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President of Turkey since 2014

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: President of Turkey since 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 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 general elections before being required to stand down upon his election as President in 2014. He later returned to the AKP leadership in 2017 following the constitutional referendum that year. Coming from an Islamist political background and self-describing as a conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and populist policies during his administration.

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Finland and Sweden Are Officially Invited To Join NATO [Video]

Finland and Sweden Are Officially Invited To Join NATO

Finland and Sweden , Are Officially Invited , To Join NATO. On June 29, NATO formally invited Finland and Sweden to officially join the international alliance. . On June 29, NATO formally..

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PM meets Turkish president Erdoğan at NATO Summit [Video]

PM meets Turkish president Erdoğan at NATO Summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on day two of the NATO summit in Madrid. The Turkish president has U-turned on his opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, paving the way..

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PM stands between Biden and Erdoğan for NATO photo [Video]

PM stands between Biden and Erdoğan for NATO photo

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Saudi crown prince, Erdogan to meet in Turkey with 'full normalisation' in sights [Video]

Saudi crown prince, Erdogan to meet in Turkey with 'full normalisation' in sights

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Turkish Officials Push To Change the Country’s Name to ‘Türkiye’ [Video]

Turkish Officials Push To Change the Country’s Name to ‘Türkiye’

Turkish Officials Push To , Change the Country’s Name , to ‘Türkiye’. On June 1, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu sent a letter to the United Nations formally requesting that his..

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Turkey's Erdogan Confirms He Will Block Finland and Sweden's Bids to Join NATO [Video]

Turkey's Erdogan Confirms He Will Block Finland and Sweden's Bids to Join NATO

Turkey's Erdogan Confirms , He Will Block Finland and Sweden's , Bids to Join NATO. On May 19, Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that he will block Sweden and Finland's bids to join..

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Why does Turkey want to block Finland and Sweden from NATO? [Video]

Why does Turkey want to block Finland and Sweden from NATO?

Experts say the three might end up in negotiations together with the rest of NATO, despite claims by Turkish President Erdogan that sending diplomats will not result in a change of stance in Ankara.

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NATO's Nordic expansion: Turkish objections an 'opportunity for Erdogan' to air NATO 'grievances' [Video]

NATO's Nordic expansion: Turkish objections an 'opportunity for Erdogan' to air NATO 'grievances'

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EU Ready to Approve Another $527 Million in Military Aid for Ukraine [Video]

EU Ready to Approve Another $527 Million in Military Aid for Ukraine

EU Ready to Approve, Another $527 Million , in Military Aid for Ukraine. Al Jazeera reports that defense ministers from the European Union are set to approve an additional $527 million in military..

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Turkey's Erdogan Says He Doesn't Support Sweden, Finland Joining NATO [Video]

Turkey's Erdogan Says He Doesn't Support Sweden, Finland Joining NATO

Turkey's Erdogan , Says He Doesn't Support Sweden, Finland , Joining NATO. Turkey's Erdogan , Says He Doesn't Support Sweden, Finland , Joining NATO. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan made the..

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India calls for 'coordinated' response on states supporting terror & radicalism amid French action

India was the first non-western country to publically back French President Macron as he faced negative comments by Turkey's Erdogan and Pakistan.
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Turkish President Erdogan's remarks on J&K at UN 'completely unacceptable': India

"We have seen remarks by President of Turkey on Indian UT (Union Territory) of Jammu & Kashmir. They constitute gross interference in India's internal affairs and are completely unacceptable. Turkey..
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'Learn to respect sovereignty of nations': India slams Turkey after Erdogan rakes Kashmir at UNGA

India has strongly reacted to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an raking Kashmir during his united nations general assembly speech.
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Merkel, Erdogan agree U.N. process for Libya should be bolstered: statement

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflict in Libya and the situation in the eastern Mediterranean in a video call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Merkel's spokesman said in a..
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Turkey slams 'propaganda machine' Twitter over removal of accounts

