Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey only aims to protect its rights: President Erdoğan

Turkey is only aiming to protect its rights and territories and does not have any other ulterior motives, said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 6. 

Attending the Blue Homeland 2021 tactical exercise via video link, Erdoğan said Turkey is testing its "domestic and national" weapon systems.

Biden to call Erdoğan 'at some point,' US says

U.S. President Joe Biden will call Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan "at some point," the White House said on March 5. 

The announcement comes after Biden spoke with several world leaders in his first month-and-a-half in office, including those of Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, China, Russia, the U.K., and France.

Turkey's Erdoğan, Germany's Merkel hold video call

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed bilateral ties and regional issues of interest to both countries in a video call on March 5, said an official statement.

Erdoğan stressed the importance of maintaining open communications and dialogue with Merkel, said Turkey's Communications Directorate.

Inmates in Turkish prisons to be allowed to send, receive e-mails

Inmates jailed in Turkish prisons will now be able to send and receive e-mails, according to a new regulation sent to parliament by the Justice Ministry.

Prison officials will check and record all of the inmates' e-mails digitally, except the ones that will be sent to lawyers for their defense.

Book set to contribute to field of translation 


A translator's guide, a public affairs term bank and a dictionary of public institutions, has been prepared by the Communications Directorate as a roadmap for public translation.

Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun announced the completion of the book, formulated to contribute to the field of translation.

Turkey to have liberal constitution: President Erdoğan

Turkey's new constitution will be encompassing and liberal, the nation's president vowed on March 4. 

"We will achieve for Turkey an encompassing, explicit, democratic, and liberal constitution that will guide its march into the coming century,"

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told an extended provincial heads meeting of his ruling Justice and Development AKP via video link.