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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…

Erdogan bizarre statement: Greece slowly accepting the status-quo Turkey declared in Mediterranean
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Erdogan bizarre statement: Greece slowly accepting the status-quo Turkey declared in Mediterranean

Panos - Feb 20, 2020

In an incomprehensible statement, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Athens has begun to accept the status quo declared by Ankara in the Mediterranean Sea. “With…

Turkey could shut down NATO Incirlik Air Base, Erdogan says
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Turkey could shut down NATO Incirlik Air Base, Erdogan says

Panos - Dec 17, 2019

Ankara retains the option of shutting down the Incirlik Air Base used by US/NATO forces, in retaliation to any additional sanctions against Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan…

Erdogan: “With the help of Allah we will start drilling here-(video)”
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Erdogan: “With the help of Allah we will start drilling here-(video)”

makis - Dec 16, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his provocative statements regarding the the accord with Libya in a televised interview on Sunday night, insisting that it “is in…

Mitsotakis: I will raise the issue of all Turkish provocations to Erdogan
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Mitsotakis: I will raise the issue of all Turkish provocations to Erdogan

makis - Dec 03, 2019

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to bring up the issue of Turkish provocations during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting on…

Turkish President to EU: We will send jihadists to your countries
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Turkish President to EU: We will send jihadists to your countries

Panos - Nov 13, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened the EU and Cyprus warning his country had 4 million refugees. Before his departure to the US, Mr. Erdogan said…

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Trump sent second letter to Erdogan threatening sanctions over S-400s

Panos - Nov 12, 2019

US President Donald Trump last week warned Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a letter that he would soon have to impose sanctions on Turkey over its…

Turkey may purchase Russian warplanes, says Erdogan
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Turkey may purchase Russian warplanes, says Erdogan

Panos - Nov 07, 2019

Turkey may purchase Russian warplanes if the United States cancels the delivery of the F-35 fighter jets, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday. Turkey did…

Erdogan blasts Netanyahu’s comments as “empty words of disgraced politician looking at many years in prison”!
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Erdogan blasts Netanyahu’s comments as “empty words of disgraced politician looking at many years in prison”!

Panos - Oct 11, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Turkey’s incursion into northeastern Syria Thursday, vowing to assist the “gallant Kurdish people.” “Israel strongly condemns Turkey’s military invasion into Kurdish areas…

Turkish President Erdogan repeats threats of letting in refugees to EU in Reuters interview
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Turkish President Erdogan repeats threats of letting in refugees to EU in Reuters interview

Panos - Sep 16, 2019

Turkey will be forced to let Syrian refugees on its territory flee to Europe if the West does not offer more assistance to the country and support…

Erdogan says Turkey should have nuclear weapons like Israel
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Erdogan says Turkey should have nuclear weapons like Israel

makis - Sep 05, 2019

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that it was unacceptable that Turkey was barred from having nuclear weapons while other nations in the region had them. “Some…

Erdogan considers Russian fighter jets in snub to Trump
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Erdogan considers Russian fighter jets in snub to Trump

Panos - Sep 05, 2019

As he takes delivery of a second air-defense system from Russia in a purchase that’s already caused a serious rift with President Donald Trump’s administration, Turkish leader…

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Turkish President Erdogan: No one can stop us in the Eastern Mediterranean

Panos - Aug 27, 2019

“No one can stop us in the eastern Mediterranean”, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said while addressing Turkey’s national assembly on occasion of the 948th anniversary of the…

Trash discovery shows Turkey eyes Putin’s anti-sanctions network
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Trash discovery shows Turkey eyes Putin’s anti-sanctions network

Panos - Aug 22, 2019

Russia and Turkey held urgent talks in July on connecting Turkish companies and lenders to the Russian central bank’s alternative to the SWIFT financial messaging system. The…

Rumors circulate that Turkish President Erdogan is dead
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Rumors circulate that Turkish President Erdogan is dead

makis - Jul 23, 2019

In recent hours there are intense rumors that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is dead. Middle East websites are duplicating the news that the Turkish president…