Recep Tayyip Erdogan

New Space Agency to Cement Government Control over Turkey’s Space Industry

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Mar 03, 2017 07:04 PM EST

Turkey's newest satellite, Göktürk-1, is a military spy satellite orbited in December 2016. read more

Turkish Police Arrest Teenager For Insulting President Erdogan

Kat De Guzman   | Dec 26, 2014 02:27 AM EST

A 16-year-old high school student from the city of Konya was arrested on Thursday by the Turkish police for allegedly insulting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as he read out a statement about secularism. read more

Turkey’s Erdogan Says U.S. Airdrops In Kobani A Big Mistake

Kristina Fernandez   | Oct 23, 2014 01:46 AM EDT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the United States’ decision to send medical supplies and weapons to Kurdish fighters in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani was wrong, citing Wednesday that Islamic State militants seized some ammunition. read more

Erdogan Denies Kobani Support As ISIS Zeroes In On Turkish Border

Kristina Fernandez   | Oct 09, 2014 12:16 AM EDT

Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan turns a blind eye Wednesday on the massacre happening just across the Turkish border as Islamic State militants continue their bloody advance against Kurdish militiamen holed up in the Syrian city of Kobani. read more

Erdogan Accuses World Of Not Backing Turkey’s Fight Against Terrorism

Bianca Ortega   | Sep 25, 2014 06:11 AM EDT

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the world of not backing Turkey's fight against terrorism, saying the international community is not exerting enough effort to stop foreign fighters from entering Syria. read more

Turkey Questions US Envoy Over NSA Spying

Kim Arvin Faner   | Sep 02, 2014 07:55 AM EDT

Turkey has summoned the U.S. charge d'affaires to explain the looming issue of the National Security Agency's surveillance on Turkey. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc confirmed the summons, a day after Der Spiegel, reported on confidential documents released by the former NSA operative Edward Snowden. read more

New Turkey PM Wants To Restore The Ottoman Empire

Des Cambaliza   | Aug 27, 2014 11:16 AM EDT

Newly-elected Turkish Prime Minister and former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu expressed his vision of restoring the Ottoman Empire, reports said. His support for the ISIS reflects his vision of transforming the Middle East into a united region of Islamists. read more

Turkey’s Erdogan Nominates Ahmet Davutoglu For Prime Minister

Christl Leong   | Aug 22, 2014 02:53 AM EDT

Turkey's President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Thursday Ahmet Davutoglu's nomination as prime minister and chairman of the country's ruling party. read more

Erdogan Wins Turkey’s 1st Presidential Elections

Bianca Ortega   | Aug 11, 2014 06:07 AM EDT

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the nation’s first presidential election on Sunday despite the low turnout of voters, sparking fear among critics that Turkey would become more authoritarian under his rule. read more

Turkish Prime Minister Under Fire Over ‘Racist’ Remarks

Rhona Arcaya   | Aug 07, 2014 12:47 PM EDT

The presidential candidate's remarks during a television interview brought back memories of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in the Turkish Empire. read more

Turkey Lifts Ban On YouTube

Acsilyn Miyazaki   | Jun 04, 2014 12:04 PM EDT

The Turkish government has lifted its ban on video sharing platform YouTube which has been imposed two months ago. read more

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