Recep Tayyip Erdogan

  • Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Turkey's new President August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated Turkey's former prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his election as the country's president. "On behalf of the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend my greetings and good wishes on your election as the...
  • Turkey set to elect Erdogan as strongman president August 10, 2014

    Istanbul: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to vanquish his two rivals in elections to become the next Turkish president on Sunday, promising to expand the post with new powers as opponents worry Turkey is creeping towards autocracy. Erdogan, a pious Muslim, has ruled Turkey as premier since 2003, a...
  • Turkish government lifts Twitter ban April 4, 2014

    Ankara: Turkey's government lifted its ban on Twitter on Thursday - a day after the country's highest court ruled that the block was a violation of freedom and must be restored. Turkey blocked access to the social media website two weeks ago after some users posted links suggesting government corruption. Prime...
  • Turkey: Twitter allows 'character assassination' March 23, 2014

    Turkey's government on Saturday accused Twitter of allowing "systematic character assassinations" a day after social media users easily evaded a government attempt to block access to the network. The attempted crackdown came after links to wiretapped recordings suggesting corruption were posted on Twitter, causing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government major...
  • Turkey blocks access to Twitter March 21, 2014

    Ankara: Turkey has restricted access to Twitter hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "root out" the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government's reputation ahead of local elections. Many users trying to access the network early on Friday were confronted instead with...
  • Turkish PM faces probe, anti-corruption protesters clash with police February 26, 2014

    Ankara: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the subject of a corruption inquiry, state-run media said on Tuesday, as opposition parties demanded his government's resignation. Ankara's chief prosecutor initiated an investigation into audio recordings - purportedly of Erdogan and his son arranging to dispose of vast amounts of cash amid...
  • Concern in Turkey over new detention law October 9, 2013

    Ankara: As the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan becomes increasingly authoritarian, and assumes more and more powers, there is mounting concern in Turkey over a new law that will allow police to detain from 12 to 24 hours without any court order people who pose the "risk of...
  • Terrorism needs to be dealt individually and collectively, says Pranab Mukherjee October 8, 2013

    Raising the issue of cross border terrorism during his first visit to Turkey, a traditional ally of Pakistan, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the menace must be dealt both "individually and collectively" as it was a threat to global peace. The President also made it clear that India was against...
  • Turkey: Thousands protest demonstrator's death in Istanbul June 30, 2013

    Istanbul: Thousands of protesters returned to Istanbul's Taksim Square on Saturday, demanding justice for a demonstrator slain by police fire during demonstrations that have swept Turkey in June. Police later forced the protesters out of the square, pushing them back using their shields. In the capital, Ankara, police fired tear gas...
  • Turkey: PM's supporters take out rally in his support June 17, 2013

    To the ongoing protests in Turkey, where even as demonstrators demand that Prime Minsiter Recep Tayyip Erdogan should step down, tens of thousands of his supporters took part in a massive flag-waving rally. ...
  • Israel and Turkey agree to restore diplomatic ties March 23, 2013

    Jerusalem: Israel and Turkey agreed to restore full diplomatic relations on Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized in a phone call for a deadly naval raid against a Gaza-bound international flotilla in a dramatic turnaround partly brokered by President Barack Obama. Joint interests between the two countries, including fears that...
  • Turkish women protest new abortion law June 4, 2012

    Ankara: Thousands of demonstrators on Monday staged the largest protest yet against plans by Turkey's Islamic-rooted government to curb abortion, which critics say will amount to a virtual ban. Around 3,000 women, their ages ranging from 20 to 60 years old, gathered at a square in Istanbul's Kadikoy district carrying banners...
  • Turkey's ruling party wins election June 13, 2011

    ISTANBUL: Turkey's ruling party surged to a third term in parliamentary elections Sunday, setting the stage for the rising regional power to pursue trademark economic growth, assertive diplomacy and an overhaul of the military-era constitution. However, the Justice and Development Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan fell short of a...