Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Pitting people against each other to win elections not right: CHP head

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's election campaign rhetoric for the upcoming March 31 elections, saying discriminating citizens according to their ideological affiliations is not right.

Turkish, Australian top diplomats speak by phone

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and his Australian counterpart Marise Payne held a phone call on March 20 after the latter summoned Turkey's ambassador to Canberra amid condemnation over President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's comments on Anzac troops who fought in World War I in the wake of the New Zealand attack on March 15.

Athens aims to defuse tension in face of Ankara's incendiary rhetoric

In the wake of recent incendiary rhetoric emanating from Ankara, in particular from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Athens insisted on Tuesday that it is determined to de-escalate tensions and pursue good-neighborly relations.

These intentions were articulated in remarks by Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos and Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis.