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U.S. embassy in Ankara denies supporting ISIS

United States embassy in Ankara denies Erdogan claims that Washington supported Islamic State jihadists in the Syrian conflict.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2016, 4:39 AM

Erdogan: The United States backs ISIS

Turkish President accuses the West of backing "terror groups" operating in Syria, including ISIS jihadists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2016, 3:09 AM

Turkish cafeteria head arrested for insulting Erdogan

The head of a cafeteria at the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet arrested after saying he wouldn't serve Erdogan tea.Elad Benari, 12/27/2016, 5:07 AM

Erdogan extends Hanukkah greetings to local Jews

In Hanukkah message, Erdogan says Turkey places great importance on the freedom of everyone to observe their own religion and traditions.Ben Ariel, 12/26/2016, 6:37 AM

Erdogan: Russian ambassador's killer was affiliated with Gulen

Turkish President says the killer of Russia's ambassador to Turkey was a member of the group of his longtime rival Fethullah Gulen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2016, 4:37 AM

Netanyahu: Turkey must condemn terror against Israel

Prime Minister lambasts bombings in Turkey, but adds fight against terrorism must be mutual, calls on Turkey to condemn anti-Israel terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2016, 7:25 PM

Death toll in Istanbul explosions climbs to 29

Turkish President says explosions outside Istanbul soccer stadium were a terrorist attack against security forces and citizens.Elad Benari, 12/11/2016, 3:54 AM

Erdogan calls on Muslims to 'protect Jerusalem'

Turkish President urges all Muslims to “defend the Palestinian cause” and protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque from "Israeli discrimination".Ben Ariel, 11/30/2016, 6:16 AM

Rivlin thanks Erdogan for firefighting assistance

President Rivlin speaks with Turkish counterpart, thanks him for his country's assistance during the recent wave of fires.Elad Benari, 11/28/2016, 1:09 AM

Hamas welcomes Erdogan offer to mediate prisoner exchange

Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya welcomes Turkish President's readiness to mediate between Hamas and Israel.Ben Ariel, 11/25/2016, 6:14 AM

Islam expert: Erdogan continues to support Hamas

Islam expert Dr. Ephraim Herrera says Erdogan continues to support Hamas, and that the Muezzin Law is consistent with Islam.Eliran Baruch, 11/24/2016, 5:34 PM

Erdogan: Israel killed thousands in Gaza and Palestine

Turkish President refuses to take back his past verbal attacks against Israel, including his comparison of Israel and Hitler.Elad Benari, 11/22/2016, 12:03 AM

Turkish double standard on terror?

Turkish President Erodgan blasts European tolerance for Kurdish PKK members - all while Turkey hosts Hamas terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2016, 2:05 PM

Erdogan insists: IDF attacked the Marmara without provocation

Turkish President calls for a “new page” in his country’s relations with Israel, but refuses to apologize for Marmara incident.Elad Benari, 11/21/2016, 6:07 AM

Erdogan: My people believe U.S. was behind coup attempt

Turkish President says the Turkish people believe the U.S. was behind failed military coup because it didn't extradite his rival.Ben Ariel, 11/21/2016, 4:14 AM

Erdogan vows to bring back the death penalty

Turkish President declares his government would ask parliament to consider reintroducing the death penalty, as punishment for coup plotters.Ben Ariel, 10/30/2016, 6:29 AM

Erdogan meets American Jewish leaders

Turkish President discusses Turkey-Israel relations with Jewish-American leaders in New York.Ben Ariel, 9/23/2016, 3:13 AM

Erdogan: We'll promote solution between Israel and the PA

Turkish President tells UN General Assembly his country would use the reconciliation agreement with Israel to bring about peace.Elad Benari, 9/21/2016, 5:13 AM

Report: Netanyahu and Erdogan will meet

Israeli PM and Turkish President will reportedly meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.Nitsan Keidar, 9/12/2016, 5:17 AM

