Government of Turkey

Erdogan lashes out at the West

In a series of nationalist rants in recent days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the West of plotting against his country and sought to present the deadly attacks against two mosques in New Zealand last week as part of a wider international conspiracy against Muslims and his country.

After New Zealand massacre, Erdogan lashes out on Aegean, Cyprus, Istanbul

Speaking straight on the heels of a manifesto issued by the killer in the New Zealand massacre who declared that Turks must abandon Istanbul and the European part of the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ratcheted up his nationalist rhetoric with threats against Greece and Cyprus and those who want to call Istanbul by the old name of Constantinople.

Erdogan stoking Aegean tensions

Remarks late Thursday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his country will respond every time Greek fighter jets fly over the Aegean were described by the Greek Foreign Ministry as "completely unacceptable" and part of a deliberate effort by Ankara to stoke tensions.