Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan: Protecting Jerusalem a Muslim obligation

Turkish president urges all Muslims to "embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem" as a common duty.

Syria's Civil War

Turkey issues arrest warrant for Syrian Kurdish leader

Leader of key US-backed force fighting ISIL in northern Syria among 48 Kurds accused in deadly Ankara attack.

Battle for Mosul

Erdogan: We have a historical responsibility in Iraq

Turkish president says Ankara will join Mosul battle, voicing concern for future of Sunni Arab and Turkmens in the city.


Turkey crackdown: Has Erdogan gone too far?

Turkish deputy PM Mehmet Simsek defends Turkey's post-coup actions, and we debate the future of the South China Sea.


Analysis: What is Turkey trying to achieve in Iraq?

Any attempt to change Mosul's demographic composition would be a direct threat to Turkey's security, analysts say.

Turkey attempted coup

Turkey arrests brother of alleged coup mastermind

Kutbettin Gulen detained in Izmir province as part of ongoing crackdown on people alleged to be behind July events.

Turkey attempted coup

Turkey suspends 1,500 prison staff in post-coup probe

Besides suspensions, dozens of arrest warrants issued for staff in judicial and prison systems over alleged Gulen links.

Turkey attempted coup

Turkey may extend state of emergency

Legislative powers granted after July coup bid required to combat threats against government, says President Erdogan.


A world of dark clouds and silver linings

If only world leaders would stop sacrificing people for their own glory, the world would be a far better place.

by Marwan Bishara


US team in Turkey to discuss case against Gulen

Officials to discuss proof presented by Turkey on self-exiled Muslim leader accused of orchestrating failed coup bid.


Turkey wedding blast blamed on child suicide bomber

Turkey's Erdogan blames ISIL for attack in the Gaziantep province that has left at least 51 killed and scores wounded.

United States

'US to send team to Turkey' for Gulen probe

Justice department's reported move follows pleas for extradition of man accused of orchestrating failed Turkish coup.


Turkey seeks ex-footballer's arrest in coup probe

Prosecutors accuse Hakan Sukur, former international football star and MP, of being member of Gulen's organisation.


Erdogan travels to Russia to reset relations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets his Russian counterpart in St Petersburg after months of diplomatic crisis


What's behind the Turkey-Russia reset?

Russia and Turkey find themselves in the same boat, so it's only rational for them to de-escalate tensions.

by Dimitar Bechev