Erdogan proposes Syria 'no-fly zone'

Turkish President says he proposed to both the United States and Russia the setting up of a no-fly zone in northern Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/6/2016, 5:42 AM

Erdogan: Syrian Kurd militia didn't move east of Euphrates

Turkish President dismisses claims that the Kurdish People's Protection Units retreated east of the Euphrates River.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2016, 5:15 AM

Turkish President signs Israel-Turkey reconciliation bill

Turkish President signs bill that provides the legislative authority to implement the reconciliation agreement between Turkey and Israel.Elad Benari, 9/1/2016, 3:16 AM

Obama and Erdogan to meet on sidelines of G20 summit

White House announces Obama to meet his Turkish counterpart on Sunday in China.Ben Ariel, 8/30/2016, 3:46 AM

Erdogan vows to defeat terrorism

Turkish President vows the country "will absolutely not allow any terror activity on or near our borders".Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2016, 3:44 AM

As the Arab world crumbles, new alliances emerge

Hamas, Islamic State and Iran have brought about what was once thought impossible.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 8/25/2016, 7:04 PM

Erdogan: Suicide bomber was a 12-14 year old boy

The Turkish president reports that the suicide bomber who killed upwards of 50 in an attack in Gaziantep was no more than a child.Rachel Kaplan, 8/21/2016, 3:57 PM

Report: Erdogan and Abbas to meet in Turkey

Turkish President and PA chairman will reportedly meet at the end of the month to discuss key issues.Elad Benari, 8/15/2016, 6:53 AM

Erdogan continues battle against Turkish army

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has introduced measures that further consolidate the army under his control.Tal Polon, 7/31/2016, 10:44 PM

Exiled imam: Erdogan will do anything for power

In an op-ed in The New York Times, Fethullah Gulen proposes a darker motive for Erdogan's attempts to lay hands on him.Rachel Kaplan, 7/27/2016, 8:06 AM

Thousands of Turkish rebels raped, tortured, and starved

Amnesty International claims it has proof Turkish government systematically raping, starving, and torturing thousands of captured rebels.David Rosenberg, 7/26/2016, 4:21 PM

Erdogan threatens EU: Pay up, or take the migrants

Turkish President Erdogan threatened to open his border with Europe to migrants, if the EU doesn't hold up its end of the bargain.Rachel Kaplan, 7/26/2016, 2:22 PM

Watch: Police capture rebels lying in wait for Erdogan

Police capture rebels waiting in the control tower before Erdogan landed back in Turkey during their attempted coup.Rachel Kaplan, 7/25/2016, 12:44 PM

Erdogan: New coup attempt possible, but won't be easy

Turkish President says armed forces will quickly be restructured, state of emergency might be extended beyond three months.Elad Benari, 7/22/2016, 12:08 AM

Assad accuses Erdogan of exploiting coup

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused Turkish President Erdogan: He used the coup d'etat to implement his own agenda.AFP, 7/21/2016, 7:29 PM

Erdogan to world leaders: Mind your own business

Turkish President has no misgivings about his campaign to purge dissidents, but does have harsh words for foreign critics.Shai Landesman, 7/21/2016, 8:32 AM

Erdogan declares state of emergency

Turkish President declares three-month state of emergency, claims foreign countries were involved in coup attempt.Elad Benari, 7/21/2016, 12:03 AM

Turkey: Erdogan widens crackdown on academia and media

President Erdogan directs wrath at supporters of exiled rival Fethullah Gulen, forcing thousands of academics from their posts.Shai Landesman, 7/20/2016, 11:32 AM

Obama urges Erdogan to 'respect democracy'

American President speaks with embattled Turkish counterpart, urges him to respect civil liberties as he responds to failed coup attempt.Ben Ariel, 7/20/2016, 4:15 AM

Does the US have to extradite Gulen?

