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Turkey’s Erdogan compares coup defeat to medieval battle

1 year, 1 month ago
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday compared the defeat of last year’s attempted coup against his rule to key events in the country’s history, including a 1071 triumph by Turkic tribes over the Byzantines in Anatolia.…

Remove Jerusalem metal detectors, Erdogan tells Israel

1 year, 2 months ago
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin to swiftly remove metal detectors that have outraged Muslim Palestinian worshippers at the Haram al-Sharif in annexed east Jerusalem.…

Erdogan slams ‘inhumane’ isolation of Qatar

1 year, 4 months ago
ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed the economic and political isolation of Qatar as inhumane and contrary to Islamic values after key Gulf states broke off ties with Ankara's ally. "Taking action to…

Here’s what will change under Turkey’s new Constitution

1 year, 6 months ago
ISTANBUL: Turkey on Sunday narrowly voted in a historic referendum to approve a new constitution granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers, according to almost complete results. Critics have long denounced the move as part…

Turkey to build museum to remember failed coup

1 year, 6 months ago
ISTANBUL:The Turkish culture ministry has readied designs for a major new museum outside Ankara to remember the defeat of the failed July 15 coup that tried to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media said on Sunday. Work will…