Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Council of Europe rebukes Turkey for removing lawmakers' immunity

Turkey must restore the legal immunity of lawmakers, a key body of the Council of Europe said in a report issued Monday, challenging the process of removing their inviolability and warning that...

Erdogan's fresh legal complaint against German satirist thrown out

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's fresh legal complaint against a German satirist who ridiculed him in a poem has been unsuccessful, with the attorney general's office calling the action...

Iraqi Foreign Ministry summons Turkish diplomat over Erdogan comments

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad on Thursday to hand him a "strongly worded" memo in response to comments from Turkey's President earlier this week.

Erdogan slams Clinton's "political dilettantism" for Kurd comments

Turkey's president has criticized US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's "political inexperience" for her comments on arming Kurdish rebels in the fight against Islamic State.

Erdogan tells Iraqi premier to "know his limits" over troops row

Turkey's president has told Iraq's prime minister to "know his limits," warning that Ankara will not take instructions from Baghdad on its troop presence near Mosul and escalating a row between...

Turkey's Erdogan launches fresh legal action against German satirist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday launched fresh legal action against a German satirist he believes insulted him.

Energy talks, Syria in focus as Putin heads to meet Erdogan in Turkey

Energy projects and the situation in Syria are expected to be the focus Monday when Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Turkey to meet with his counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

German TV comic defends satirical poem that insulted Erdogan

A German TV comic whose satirical poem insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a video message Wednesday in response to a decision by prosecutors not to pursue a criminal...

Germany ends investigation of comedian who insulted Erdogan on TV

German prosecutors said Tuesday that they had dropped an investigation into comedian Jan Boehmermann for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the latest twist in a spat that strained...

Turkey extends state of emergency by three months

The Turkish cabinet headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has decided to extend the state of emergency imposed on the country following a failed coup by three more months, Deputy Prime Minister...

Erdogan: Turkey's state of emergency to be extended by three months

Turkey's state of emergency is set to be extended by another three months, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan indicated Thursday, and could be in place for a year, if required.

Boris Johnson to meet Turkey's Erdogan after ridiculing him in rhyme

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was due to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Ankara on Tuesday.

Erdogan-critic Boris Johnson heads to Turkey on official visit

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a past critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, may have to walk a diplomatic tightrope on Sunday as he makes his first visit to Ankara.

Gulen: Blame for Turkey's July 15 coup lies with Erdogan

US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating the July 15 attempted coup, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in fact behind it.

Turkey will not cooperate with Kurds to take Raqqa from Islamic State

Turkey will not cooperate with the main Kurdish militia in Syria to attack the Islamic State's de-facto capital, al-Raqqa, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said Thursday.