Posts Tagged ‘Erdogan’

Erdogan: S-400 deal with Russia among ‘most important agreements’ in modern Turkish history

   The first batch of S-400 missile system components arrived in Turkey on Friday, with at least five plane-loads of equipment making its way into the country by Sunday morning, and two more expected later in the day. The S-400 deal with Russia is one of the most significant contracts in modern Turkish history, Turkish […]

Erdogan’s S 400s to Block NATO/EU Attack on Turkey

On Friday, Turkey received its first components of the S-400 Triumf air defense systems purchased from Russia amid much controversy. A defense expert told Sputnik that Ankara is acquiring the systems as independent insurance against a coup d’etat by its own air force and has no intention of integrating them with other systems, as the […]

"Sultan shines in the court of the Dragon King": Erdogan in Beijing

   Erdogan looks set to buy Russian missile defense system in defiance of US and NATO, tying his cart to China and Russia The graphic image of Turkey pivoting away from NATO towards the Russia-China strategic partnership was provided, in more ways than one, by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in […]

Erdogan says ‘out of question’ to support US Palestinian plan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it was “out of the question” for Turkey to support the US economic plan for Palestinians, in comments published on Monday. The White House plan revealed last week calls for $50 billion in investment over 10 years in the Palestinian territories and their Arab neighbors. “It is out of the […]

‘No delays’: Putin, Erdogan reaffirm S-400 deal, talk trade & bilateral ties at G20 sidelines

   The Russian president has met with his Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of the G20 to discuss bilateral relations and trade, including the purchase of S-400 missile defense systems, just ahead of Erdogan’s meeting with Trump. The delivery process of S-400 air defense systems is proceeding “without delays” and according to schedule, Erdogan confirmed, […]

Opposition candidate beats Erdogan’s ally Yildirim in Istanbul’s ‘repeat’ mayoral election

   Turkey’s ruling AK party runner-up Binali Yildirim has congratulated his rival, Ekrem Imamoglu, on his victory in the rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election. The results of the initial vote in March were annulled over violations. The former Turkish Prime Minister, who had received full backing from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the campaign, expressed […]

Turkey’s Erdogan says former Egyptian president Morsi was ‘killed’

Morsi suffered a fatal heart attack following a court appearance Monday and now the Turkish leader has vowed his government “will do whatever it takes” to pursue prosecution of the current Egyptian government, whom he holds responsible for Morsi’s untimely death, in international court.   He also promised to raise the issue of Morsi’s death […]

‘Done deal’: Erdogan aide debunks claim that Turkey is set to drop S-400 over US sanctions

Potential US sanctions were too big a threat for Turkey to proceed with the S-400 deal, German tabloid Bild claimed on Friday. The publication quoted a “high-ranking diplomat from Ankara” who said that economic considerations were behind the alleged Turkish decision to stop the purchase. Later, Fahrettin Altun, head of communications at the Turkish president’s […]

Erdogan’s Proven Terror Link: The ISIS Ambassador to Turkey

BAGHDAD, Iraq – “My job in Raqqa was dealing with the international cases,” Abu Mansour al Maghrebi recalls of his three years serving ISIS. “My issue [duties] was our [Islamic State’s] relationship with Turkish intelligence. Actually, this started when I was working at the borders,” he explains, harking back to the first job he undertook for […]

Davutoglu blames Erdogan party for Turkey elections loss

Ahmet Davutoglu, a former prime minister and close ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has censured the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for its poor performance in the March local elections. In his first major public challenge to Erdogan since leaving office three years ago, Davutoglu, in a 15-page statement issued on Monday, […]

Erdogan: Netanyahu Is An ‘Oppressor, Cruel, At The Head Of State Terror’

Tensions between Turkey and Israel were ratcheted on Sunday, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be an “oppressor”. Netanyahu hit back in a speech, later the same day, calling Erdogan an “anti-Semitic dictator” who is “obsessed with Israel.” Speaking to a […]

Trump ‘open’ to meeting Erdogan in Turkey next year

“While nothing definite is being planned, the President is open to a potential meeting in the future,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement. The invitation to visit Turkey as some point in 2019 was issued by Erdogan during what the American leader described as a “long and productive” phone conversation over the […]

‘Head of state terror’ v ‘anti-Semitic dictator’: Netanyahu and Erdogan trade insults

In a tweet posted on Saturday, Benjamin Netanyahu referred to Erdogan as an “occupier of northern Cyprus,” saying that the Turkish Army “massacres women and children in Kurdish villages.” Erdogan – the occupier of northern Cyprus, whose army massacres women and children in Kurdish villages, inside and outside Turkey – should not preach to Israel. […]

Turkey’s Erdogan Vows “All Measures” To Circumvent Sanctions On Iran

Following Wednesday’s unexpected and dramatic full and “immediate” withdrawal of all US forces from Syria, Turkey has announced it will not play ball on Iran sanctions. According to a translation of the Turkish president’s words on Thursday during a previously planned summit with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Ankara, journalist Abdullah Bozkurt reports, Turkish president Erdogan says Turkey won’t support US […]

Photos: Rouhani, Erdogan hold joint presser in Ankara – President described the 5th Meeting of High Council for Iran-Turkey Strategic Cooperation very effective and said, “Nobody and no power and no third country is able to harm the brotherly, neighbourly and close relations between Tehran and Ankara”. Speaking on Thursday in a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart after signing of […]

‘I know how to СUT WELL’ – Erdogan, quoting one of Khashoggi’s murderers

According to the Turkish leader, the Saudi intelligence chief “is heard saying in the recording that it is a disaster” that Khashoggi has been drugged. “‘I know how to cut well,’ the other man responds. Why? Because he is a forensic expert. He is a senior military guy. Everything is there in the recordings,” Erdogan […]

Journalist Husnu Mahalli Gets Jail Term for Calling Erdogan ‘Dictator’

Syrian-Turkish journalist Husnu Mahalli has been handed down a 29-month prison sentence on charges of “insulting the president” and a suspended 20-month sentence for “insulting government officials,” after calling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “dictator”, online news outlet Diken reported on Thursday. The veteran journalist, who writes columns in prominent opposition daily Sozcu, was arrested in December 2016 for “insulting government […]

Turkey will not abide by U.S. sanctions on Iran, Erdogan says

Reuters – Turkey will not abide by the United States’ sanctions on Iran, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, describing Washington’s move as aimed at unbalancing the world. Erdogan’s comments to reporters in Ankara came a day after Washington reimposed sanctions, abandoning a 2015 deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme, while […]

Putin arrives in Turkey to talk Syria with Erdogan, Macron and Merkel (VIDEO)

The leaders will be joined by UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura. They are expected to assess the Syrian peace process and exchange ideas in relation to the situation on the ground. ‘), link: “” }, events: { onReady: function () { if(ga) { ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘JWPLAYER-GA’, ‘CLICK PLAY’, location.href); ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘JW […]

أردوغان تكلم أخيرا (Erdogan speaks, at last)

قلم منذر هنداوي بعد ثلاثة أيام من الترويج للخطاب المهم عن قضية الخاشقجي تكلم أردوغان، لكن دون أن يضيف شيئاً جديداً ذو أهمية بالمقارنة مع ما كان متداولاً و معروفا لمعظم المتابعين. كانت التوقعات أنه سيقول أكثر بكثير مما قال، وأنه سيشير إلى بعض التسجيلات والوثائق التي تثبت تورط النظام السياسي في المملكة في القضية، […]

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