Politics of Turkey

Erdogan announced the reinforcement of the Turkish fleet

The reinforcement of the Turkish fleet was announced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Speaking at the delivery ceremony of a new type of Firtina self-propelled guns at the BMC factory near Ankara, Erdogan announced that the first unmanned aircraft carrier, the Istanbul frigate and the Piri Reis submarine, would join the Turkish fleet this year.

Türkiye’s top diplomat embarks on five-nation Africa tour

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has embarked on a five-nation Africa tour, which includes a visit to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe.

He will visit these countries between Jan. 8 and 14, the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement over the weekend.

Turkey fires off new threats against Greece

Ankara proceeded with a fresh escalation of tension with Athens on Wednesday, with more fighter jet overflights in the Aegean and new threats from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who warned Greece to "behave."

Speaking to his AK Party's parliamentary group, Erdogan made his comment during a reference to Turkey's Tayfun (Typhoon) ballistic missile project.