Tag: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Film
New Erdoğan biopic ‘Reis’ flops at the box office
 

  A biographical film charting the meteoric rise of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has bombed at the box office. Directed by Hüdaverdi Yavuz, Reis opened at over 300 screens on Friday 3rd March, but sold just 67,850 tickets to make 817,158 TL on its first weekend, leaving the film trailing in fourth place at […]

News - Features
Germany welcomes Turkish academics 84 years after Atatürk did same for Jews fired by the Nazis

Turkish scholars fired from their jobs following a mass purge in Turkey have found an unexpected guardian angel in Germany. In a bizarre twist of fate, the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, launched last year and inspired by a German Jewish academic saved by Turks, is helping refugee researchers fleeing persecution in their home countries to find […]

News - Turkey
Theresa May secures multi-million defence deal after Turkey visit

Theresa May and her Turkish counterpart have announced new trade talks between Britain and Turkey that could generate billions more pounds for their economies. Mrs May is the first major Western leader to visit the Turkish capital following the coup attempt last summer. During her one day visit to Ankara on Saturday 28 Jan, the […]

News - Turkey
German media giant to pull out of Turkey citing “press freedom’ issues following latest arrests

Despite local and international concerns, the Turkish authorities continue to clampdown on opposition media. In the past fortnight, the police have arrested and charged the editor and journalists of respected broadsheet Cumhuriyet claiming they were linked with “terrorists”. It was the final straw for one major foreign media investor in the country. On Nov. 3, […]

News - Turkey
Turkey celebrates 93rd Republic Day
 

A series of official and public events across the country have marked the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey. The day started with the traditional laying of a wreath of red and white carnations displaying the Turkish flag at the Anıtkabir – Atatürk’s Mausoleum – in the capital Ankara. Led by […]

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Boris Johnson dismisses his rude Erdoğan poem as “trivia” as he attempts to woo Turkey

Boris Johnson carefully side-stepped a question about the crude poem he wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during an official visit to Turkey. The British foreign minister had travelled to Turkey to try and strengthen ties between Ankara and London following Britain’s decision to exit the EU. Johnson, whose paternal great-grandfather Ali Kemal was […]

News - Turkey
Coup attempt put down in Turkey
 

Efforts by a small faction of the Turkish military to topple the AKP government have failed. At least 194 people were killed in the attempted coup, which started on Friday evening when tanks and troops took up positions over Istanbul’s two Bosphorus bridges and at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. How events unfolded Soon after, troops raided […]

News - Turkey
Just one woman in Binali Yıldırım’s first cabinet
 

On Tuesday, Binali Yıldırım, Turkey’s new Prime Minister, unveiled his first cabinet after seeking the approval of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. While many ministers retained their jobs or were reshuffled, over a third of all ministers were replaced. The nine outgoing ministers were: former PM Ahmet Davutoğlu, Yalçın Akdoğan (Deputy PM), Volkan Bozkır (European Union), […]

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announces he is stepping down

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced that he is quitting his role as head of the government and AK (Justice and Development) Party. The announcement at a press conference earlier today followed intense speculation over the past 48 hours that the Turkish PM was going to resign following a series of differences with President […]