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# Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Last month
February 2023
# Erdogan
Turkey says preliminary work has started to build homes in two earthquake-hit towns
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who faces elections in either May or June, has promised to reconstruct homes within the year.
This year
Turkey's Erdogan warns Sweden on Nato membership after Koran burning
Turkey is one of only two Nato members not to have ratified Sweden and Finland’s plan to join the western alliance in to the Ukraine war.
Last year
Finland and Sweden submit applications for Nato membership
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he welcomes the requests.
All time
# alteration
Boston Celtics star to change name to 'Freedom'
Enes Kanter has long been a vocal critic of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
# Erdogan
Turkey warns EU to stick to past migrant deals amid fears of Afghan refugee wave
European leaders have expressed fears of a repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.
# sofagate
'I felt alone as a woman': von der Leyen says Turkey chair controversy wouldn't have happened to a man
The commission president was denied a chair at top-level talks in Ankara this month.
# sofagate
'Ehm': Ursula von der Leyen flummoxed after chair snub during EU-Turkey talks
Seats were laid out for Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the EU’s Charles Michel in Ankara but von der Leyen had to sit on a sofa.
# Border
TDs say treatment of people at Greek border 'brings shame to the EU'
Turkey has claimed Greece is using live rounds against people at the border, saying three have been killed.
# Idlib
At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.
# Idlib
UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria
The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.
# Erdogan
'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey
President Erdogan said that the man was not Turkey’s problem.
# Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkey vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurdish forces if they don't pull out of proposed safe zone
The top figure on the Kurdish side said Turkey was preventing his forces’ withdrawal and trying to blame the deal’s collapse on the Kurds.
# Syria
'Don't be a fool': No sign of progress as US demands Turkish ceasefire
Trump said that the Kurds ‘are not angels’ as vice-president Mike Pence heads to Turkey.
Turkey local elections: Setback for President Erdogan as party set to lose capital
The AKP party also risks defeat in the country’s economic hub Istanbul.
# Jamal Khashoggi
Turkey says it shared recordings of Khashoggi killing with Saudi Arabia, Britain and US
President Erdogan also told reporters that Saudi Arabia had to “act fairly” and disclose those responsible for the 2 October.
# Explainer
The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi: What we know so far
These are the key facts in an episode that is threatening relations between Saudi Arabia and the West.
# Tariffs
Turkey shaken by financial fears as Trump rattles it further
Donald Trump tweeted that he had authorized the doubling of steel and aluminium tariffs with respect to Turkey.
# Controversy
Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers
After months of silence over a controversial photograph, the Arsenal star spoke out on Sunday.
# Speaking out
'I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish' - Ozil defends controversial Erdogan photo
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has broken his silence surrounding a photo taken with the Turkish president.
# Reaction
'That's not the real Ozil!' - Wenger on why Arsenal star flopped for Germany
The attacking midfielder was largely anonymous in Russia as the world champions crashed out in the group stages.
# contested victory
Erdogan says Turkey has given world 'lesson in democracy' as he sweeps to election victory
Erdogan won over half of all the votes in the election, the state-run news agency said.
# child marriages
Turkey religious affairs state agency under fire for saying girls as young as nine could marry
The agency reportedly made the statement in a post on its website, which has since been removed.
# rohingya
Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
# ringleaders
Nearly 500 people on trial today for plotting Turkey coup - but the main suspect remains in US
Fethullah Gulen, the man authorities say organised the coup, currently lives in the US.
# celebrations
Turkey to hold day of celebration on 1-year anniversary of defeated coup
The authorities have declared 15 July an annual national holiday of “democracy and unity”.
# Washington
US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters
Both Republicans and Democrats say there must be consequences for the guards’ actions.
# clamp down
Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia
No reason was given for the order to block the online encyclopedia, but the politically unstable state has temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in the past.
# Recep Tayyip Erdogan
President Erdoğan: The rags-to-riches champion that Europe hoped would steady Turkey
The rags-to-riches Turkish leader, once backed by the EU and US to bring stability to the region, has been given greater power than any of his predecessors.
# Turkey
Erdogan tells rivals to 'know their place' as opponents claim referendum was fixed
The Turkish people voted to grant President Erdogan sweeping powers in Sunday’s referendum.
# Turkey
'Believe me, it's not over': Protesters dispute vote that tightens Erdogan's grip on power
Opposition parties have claimed there were irregularities in yesterday’s referendum vote.
# what did you say
Merkel calls for cool heads after Turkish President accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices'
Merkel’s office rejected the comparison as “absurd and out of place”.
# Friendly fire
Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers
Russian and Turkish authorities appear keen to move on after today’s airstrike.
# failed coup
Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey
The British Prime Minister is seeking to boost trade with the country post-Brexit.
# Billy Goats Rough
Boris meets Turkish leader he wrote offensive 'goat sex' poem about
He’s also a big fan of his Turkish washing machine.
# Trouble
Turkey issues arrest warrant for ex-football star in coup probe
Hakan Sukur is accused by prosecutors of “being a member of an armed terror group”.
# crackdown
Turkey shuts over 1,000 schools and extends police powers after failed coup
Under heightened police powers, suspects can now be held without charge for one month, up from four days.
# Coup Attempt
Three-month state of emergency declared in Turkey
President Erdogan has vowed to hunt down those responsible for last week’s coup.
# Explainer
Why is there a coup happening in Turkey?
Why is this happening? takes a look at the background.
# Lord of the rings
A huge legal case in Turkey hinges on whether the President looks like Gollum
A Turkish doctor could face two years in prison for his tweet.
# Attack
Fenerbahce's team bus was shot at last night, leaving the driver wounded
Turkish club had just thrashed Rizespor 5-1 and were travelling to the airport to return to Istanbul.