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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 to meet Putin, Merkel, Macron on March 5 over Idlib

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he will meet Russian, German and French counterparts on March 5 to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib region, where a recent push by government..
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Putin, Erdogan agree by phone to intensify talks on Syria: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Friday President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan had agreed in a phone call to intensify talks on Syria's Idlib region to reduce tensions and implement a..
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Fighting rages in northwest Syria; two Turkish troops killed [Video]Fighting rages in northwest Syria; two Turkish troops killed

Deadly air attacks come a day after President Erdogan warned of an imminent Turkish military offensive in Idlib.

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Erdogan threatens 'imminent' Turkish operation in Syria [Video]Erdogan threatens 'imminent' Turkish operation in Syria

Turkish leader says talks with Russia over northwest Syria failed to achieve 'desired result'.

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Turkey reinforces troops in Syria, vows to hit 'radicals' [Video]Turkey reinforces troops in Syria, vows to hit 'radicals'

Turkey will use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwest Idlib region, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Thursday in an apparent response to..

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Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers [Video]Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers

The Kremlin hit back at Ankara, accusing it of disregarding its commitment under the agreement to stabilise the region.View on euronews

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Erdogan: Turkey will hit Syrian government forces 'anywhere' [Video]Erdogan: Turkey will hit Syrian government forces 'anywhere'

President Erdogan says Turkey will push Syrian gov't forces beyond observation posts in Idlib 'by any means necessary'.

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Turkey will strike Syrian forces if Turkish soldiers are hurt: Erdogan [Video]Turkey will strike Syrian forces if Turkish soldiers are hurt: Erdogan

Turkey's military will set aside past ceasefire agreements to strike Syrian government forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish soldier is hurt, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has..

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Erdogan threatens to hit Syrian regime forces 'anywhere' if Turkish troops hurt [Video]Erdogan threatens to hit Syrian regime forces 'anywhere' if Turkish troops hurt

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Syria's army pushes into Idlib province [Video]Syria's army pushes into Idlib province

Syrian forces backed by Russian fighter jets retake key government positions as Turkey’s Erdogan warns of swift revenge if more Turkish troops are attacked.

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Erdogan says death toll from Turkish avalanches reaches 33 after rescue workers killed [Video]Erdogan says death toll from Turkish avalanches reaches 33 after rescue workers killed

Erdogan says death toll from Turkish avalanches reaches 33 after rescue workers killed

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Turkey tests Russia with strikes on Syrian forces [Video]Turkey tests Russia with strikes on Syrian forces

The death toll from Turkey's retaliatory attacks on Syrian government troops has climbed to 76, as the conflict threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow. Joe Davies reports.

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Turkish strike on Syrian forces hits 76 killed [Video]Turkish strike on Syrian forces hits 76 killed

The death toll from Turkey's retaliatory attacks on Syrian government troops has climbed to 76, as the conflict threatens to test ties between Ankara and Moscow. Joe Davies reports.

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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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France, Germany call on political solution to 'catastrophic' Idlib crisis

The leaders of France and Germany told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that the humanitarian crisis in Syria's northwest Idlib province needed a political solution and that the three should meet soon..
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Turkey's Erdogan tells Russia's Putin it's necessary to control Syrian government in Idlib

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan emphasized the necessity to control Syrian government forces and halt a humanitarian crisis in Syria's Idlib region during a phone call with Russia's Vladimir Putin,..
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Erdogan says will decide his Idlib stance after call with Putin

President Tayyip Erdogan said he will speak by phone with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday evening and, based on those talks, will determine Turkey's stance on the military conflict in northwest..
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Re-arrested Turkish businessman accuses Erdogan of intervening in case

Prominent Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala, re-arrested this week hours after being acquitted over his role in nationwide 2013 protests, said on Friday President Tayyip Erdogan had intervened to..
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Turkey's Erdogan asks France, Germany to help end Syrian humanitarian crisis

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan asked the French and German leaders to provide "concrete" support in ending a humanitarian crisis in northwest Syria's Idlib region, the Turkish presidency said on..
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Kremlin: Syria talks with Erdogan, Merkel and Macron under discussion