Turkey fiercely criticized Twitter on Friday for suspending more than 7,000 accounts that supported President Tayyip Erdogan, saying the company was smearing the government and trying to redesign..
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Turkey's Erdogan appoints new governors in 41 provinces: Official Gazette

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan appointed new governors in 41 provinces, a presidential ruling in the Official Gazette showed on Wednesday.
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Turkey relaxes coronavirus restrictions further, vows to boost economy

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey was largely lifting stay-at-home orders for people aged over 65 and for children as part of a further easing of restrictions imposed to curb the spread..
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Erdogan says will not let Syria's Idlib become conflict zone again

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the Syrian government was increasing provocations in northwest Syria's Idlib region and that Turkey would not allow it to become a conflict zone again.
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Erdogan says he and Trump agreed 'some issues' on Libya

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he discussed the conflict in Libya with U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call on Monday and that the two leaders agreed on "some issues" related to..
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Turks stream out for first lockdown-free weekend in nearly two months

Turks streamed outside on Saturday for their first weekend without a coronavirus lockdown in nearly two months, the day after President Tayyip Erdogan suddenly scrapped a stay-at-home order.
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Erdogan backtracks on weekend lockdown after public backlash

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday backtracked on extending weekend lockdowns following a public backlash, but warned about a rise in the number of daily coronavirus cases.
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Turkey vows more support to secure gains in Libya conflict

President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Thursday to ramp up Turkey's support for its ally in Libya to lock in recent military gains, and promised joint exploration for oil at sea following talks in Ankara..
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Erdogan says Turkey to increase support for Libya's Serraj

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey will increase its support for Libya's internationally recognised leader Fayez al Serraj and that the conflict there can only be resolved politically..
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Turkey looks to lock in Libya gains as Erdogan hosts PM

President Tayyip Erdogan will meet Libya's internationally recognised leader in Turkey on Thursday as the allies seek to lock in battlefield gains, including recapturing Tripoli, before potential..
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Erdogan hosts Libya PM as Turkey looks to lock in gains

Libya's internationally recognised leader will meet President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on Thursday as the allies seek to lock in recent gains on the battlefield near Tripoli ahead of a new round of..
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Turkey's AK Party plans measures seen as potential obstacle to new parties

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party is planning to push through measures with its nationalist allies that affect how political groups may contest elections and could hamper new opposition..
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Turkey's Erdogan says many facilities to reopen on June 1

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey will lift restrictions on intercity travel and allow restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen from June 1 as it eases restrictions..
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Trump urges Libya de-escalation on call with Erdogan: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump called for a "rapid de-escalation" of the Libyan conflict on a call with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, the White House said, after recent gains by forces..
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Trump, Erdogan discussed need for 'rapid de-escalation' in Libya: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday discussed turmoil in Libya and Syria, as well as reopening economies around the world amid the global coronavirus pandemic,..
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Trump and Erdogan discuss Libya, Syria in call: Ankara

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed to continue close military and political cooperation in a phone call in which Libya and Syria were discussed, the Turkish..
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Erdogan announces Turkish lockdown over religious holiday

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a four-day lockdown starting on May 23 would be imposed nationwide as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus during the Eid..
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Turkey's Erdogan imposes nationwide lockdown over Eid al-Fitr

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Turkey's Erdogan imposes four-day lockdown from Saturday

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a lockdown would be imposed starting on Saturday and ending after Tuesday, May 19, which is a national holiday.
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Erdogan begins to ease Turkey's coronavirus restrictions

Turkey will start easing coronavirus containment measures from Monday, President Tayyip Erdogan said, lifting inter-city travel restrictions in seven provinces and easing a curfew imposed on senior and..
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Special Report: How Turkey’s courts turned on Erdogan's foes

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Turkey says deployment of Russian defences delayed, but will happen

Turkey's planned deployment of Russian S-400 missile defences has been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak but will ultimately go ahead, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday.
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In letter to Trump, Turkey's Erdogan urges better U.S. understanding

