Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey President Outlines Plans for Syria Safe Zone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given details on Ankara's proposal that a safe zone should be set up in Syria as a step to address the migrant crisis.

In an interview with Al Arabiya TV, he has said the zone could become temporary home to refugees currently living in the camps of Turkey who would like to return to their country.

Lord of the Rings debate: Turkey wants to know if the Gollum is evil (pics)

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is in a legal row with Turkey over whether the character Gollum is good or bad. Dr. Bilgin Çiftçi is accused of insulting the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after he shared an image comparing Erdogan’s facial expressions with the gollum!

Turkish FM dismisses "lies of Soviet propaganda machine"

Russian accusations that Turkey is making money from oil trade with Islamic State resemble "Cold War Soviet propaganda machine lies," says Ahmed Davutoglu.

The Turkish prime minister reacted in this way to accusations of the Russian military that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family personally benefit from the oil trade.

Erdogan: I will resign if it is proved that Turkey purchases oil from ISIS

After the accusations of Russia saying Erdogan and his family members are directly involved in illegal oil purchase from Islamic State, Turkey fights back.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that if it turns out that his government purchases in oil from Islamic State, he will resign.

EU yields under Turkey’s threat on opening its border to refugees

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s advisor Burhan Kuzu commented on his Twitter account about the refugee agreement achieved between the EU and Turkey pn November 29.

He stated that the EU yielded under Turkey’s threat to open its borders to refugees and decided to provide Turkey with financial support for the migrant crisis.

Turkey's Erdogan 'Ready to Stand Down' If IS Oil Trade Claims Are Proven

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he was ready to step down if allegations that Ankara traded oil with the Islamic State (IS) group were proven, local media outlets say.

"The nobility of our nation would require that I would not stay in office," Hürriyet Daily News quotes him as saying.