Russia is discussing the possibility of holding a summit on Syria with the presidents of Turkey, France and Germany, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
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Turkey edges towards direct conflict with Russian-backed Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a military operation by his forces to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebels in northwest Syria was now "a matter of time" after talks..
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Turkey's Erdogan says main opposition should be probed for Gulen links

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the main opposition party should be investigated for possible links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, amid a..
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Turkey threatens action on Syria as Russian-backed government offensive pushes toward border

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a Turkish military operation to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebel strongholds in northwest Syria was now "a matter of time" after..
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Turkey's Erdogan says new Kavala arrest order needs to be respected

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday there needs to be respect for a new detention warrant issued for philanthropist Osman Kavala, after he was acquitted a day earlier over his role in..
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Erdogan says third Turkish drill ship to begin operations in 2020

Turkey has purchased its third offshore drilling ship which will arrive in Turkey next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, adding that the ship will begin operations in 2020.
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Turkey's Erdogan says Syria talks with Russia unsatisfactory, offensive 'matter of time'

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday talks with Russia on the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib were far from meeting Turkey's demands and warned that a military operation there was a "matter..
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Turkey's Erdogan says respects Gezi ruling, but protests were "heinous attack"

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he respected a court decision to acquit philanthropist Osman Kavala and eight others over their role in the Gezi Park protests, but that the 2013..
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Remarks will hit ties: India warns Turkey

For the second time in three days, India hit out at Turkish President Recep Erdogan for his support to Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, as it accused him of not just interfering in India’s internal..
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India summons Turkish envoy over Erdogan's remarks on Kashmir

India summoned the Turkish ambassador on Monday to lodge a diplomatic protest over President Tayyip Erdogan's remarks on the disputed region of Kashmir and warned it would have a bearing on bilateral..
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India serves strong demarche on Turkey over Erdogan's Kashmir comments

India on Monday issued a strong demarche to Turkey over its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments expressing concern over the prevailing situation in Kashmir and comparing the "struggle" of..
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Pakistan weekly round-up: Hafiz Saeed sentenced to 11 years in jail, Erdogan rakes up Kashmir issue & more


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Turkey's Erdogan: Situation in Idlib won't be solved until Syrian forces withdraw

The situation in Idlib in northwestern Syrian will not be resolved until Syrian government forces withdraw beyond the borders that Turkey and Russia outlined in a 2018 agreement, Turkish President..
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Erdogan, Trump discuss immediate halt to Idlib crisis: Turkish presidency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump exchanged views on an immediate halt to fighting in Syria's Idlib province Saturday, the Turkish presidency said.
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Turkey won't be silent as Syrian government surrounds Turkish posts: Erdogan

Turkey will not remain silent while Syrian government forces surround Turkish military posts in Syria's Idlib region, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments reported by NTV, as Ankara and Moscow..
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Erdogan, Trump discuss Middle East conflicts, Turkey's foreign minister says

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed conflicts in Libya and Syria, as well as a U.S. peace plan for the Middle East, in a phone call on Saturday, Turkey's foreign..
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Top News of the Day | Feb 15, 2020: India's response to Turkish President on Kashmir, PSA on Shah Faesal and more

In top news of the day on Saturday, February 15, 2020: India has strongly responded to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after raked up Kashmir issue on his visit to Pakistan. This and other top..
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'Do not interfere in our internal affairs': India warns Turkey after Erdogan rakes up Kashmir issue in Pakistan

The statement was issued in response to queries on references to Jammu & Kashmir by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkey-Pakistan Joint Declaration.
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Erdogan raises Kashmir in Pakistan Parliament, says issue close to both countries


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Turkey to oppose Pakistan blacklisting at anti-terrorism finance meet

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he would help Pakistan stay off a terrorism financing blacklist at a meeting of a global finance watchdog, a move he suggested would counter "political..
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Russia accuses Turkey of breaking Syria deals, rejects Erdogan claim

