Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Erdogan puts his Hamas connection back in the limelight

This week kicked off with Turkish President Erdogan stating that 1000 Hamas members were being treated in Turkey, a comment that Turkish officials tried to walk back, saw The Times report that Hamas may have been planning to establish a base in Turkey, and culminated with the Turkish leader suggesting that Israel would "set its sights" on Turkey if it defeated Hamas in Gaza.

Agriculture vital for Türkiye's survival, says Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has highlighted the critical role of agriculture in Türkiye's survival, underscoring the need for unity and development within the sector.

"The further we advance the diversity of our country's agriculture, the better it will be for Türkiye," Erdoğan said during a gathering in Istanbul on May 17.

Erdogan pardons elderly generals imprisoned over 1997 ‘postmodern coup’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday pardoned seven former top military officers who were sentenced to life terms in prison over the ouster of an Islamic-led government in 1997.

The former generals, who are in their late 70s and 80s, were pardoned due to health issues and old age, according to a decision published in the country's Official Gazette overnight.

Israel to abolish free trade deal with Turkey in retaliation

Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich on Thursday said Israel would abolish its free trade agreement with Turkey and also impose a 100% tariff on other imports from Turkey in retaliation for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's decision to halt exports to Israel.

The plan, he said, would be submitted to the cabinet for approval.

Muhsin Şentürk appointed as appeals court's top judge

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has appointed Muhsin Şentürk as the new chief public prosecutor of the Court of Appeals.

Şentürk's appointment comes after a 37-round presidential election held by the top appeals court that saw him emerge as one of the candidates. He exited the race with two rounds remaining.