Posts Tagged ‘Erdogan’

Erdogan: Iran’s participation in Russia, Syria & Turkey talks possible

31 Jan, 2023 Source: Al Mayadeen Net + Agencies By Al Mayadeen English  Any tripartite talks should be preceded with prior coordination and planning between Syria and Russia, according to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Monday the possibility of Iran’s participation in the tripartite talks between Russia, Syria, and Turkey. […]

Erdogan slams The Economist Magazine

On a question about the cover story of The Economist magazine, Erdogan said it is not up to a British magazine to determine the faith of Turkey. “The fate of the country is determined only by my people, and not by The Economist,” Erdoğan said. But, as the paper points out, “the longer Mr Erdogan… […]

Operation “Gladio” as a new form of confrontation between F. Gülen and R. Erdogan

Over the past 20 years of the new century, for various reasons, relations within the NATO alliance have undergone certain transformations. It should be acknowledged that after the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the USSR, for some time the threat of nuclear confrontation between the leading powers was lessened. However, this state of global […]

President Assad Resisting Russian Pressure to Help Erdogan

ANUARY 14, 2023  ARABI SOURI– J Russian President Putin continues his extensive efforts to help the Turkish madman Erdogan in ruling Turkey, economically, Russia has done its uttermost to help the Turkish economy after the US and European Union pressure on it and despite the policies of Erdogan prior to the Russian special military operation in […]

Reports: $500k bounty put on former NBA player Enes Freedom’s head by Erdogan

The New York Post reports that the country’s government placed the ex-NBA star on its most-wanted terrorists list for 2023, alongside a 10 million Turkish Lira—or $500,000 USD—bounty for his capture. This is the first time the country has offered money to catch someone on the list. Freedom said he only discovered there was a… […]

Dangerous Erdogan drags Turkey towards war with Greece for political survival

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is steering his country into a dangerous war path with Greece in a bid to win re-election in the lead up to the June 2023 elections which has seen him crackdown on political rivals like the popular Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of Istanbul. Recent months have seen unprecedented  rhetoric from Turkey… […]

Erdogan reviving Ataturk-era Turkey, waging wars and claiming hegemony

January 2, 2023 Source: Politico By Al Mayadeen English  The AKP barely passes 30% of popular support as Erdogan still amps up preparations to enter Syria and dissolve Kurdish militias, which Turkey views as tied to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas. The Turkish presidential election is set to take place on June 23 and is […]

Erdogan demands Putin clear Kurdish militias from Syria border region

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has demanded that his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, clear Kurdish militias from the Syrian border region, three years after Moscow guaranteed Ankara it would do so. In a phone call yesterday, Erdogan told Putin that it is "important to clear the [Kurdish fighters] from the border to a depth of […]

Assad rejects Russia attempt to arrange meeting with Erdogan, sources say

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has rejected efforts by his Russian allies to arrange a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, refusing to give him leverage in next year's upcoming elections in Turkiye. According to an anonymous source with knowledge of the Syrian regime's thinking, cited by the Reuters news agency, Assad fears that […]

Operation Claw-Sword: Erdogan’s big new game in Syria

November 27, 2022 by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted Wily Sultan is caught between his electorate, which favors a Syria invasion, and his extremely nuanced relations with Russia There’s another Special Military Operation on the market. No, it’s not Russia “denazifying” and “demilitarizing” Ukraine – and, therefore, it’s no wonder […]

Turkey’s Erdogan Threatens Ground Invasion Of Syria After Unclaimed Attack In Istanbul

After firing a series of strikes against Kurdish armed groups in both Syria and Iraq, Turkish President, Recep Tayip Erdogan, has threatened a ground invasion into north-eastern Syria. The strikes have been painted as a response to a terrorist attack in central Istanbul, but what else factors into this decision? On Sunday, the Turkish military […]

Erdogan, Sisi shake hands at World Cup opening ceremony in Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shook hands with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi for the first time on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar yesterday, according to the Turkish presidency. An official in the Turkish presidency confirmed to AFP that this is the first meeting between the […]

Erdogan says initial signs point to ‘terror’ attack in Istanbul

13 Nov, 2022  Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen English  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemns the “vile attack” that left dozens of people injured and six people dead as it tore through the heart of Istanbul. The explosion in Istanbul on Sunday that left six people dead and 53 injured, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, […]

Erdogan on Path to destroying Ataturk’s Legacy

100 years ago – on November 1, 1922 – the Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye, Mustafa Kemal Pasha, officially abolished the Ottoman Sultanate. Thus ended a monarchy whose origins stretched back to 1299. The Ottoman Empire was replaced by a new state, the Republic of Türkiye, which was based on completely different […]

Turkiye’s Erdogan meets Israel’s PM

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid discussed the issue of Israeli soldiers captured in Gaza with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s annual meeting on Tuesday. A statement issued by Lapid’s office said that the issue of the prisoners was brought up in the meeting with Erdogan due to […]

