Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey not to allow its public to ‘get poisoned,’ Erdoğan says after thermal plant veto

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 3 said Turkey will not allow toxic fumes from unfiltered thermal plants to "poison" its public and accused energy firms of not fulfilling their promises regarding the environment.

Bilirakis introduces legislation to prohibit the deployment of US strategic assets in Turkey

Prompted by Turkey's increasingly reckless and destabilizing behavior under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as manifested in Ankara's Syria incursion and repeated violations inside Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), US Congressman Gus Bilirakis has introduced legislation to prohibit the deployment of US strategic assets in Turkey.

Turkey could be part of East Med cooperation if it changed its behavior

In spite of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's erratic behavior and revisionist posturing, the Americans - among others - argue that the West should not allow Turkey to be "lost." In this context, they would like to see the country become part of energy cooperation plans that are under way in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkish Threat over ISIS Fighters Poses Challenge for Balkans

Burak Bilgehan Ozpek, a professor of international relations at Ankara's TOBB University, said that, like the issue of Syrian refugees and their flow through Turkey to the European Union, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would use the ISIS fighters as leverage for Western acquiescence to his policy on neighbouring Syria.

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