Tag: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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President Erdoğan lays foundation for controversial Istanbul Canal project

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan laid the first foundation stone for his latest multi-billion dollar infrastructure project, Kanal Istanbul (Istanbul Canal) on Friday, 26 June. The event marked the official start of the construction of the canal that, when completed, will offer an alternative shipping route to the busy Bosporus Straits. Accompanied by Adil Karaismailoğlu, the […]

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President Erdoğan and President Aliyev sign new protocol in liberated city of Shusha

The deepening of ties between Turkey and Azerbaijan continued with the signing of a ‘Protocol of Alliance’ between the two countries. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited the newly liberated city of Shusha / Şuşa with his Azerbaijani counterpart President İlham Aliyev earlier on Tuesday, 15 June, where they signed the new agreement. Turkey played a crucial […]

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“TRNC will not be Gaza” declares Turkish Cypriot President Tatar

Ersin Tatar, the President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has made clear he has no intention of risking the security of his country by dispensing with the vital 1960 Agreements that allows Turkish troops on the island to protect Turkish Cypriots. Reviewing events in nearby Palestine and Israel, where there have been hundreds […]

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Awkward moments as Erdoğan and Michel leave von der Leyen standing in chair snub

Eyebrows were raised as Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Council of Europe President Charles Michel took their seats, leaving European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen standing. The awkward start to the meeting on Tuesday between the European Union’s top two executives and the Turkish leader at the Turkish presidential palace in Ankara was captured […]

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Turkish Central Bank head Naci Ağbal fired after just four months in job

The governor of Turkey’s Central Bank Naci Ağbal was dismissed from his post on Friday. The unexpected news came in the form of a presidential decree published in the official gazette early on Saturday, 20 March. Banking professor Şahap Kavcıoğlu, a former MP for President Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), is named as his […]

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Protests after Erdoğan’s “unlawful” order for Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention

Women have taken to the streets to demand President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reverses his decree for Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. The international treaty aims to curb violence against women. Thousands descended on Rıhtım Meydanı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, to protest the decision. Smaller demonstrations took place elsewhere in the country, including Izmir, Bursa, Manisa, […]

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President Erdoğan calls on Eurasian states to strengthen ties with North Cyprus

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has urged members of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) to “develop their relations with the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus” (TRNC), so Turkish Cypriots can “overcome” the “injustices” they have faced for decades. The Turkish president’s call came during his address to the leaders and delegations of ECO’s ten member states […]