Tag: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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President Erdoğan opens newly renovated sections of Istanbul’s historic Topkapı Palace

Five more sections of Topkapı Palace have been restored and opened to the public: the Department of Holy Relics (Mukaddes Emanetler Dairesi), the Conqueror’s Pavilion (Fatih Köşkü), the Pages’ Barracks (Seferli Koğuşu), the Dormitory of the Treasury (Hazine Koğuşu) and Mecidiye Pavilion (Mecidiye Köşkü). President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and First Lady, Emine Erdoğan, attended an […]

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Record number of cases brought against people in Turkiye for “insulting the President”

There has been a record increase in the number of people being investigated and prosecuted for ‘insulting’ the Turkish authorities in 2022. A total of 16,753 people came before a judge in a criminal court after they were accused of either ‘insulting the President or government’ or ‘denigrating Turkishness’, both criminal offences under Turkish Law. […]

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12 of the world’s 100 most influential Twitter accounts of 2022 were from Turkiye

More than one in ten of the world’s top 100 most influential Twitter accounts last year were in Turkiye, according to Notus, which measures Twitter accounts according to their reach and engagement. The digital marketing company released its annual rankings for 2022 last month, which included 12 Twitter accounts from Turkiye. The two best ranked […]

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His tongue is venomous; he shows no remorse

“What an immoral, shameless, ungrateful being”. These words and more were spouted out by the President of the Republic of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in desperation and anger. Such insults are so commonplace with him that one expects the opening lines of his address to the nation to be equally lethal. He curses people and […]

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Hanged Erdoğan effigy in Stockholm further strains Turkiye-Sweden relations

Turkiye remains unimpressed with the response of Swedish officials after protesters hung an effigy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from a lamppost in the capital Stockholm on Thursday. Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Tobias Billström branded the stunt as “abohorrent”, while Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson claimed the protesters were trying to sabotage Sweden’s application to join […]

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Chair of Turkish Medical Association remanded in custody for “making propaganda for a terrorist organisation”

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the chair of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), is facing up to seven and a half years in jail if convicted of “making propaganda for a terrorist organisation”, local media reported on Friday. A court in Ankara ordered Fincancı to be detained at the Sincan Women’s Prison after she was first arrested on […]

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Terror strikes in Taksim, as blast kills at least six and injures dozens

At least six people have been killed and 81 wounded in an explosion in the heart of Istanbul. The blast happened at about 16:20 local time (13:20 GMT) on İstiklal Caddesi in Taksim – one of the city’s busiest shopping boulevards. The Turkish authorities believe the blast is a terrorist attack, with Vice President Fuat […]

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Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) asks President Erdoğan not to give up on peace in his “fatherland” of Cyprus

Last week, Turkiye welcomed one of music’s most iconic stars, singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam. The artist was performing a series of a fundraising concerts in Istanbul and Ankara, with President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his wife, First Lady Emine Erdoğan attending the event in the Turkish capital. During the Ankara concert, the 74-year-old British star, who […]

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President Erdoğan confirms discussing direct flights to Ercan with Putin and “economic leap” for TRNC economy from Russian tourism

Turkiye’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has told reporters in New York that he has discussed the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus with his Russian counterpart, including direct flights. “If direct flights start from Russia to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, we will of course be pleased,” President Erdoğan said. His statement on direct flights […]