Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Fight against domestic violence stalls in ‘patriarchal’ Turkey

Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help. But she still lives with the man who tells her she belongs either to him, or in her grave.

She says she has reason to be afraid. Last year, 13 women in Turkey were murdered by their partners whilst nominally under state protection, according to official figures.

Turkish PM Erdoğan bids emotional farewell at ‘last’ party group meeting

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan bid an emotional farewell to his fellow colleagues in Parliament yesterday, yet signaled that he would meet them again next month, only with a different title and at a different rostrum if he is elected president in August.

Turkish PM Erdoğan bids farewell to party group at Parliament

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan bid farewell to his parliamentary group during his address on July 22, saying it would be his last group meeting if he is elected president next month.

“I have addressed you from this desk for 13 years,” Erdoğan said in an emotional speech, adding that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was “witness to a historic struggle.”

PM Erdoğan’s outbursts ‘hurt Turkey’s standing in the world,’ Washington says

Washington has repeated its criticism of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent remarks that compared Israel’s military operation in Gaza Strip to the acts of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, saying that such comments “hurt Turkey’s standing in the world.”

PM Erdoğan dragging Turkey into sectarian fights: Kılıçdaroğlu

The continuation of Turkey’s current foreign policy under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will cause sectarian terrorism to spill across the country, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has claimed.

İhsanoğlu slams AKP’s foreign policy, urges 'silent diplomacy' to get results

With less than three weeks to go to the polls, presidential candidate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu continued his criticism of the government’s foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, arguing that the language used in foreign policy should be distinct from that used in domestic policies.

Normalization not possible after Gaza offensive, senior Turkish diplomat tells Israeli counterpart

Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioğlu has conveyed to his Israeli counterpart that diplomatic normalization between the two countries is not possible due to the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, a Turkish official has told the Hürriyet Daily News.

Is Deputy PM Babacan packing his bags?

Two pieces of news from Ankara over the past month carry hints about the future of economic governance in Turkey. The first is the hushed appointment of Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan’s media consultant Halit Ertuğrul to the Central Bank as a consultant. The second is Treasury advisor İbrahim Çanakçı’s appointment to the IMF as a director.

In rare move, Turkey declares three days of mourning for Gaza

Turkey has declared three days of national mourning over Israel's Gaza operations, which have claimed the lives of over 500 Palestinians so far, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has announce.

It is a rare move, as Turkey does not usually declare mourning over disasters or incidents in foreign countries.