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# erdogan - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Jul 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 34,833 Views 60 Comments

Turkish president Erdogan formally converted the museum back into a mosque on Friday.

# erdogan - Saturday 11 July, 2020

'Dismay' from worldwide church group over decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into mosque
# Turkey
# Turkey

'Dismay' from worldwide church group over decision to turn Hagia Sophia back into mosque

Jul 11th 2020, 6:51 PM 27,349 Views 36 Comments

Turkish president Erdogan yesterday formally converted the museum back into a mosque

# erdogan - Friday 10 July, 2020

Hagia Sophia museum formally restored as mosque by Turkish president
# Erdogan
# Erdogan

Hagia Sophia museum formally restored as mosque by Turkish president

Jul 10th 2020, 5:54 PM 15,548 Views 32 Comments

A 1934 Cabinet decision had turned the mosque site into a museum.

# erdogan - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey
# Erdogan
# Erdogan

'Not our problem': Suspected jihadist trapped in no-man's land at border after being expelled from Turkey

Nov 12th 2019, 4:24 PM 16,051 Views 11 Comments

President Erdogan said that the man was not Turkey’s problem.

# erdogan - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed
# TOM CLONAN
# TOM CLONAN

Grave effects of Trump abandoning Kurdish allies evolving at bewildering speed

Oct 16th 2019, 6:20 AM 26,259 Views 69 Comments

Events in Syria appear to represent a major setback for the US and a major victory for Syria’s President Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies, writes Tom Clonan.

# erdogan - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Erdogan's ruling party set to lose Istanbul election
# Turkey
# Turkey

Erdogan's ruling party set to lose Istanbul election

Updated Jun 23rd 2019, 5:45 PM 15,076 Views 14 Comments

Election authorities annulled the first vote in March after Erdogan’s ruling party alleged corruption.

# erdogan - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack
# Diplomatic Tensions
# Diplomatic Tensions

Australia furious as Turkey's president refers to Gallipoli after Christchurch mosque attack

Mar 20th 2019, 1:32 PM 33,680 Views 56 Comments

Scott Morrison warned he would consider “all options” in reviewing ties between the two countries.

# erdogan - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Turkey investigating if outspoken journalist was killed in Istanbul's Saudi consulate
# Khashoggi
# Khashoggi

Turkey investigating if outspoken journalist was killed in Istanbul's Saudi consulate

Oct 7th 2018, 4:00 PM 8,236 Views 10 Comments

The Turkish head of state added that he hoped to have the results “very quickly”.

# erdogan - Monday 25 June, 2018

Erdogan says Turkey has given world 'lesson in democracy' as he sweeps to election victory
# Contested Victory
# Contested Victory

Erdogan says Turkey has given world 'lesson in democracy' as he sweeps to election victory

Jun 25th 2018, 7:06 AM 9,165 Views 20 Comments

Erdogan won over half of all the votes in the election, the state-run news agency said.

# erdogan - Friday 10 November, 2017

Trump's former security advisor 'held talks to deport a Turkish man in exchange for $15 million'
# Michael Flynn
# Michael Flynn

Trump's former security advisor 'held talks to deport a Turkish man in exchange for $15 million'

Nov 10th 2017, 10:51 PM 16,580 Views 32 Comments

Michael Flynn was allegedly offered the money to engineer the deportation of a rival to Turkish President Erdogan.

# erdogan - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive
# Rohingya
# Rohingya

Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive

Sep 2nd 2017, 2:10 PM 34,001 Views 54 Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

# erdogan - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Nearly 500 people on trial today for plotting Turkey coup - but the main suspect remains in US
# Ringleaders
# Ringleaders

Nearly 500 people on trial today for plotting Turkey coup - but the main suspect remains in US

Aug 1st 2017, 6:59 AM 5,602 Views 9 Comments

Fethullah Gulen, the man authorities say organised the coup, currently lives in the US.

# erdogan - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Turkey president promises to 'chop off the heads' of traitors as hundreds of thousands take to the streets
# Failed Coup
# Failed Coup

Turkey president promises to 'chop off the heads' of traitors as hundreds of thousands take to the streets

Jul 16th 2017, 8:16 AM 10,137 Views 44 Comments

The country was marking the one-year anniversary of a failed coup.

# erdogan - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup
# Commemoration
# Commemoration

Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup

Jul 15th 2017, 6:30 PM 5,614 Views 14 Comments

The authorities have declared 15 July an annual national holiday of ‘democracy and unity’.

# erdogan - Friday 19 May, 2017

US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters
# Washington
# Washington

US facing calls to act after Turkish guards use violence on protesters

May 19th 2017, 10:29 PM 16,032 Views 29 Comments

Both Republicans and Democrats say there must be consequences for the guards’ actions.

# erdogan - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Erdogan tells rivals to 'know their place' as opponents claim referendum was fixed
# Turkey
# Turkey

Erdogan tells rivals to 'know their place' as opponents claim referendum was fixed

Apr 18th 2017, 6:29 PM 7,254 Views 33 Comments

The Turkish people voted to grant President Erdogan sweeping powers in Sunday’s referendum.

Trump congratulates Turkish president on controversial referendum win
# Presidential Powers
# Presidential Powers

Trump congratulates Turkish president on controversial referendum win

Apr 18th 2017, 7:02 AM 11,352 Views 23 Comments

The ruling Turkish leader won the referendum by 51% to 49%.

# erdogan - Monday 17 April, 2017

'Believe me, it's not over': Protesters dispute vote that tightens Erdogan's grip on power
# Turkey
# Turkey

'Believe me, it's not over': Protesters dispute vote that tightens Erdogan's grip on power

Apr 17th 2017, 8:13 AM 12,566 Views 47 Comments

Opposition parties have claimed there were irregularities in yesterday’s referendum vote.

# erdogan - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Turkey is at a crossroads as millions turn out at referendum vote - but what is actually happening?
# Presidential Powers
# Presidential Powers

Turkey is at a crossroads as millions turn out at referendum vote - but what is actually happening?

Apr 16th 2017, 9:15 AM 13,724 Views 28 Comments

Over 55.3 million Turks are able to vote in the referendum on sweeping changes to the president’s role.

# erdogan - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'You're behaving like the mafia... no, gangsters': Nigel Farage takes aim at EU
# Brexiteer
# Brexiteer

'You're behaving like the mafia... no, gangsters': Nigel Farage takes aim at EU

Apr 5th 2017, 12:34 PM 16,822 Views 66 Comments

“I do understand national sensitivities. I’ll change it to gangsters,” Farage continued to say.

# erdogan - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey

Mar 19th 2017, 1:34 PM 17,045 Views 57 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue

# erdogan - Thursday 16 March, 2017

'You've lost Turkey as a friend': Erdoğan goes on tirade against Merkel, Hollande, and the EU
# Televised Speech
# Televised Speech

'You've lost Turkey as a friend': Erdoğan goes on tirade against Merkel, Hollande, and the EU

Mar 16th 2017, 2:12 PM 18,678 Views 81 Comments

The Turkish leader’s anger has been sparked by a court ruling against women wearing hijabs to work.

# erdogan - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Irish TV show among Twitter accounts hacked with Nazi slogans
# Spat
# Spat

Irish TV show among Twitter accounts hacked with Nazi slogans

Mar 15th 2017, 2:45 PM 13,666 Views 19 Comments

The hackers were supporters of the Turkish president in an ongoing row with the Netherlands and Germany.

# erdogan - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Dutch PM says he won't apologise to Turkey over escalating diplomatic row
# Diplomatic Dispute
# Diplomatic Dispute

Dutch PM says he won't apologise to Turkey over escalating diplomatic row

Mar 12th 2017, 6:39 PM 37,010 Views 74 Comments

A diplomatic dispute between the two countries continues to worsen.

# erdogan - Saturday 11 March, 2017

"They are the vestiges of the Nazis": Turkey president slams Dutch over foreign minister ban
# European Union
# European Union

"They are the vestiges of the Nazis": Turkey president slams Dutch over foreign minister ban

Mar 11th 2017, 12:59 PM 12,959 Views 51 Comments

An upcoming referendum in the Netherlands if passed will increase Erdogan’s power.

# erdogan - Monday 6 March, 2017

Merkel calls for cool heads after Turkish President accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices'
# What Did You Say
# What Did You Say

Merkel calls for cool heads after Turkish President accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices'

Mar 6th 2017, 9:04 PM 15,226 Views 45 Comments

Merkel’s office rejected the comparison as “absurd and out of place”.

# erdogan - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers
# Friendly Fire
# Friendly Fire

Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers

Feb 9th 2017, 5:09 PM 13,734 Views 26 Comments

Russian and Turkish authorities appear keen to move on after today’s airstrike.

