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12th President of Turkey from 2014

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: 12th President of Turkey from 2014
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician serving as the 12th and current President of Turkey since 2014. He previously served as Prime Minister from 2003 to 2014 and as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001, leading it to general election victories in 2002, 2007 and 2011 before standing down upon his election as President in 2014. Coming from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and liberal economic policies in his administration.

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France holds first ´Armenia genocide´ remembrance day

france holds first ´armenia genocide´ remembrance day
PARIS: France held its first "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide" on Wednesday, provoking an angry reaction from Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Troops from the Ottoman Empire..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey's election board rejects objection for decree-dismissed voters

Turkey's high election board has rejected part of an effort by President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party to have a re-run of elections in Istanbul, dismissing an appeal regarding voters who were..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Armenia marks killings anniversary as Erdogan rejects genocide claim [Video]Armenia marks killings anniversary as Erdogan rejects genocide claim

Ceremonies have taken place in Armenia to mark the anniversary of mass killings and forced deportations of up to 1.5 million Armenians.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Turkey: Dispute over mayoral election results continues [Video]Turkey: Dispute over mayoral election results continues

Why Turkish President Erdogan's AK Party is challenging the results of the Istanbul mayor's counting results.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Turkish Ruling Party Demands New Local Election in Istanbul [Video]Turkish Ruling Party Demands New Local Election in Istanbul

While Erdogan's party got majority of the votes across the nation in the local elections, losing Istanbul would be a major setback for him.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Syria joint patrols: Russia and Turkey announce Idlib deal [Video]Syria joint patrols: Russia and Turkey announce Idlib deal

Erdogan travelled to Moscow to secure the purchase of Russia’s S400 missile defense system.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Turkish opposition demands mandate in Istanbul [Video]Turkish opposition demands mandate in Istanbul

Turkey's main opposition candidate in Istanbul urged the High Election Board (YSK) on Wednesday to confirm him as the elected mayor after it ruled in favour of a partial recount of votes in eight of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Watch: Tensions high in Istanbul as Erdogan's AK Party contest election results [Video]Watch: Tensions high in Istanbul as Erdogan's AK Party contest election results

A fight broke out between supporters of the ruling party and the main opposition party in the middle of a Euronews interview.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:13Published

Erdogan's AK Party Challenges Istanbul, Ankara Election Results [Video]Erdogan's AK Party Challenges Istanbul, Ankara Election Results

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party submitted objections to local election results in all districts of Istanbul and Ankara, after results showed the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Erdogan Pays Electoral Price For Turkey's Tumbling Economy [Video]Erdogan Pays Electoral Price For Turkey's Tumbling Economy

According to Reuters, senior officials for the AK Party in Turkey have said that Tayyip Erdogan has paid a heavy electoral price for an economic slump and will make changes to his government to halt..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Turkey election board: Erdogan's AK Party behind in Istanbul race [Video]Turkey election board: Erdogan's AK Party behind in Istanbul race

Board head says some votes are being recounted as candidates of both ruling AK Party and opposition CHP claim victory.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Erdogan Suffers Stunning Loss In Turkey [Video]Erdogan Suffers Stunning Loss In Turkey

(CNN)Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing a major political setback after his party lost control of the capital, Ankara, in a keenly fought local elections battle. Preliminary results also..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Erdogan Takes Huge Losses In Turkish Election [Video]Erdogan Takes Huge Losses In Turkish Election

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered stunning setbacks in local elections as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time since the party’s founding in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Turkey: Erdogan's Party Loses Control Of Ankara [Video]Turkey: Erdogan's Party Loses Control Of Ankara

REuters reports Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered a severe setback as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time in a local election and he appeared to concede defeat in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Erdogan loses hold over Turkish capital, Istanbul disputed [Video]Erdogan loses hold over Turkish capital, Istanbul disputed

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a major setback after local elections saw his party lose control of the capital, Ankara, while the result in Istanbul was too close to call. Emily Wither..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published

Erdogan bloc 'loses Ankara'; Imamoglu says he won Istanbul polls [Video]Erdogan bloc 'loses Ankara'; Imamoglu says he won Istanbul polls

Opposition candidate says Istanbul lead too big for rival from President Erdogan's AK Party to overtake.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Turkish Presidency Says Erdogan Remarks Don't Contradict Istanbul Victory [Video]Turkish Presidency Says Erdogan Remarks Don't Contradict Istanbul Victory

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine greet supporters in Ankara, Turkey April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s comments regarding..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Turkish opposition set to seize Ankara, Izmir in major setback for Erdogan [Video]Turkish opposition set to seize Ankara, Izmir in major setback for Erdogan

Turkey's local elections: Erdogan suffers major setback in capital

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:23Published

Erdogan's AKP Leads In Istanbul, Ankara In Turkish Local Elections [Video]Erdogan's AKP Leads In Istanbul, Ankara In Turkish Local Elections

