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12th President of Turkey

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: 12th President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the 12th and current president of the Republic of Turkey. He previously served as Prime Minister of Turkey 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 election victories in 2002, 2007 and 2011 before standing down upon his election as President in 2014. He later returned to the AKP leadership in 2017. 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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Erdogan says 400,000 people in Syria's Idlib moving toward Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that around 400,000 people in Syria's northwestern Idlib province were moving toward the Turkish border as a result of renewed attacks by the Syrian..
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Erdogan says Turkish military in Libya to train pro-Serraj forces

Turkish military personnel being sent to Libya are supporting and training forces of the internationally recognized government of Fayez al-Serraj, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Not helping refugee children is 'a scandal', says Juncker [Video]Not helping refugee children is 'a scandal', says Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker says Erdogan threaten him many times with 'opening the gate'. View on euronews

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Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference [Video]Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Syria of breaking ceasefire in Idlib [Video]Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Syria of breaking ceasefire in Idlib

Turkish president says the Syrian regime has not complied with deal brokered by Turkey and Russia, killing 20 people.

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Libyan conflict: Turkey's Erdogan to send troops to Libya [Video]Libyan conflict: Turkey's Erdogan to send troops to Libya

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Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement [Video]Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement

Turkey's Erdogan criticises breakdown in talks, says Ankara will 'teach Haftar a lesson' if he resumes Tripoli push.

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Erdogan and Conte to attend Berlin talks on Libya [Video]Erdogan and Conte to attend Berlin talks on Libya

Erdogan and Conte to attend Berlin talks on Libya

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Putin and Erdogan call for Libya ceasefire [Video]Putin and Erdogan call for Libya ceasefire

Russian and Turkish leaders, who back opposing sides in Libyan conflict, call for ceasefire to begin on January 12.

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Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration [Video]Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration

Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration

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Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya [Video]Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya

Erdogan is eager to support UN-recognised gov't in Tripoli as it faces renewed threat from military commander Haftar.

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Erdogan unveils prototypes of 'TOGG' — Turkey's first domestic car [Video]Erdogan unveils prototypes of 'TOGG' — Turkey's first domestic car

Erdogan unveils prototypes of 'TOGG' — Turkey's first domestic car

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Over 230,000 people flee Idlib during Russian-backed offensive - UN [Video]Over 230,000 people flee Idlib during Russian-backed offensive - UN

The United Nations said 235,000 civilians had fled their homes in rebel-held northwestern Syria during a Russian-backed campaign of air strikes and shelling this month. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Turkish parliament to vote on sending troops to Libya [Video]Turkish parliament to vote on sending troops to Libya

President Erdogan said Thursday his government would submit a bill to parliament to allow Turkey to send troops to Libya, at the request of the UN-backed government. View on euronews

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Parliament to vote on Libya troop deployment [Video]Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Parliament to vote on Libya troop deployment

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Turkey's Erdogan says to send troops to Libya [Video]Turkey's Erdogan says to send troops to Libya

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey will send troops to Libya now that Tripoli has requested it, and will present a legislation to parliament in January. Emer McCarthy..

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Turkey's Erdogan makes surprise visit to Tunisia to discuss Libya [Video]Turkey's Erdogan makes surprise visit to Tunisia to discuss Libya

Turkish leader says the visit was aimed at finding ways to establish 'a ceasefire as soon as possible'.

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Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks with president [Video]Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks with president

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tunisia on Wednesday in a surprise visit for talks with his Tunisian counterpart, his office said, in the first visit by a head of state since Tunisian..

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Turkey's Erdogan warns of new wave of refugees from Idlib [Video]Turkey's Erdogan warns of new wave of refugees from Idlib

Turkey's Erdogan warns of new wave of refugees from Idlib

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Syrian exodus: Erdogan says Turkey cannot handle "new migrant wave" [Video]Syrian exodus: Erdogan says Turkey cannot handle "new migrant wave"

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'Brain dead' NATO pulls off summit despite insults [Video]'Brain dead' NATO pulls off summit despite insults

Insults flew at a NATO summit in London, where U.S. President Donald Trump was at the heart of several spats. But the alliance deemed it a success. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart Number 10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have departed Number 10 Downing Street following a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart at Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart at Number 10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have departed Number 10 Downing Street following a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron arrive at Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron arrive at Number 10

Boris Johnson is meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks ahead of the 70th anniversary celebration of Nato this..

