Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Diplomatic rift between Israel, Turkey

Israel said Saturday that it was recalling its diplomats from Turkey over "increasingly harsh statements" coming from the government in Ankara.

The announcement came after Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told a massive protest crowd in Istanbul that his government was preparing to declare Israel a "war criminal" due to its actions in the Gaza Strip. 

Massive rally held in Istanbul to support Palestine

The ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) organized a large rally in solidarity with Palestine, on Oct. 28 at Atatürk Airport.

The rally aimed to draw attention to what the organizers have described as "Israeli brutality" in the region.

President and AKP leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the rally.

Concerns over new economic program misplaced: Şimşek

Concerns about Türkiye's economic program are misplaced, Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek has said, reiterating that the economic team has the backing of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

"Türkiye is back with a new program and a new team. Political uncertainties are out of the way," Şimşek told a panel at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Erdogan ‘can’t be trusted,’ says Harris

David Harris, former CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Vice Chair for Global Affairs at the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) in a post on platform X on Thursday condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for calling Hamas a liberation group. 

Harris went on to state that "Erdogan can't be trusted."

Erdoğan tells Pope Israel's bombardment of Gaza is a massacre

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed the Israeli-Hamas war with Pope Francis on Thursday, telling the head of the Catholic Church that Israel's attacks on Gaza have "reached the level of a massacre" and that the international community's silence was a "shame for humanity."