Category: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Dec
2020

REPORT: US To Sanction Turkey Over Purchase Of Russian Missile SystemREPORT: US To Sanction Turkey Over Purchase Of Russian Missile System

The United States is preparing to sanction Turkey for purchasing a Russian S-400 air defense missile system, sources told Reuters. Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ally, purchased the Russian S-400 system last year, Reuters reported. U.S. officials reportedly told Reuters the sanctions could be announced in a matter of days. Ismail Demir, head […]

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will-biden-fix-his-mess-in-syria
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Nov
2020

Will Biden fix his mess in SyriaWill Biden fix his mess in Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator US President Donald Trump promised to end America’s wars, and bring the troops home; however, as his four years in office are coming to a close, he was unable to fulfill his 2016 campaign promise, but it remains to be seen if President-elect Joe Biden might do It. The US […]

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‘look-in-the-mirror’-—-pompeo’s-religious-freedom-plans-draw-rebuke-from-turkey-ahead-of-visit
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Nov
2020

‘Look In The Mirror’ — Pompeo’s Religious Freedom Plans Draw Rebuke From Turkey Ahead Of Visit‘Look In The Mirror’ — Pompeo’s Religious Freedom Plans Draw Rebuke From Turkey Ahead Of Visit

November 11, 2020 1:02 PM ET The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would be focusing on religious freedom during his upcoming visit to Turkey, angering Turkish Officials who condemned the statement.  Pompeo, who is scheduled to visit seven different countries in a 10-day trip beginning Friday, will […]

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new-charlie-hebdo-cartoon-mocking-erdogan-draws-intense-backlash-from-turkish-leaders
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Oct
2020

New Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Mocking Erdogan Draws Intense Backlash From Turkish LeadersNew Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Mocking Erdogan Draws Intense Backlash From Turkish Leaders

October 28, 2020 11:35 AM ET A new Charlie Hebdo cartoon making fun of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has triggered strong criticism from the Muslim leader and his colleagues, according to reports.  Turkish leaders have accused the French satirical publication of sowing “the seeds of hatred and animosity,” according to CBS. The cartoon, which […]

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Oct
2020

Arc De Triomphe Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat As Tensions Rise After BeheadingArc De Triomphe Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat As Tensions Rise After Beheading

Authorities evacuated visitors Tuesday from the Arc de Triomphe due to a bomb alert, according to police. The area surrounding the iconic Parisian landmark and nearby subway lines were also evacuated, Reuters reports. It is unknown what the source of the alert was at this time, and local reports indicate that the security perimeter at […]

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france-recalls-ambassador-from-turkey-after-president-erdogan-insulted-president-macron-over-fight-against-‘radical-islamism’
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Oct
2020

France Recalls Ambassador From Turkey After President Erdogan Insulted President Macron Over Fight Against ‘Radical Islamism’France Recalls Ambassador From Turkey After President Erdogan Insulted President Macron Over Fight Against ‘Radical Islamism’

France announced that it would recall its ambassador from Ankara after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan insulted President Emmanuel Macron over his crackdown on “radical Islamism” following the decapitation of a teacher, numerous sources reported. Erdoğan questioned Macron’s “problem with Islam” and Muslims while speaking at his Justice and Development Party meeting Saturday, according to […]

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Oct
2020

Erdogan Rejects Calls For Peace From Trump, Putin, Macron In Caucasus ConflictErdogan Rejects Calls For Peace From Trump, Putin, Macron In Caucasus Conflict

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish Parliament he opposes any involvement from the U.S., Russia, or France in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Reuters reports.  Erdogan’s speech came within hours of a joint statement released on behalf of President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Russian President Vladimir Putin which called for an immediate ceasefire […]

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Sep
2020

US Greek Orthodox Church Petitions United Nations Over Turkey’s Conversion Of Hagia Sophia Into MosqueUS Greek Orthodox Church Petitions United Nations Over Turkey’s Conversion Of Hagia Sophia Into Mosque

The Greek Orthodox Church of the U.S. said it is petitioning the United Nations over Turkey’s decision to convert the Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque, the Associated Press reported. The decision to convert the Hagia Sophia has drawn widespread international condemnation amid already heightened tensions with Turkey. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said […]

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armenian-jet-allegedly-shot-down-by-turkey-as-conflict-escalates-in-the-caucasus
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Sep
2020

Armenian Jet Allegedly Shot Down By Turkey As Conflict Escalates In The CaucasusArmenian Jet Allegedly Shot Down By Turkey As Conflict Escalates In The Caucasus

Armenia is claiming that one of its fighter jets was shot down by a Turkish F-16 in Armenian airspace, according to the BBC.  The Armenian Foreign Ministry says that a Soviet-era SU-25 jet was destroyed and the pilot inside was killed, per the BBC report. Turkey has denied the claim.  The Turkish jet was nearly […]

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new-fighting-breaks-out-between-armenia-and-azerbaijan,-trump-calls-for-peace
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Sep
2020

New Fighting Breaks Out Between Armenia And Azerbaijan, Trump Calls For PeaceNew Fighting Breaks Out Between Armenia And Azerbaijan, Trump Calls For Peace

New fighting broke out over the weekend between Armenia and Azerbaijan, killing at least 30 people, according to Reuters.  The two former Soviet nations have reignited a years-old border dispute which is seeing its most violent battle since the 1990’s, Reuters says. The conflict is over a region known as Nagorno-Karabakh, which is internationally recognized […]

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