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Erdogan says Somalia has invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara signed a maritime agreement with Libya last year, broadcaster NTV reported.
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Erdogan says Turkey not yet sent troops to Libya, only advisers: NTV

Turkey has not yet sent any troops into Libya to support the country's internationally-recognized government, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying on Monday, adding that Ankara had only..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan urges Libya's Haftar to end aggressive stance

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar must end his aggressive stance to pave the way for a political process in the North African country, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday at..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan calls on Europe to support Turkey's moves in Libya

erdogan calls on europe to support turkey's moves in libya
ISTANBUL - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on Europe to support its work in Libya, where it is providing military support to the internationally-recognized government, if it wants to end..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls, warns Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Europe it could face new threats from terrorist organisations if Libya's UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall. 
France 24 - Published

Turkey sending troops to Libya ahead of Berlin peace talks

turkey sending troops to libya ahead of berlin peace talks
Turkey is sending troops to Libya to ensure the stability of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced. The move comes ahead of a Berlin summit on the security..
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Turkey's Erdogan says country sending troops to Libya

Turkey is beginning to send troops into Libya in support of the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, days before a summit in Berlin which will..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Erdogan, Trump discuss Libya developments in phone call

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed developments in Libya in a phone call, Turkey's presidency said on Wednesday, days ahead of a summit in Berlin which will..
Reuters - Published

Hakan Sukur: How former Turkey star ended up in the US as a taxi driver

Turkish football legend Hakan Sukur now drives taxis and sells books in the US after a rift with President Erdogan
BBC News - Published

Turkey won't shun 'teaching a lesson' to Libyan commander Haftar if attacks continue

Turkey will not refrain from "teaching a lesson" to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan..
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Turkey says ready to act against Haftar if Libya attacks continue

Turkey will not refrain from "teaching a lesson" to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the country's internationally recognized government, President Tayyip Erdogan..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says will stop Syrian government violations of Idlib ceasefire

Turkey is determined to stop Syrian government violations of a ceasefire in northwest Syria's Idlib to prevent 400,000 people fleeing toward the Turkish border, President Tayyip Erdogan said on..
Reuters - Published

Talks between Libyan warring leaders in Moscow go positively: Erdogan

talks between libyan warring leaders in moscow go positively: erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Ankara, Turkey, on Jan. 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] Negotiations between Libya's warring leaders in..
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Libyan rivals, cajoled by Putin and Erdogan, hold indirect Moscow peace talks

Libya's warring leaders held indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday with Russia and Turkey urging the rivals to sign a binding truce to end a nine-month-old war and pave the way for a settlement that..
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Erdogan says talks between Turkish, Russian, Libyan delegations going well

Talks between Libya's warring parties in Moscow, supported by Turkish and Russian officials, are going positively, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that Ankara was working to ensure the..
Reuters - Published

Turbulence for Turkey as breakaway parties make gains on Erdoğan

turbulence for turkey as breakaway parties make gains on erdoğan
Turkey is gearing up for another turbulent year in both domestic politics and on the world stage as its president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, deploys troops to Libya while fighting off new breakaway..
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Turkey, Russia call for ceasefire in Libya on Jan 12

Turkey and Russia on Wednesday called on all parties in Libya to stop hostilities and declare a ceasefire at midnight on January 12, after talks between presidents Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin in..
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Putin in Turkey to launch TurkStream

putin in turkey to launch turkstream
Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to inaugurate a new gas pipeline, with tensions in Libya and Syria also on the agenda. Putin..
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British PM, Turkey's Erdogan say Iran must comply with nuclear deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a phone call that Iran must comply with the terms of the nuclear deal agreed with major powers and cannot be allowed to..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says it will send military experts, advisers to Libya

Turkey will send military experts and technical teams to support Libya's internationally recognized government, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, a day after President Tayyip Erdogan..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan: Turkish military units have started deploying to Libya

erdogan: turkish military units have started deploying to libya
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkish soldiers had begun deploying to Libya after parliament approved such a move last week. “Our soldiers’ duty there is..
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Turkey, Libya may contract international firms to search for hydrocarbons in eastern Med