Turkey demands the US hand over self-exiled Imam Fethullah Gulen. Are they forcing America's hand?Rachel Kaplan, 7/19/2016, 1:57 PM

Turkish commander 'admits' to coup under violent interrogation

Former head of Turkish air force presumably admits to leading coup upon harsh interrogation.Tal Polon, 7/18/2016, 9:29 PM

Turkish Jewish Deputy Mayor shot in head, in critical condition

Deputy Mayor of Istanbul district is shot in the head in his office; it is yet unknown if this incident is connected to failed coup.Shai Landesman, 7/18/2016, 8:48 PM

Germany: If Turkey implements death penalty, it can't join EU

As Erdogan threatens his enemies with the death penalty, Germany, and the broader EU, call for restraint.Rachel Kaplan, 7/18/2016, 4:23 PM

Turkey: Erdogan purges police, governors

In a suspicious cementing of his power, Turkish President Erdogan suspends thousands of police.Rachel Kaplan, 7/18/2016, 3:07 PM

Turkey prepared 'purge' lists prior to coup, says EU leader

EU commissioner suggests Turkey had planned purge before coup attempt, amid conspiracy theories Erdogan orchestrated rebellion.David Rosenberg, 7/18/2016, 10:12 AM

Rebel pilots targeted Erdogan's plane during coup attempt

'Mystery' why pilots did not open fire, says officer.David Rosenberg, 7/18/2016, 7:32 AM

Attempted coup d'etat in Turkey, hundreds dead

Turkish President reasserts control after military attempts coup. Purge of military underway.David Rosenberg, 7/16/2016, 10:06 PM

US government behind Turkish coup attempt, Turkish minister says

Turkish cabinet minister blames US for failed coup as Turkey shuts down Incirlik Air Base used by United States.David Rosenberg, 7/16/2016, 9:31 PM

Erdogan: I consulted with Hamas on the deal with Israel

Turkish President says he spoke with PA and with Hamas leaders Mashaal and Haniyeh before signing reconciliation with Israel.Elad Benari, 7/4/2016, 2:14 AM

22 arrested in connection to Ataturk Airport attack

Turkey arrests 22 after Istanbul airport attack, blames ISIS. ISIS angry at Turkey for supporting Syrian Kurds. Is a border war imminent?Rachel Kaplan, 6/30/2016, 5:52 PM

Erdogan blasts Marmara flotilla organizers

Turkish President criticizes IHH organization, which was behind the 2010 flotilla, for not asking for his permission beforehand.Elad Benari, 6/30/2016, 4:16 AM

Erdogan: Airport attack meant to undermine Turkey

Turkish President condemns attack at Ataturk Airport, calls on the world to show a decisive stance against terror.Elad Benari, 6/29/2016, 4:45 AM

Erdogan: Deal with Israel achieved all the conditions we set

Turkish President addresses reconciliation agreement with Israel, says Turkey will seek to improve the living standards of Gazans.Elad Benari, 6/28/2016, 2:14 AM

Erdogan apologizes to Putin over downed jet

Kremlin: Turkish leader apologized for death of Russian pilot shot down over the Syrian-Turkish border last November.Gil Ronen, 6/27/2016, 4:39 PM

Turkey-Israel settlement reached

Agreement ends six years of political tensions. Turkey pledges to aid in recovery of soldiers killed in action, captives held by Hamas.Mike Smith, 6/26/2016, 10:02 PM

Erdogan meets Hamas leader ahead of reconciliation with Israel

Turkish President meets Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal as his country is reportedly set to announce normalization with Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/25/2016, 12:39 AM

Erdogan condemns US support of Kurdish militias in Syria

Turkish president fumes over photos showing US special forces wearing badges of Kurdish YPG militia; Turkish FM slams 'atheist' Kurds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2016, 9:15 PM

Erdogan names close confidante as new PM candidate

After sacking Davutoglu for opposing his plans to seriously boost his own powers, Erdogan gives the nod to a more pliant senior aide.Ari Yashar, 5/19/2016, 2:53 PM