Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan - updates

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Syria Kurds reject 'security zone' under Turkish control

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Instead, the Kurds say they will accept the deployment of UN forces along the separation line between Kurdish fighters and Turkish troops

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters participating in a training manuever, gather near the town of Tal Hajar in Aleppo's province, a few kilometres from areas controlled by a Kurdish-led coalition, on January 16, 2019. Turkey has threatened to launch a vast cross-border offensive against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which controls most of northeastern Syria. Syria's Kurds today rejected a US proposal for a "security zone" under Turkish control along the Syrian side of the two countries' border.  Bakr ALKASEM / AFP

Truck bomb kills 18 in Turkey

Oct 10, 2016 - 12:05 AM

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus describes the bombing as an atrocious and heinous terrorist attack

Smokes ascends after Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb outside a military station in Semdinli near the border with Iraq, on October 9, 2016.  The Anadolu Agency, citing a statement by the Turkish Armed Forces, said the attack outside a Gendarmerie station on the Semdinli-Yuksekova highway was the work of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. / AFP PHOTO / IHLAS NEWS AGENCY / STRINGER / Turkey OUT

Kremlin says Erdogan apologized to Putin over downed jet

Jun 27, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apologized to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Ankara s downing of a Russian military jet last year that shattered ties the Kremlin said Monday June 27

INSPECTION. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu examine the flight recorder from the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber which was shot down by a Turkish jet on November 24. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik / AFP

Erdogan suggests UK-style referendum on Turkey EU bid

Jun 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also accuses the European Union of religious bias claiming it does not want to let Muslim majority Turkey join

epa05327137 Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference at the end of the World Humanitarian Summit at Istanbul congress center in Istanbul, Turkey, 24 May 2016. World leaders met for two days in Istanbul for an inaugurational summit on common humanity and to prevent and reduce human suffering. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Have 'at least 3 kids', Erdogan tells Turkish women

Jun 06, 2016 - 12:20 AM

A woman who rejects motherhood who refrains from being around the house however successful her working life is is deficient is incomplete says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

epa05342146 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint news conference with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya, 02 June 2016. Erdogan and the Turkish delegation are visiting Kenya to strengthen diplomatic and economic relations with the East African country. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

New Turkish PM wins parliament confidence vote

May 29, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Binali Yildirim gets the backing of 315 lawmakers while 138 vote against him

Turkey's new Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (Foreground) takes to the podium at the general session at Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, Turkey on May 29, 2016.  Turkey’s new government won a parliamentary vote of confidence with ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chairman and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s government receiving 315 votes, while 138 lawmakers voted against the administration. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN