Mustafa Varank

Erdo?an's office denies claims over alleged cost of iftar dinner

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an?s press office has categorically denied claims about the extravagant cost of an iftar dinner where the head of the state hosted former and incumbent officials from Turkey?s Directorate General of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), suggesting that such claims were aspects of ?black propaganda.?

Security staff prevented from accompanying bug search at Erdo?an's office

The third hearing into the case of illegal wiretapping at the offices of former prime minister, now President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, has revealed that a senior adviser for Erdo?an at the time prevented his security staff from accompanying a search by intelligence officials.