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Erdogan says Turkey will send medical gear to United States

President Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will send medical gear including protective suits and masks to the United States on Tuesday to help its efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
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Turkish ruling party, lawyers clash over cleric comments on homosexuality

A suggestion by Turkey's leading Muslim cleric that homosexuality causes illness has prompted a clash between President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Islamist-rooted AK Party and the country's lawyer..
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Turkey targets return to normal toward end of May, Erdogan says

The coronavirus outbreak in Turkey is starting to reach a plateau and the country aims to return to normal life after the end of Ramadan in late May, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by..
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Turkey's Erdogan accuses Syrian government of violating Idlib ceasefire

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Syrian government was violating a ceasefire in the northwestern Idlib region, warning that Damascus would suffer "heavy losses" if it persisted.
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Trump and Turkey's Erdogan agree cooperation against coronavirus: Turkish presidency

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed in a phone call on Sunday to work together to counter the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak, Turkey's presidency..
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Turkish minister's resignation exposes tensions in Erdogan's AKP

The political fallout from Turkey's rushed coronavirus lockdown at the weekend has exposed tensions at the top of President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party after he rejected the resignation of his interior..
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Turkey to impose fresh lockdown next weekend to halt COVID-19 spread: Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey would impose a fresh lockdown next weekend as part of measures to halt the spread of COVID-19, having locked down 31 provinces last weekend.
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Erdogan rejects Turkish minister's resignation after coronavirus lockdown criticism

President Tayyip Erdogan rejected the resignation on Sunday of Turkey's interior minister, who said he was stepping down in the wake of a short-notice coronavirus lockdown which sent people rushing to..
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Erdogan rejects Turkish interior minister's resignation: presidency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has not accepted the resignation of Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, the Turkish presidency said on Sunday.
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Turkey's fight against coronavirus fails to heal divisions, opponents say

President Tayyip Erdogan has evoked Turkey's war of independence in calls for unity against the coronavirus, but opposition parties say their exclusion from fund-raising efforts and the detention of..
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Turkey imposes curfew on youth, shuts borders of 31 cities: Erdogan

Turkey imposed a partial curfew on citizens under the age of 20 effective from midnight on Friday as part of measures against the coronavirus outbreak, President Tayyip Erdogan said.
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Turkey could tighten coronavirus controls as strains, criticism grow

Turkey will step up containment measures if the coronavirus outbreak grows and people ignore a "voluntary" quarantine, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, as the country's top doctor warned of..
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Coronavirus stokes tensions between Erdogan and Istanbul's mayor

The coronavirus pandemic has rekindled rivalry in Turkey between President Tayyip Erdogan and Istanbul's opposition mayor, with disputes over fundraising and a potential lockdown possibly imperiling a..
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Erdogan says Turkey may tighten measures if 'voluntary quarantine' ignored

Turkey will have to take additional measures if the coronavirus outbreak grows and people don't abide by a "voluntary quarantine," President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.
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Turkey set to release some 45,000 inmates in coronavirus response

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party said on Tuesday it proposed a bill that would temporarily release roughly 45,000 prisoners in response to the risk that the coronavirus could spread in..
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Pressure for Turkey lockdown grows, Erdogan vows to sustain economy

President Tayyip Erdogan is under growing pressure from unions and the opposition for a lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus, but insists that Turkey should "keep wheels turning" in the economy..
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Turkey's Erdogan replaces transport minister amid virus outbreak

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replaced Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan in an overnight decree on Saturday, as the country battles a fast-growing coronavirus outbreak that has so far claimed..
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Turkey replaces transport minister: Official Gazette

Turkish Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan has been removed from his post by President Tayyip Erdogan, according to a decree published on the Official Gazette early on Saturday.
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Turkey adopts 'voluntary' stay-at-home quarantine

President Tayyip Erdogan called on Friday for a "voluntary quarantine" in which Turks stay at home except for shopping or basic needs to stem a surge of coronavirus cases, which jumped by a third in a..
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