Turkey’s Erdogan ORDERS Putin to Return all Stolen land to Ukraine

    The Turkish President has fired a huge warning to his Russian counterpart who is already struggling in the wake of impressive Ukrainian counter-strikes on Moscow’s invading army. Turkey has issued a huge warning to Russia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Vladimir Putin to return all “occupied” land – including Crimea. Olga Lautman, […]

Turkey’s Erdogan ORDERS Putin to Return all Stolen land to Ukraine

    The Turkish President has fired a huge warning to his Russian counterpart who is already struggling in the wake of impressive Ukrainian counter-strikes on Moscow’s invading army. Turkey has issued a huge warning to Russia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Vladimir Putin to return all “occupied” land – including Crimea. Olga Lautman, […]

Turkey’s Erdogan ORDERS Putin to Return all Stolen land to Ukraine

    The Turkish President has fired a huge warning to his Russian counterpart who is already struggling in the wake of impressive Ukrainian counter-strikes on Moscow’s invading army. Turkey has issued a huge warning to Russia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Vladimir Putin to return all “occupied” land – including Crimea. Olga Lautman, […]

Turkey’s Erdogan ORDERS Putin to Return all Stolen land to Ukraine

    The Turkish President has fired a huge warning to his Russian counterpart who is already struggling in the wake of impressive Ukrainian counter-strikes on Moscow’s invading army. Turkey has issued a huge warning to Russia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Vladimir Putin to return all “occupied” land – including Crimea. Olga Lautman, […]

Turkey’s Erdogan ORDERS Putin to Return all Stolen land to Ukraine

    The Turkish President has fired a huge warning to his Russian counterpart who is already struggling in the wake of impressive Ukrainian counter-strikes on Moscow’s invading army. Turkey has issued a huge warning to Russia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Vladimir Putin to return all “occupied” land – including Crimea. Olga Lautman, […]

Turkiye kingmaker party keeps options open ahead of Erdogan’s election test

A pro-Kurdish party set to play a key role in Turkish elections next year said it is open to talks with other opposition parties on finding a joint candidate who could end President Tayyip Erdogan’s two decades in power, Reuters reports. But senior deputy, Saruhan Oluc, told Reuters that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which […]

Erdogan’s warning must be taken seriously, says former Greek minister

The former defence minister of Greece, Evangelos Apostolakis, has urged that warnings from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should be taken seriously. Apostolakis, who served previously as chief of staff, said during a television interview that Erdogan got across the message that Turkiye is serious about its threats. “We should know very well that we […]

Erdogan calls for regional stability on day two of Balkan trip

“I hope there is a positive and sustainable acceleration because the Balkans cannot tolerate this kind of problem anymore.”

Turkey’s President Erdogan begins three-day Balkan tour in Sarajevo

President Erodgan started his visit in Sarajevo, aiming to strengthen regional ties amid political unrest in the area.

Erdogan threatens to ‘come down suddenly one night’ and attack Aegean Islands

TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “come down suddenly one night” on Greece by attacking Aegean islands that have had military bases set up. The president’s warning on Saturday, in which he said Greece should “look at history” and see how “heavy the price” would be for alienating Ankara, is the most direct threat […]

Erdogan threatens to ‘come down suddenly one night’ and attack Aegean Islands

TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “come down suddenly one night” on Greece by attacking Aegean islands that have had military bases set up. The president’s warning on Saturday, in which he said Greece should “look at history” and see how “heavy the price” would be for alienating Ankara, is the most direct threat […]

Turkey’s Erdogan offers to mediate in Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant standoff

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered on Saturday to mediate in the standoff over a Russian-occupied nuclear power station in war-torn Ukraine that has raised fears of an atomic disaster. Alarms have grown in recent weeks over shelling hitting the area of Europe’s largest nuclear plant, Zaporizhzhia. On Saturday, Russian-appointed separatist authorities in Enerhodar, where […]

Turkey’s Erdogan offers to mediate in Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant standoff

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered on Saturday to mediate in the standoff over a Russian-occupied nuclear power station in war-torn Ukraine that has raised fears of an atomic disaster. Alarms have grown in recent weeks over shelling hitting the area of Europe’s largest nuclear plant, Zaporizhzhia. On Saturday, Russian-appointed separatist authorities in Enerhodar, where […]

Erdogan: ‘Without Türkiye, NATO is weak’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Friday that “without Türkiye, NATO is weak,” Turkish media reported. As Erdogan spoke to journalists following Friday prayer in Istanbul, he commented on NATO’s removal of a tweet about Turkish Victory Day (marked on 30 August) following a Greek complaint. “Greece’s negative approach to NATO [in relation to […]

Adviser to Turkish President Erdogan resigns over corruption claims

An adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has resigned after an exiled mafia boss accused him of corruption. Korkmaz Karaca has been accused of being among a group of senior Turkish officials who sought bribes from major Turkish companies trading on the stock market. The remarks by fugitive whistleblower Sedat Peker have prompted Turkish opposition parties […]

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