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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s court ruling turns Hagia Sophia into a mosque

The decision to turn the former cathedral to a place of muslim worship has sparked deep dismay among country's Orthodox Christians

11 Jul 2020 1:14 PM

Museum or mosque? The debates around Byzantium’s iconic Hagia Sofia

Once a cathedral of Byzantium Empire, then a mosque under Ottoman Empire, the iconic Hagia Sophia awaits decision to be a museum; or not

01 Jul 2020 3:58 PM

'We reject UEFA's discrimination' says Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

UEFA opened disciplinary hearings against Turkey last month after its players saluted during Euro 2020 qualifiers.

07 Nov 2019 5:09 PM

Turkish President Erdogan, Saudi king discuss case of missing journalist

The leaders discussed 'issue of shedding light' on Jamal Khashoggi case and emphasised the 'importance of creating a joint working group'.

15 Oct 2018 11:41 AM

The scenario in Syria gets more dangerous

The bringing down of the Russian aircraft has created fresh uncertainties in the complex Syrian scenario.

03 Oct 2018 1:36 AM

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Turkey fires more that 18,500 state employees in new decree

Turkish media dubbed decree as the 'last' with officials indicating state of emergency could end as early as Monday.

08 Jul 2018 2:25 PM

Erdogan declared winner in Turkey presidential elections

Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap elections.

25 Jun 2018 11:48 AM

Three shot dead during election campaign visit by ruling party MP in Turkey

8 people were also wounded in the shooting at Suruc that broke out as MP Ibrahim Halil Yildiz visited small businesses in the town centre.

15 Jun 2018 1:44 PM

Tayyip Erdogan vows to lift state of emergency in Turkey if re-elected

The state of Emergency was put in place after a failed coup nearly 2 years ago

14 Jun 2018 6:15 PM

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