Turkey has a "clear will" to lift the state of emergency declared in the wake of the July 2016 coup attempt, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said a day after the June 24 elections
Turkey is not standing by any country on Syria and its policy in the region is different from that of Iran, Russia and the United States, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on April 16.
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesman Bekir Bozdağ has signaled that state of emergency rule, which has been in place since July 2016, will be extended for another term.
The first Turkey-U.S. working group that will convene in Washington on March 8-9 will focus on “all issues regarding Syria,” Turkish government spokesperson Bekir Bozdağ has stated.
American officials should stop trying to convince Turkey and should instead focus on collecting weapons from terrorist organizations, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Feb. 11.
The only aim of Operation Olive Branch is to eliminate terrorists from its area of operations, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Jan. 22.
Turkey’s state of emergency, in place since shortly after the July 2016 military coup attempt, will be extended once again for three months, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ announced on Jan. 8.
The latest decision requiring terror convicts or suspects to wear a uniform in court appearances has been taken by public demand, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ on Dec. 21 slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to cut aid to countries which vote in favor of a U.N. resolution on Jerusalem.