Posts Tagged ‘Erdogan’

Turkey’s Erdogan Wins Endorsement From Third-place Candidate Ahead Of Runoff Election

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The third-placed contender in the Turkish presidential elections on Monday formally endorsed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the second-round runoff vote to be held on May 28th. The nationalist presidential candidate Sinan Ogan, 55, has emerged as a potential kingmaker after neither Erdogan nor his main challenger, opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, […]

Turkiye set for presidential runoff, as neither Erdogan nor Kilicdaroglu secure 50% of the vote

Turkiye is set to have a runoff between current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and main opposition rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, later this month, as both candidates failed to secure the necessary 50 per cent of total votes in yesterday's presidential election. According to a statement today by Ahmet Yener, the head of the High Election Board, […]

Erdogan’s strong showing signals ‘business as usual’ for Mideast

The prospect of Tayip Erdogan winning another presidential term in Turkiye would once have rung alarms around the Middle East, but after taking a more conciliatory stance in recent years his strong election showing on Sunday has caused few flutters, Reuters reports. Erdogan secured just under half the votes and looks well placed for the 28 May runoff against […]

Turkey Presidential Election Will Go To Runoff As Erdogan Outperforms Expectations

The incumbent president fell just short of an outright victory, the country’s electoral chief confirmed. Source

Turkey’s Erdogan cancels 3rd day of election appearances

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a major political figure in Turkey and has been in power for over two decades. Since announcing his run for a third presidential term in Turkey’s upcoming May 14 elections, Erdogan has campaigned tirelessly with multiple public appearances each day. However, his intense schedule seemed to take a toll… […]

Turkey’s president Erdogan asks parliament to ratify Finland NATO membership

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey would move forward with ratifying Finland’s NATO application, paving the way for the country to join the military bloc ahead of Sweden. The breakthrough came as Finnish President Sauli Niinistö was in Ankara to meet with Erdogan and 10 months after both Finland and Swden applied to […]

Finnish president to Turkey as Erdogan drops hints on NATO membership

Finns hope Erdogan will approve their NATO membership bid close to Turkey’s May election – presuming he wins. Source

Turkish elections: Can Erdogan maintain his grip on power?

March 02 2023 The outcome of Turkiye’s upcoming vote could determine whether Ankara returns to a western-oriented foreign policy, or if Erdogan strengthens the country’s autonomous direction. By Mohamad Hasan Sweidan As the centenary of the founding of the Turkish Republic approaches, Turkiye faces one of the most important elections in its history. Most importantly, the […]

The earthquake wrecked Turkey’s institutional façade. Erdogan might tear down the rest

The severity of the consequences affecting people’s lives in Turkey is a result of institutional and societal collapse. This might prove to be costly to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in this year’s elections, Dr Ahmet Erdi Öztürk writes. Source

President Erdogan vows to crack down on looters in earthquake-hit Turkey

Reports of looting of damaged stores in Turkey are starting to circulate after catastrophic earthquakes left many buildings damaged in the country. Source

Turkey’s president Erdogan acknowledges ‘shortcomings’ in government’s response to earthquake

The President of Turkey acknowledged “shortcomings” in his country’s response to the world’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade as hope dwindled that more survivors might emerge from the rubble of toppled buildings. With the death toll in Syria and Turkey now standing at 15,000, Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the hard-hit Hatay province to […]

Erdogan declares state of emergency for Turkey’s quake zone

President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday declared a disaster zone for the 10 provinces affected by the devastating earthquakes in southern Turkey, imposing a state of emergency in the region for three months. In a speech, Erdogan said that 70 countries had offered help in search and rescue operations and that Turkey planned to open up… […]

Iran on the Erdogan – Assad Rapprochement Path, Meaning and Timing

 FEBRUARY 6, 2023 It seems clear that the entry of Iran into the line came at the request of Damascus, which thus wanted to balance the Iranian role with the information that constantly talks about common and intertwined personal and official interests between Presidents Putin and Erdogan. The following is the English translation from Arabic of […]

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, […]

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