Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Erdogan's party wants rerun of Istanbul election
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party said Tuesday it wants the Istanbul mayoral election to be repeated after the Supreme Electoral Council rejected a demand for a recount of all ballots cast in the city.
Erdogan's party to demand total recount of Istanbul ballots
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party said Sunday it was demanding a recount of all ballots cast in Istanbul, the country's economic capital, during last week's mayoral election after an opposition candidate claimed a slender win. The vice-president of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ali Ihsan Yavuz made the demand for a recount going…
Erdogan's ruling AKP ready to accept election recount results
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP will accept the results of local election recounts in Ankara and Istanbul no matter which party is declared the winner, a party spokesman said on Saturday. The AKP won most votes nationwide in last Sunday's election, but results showed the ruling party lost Ankara and was also narrowly…
Turkey starts Istanbul vote recount after Erdogan's party appeals
Turkish electoral authorities on Wednesday began recounting votes from Istanbul districts after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP challenged tallies showing an opposition candidate narrowly won a weekend local election.
Erdogan moots renaming Istanbul's Hagia Sophia a mosque
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday mooted the possibility of renaming Istanbul's Hagia Sofia museum as a mosque, in comments during a television interview.
Erdogan calls for fight on Islamophobia as on anti-Semitism
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called for a global fight against rising Islamophobia like "anti-Semitism after the Holocaust" following the deadly attacks on two New Zealand mosques.
Ozil slammed for reportedly inviting Erdogan to his wedding
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil has been criticised for reportedly inviting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his wedding as his witness. Bild on Sunday ran the story on its front page with Ozil, 30, and his model fiancee Amine Gulse, 25, a former Miss Turkey, pictured inside presenting Erdogan with an invite to their…
Turkey tumbles into recession as polls loom
Turkey's economy fell into its first recession in a decade, official data showed on Monday, just weeks before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government faces local elections when growth and inflation will be key issues for voters.
Erdogan lambasts Brussels over EU-Arab summit
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday lambasted the EU after the bloc held a summit with Arab leaders in Egypt despite Cairo's execution of nine men last week.