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

World war? Turkish campaign in Syria without coordination

Erdogan announces campaign to 'clean up' ISIS across border in Syria, while admitting he has no support from armies already there.Ari Yashar, 5/12/2016, 3:51 PM

Erdogan: We've been left to fight ISIS alone

Turkish President accuses the international coalition battling ISIS of leaving his country to fight the jihadists alone.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2016, 12:15 AM

Erdogan's road to a dictatorship now clear?

Turkey's Erdogan forces his Prime Minister to step down, after he opposed Erdogan's plans to seriously boost his presidency.Ari Yashar, 5/5/2016, 4:11 PM

Erdogan's party to replace Prime Minister Davutoglu

Turkey's ruling party is set to replace Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu following tensions with President Erdogan, sources say.Ben Ariel, 5/5/2016, 4:16 AM

Erdogan: No deal if Israel doesn't drop Gaza blockade

Turkish President's spokesperson issues normalization ultimatum, demands end of naval blockade and 'Israeli occupation.'Ari Yashar, 4/11/2016, 4:42 PM

Erdogan: Obama spoke 'behind my back' on freedom of the press

Turkish President angry over American counterpart's comments about Turkey's press freedom record.Ben Ariel, 4/4/2016, 5:43 AM

Erdogan: Istanbul attack wasn't aimed at Israel

Turkish President says he expects positive results from upcoming meeting with Israeli officials.Ben Ariel, 4/1/2016, 5:14 AM

Germany, EU reject Turkish protest over Erdogan clip

Germany tells Turkey that basic freedoms are non-negotiable, after Ankara blasts clip which appeared to mock Erdogan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2016, 5:44 AM

Satirical German song about Erdogan upsets Turkey

Turkey summons German ambassador over song insulting to President Erdogan that was broadcast on a German satirical show.Ben Ariel, 3/30/2016, 4:44 AM

Report: Turkey warned Europe about Brussels bomber last year

Turkey captured Brussels bomber last year, warned European officials about his terror ties, yet no precautions were taken.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2016, 9:24 PM

Erdogan sends condolence letter to Rivlin

Turkish President sends letter to Israeli counterpart to express condolences for death of three Israelis in Istanbul attack.Ben Ariel, 3/20/2016, 11:43 PM

'The Istanbul bomber targeted Jews'

Netanyahu has said no evidence Israeli tourists were specifically targeted, but World Zionist Organization deputy head has no doubts.Hezki Baruch, 3/20/2016, 6:26 PM

Erdogan vows to defeat terror after Ankara attack

Turkish President says he will "bring terrorism to its knees" after deadly car bomb in Ankara.Ben Ariel, 3/14/2016, 2:16 AM

'Insulted' Erdogan sues after being called 'caliph wannabe'

In latest of hundreds of 'insult' lawsuits, Turkish President sues pro-Kurd politician for saying he 'wants a caliphate, but is a thief.'Ari Yashar, 2/29/2016, 9:29 PM

Turkish man sues wife for 'insulting' Erdogan

Turkish truck driver lodges legal complaint against his own wife for insulting the Islamist President.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2016, 5:46 AM

Erdogan's son suspected of money laundering in Italy

Italian prosecutors name Bilal Erdogan as suspect in probe linked to major Turkish corruption scandal.Ari Soffer, 2/18/2016, 2:00 PM

Erdogan vows to fight 'pawns' carrying out attacks

Responding to Ankara attack, Turkish President says his country’s fight against "terror will grow more determined.Ben Ariel, 2/18/2016, 2:13 AM

Erdogan: Turkey won't stop shelling Kurdish forces in Syria

Responding to western powers calling for Turkey to stop shelling Kurdish forces in Syria, Erdogan says there is no question of stopping.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2016, 3:04 PM

Jewish-Erdogan meeting illustrates intricacies of Diaspora Jewry

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may have changed his tune on Israel, but his stance towards Turkish Jews has never changed.Ari Soffer, 2/15/2016, 5:59 PM

US Jewish leaders: Erdogan intent on thaw with Israel

American Jewish leaders describe positive meeting with Erdogan, say he hopes for 'warmer' relations with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2016, 6:13 PM

Erdogan accuses US of making a 'pool of blood'

