All News on Politics in Turkey

Erdoğan and Trump may meet soon: Turkish official

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump may soon have a face-to-face meeting, either in Turkey or on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan next month, a senior Turkish official said on May 22.

Turkish spokesperson slams US former adviser Bannon

Turkey's presidential spokesman responded on May 23 to remarks by conservative American Steve Bannon who made remarks about the Turkish leader.       

Turkey open to talk on S-400 working group proposal

The U.S. has yet to respond to Turkey's proposed working group to address concerns about the Russian S-400 missile defense system, a Turkish deputy foreign minister said on May 22.         

'Far-right agenda poses great danger to Europe'

The far right -- acting like a united group with a common agenda -- is posing a great danger to Europe, the spokesman for Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party said on May 22.

Editor looks to top court acquittal over Erdogan 'insult'

The editor of a Turkish Cypriot newspaper says he believes the supreme court in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus will again find him not guilty of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should prosecutors appeal a lower court ruling that acquitted him.

Germany urges Turkey to rethink S-400 missile deal

The German government on Wednesday said Turkey's decision to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems raised difficult questions for NATO and that it would welcome Ankara reconsidering the decision.
"The government is following this very carefully," government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a regular government news conference.

Turkey braces for US sanctions over S-400’s, expects Trump’s support

Turkey's defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he said there was some improvement in talks with the United States over buying F-35 fighter jets.

Kremlin condemns alleged US ultimatum to Turkey over missile deal

The Kremlin on Wednesday condemned as unacceptable an alleged US ultimatum to Turkey designed to force it to cancel a deal to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and purchase US Patriot missile systems instead.

Turkey condemns claims by Greek politicians  

Turkey on May 21 denounced some radical groups and politicians in Greece for coming up with "imaginary claims" and distorting historical facts on former's commemoration of May 19, the day Turks celebrate as the start of their independence war in 1919.

Turkish delegation seeks stronger ties with US Congress

The United States Congress plays an important role in the development of U.S.-Turkish relations and in the strategic partnership between the two countries, Turkey's deputy foreign minister said on May 21.

Turkey sees improvement in S-400, F-35 talks with US

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said he sees an improvement in talks with the United States over the purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems and U.S. F-35 fighter jets.