in Syria and for hosting millions of Syrian refugees, but was told he must first stop encouraging migrants to cross..
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Erdogan to seek more EU help for refugees stuck in Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will seek European financial, political and military support in talks on Monday with EU and NATO leaders but will be told he must first stop encouraging migrants to..
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Turkey's Babacan applies to launch new party, calls for more democracy

A former close ally of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan applied on Monday to register a new political party to challenge his ruling AK Party, saying Turkey needed a "fresh start" and calling for..
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Former Erdogan ally Babacan applies to launch political party

Former Turkish deputy prime minister Ali Babacan said he was applying on Monday to launch his long-awaited political party, eight months after he resigned from President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party.
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Erdogan to discuss migrant crisis with EU, urges Greece to 'open your gates'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged Greece on Sunday to "open your gates" to refugees trying to enter the European Union from Turkey and said he hoped to win more help from the EU at talks on..
Reuters - Published

Turkish President Erdogan to visit Brussels March 9

The European Council said on Sunday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit Brussels on March 9, to discuss EU-Turkey matters including Syria and migration.
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Turkey to discuss migrant issues with EU on Monday

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that he will meet with European Union officials to discuss migrant issues on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey to stop migrants crossing to Greece by sea

But President Erdogan is still allowing refugees to cross by land, as bitter row with EU continues.
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Erdogan tells Merkel Turkey-EU migration regulations not working, need revision

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday that migration regulations between Turkey and the European Union were not working and needed to be revised, the Turkish..
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Ceasefire in Syria's Idlib comes at a cost for Turkey's Erdogan

Days before he flew to Moscow to strike a ceasefire deal with Russia to halt fighting in Syria's Idlib, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Syrian government forces to pull back or they would not..
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'What's the point?' War-weary Syrians see no hope in Putin-Erdogan deal

The latest deal between Russia and Turkey to curb fighting in Syria's northwest means little to Abu Ali.
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'Left to the dogs': migrants at Turkey-Greece border lose hope

When Sawsan al-Musawa heard last week that President Tayyip Erdogan had opened Turkey's borders for migrants to cross into Europe, the Syrian mother of four left a refugee camp in eastern Turkey and..
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