Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish government says it is 'under popular pressure' to drop EU talks

Turkish citizens are dismayed by the "double standards" applied by the European Union since Turkey's coup attempt of July 15 and are now putting the government under "huge pressure" to end accession negotiations, Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu has claimed. 

Çavuşoğlu accused the bloc of "dishing out criticism" but not accepting it in return. 

All released in 'insulting president' cases after Erdoğan pulled back complaints

All people probed for insulting the president have been released following President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's decision to withdraw such cases, his lawyer Hüseyin Aydın has said.

Aydın said more than 10 people had been released as a result of a statement by Erdoğan on July 27 that he would withdraw the insult cases he had launched.