# erdogan - Friday 23 December, 2016

Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive
# Syria
# Syria

Isis has released a video in which they apparently burn Turkish soldiers alive

Dec 23rd 2016, 9:34 AM 24,619 Views 32 Comments

The 19-minute video shows two uniformed men being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched.

# erdogan - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey
# Kayseri
# Kayseri

Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey

Dec 17th 2016, 10:46 AM 6,681 Views 16 Comments

Television pictures showed bus reduced to a smouldering wreck by the impact of the blast, as wounded were taken to ambulances.

# erdogan - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Teacher and 11 schoolgirls die in dormitory fire in Turkey after emergency escape locked
# Electrical Fault
# Electrical Fault

Teacher and 11 schoolgirls die in dormitory fire in Turkey after emergency escape locked

Nov 30th 2016, 8:13 AM 14,109 Views 10 Comments

The schoolgirls, from Aladag on Turkey’s southern coast, are said to be 14 or under.

# erdogan - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Turkey considers restoring death penalty as punishment for failed coup
# Erdogan
# Erdogan

Turkey considers restoring death penalty as punishment for failed coup

Oct 29th 2016, 5:18 PM 9,125 Views 36 Comments

Turkish President Erdogan assured a crowd in Ankara that the parliament would approve the legislation, and that he would ratify it.

# erdogan - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

'Putin's phonecall meant a lot to me' - Turkey and Russia's strongmen leaders kiss and make up
# Hug It Out
# Hug It Out

'Putin's phonecall meant a lot to me' - Turkey and Russia's strongmen leaders kiss and make up

Aug 9th 2016, 7:23 PM 10,211 Views 61 Comments

“We lived through a very complicated moment,” Putin said, referring to an incident last November when Turkey shot down a Russian bomber on the Syrian border.

# erdogan - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Nearly a million people gather to support Turkish leader after failed coup
# Istanbullish
# Istanbullish

Nearly a million people gather to support Turkish leader after failed coup

Aug 7th 2016, 7:15 PM 9,665 Views 65 Comments

A large section of VIP seats overlooking the square were reserved for families of those killed in the coup attempt.

# erdogan - Saturday 6 August, 2016

US says it was not involved in Turkey coup "full stop"
# Not Us
# Not Us

US says it was not involved in Turkey coup "full stop"

Aug 6th 2016, 2:29 PM 8,946 Views 36 Comments

US ambassador John Bass said he was “deeply disturbed and offended by the accusations”.

# erdogan - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Erdogan withdraws thousands of lawsuits for 'insults against his person'
# Turkey Coup
# Turkey Coup

Erdogan withdraws thousands of lawsuits for 'insults against his person'

Jul 30th 2016, 9:18 AM 10,859 Views 61 Comments

Recep Erdogan said he was inspired by feelings of unity that has followed the recent failed coup.

# erdogan - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Turkey: Erdogan cries on national television as 6,000 are rounded up and arrested
# Parallel State
# Parallel State

Turkey: Erdogan cries on national television as 6,000 are rounded up and arrested

Jul 17th 2016, 5:52 PM 35,654 Views 101 Comments

It comes following Friday’s failed coup.

# erdogan - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Turkish legend Hakan Sukur begins trial on charge of insulting president Erdogan on Twitter
# Istanbul
From The42
# Istanbul

Turkish legend Hakan Sukur begins trial on charge of insulting president Erdogan on Twitter

Jun 16th 2016, 12:37 PM 6,513 Views 11 Comments

Prosecutors are calling for a four-year jail term for the 112-times capped striker.

# erdogan - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Defiant front page as police seize control of Turkish newspaper

Mar 5th 2016, 5:33 PM 21,950 Views 45 Comments

Police have used teargas on protesters.

# erdogan - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Russia has just put economic sanctions in place against Turkey
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

Russia has just put economic sanctions in place against Turkey

Nov 28th 2015, 7:30 PM 15,163 Views 121 Comments

The fallout from the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces last week continues.

# erdogan - Friday 26 December, 2014

A 16-year-old schoolboy was arrested in Turkey for insulting the country's president
# Sticks And Stones
# Sticks And Stones

A 16-year-old schoolboy was arrested in Turkey for insulting the country's president

Dec 26th 2014, 12:50 PM 10,636 Views 32 Comments

He faces up to four years in prison for accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of corruption.

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