Erdogan faces biggest challenge in tight Turkey polls
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday faces the biggest ballot box challenge of his 15-year grip on Turkey, seeking to overcome a revitalised opposition against the background of an increasingly troubled economy.
Damascus condemns Turkish patrols around Syria's Manbij
Syria's foreign ministry on Tuesday condemned Turkish military patrols around the northern city of Manbij, launched the previous day under a deal with the United States.
Turkey arrests man after limbless puppy dies
Turkey on Saturday arrested a man after shocking images emerged online of a puppy with all four paws amputated, state media reported. The black puppy was found Wednesday in a forest area in the Sapanca town in Sakarya region in northwest Turkey with its paws and tail cut off, sparking outrage on social media. Video…
Erdogan takes 'crazy projects' to new level with Canal Istanbul dream
The waves of the Black Sea lap peacefully on the shore of the Turkish coastal village of Karaburun outside Istanbul. Not far away, water buffalo peacefully graze on green pastures.
Turkey's economy delivers pre-poll growth boost for Erdogan
Turkey's economy grew 7.4 percent in the first quarter, official statistics showed on Monday, in a reading hailed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan two weeks ahead of elections but met with caution by economists.
Erdogan asks Turks to help prop up plunging lira
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged compatriots to change their foreign currency to the lira to help prop up the embattled currency.
Turkey lira hits new historic lows after Erdogan comments
Turkey's embattled currency the lira on Wednesday hit new historic lows against the dollar as investors took fright at comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggesting he wanted a bigger say in monetary policy.
Protests break out in London as Erdogan meets Queen, May
Angry protests greeted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in London on Tuesday as he met Queen Elizabeth II and held talks with Prime Minister Theresa May. Minor scuffles broke out as pro-Erdogan counter-protesters walked in front of Kurdish demonstrators outside Downing Street, with police wrestling some of the ringleaders to the ground. May said the…
Iran turns to diplomacy amid high regional tensions
Iran's foreign minister will embark on a diplomatic tour to try to salvage the nuclear deal amid high tensions following the US withdrawal and global fears over reports of unprecedented clashes with Israel in Syria.
Erdogan, Putin say US 'wrong' to abandon Iran nuclear deal
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed it was "wrong" for the United States to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, a Turkish presidential source said late Thursday.