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Erdogan’s talk of new democratic constitution aimed at cementing his rule – Analysis
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Erdogan’s talk of new democratic constitution aimed at cementing his rule – Analysis

Panos - Feb 22, 2021

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling for a new “democratic” constitution to replace the existing document that was drawn up by the country’s generals in the…

Erdogan’s lack of accountability risks Turkey’s security
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Erdogan’s lack of accountability risks Turkey’s security

Panos - Feb 03, 2021

At the end of 2013, there was a major corruption scandal in Turkey. We listened to a series of tapes over YouTube and although not much came out…

Erdogan, Elon Musk discuss space technology cooperation in phone call
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Erdogan, Elon Musk discuss space technology cooperation in phone call

Panos - Jan 29, 2021

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk on Wednesday to discuss cooperation in space technology, the Turkish Presidency said. The pair…

Bloomberg: Erdogan does what he can get away with – Analysis
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Bloomberg: Erdogan does what he can get away with – Analysis

makis - Dec 29, 2020

In 2010, Turkey’s “Zero Problems” foreign-policy doctrine was the marvel of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country was…

Erdogan’s lawyer got rich suing Turkey citizens, teens for “insulting”
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Erdogan’s lawyer got rich suing Turkey citizens, teens for “insulting”

Panos - Dec 29, 2020

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s lawyer Ahmet Özel received more than 38 million Turkish Lira (about 6 million dollar) from insulting the president prosecutions, opposition Cumhuriyet said…

Erdogan on US sanctions: “Open attack on Turkey”
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Erdogan on US sanctions: “Open attack on Turkey”

Panos - Dec 17, 2020

Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his strong dissatisfaction on Wednesday afternoon, during the inauguration of a highway outside Ankara, on the occasion of the imposition of sanctions against Turkey…

Turkish President Erdogan peddles ‘fake news’ about Turkish coastline length, according to CIA Factbook
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Turkish President Erdogan peddles ‘fake news’ about Turkish coastline length, according to CIA Factbook

Panos - Dec 09, 2020

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has often resorted to spreading misleading or outright false information in an attempt to justify his country’s illegal actions in the eastern Mediterranean.…

Erdogan says EU should not ‘carry water’ for Greece and Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean
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Erdogan says EU should not ‘carry water’ for Greece and Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean

Panos - Dec 08, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared intransigent on his country’s stance in the eastern Mediterranean and tensions with Greece, Cyprus, and the EU, calling on the latter to…

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.…