With Trump gone and Turkey’s economy in crisis, the country’s strongman president is now trying to placate Western leaders rather than antagonize them. But how far can he be pushed?
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey set off protests in his home province, the heart of his political base, with plans to build a quarry that would destroy a pristine woodland.
The removal of a Turkish citizen from his home in Kenya is part of the crackdown by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on those he sees as connected to a failed 2016 coup.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, already hampered by an economic crisis and a surge in coronavirus cases, is now battling allegations of corruption in his ranks.
“Would this have happened if I had worn a suit and a tie?” asked Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, after she was left standing during a summit in Turkey this month.
The Turkish government, as well as human rights activists and ethnic Armenians, had a muted response to the news, describing the move as largely symbolic.
The designation for the World War I-era killings would further fray U.S. relations with Turkey, but it is a risk the president appears willing to take to further human rights, officials said.
As part of a push to carve a canal alongside the waterway, Turkey’s president signaled that he could scrap a treaty that has kept peace in the region for decades.
A protocol mishap involving Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, was cited by critics as symbolic of Turkey’s treatment of women. It also underlined divisions within the European Union.
The families of trainee pilots sentenced to life in prison broke their silence to protest the men’s innocence. The pilots are among more than 600 trainees and conscripts swept up in prosecutions.
The move is likely to please President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s conservative followers. He also removed the head of the central bank.
The case against Melek Ipek, who is being supported by women’s rights groups, has become a touchstone issue in Turkish politics.
Three years ago, Turkey’s intervention in Syria was widely criticized. But today Turkish forces are all that protect five million vulnerable people.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the United States and opposition Kurdish politicians in an effort to deflect responsibility for a failed rescue operation.
The inscription on the monolith read “Look at the sky, see the moon.” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used the same slogan in announcing Turkey’s new space program this week.
Turkey’s veteran leader played an aggressive hand abroad, but as the country’s economy plummets, he is feeling ire at home as many Turks struggle to buy food.
The cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh may offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere.
Those accused of being ringleaders were among the many sentenced in one of the most important mass trials relating to the plot.
The feud between Armenia and Azerbaijan has only been put on hold.
The Turkish president visited the island’s Turkish-occupied north, angering Cypriot and Greek officials and inflaming tensions.
The president-elect’s calls with four Western European leaders signaled a return to diplomatic normalcy and their support for his election win.
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As Russian peacekeepers deployed to enforce a lopsided peace agreement, Azerbaijanis were savoring their country’s triumph.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son-in-law, who is known for his ties to the Trump White House, said he was quitting as Turkey’s lira tumbles and its economy worsens.
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New details of the Justice Department’s handling of the accusations against Halkbank reveal how Turkey’s leader pressured the president, prompting concern from top White House aides.
While the French have supported their government’s crackdown, it has opened the country to criticism that its complicated relationship with French Muslims has taken an ugly turn.
For all the sound and fury, Trump’s foreign policy has few accomplishments.
Involvement in regional conflicts such as the dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia has whipped up nationalist fervor and obliterated space for advocates of peace and democracy.
The testimony by the man, who claimed to be an intelligence agent, offers insight into President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s pursuit of foes and undermines the conviction of a U.S. Consulate employee in Istanbul.
Hundreds of people have already died in fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Bigger neighbors can help stop the bloodshed.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already intervened militarily in Syria, Libya and Iraq this year. His aggressive policies put him increasingly at odds with Russia.
They may be less appealing than economic prosperity, but they are indispensable.
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It’s time to listen to Germany and take a step back.
A sharp drop in the value of the lira is testing businesses and residents while they are coping with the pandemic.
The European pact, signed in Istanbul in 2011, was intended to protect women but has become a target for populist leaders who claim it threatens “traditional families.”
Despite being a NATO member, Turkey has bought Russian air defense. And a recent push into Libya and its energy ambitions nearly led to armed conflicts with France and Greece.
The legislation extends control over social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Critics worry it will be used to stifle dissent and criticism of the government
The Muslim faithful celebrated the decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, even as it generated dismay among Christians and architectural conservators.
In the Eastern Mediterranean, the West has retreated. That leaves Turkey and Russia to fill the vacuum.
Changing the secular space back into a religious one is a risk for the World Heritage site.
Turkey’s decision to change the former cathedral into a mosque flies against the pluralist instincts of Islam’s founders.
The Hagia Sophia has been designated as a mosque again, its status as a museum viewed for decades as a seal on the country’s spirit.
The decision to revoke its 80-year-old status as a museum would allow it to become a place of worship but is likely to provoke an international furor.
Turkish soccer, hobbled by fallen giants and rife with conspiracy theories, can no longer match Europe’s powerhouses. Fixing its problems will require the one trait no one seems to have.
The World Heritage site was once a potent symbol of Christian-Muslim rivalry, and it could become one once more.
President Trump is attacking his record on China. But for Mr. Biden, it’s part of a long history of befriending and sometimes confronting world leaders.
In his push for economic development, Turkey’s president has flooded the archaeological gem of Hasankeyf and displaced thousands of families.