Turkey and Libya could work with international companies to search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, following a deal between Ankara and the..
Reuters - Published

Turkish military units moving to Libya, Erdogan says

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkish military units had started moving to Libya to support Fayez al-Serraj's internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), based in..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan says making Iraq theater of U.S.-Iran tension hurts stability

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that making Iraq a conflict zone in terms of U.S.-Iran tensions was damaging stability in the region.
Reuters - Published

Trump gives blunt warning to Erdogan over Libya

trump gives blunt warning to erdogan over libya
ANKARA - Turkey's parliament has approved the deployment of troops to Libya aimed at shoring up the UN-backed government in Tripoli, sparking a blunt warning from US President Donald Trump against any..
WorldNews - Published

Trump tells Erdogan foreign interference complicating Libya: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Thursday that outsiders were complicating the situation in Libya, the White House said.
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Trump, Erdogan agree on need for de-escalation in Idlib, Syria: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed on the need to de-escalate tensions in Idlib, Syria, the White House said on Thursday, a day after eight people were killed..
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Turkey says Trump, Erdogan discussed Libya in phone call

turkey says trump, erdogan discussed libya in phone call
U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the situation in Libya with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Thursday, Turkey's presidency said less than an hour after Ankara passed a..
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Erdogan says up to 250,000 Syrians flee toward Turkey as crisis worsens

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday up to 250,000 migrants were fleeing toward Turkey from Syria's northwest Idlib region after weeks of renewed bombardment by Russian and Syrian government..
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250k people fleeing from Syria towards Turkey: Erdogan

250k people fleeing from syria towards turkey: erdogan
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that up to 250,000 migrants were fleeing from the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib towards Turkey, adding that Ankara was trying...
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Turkey Mulls Sending Allied Syrian Fighters to Libya

turkey mulls sending allied syrian fighters to libya
Turkey is considering sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya as part of its planned military support for the embattled government in Tripoli, four senior Turkish sources said on Monday, with one..
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Turkey opposition opposed to Libya troop deployment bill

turkey opposition opposed to libya troop deployment bill
Ankara: Turkey’s main opposition party said on Monday it opposes a bill to allow a troop deployment to Libya, arguing such a move would exacerbate the country’s conflict and cause it to spread..
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Merkel, Erdogan and Putin discuss diplomatic solution for Libya

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed efforts to reach a diplomatic solution for the Libyan conflict in separate phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip..
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Factbox: Erdogan pushes 'crazy' Istanbul canal dream despite opposition

President Tayyip Erdogan has revived plans to dig a canal on the edge of Istanbul despite opposition from hundreds of petitioners and the city's new mayor against the kind of mega project that has come..
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Hundreds in Istanbul sign petitions against Erdogan's canal project

Hundreds of people in Istanbul have signed petitions in the past two days opposing a massive canal project championed by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, which they say will wreak environmental havoc..
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Merkel plans Turkey trip to preserve migrant pact, newspaper reports

merkel plans turkey trip to preserve migrant pact, newspaper reports
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Turkey next month to urge President Tayyip Erdogan to uphold the migration pact he agreed with the European Union, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, responding..
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Turkey unveils $3.7-bln home-grown electric car project

turkey unveils $3.7-bln home-grown electric car project
ISTANBUL — Turkey said it plans to produce up to 175,000 vehicles annually under its domestic electric car project, set to be unveiled by President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, drawing investment of 22..
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Erdogan Says Parliament to Soon Approve Sending Troops to Libya

erdogan says parliament to soon approve sending troops to libya
(Bloomberg) — The Turkish government will ask parliament in early January to authorize the deployment of troops to Libya to back its internationally recognized government, President Recep Tayyip..
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Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request: Erdogan

Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the north African country's conflict at the center of wider regional..
Reuters - Published

Turkey’s lawmakers to vote on sending troops to Libya, Erdogan says

The Turkish parliament will in January vote on a motion to send troops to Syria to support the UN-backed government in Tripoli, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.
France 24 - Published

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