According to Reuters, Candidates from President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party were leading mayoral elections in Turkey’s two main cities after about one quarter of ballots had been opened. It said the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Polls close, voting ends in southeast Turkey [Video]Polls close, voting ends in southeast Turkey

Voting closed in Turkey's eastern city of Diyarbakir at 1300GMT on Sunday (March 31) as voters cast ballots for local elections which President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Turkey Heads To The Polls [Video]Turkey Heads To The Polls

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turks voted on Sunday in local elections which President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for Turkey and which were marred by violence that left two party members..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Economy, security under spotlight as Turks set for local polls [Video]Economy, security under spotlight as Turks set for local polls

Elections are seen as challenge for President Erdogan and his AK Party to retain control of Turkey's major cities.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Erdogan fights to hold Turkey's cities in bitter election battle [Video]Erdogan fights to hold Turkey's cities in bitter election battle

Less than a year after Tayyip Erdogan celebrated election triumph with fireworks in Ankara, Turkey's all-powerful leader faces the embarrassment of losing his capital in local polls marred by bitter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Senators Introduce Bill To Stop Transfer Of F-35s To Turkey [Video]Senators Introduce Bill To Stop Transfer Of F-35s To Turkey

​The bill seeks to withhold funding towards the transfer of F-35s to Turkey unless it abandons its deal to buy a Russian missile defense system.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

In first vote since Turkey's crisis, Erdogan could lose capital city [Video]In first vote since Turkey's crisis, Erdogan could lose capital city

Polls suggest Turkish President Erdogan could be defeated in Ankara, the city from which he has ruled with an increasingly iron grip since 2003, in this weekend's local elections. As David Pollard..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

Turkey's Erdogan Shows New Zealand Shooting Video Despite Condemnation [Video]Turkey's Erdogan Shows New Zealand Shooting Video Despite Condemnation

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replayed graphic footage of New Zealand's worst mass shooting at election rally, just hours after the country's foreign..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Turkey's Erdogan again shows shooting video hours after meeting with New Zealand FM [Video]Turkey's Erdogan again shows shooting video hours after meeting with New Zealand FM

Blurred video of last week's shooting of 50 people at mosques in New Zealand was shown again at a rally of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, two hours after New Zealand's foreign minister..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

 

Former Turkish PM Davutoglu sharply criticizes Erdogan's AK Party

A former prime minister and close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan strongly criticized the ruling AK Party on Monday, blaming policy changes and an alliance with nationalists for its poor performance..
Reuters - Published

Former Turkish PM says alliance politics harmed Erdogan's AK Party

Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday the alliance of President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party with nationalists had harmed the AKP, in a statement criticizing the party's policies..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan's AKP lodges second call for rerun of Istanbul election: Anadolu

Turkey's ruling AK Party submitted a second petition to cancel and re-run Istanbul elections it lost three weeks ago, citing thousands of ballots cast by people it said were ineligible to vote due to..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan lashes out at Financial Times over report on economy

erdogan lashes out at financial times over report on economy
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president has lashed out at the Financial Times and other western media, accusing them of falsely portraying the economy as being on the brink of collapse. Recep..
WorldNews - Published

Erdogan says to keep up election challenge but Turkey must move on

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday his AK Party would keep up its challenge to the Istanbul election results after the main opposition candidate became mayor, but Turkey needed to end debate on..
Reuters - Published

Turkish Opposition Party Takes Control In Istanbul Amid Election Re-Run Appeals

turkish opposition party takes control in  istanbul amid election re-run appeals
Turkey’s main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party, but the new head of the country’s largest city..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Turkey's opposition takes office in Istanbul, re-run appeal still pending

Turkey's main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, but the new head of the country's largest city still..
Reuters - Published

Turkish opposition candidate declared winner of disputed Istanbul vote

Turkey's main opposition candidate was declared Istanbul's mayor Wednesday after election recounts were completed, despite an appeal still pending by President Tayyip Erdogan's party to re-run the..
France 24 - Published

Opposition expects Istanbul mandate despite AKP pressure

opposition expects istanbul mandate despite akp pressure
ANKARA - Recounts of local election votes in Istanbul ended on Wednesday and the main opposition candidate said he expected to be installed as mayor despite an appeal by President Tayyip Erdogan's..
WorldNews - Published

As recounts in Istanbul end, Turkey's opposition expects mandate

Recounts of local election votes in Istanbul ended on Wednesday and the main opposition candidate said he expected to be installed as mayor despite an appeal by President Tayyip Erdogan's party to..
Reuters - Published

German comedian loses case against Merkel over Erdogan poem

german comedian loses case against merkel over erdogan poem
BERLIN (AP) — A German comedian has lost a court case against Chancellor Angela Merkel's description of a crude poem he wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
WorldNews - Published

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