Government of Turkey

No Halki seminary without minarets on Athens mosque, Erdogan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested over the weekend that a mosque in Athens should open with minarets if Greece wants to reopen the Halki Orthodox seminary near Istanbul.

During a trip to Turkey earlier this month, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the shuttered seminary and called for a joint visit there with Erdogan next time to reopen it.

Joint operation may be held in Idlib: Erdoğan

Turkey, Russia and Iran may conduct joint military operations against radical jihadist groups in Idlib province if needed, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, vowing that they will continue to work for the full implementation of an Ankara-Moscow protocol that brought about a partial ceasefire between the Syrian regime and the terror groups in the enclave.

Erdoğan tells retailers they are not targeted in fight against high food prices

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that the government's aim is not to become rivals to merchants but rather fight against "opportunists" selling food at high prices, amid a new implementation that has set municipalities to sell fruits and vegetables directly to consumers.

CHP leader criticizes gov't's urban policies following building collapse

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called out the Turkish government for building "nothing but high-rise buildings" and turning forests into "concrete jungles" throughout its 14-year tenure, following a building collapse in Istanbul which the opposition blames on illegal building practices.

Turkey's bounty on 8 officers 'a demonstration of authoritarianism,' lawyers say

Turkey's decision to set a bounty on the eight Turkish officers who were granted asylum in Greece after the botched coup attempt of 2016 on the day of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's visit to the country is a demonstration "of authoritarianism and aggressiveness," 14 former heads of Greek Bar Associations said on Monday.