Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Coup attempters detained after taking Doğan journalists hostage

A group of soldiers entered the Doğan Media Center, which hosts Hürriyet newspaper, Hürriyet Daily News, broadcaster CNNTürk and other Doğan media companies, in Istanbul early on July 16, taking several journalists and other staff in the building hostage for some time.

The 13 private soldiers and corporals headed by a middle-ranking soldiers, entered the headquarters on a helicopter.

Athens says it backs 'democratically elected government' in Turkey

Athens backs the "democratically elected government" in Turkey, government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili said early Saturday following the attempted military coup in the neighboring country.

Gerovasili added that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will call Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday.

Will Germany's Armenian resolution have the desired effect?

The rationale provided by German deputies, including those of Turkish origin, for supporting the non-binding parliamentary resolution in the Bundestag that refers to the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 as "genocide," is that this "will contribute to healing the wound between Turks and Armenians," and "will also help normalize ties between Turkey and Armenia."

Turkey's soft power in Africa

Just two days before President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in Somalia on June 3, the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organization al-Shabaab attacked a hotel in Mogadishu, the capital of the country, killing at least 15 people. Most strikingly the Ambassador Hotel is where Erdoğan and his delegation had stayed in their previous visit to Somalia.