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Turkish President Erdogan accepts resignation of son-in-law Finance Minister
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Turkish President Erdogan accepts resignation of son-in-law Finance Minister

Panos - Nov 10, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accepted the resignation of Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister and son-in-law, Berat Albayrak on Monday evening. The resignation comes at a time…

Erdogan fires Turkish Central Bank Governor after new Lira dive
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Erdogan fires Turkish Central Bank Governor after new Lira dive

Panos - Nov 09, 2020

Recep Tayyip Erdogan ousted Turkish Central Bank Governor Murat Uysal in the early hours of Saturday and replaced him with former Finance Minister Naci Agbal after a…

Erdogan tells Merkel EU should not be held hostage to Greece and Cyprus
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Erdogan tells Merkel EU should not be held hostage to Greece and Cyprus

Panos - Oct 06, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told German Chancellor Angel Merkel that the EU should not be held hostage to the interests of Greece and Cyprus during a teleconference with the…

President Erdogan sends letter to EU leaders ahead of EU Summit on Turkey
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President Erdogan sends letter to EU leaders ahead of EU Summit on Turkey

Panos - Sep 30, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a new letter to European leaders – except PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis – on the eve of the EU Summit, during which…

Erdogan at it again: We are not guests in the Mediterranean, but owners
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Erdogan at it again: We are not guests in the Mediterranean, but owners

Panos - Sep 29, 2020

The “carrot and stick” is Turkish President Erdogan‘s favorite tactic. On the one hand, he appears more compromising and open in the dialogue with Greece and the EU, on the other…

Adviser to Erdogan: “We will sink the ‘Charles de Gaulle’ carrier”!
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Adviser to Erdogan: “We will sink the ‘Charles de Gaulle’ carrier”!

Panos - Sep 09, 2020

Prof. Mesut Hakki Casin, adviser to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on foreign policy, who had recently called the Greeks “dwarfs” and Greece “a country that starves to…

New war threats by Erdogan: If they do not understand it politically, they will experience it on the battlefield
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New war threats by Erdogan: If they do not understand it politically, they will experience it on the battlefield

Panos - Sep 07, 2020

The Turkish president is threatening with war once again, saying that Ankara has the power to destroy the maps that are imposed on Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdogan…

Erdogan’s advisor loses it: “Greece is Lilliput, the Greeks are dwarfs & Turkey is Gulliver”
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Erdogan’s advisor loses it: “Greece is Lilliput, the Greeks are dwarfs & Turkey is Gulliver”

Panos - Sep 02, 2020

Prof. Mesut Hakki Casin, an adviser to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on foreign policy issues, reached new extremes in his attempt to provoke Greece and France. During…

Erdogan: “We challenge our enemies on land, sea, air”
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Erdogan: “We challenge our enemies on land, sea, air”

Panos - Sep 01, 2020

The Turkish president exceeded all limits of provocation and stated characteristically: “Do the Greeks accept what will happen to them because of their ambitious and incompetent leaders?”…

Revealed: Turkish government refused proposal to set up counter-jihad study group with UK to fight al-Qaeda
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Revealed: Turkish government refused proposal to set up counter-jihad study group with UK to fight al-Qaeda

Panos - Aug 27, 2020

It has now come to light in court that the British insistently lobbied the Erdoğan government to collaborate with them on a joint counter-terrorism project against al-Qaeda…

Erdogan openly threatens Greece, saying it will be solely responsible for the harm it suffers
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Erdogan openly threatens Greece, saying it will be solely responsible for the harm it suffers

Panos - Aug 25, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unmistakably threatened Greece in his latest statements following the criticism he came under by the European Commission and Berlin regarding a Turkish…

Erdogan: Hagia Sophia will be open 24 hours a day
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Erdogan: Hagia Sophia will be open 24 hours a day

Panos - Jul 27, 2020

“Our president ordered us to have Hagia Sophia open 24 hours a day for prayer, starting today. Hagia Sophia will always be open 24 hours a day.…

Erdogan inspects Hagia Sophia ahead of Islamic prayer on July 24
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Erdogan inspects Hagia Sophia ahead of Islamic prayer on July 24

Panos - Jul 19, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the Hagia Sophia and inspected the ongoing preparations at the site ahead of the scheduled first Islamic prayer on Friday, July…

World Christian Youth Organisation calls on Erdogan to maintain Hagia Sophia status in letter
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World Christian Youth Organisation calls on Erdogan to maintain Hagia Sophia status in letter

Panos - Jul 06, 2020

The World Christian Youth Organisation called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to refrain from converting the Hagia Sophia into a muslim mosque in letter they sent…

PM Mitsotakis and Turkish President Erdogan speak on the phone
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PM Mitsotakis and Turkish President Erdogan speak on the phone

makis - Jun 26, 2020

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke on the telephone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, government sources said. “Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a telephone conversation…

Erdogan transforms neighborhood watchmen into loyalist force
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Erdogan transforms neighborhood watchmen into loyalist force

Panos - Jun 15, 2020

Turkey’s parliament will resume debating a controversial bill this week augmenting the powers of a neighborhood watch force that critics charge is linked to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ongoing efforts to stamp out…

Turkey’s opposition says Erdogan may be creating loyal Security Force
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Turkey’s opposition says Erdogan may be creating loyal Security Force

Panos - Jun 08, 2020

Turkey’s government plans to give new powers to a 28,000-strong auxiliary police force, raising concerns that it’s being groomed to show allegiance to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan…

Erdogan removes Navy chief of staff from active duty: He was the architect of Turkey’s Libya deal
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Erdogan removes Navy chief of staff from active duty: He was the architect of Turkey’s Libya deal

Panos - May 18, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan removed from active duty on Friday the Chief of staff of the Turkish Navy Rear Admiral, Cihat Yaycı, who was the architect…

Turkey’s Erdogan rejects interior minister’s resignation over short-notice curfew
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Turkey’s Erdogan rejects interior minister’s resignation over short-notice curfew

Panos - Apr 13, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday rejected Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu’s resignation over a weekend lockdown implemented on short notice. “The resignation of our interior minister…

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Turkish President Erdogan to meet German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron on immigration crisis in March

Panos - Mar 11, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would be meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, possibly also with British Prime Minister Boris…