Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey to leave pandemic behind 'soon': Erdoğan

Turkey will overcome the COVID-19 pandemic soon with its mass vaccination campaign, said the country's president on June 20.

Responding to a question during an online event to mark Father's Day, Erdoğan said that Turkey has been ahead of other countries in everything from health services to public safety since the beginning of the outbreak.

Erdoğan condemns deadly attack on HDP office

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned an attack on the office of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the western province of İzmir last week in which a woman was killed, labeling it a "provocation."

Onur Gencer stormed the HDP office on June 17 and shot Deniz Poyraz dead. The assailant was arrested shortly after the attack.

Int'l community 'failed to give good test' on pandemic: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 18 warned against "vaccine nationalism" and use of it for "policy dictation" in interstate relations.

"It is important not to allow vaccine nationalism. It is wrong to use it as a tool of blackmail, pressure, and policy dictation," Erdoğan said addressing to the opening ceremony of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum.

Turkey to play 'lead role' in security of Kabul airport: White House

The United States on June 17 hailed a commitment by Turkey to secure Kabul's airport, addressing one key area of concern amid fears the government will collapse once U.S. forces leave.

The agreement is likely to mark a new warming of U.S. relations with Turkey, a NATO ally whose relations had been fraught with President Joe Biden's five-month-old administration.

Erdoğan says he told Biden Turkey is not shifting on S-400s

Turkey is fighting terrorism for regional peace and humanity as the anti-terror struggle is a universal phenomenon, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, informing that he repeated Turkey's concerns over the continued American military and political support to the YPG in Syria to United States President Joe Biden during their meeting on June 14.