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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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Turkey's Erdogan says will jointly produce S-500s with Russia after purchase of S-400s

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that the purchase of S-400 defense systems from Russia was a done deal, adding that Ankara would also jointly produce S-500 defense systems with..
Reuters - Published

2 Northern Cyprus Journalists Acquitted Of Insulting Erdogan

2 northern cyprus journalists acquitted of insulting erdogan
Press freedom defenders have reacted with jubilation after a judge in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus acquitted two journalists accused of insulting Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, The..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Syrian gov't 'seeking to sabotage' Turkey-Russia relations [Video]Syrian gov't 'seeking to sabotage' Turkey-Russia relations

Turkey's Erdogan says de-escalation deal signed with Russia at risk as Syrian government presses on with Idlib assault.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Ousted Istanbul mayor sees election re-run as battle for democracy [Video]Ousted Istanbul mayor sees election re-run as battle for democracy

Ousted Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said on Thursday that next month's mayoral election re-run will be a symbol for Turkey's democracy, and hoped to "put right the theft" following the annulment of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:30Published

Erdogan welcomes controversial move to rerun Istanbul vote [Video]Erdogan welcomes controversial move to rerun Istanbul vote

Decision by Turkey's high election board to stage repeat of last month's local elections slammed by Western critics.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published

Erdogan Backs Re-Run Of Istanbul Vote After His Party Loses [Video]Erdogan Backs Re-Run Of Istanbul Vote After His Party Loses

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Turkey's main opposition party said that its candidate for Istanbul mayor would again contest and win the post, after the election board ordered a re-run..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

Turkish Opposition Confident That It Won Election Fairly [Video]Turkish Opposition Confident That It Won Election Fairly

Reuters reports Turkey’s main opposition party said Tuesday its candidate for Istanbul mayor would again win the position, after the election board ordered a re-do of the city election. President..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Turkish lira, markets fall after vote results scrapped [Video]Turkish lira, markets fall after vote results scrapped

Turkish financial markets tumbled on Tuesday after the elections board ruled to scrap and re-run Istanbul elections. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Turkey Scraps Election Results After Erdogan's Candidate Loses [Video]Turkey Scraps Election Results After Erdogan's Candidate Loses

Reuters reports Turkish authorities on Monday scrapped the result of a vote for Istanbul mayor lost by President Tayyip Erdogan’s candidate. They were responding to calls by his AK Party for a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Turkey's election board orders rerun of Istanbul mayoral vote [Video]Turkey's election board orders rerun of Istanbul mayoral vote

President Erdogan's party had lodged a complaint and demanded the rerun of the neck-and-neck race in the metropolis.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:07Published

Camlica in Istanbul: Erdogan officially opens Turkey's largest mosque [Video]Camlica in Istanbul: Erdogan officially opens Turkey's largest mosque

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday (May 3) condemned deadly attacks in places of worship as he inaugurated the country's largest mosque, Camlica in Istanbul.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:13Published

Turkey's defence deal with Russia and Erdogan's balancing act [Video]Turkey's defence deal with Russia and Erdogan's balancing act

Turkey holds its largest annual defence show, but disputes over Russian made weapons are overshadowing the event.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published

Turkey Condemns 'Coup' Attempt In Venezuela [Video]Turkey Condemns 'Coup' Attempt In Venezuela

Reuters reports Turkey’s government defended Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, condemning opposition calls in the South American country for a military uprising against him. Opposition..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

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.

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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

 

Erdogan and Putin agree to convene working group on Syria soon: Turkish minister

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed that a working group on Syria's northwest should convene as soon as possible, Turkey's foreign minister said on..
Reuters - Published

US senator seeks safe passage for Blazers star Enes Kanter

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland center Enes Kanter, whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible..
USATODAY.com - Published

Erdogan tells Putin: Syria targeting Turkish-Russian ties by ceasefire violations in Idlib

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that the Syria government targeted the Turkish-Russian cooperation in Idlib by violating the agreed ceasefire, a statement..
Reuters - Published

Turkey election board rejects opposition bids to annul Erdogan's 2018 election victory

Turkey's High Election Board (YSK) has rejected bids by opposition parties to annul all votes in the Istanbul local elections, as well as last year's nationwide elections, broadcaster NTV said on..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan refuses to budge over re-run of Istanbul vote

erdogan refuses to budge over re-run of istanbul vote
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a recent presidential office handout image, insisted that he would not bow to international criticism over a controversial decision to re-run mayoral elections in..
WorldNews - Published

Turkish artists stand by Istanbul's ousted mayor

Dozens of Turkey's most prominent artists have taken to social media to support Istanbul's ousted mayor, responding to his call for them to speak out against a decision to annul his election victory..
Reuters - Published

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