Obama-Erdogan alliance plunges into tensions, as Turkish president slams US for not recognizing Kurdish groups as 'terrorists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2016, 2:42 PM

Erdogan rules out a meeting with Egypt's Sisi

Turkish President won't meet Egyptian counterpart until death penalty on former President Morsi is cancelled.Ben Ariel, 2/8/2016, 4:43 AM

Turkish far-right warns against 'elected despot' Erdogan

After Erdogan cites 'Hitler's Germany' as model he wants to switch to, MHP head comes out against 'primitive mindsets.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2016, 4:50 PM

Erdogan: 'Turkey needs Israel'

Turkish President seeks to improve relations with Israel, after five years of relative stagnation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2016, 6:24 PM

Turkish PM denies new system is a 'dictatorship'

The lady doth protest too much? Davutoglu invokes Hitler in speaking about switch from parliamentary to presidential system.Ari Yashar, 12/31/2015, 7:09 PM

Turkey: Normalization with Israel only if Gaza blockade lifted

Senior Turkish official appears to rule out imminent rapprochement with Israel, after leveling demands Jerusalem unlikely to accept.Ari Soffer, 12/28/2015, 3:54 PM

Erdogan saves man from committing suicide

Turkish media reports President Erdogan was able to talk a man from jumping off a bridge in Istanbul. Twitter users skeptical.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/25/2015, 10:02 PM

Hamas, Turkey heads meet as Israel, Turkey grow closer

Hamas head Khaled Mashal meets with Turkish President Erdogan in Istanbul today.Matt Wanderman, 12/19/2015, 8:12 PM

Turkey's Jews publicly celebrate Hannukah for first time

President Erdoğan wishes Jewish community 'peace, happiness and welfare,' calling them 'an inseparable part of our society.'Raphael Poch, 12/17/2015, 4:53 PM

Putin vows never to reconcile with 'Islamized' Turkey

In angry speech Russian president hints Ankara downed Moscow's jet in a deal with the US, says Erdogan overseeing a 'creeping Islamization.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2015, 3:20 PM

'Erdogan wants to start a dialogue with Israel'

Former Deputy Minister Danny Ayalon says Turkish President's remarks about Israel mark a change in policy and Israel should take advantage.Nitsan Keidar, 12/15/2015, 5:42 AM

Steinitz: Erdogan wants normalization thanks to gas deal

Energy Minister says surprising call by Turkish president reveals desire by several regional states to buy natural gas from IsraelAri Yashar, 12/14/2015, 5:25 PM

Putin-Erdogan 'peace talks' collapse

Scheduled summit to head off Russia-Turkey crisis canceled in advance, nipping chances of rapprochement in the bud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2015, 4:01 PM

Erdogan: Region could gain much from normalization with Israel

Turkey takes steps toward Israel, still demands compensation for 'victims' of the Mavi Marmara raid, lifting of naval blockade on Gaza.Arutz Sheva staff, 12/14/2015, 10:47 AM

Erdogan: Israelis created the 'occupation state' in 1948

Turkish President expresses his support for the Palestinian Arabs, accuses Israel of "occupying the Palestinians".Dalit Halevi, 12/3/2015, 3:14 AM

Russia accuses Erdogan of personal involvement in ISIS oil trade

'Highest level of [Turkey's] political leadership are involved in this criminal business,' deputy Russian minister says as dispute rages.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2015, 6:02 PM

Turkey: Gollum experts to decide if Erdogan was insulted

Court 'experts' examine Lord of the Rings character, to decide if doctor who compared him and Erdogan should be jailed 2 years.Ari Yashar, 12/2/2015, 8:49 AM

Obama backs Turkey against Russia after Erdogan meet

Obama throws full support behind Turkey 'defending itself' by shooting down Russian jet, calls on both sides to focus on ISIS instead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2015, 4:41 PM

Erdogan hints it will be 'possible' to repair ties with Israel

Turkey’s President tells Israeli radio he thinks it would be possible to repair the strained ties with Israel, but doesn't elaborate.Ben Ariel, 12/1/2015, 6:16 AM

Erdogan: Prove Turkey bought oil from ISIS and I'll resign

Turkish President says he would be ready to quit office if allegations by Russia that Turkey traded oil with ISIS jihadists were proven.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2015, 3:43 AM