Russia on Wednesday accused Turkey of flouting agreements it had made with Moscow on Syria and of aggravating the situation in Idlib where Syrian forces have made gains in their campaign to eliminate..
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Turkey will hit Syrian government forces anywhere if troops hurt: Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey's military would strike Russian-backed Syrian forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish soldier was hurt as the Assad..
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Putin and Erdogan discuss conflict in Syria's Idlib province

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the escalating conflict in Syria's Idlib province by phone, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
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Putin to discuss Syria with Turkey's Erdogan amid rising tensions: TASS

Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the situation in Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan by phone later on Tuesday amid rising tensions over the Syrian province of Idlib, the TASS..
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Erdogan: Syrian government to pay 'heavy price' for attacking Turkish soldiers

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the Syrian government will pay a "very heavy price" for attacking Turkish troops in northwest Syria's Idlib region, where 13 soldiers have been killed..
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Turkey's Erdogan demands Syrian forces in Idlib withdraw

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Wednesday to drive back Syrian troops in Idlib unless they withdraw by the end of the month to stem an assault which he said had displaced nearly 1..
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Putin, Erdogan agree to improve coordination of actions in Syria: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed to take immediate measures to improve coordination of their countries' actions in Syria, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
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Joint peace efforts damaged by attack on Turkish army in Syria - Erdogan says

The attack on Turkish military personnel in Syria damages joint peace efforts in the region, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Tuesday.
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Turkey, Russia can tackle Syria escalation 'without anger': Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey and Russia should resolve differences over the conflict in Syria's Idlib without anger, after a deadly flare-up in violence challenged the fragile..
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Erdogan says Turkey will not allow Syrian government to advance in Idlib: CNN Turk

Turkey will not allow the Syrian government to gain territory in the northwestern region of Idlib, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Tuesday, a day after eight Turkish personnel were..
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Turkey's Erdogan says developments in Syria's Idlib 'unmanageable'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday developments in Syria's northwestern region of Idlib had become "unmanageable", after Ankara said Syrian shelling killed five of its soldiers there.
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Turkey informed Russia of developments in Syria's Idlib: official

Turkey informed Russia of developments in Syria's Idlib region, a spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party said on Monday, denying Moscow's assertion that it was not informed of movements..
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Erdogan says Turkey hits back after Syrian shells kill Turkish troops

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey will continue to retaliate after Syrian government shelling killed four of its troops and wounded nine in Syria's northwest Idlib region, where Turkish..
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Turkey sees Syrian forces as 'targets' around its Idlib posts: official

Turkey will view Syrian government forces as "targets" around Turkish observation posts in Syria's northwest Idlib, a spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party said on Monday after..
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Turkey's Erdogan criticizes Arab silence over U.S. Middle East plan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday criticized Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab nations for not speaking out against the U.S. Middle East plan which he said endorsed the Israeli annexation of..
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Erdogan says Turkey may launch Syria offensive if Idlib attacks continue

Turkey may launch a military operation into Syria's northwestern Idlib province if the situation is not resolved immediately, President Tayyip Erdogan said Friday as attacks by Russia-backed Syrian..
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Turkey says it will take extra measures against attacks in Syria's Idlib

Turkey will take additional measures against attacks targeting its forces and civilians in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, the national security council said on Thursday, after a nearly..
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France's Macron accuses Turkey's Erdogan of breaking Libya promises

French President Emmanuel Macron accused Turkey's president on Wednesday of breaking promises made at a conference on Libya after Turkish warships and Syrian fighters arrived in the north African..
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Little U.S.-Turkish progress solving defenses row, Erdogan says: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Washington and Ankara had done little to solve a row over Turkey's purchase of Russian defenses and its procurement of U.S. fighter jets despite a..
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Turkey's Erdogan says Russia not abiding by Syria agreements: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia was not abiding by the Sochi or Astana agreements regarding Syria's northwestern Idlib province, broadcaster NTV reported on Wednesday.
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Trump discusses Syria, Libya with Turkey's Erdogan: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed developments in Syria and Libya in a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, a White House spokesman said on Twitter.
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