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Turkish far-right warns '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: Deal with Israel - if Gaza blockade ends

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 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 in first

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: No reconciliation with 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

'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: Much to gain from normalization w/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' 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 says Erdogan involved 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 decide if Erdogan 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 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: It's 'possible' to repair Israel ties

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

'Prove we 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

Putin snubs Erdogan meet at Paris conference

After Erdogan calls for talks at sidelines of climate conference to soothe tensions, Russian President shoots down the idea.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2015, 1:19 PM

Erdoğan to Putin: Don’t play with fire

Turkey's Erdoğan wants a meeting with Putin, but Putin refuses to meet before he apologizes for downing a Russian warplane on Tuesday.Mark Langfan, 11/28/2015, 6:23 PM

'Assad won when Russia's plane went down'

Experts agree Assad received a boon in the Turkey-Russia spat, as Putin went from being Erdogan's friend to his enemy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2015, 12:45 PM

Erdogan praises terror wave as 'noble fight'

Turkish President expresses full support for the latest Palestinian Arab terror wave against Israel.Dalit Halevi, 11/27/2015, 6:45 AM

Erdogan: Putin snubbed my phone call

Turkish president says his state would have acted differently if it knew jet it downed was Russian; Russian envoy summoned over protest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2015, 9:10 PM

Erdogan denies Turkey buying oil from ISIS

Turkish president denies Russian accusations as 'slander', as Moscow-Ankara row over downed Russian jet heats up.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2015, 2:47 PM

Erdogan defends shooting down Russian plane

'We are just defending our security and the rights of our brothers,' Anakara insists - as Moscow calls incident 'a stab in the back.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2015, 11:31 AM

Erdogan, Obama agree on need to reduce tensions

Turkish, American Presidents agree on the need to reduce tensions after Turkish forces shoot down a Russian plane.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2015, 4:16 AM

Turkey: Islamist AKP party wins landslide victory

After briefly losing parliamentary majority for first time in 13 years, Erdogan's party is back on top with surprise victory.Ari Soffer, 11/2/2015, 10:14 AM

Erdogan's party poised to win in elections

After 90% of votes counted, Turkish President Erdogan's Justice and Development party expected to win over half of parliamentary seats.Matt Wanderman, 11/1/2015, 7:37 PM

Erdogan Mocks EU Over Syria Refugee Crisis

Turkish President says bloc awarded Nobel Peace Prize for 'political' reasons, has not done much to ease Syria situation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/16/2015, 1:58 PM

Rivlin to Erdogan: Terror Hits and Hurts Us All

President Reuven Rivlin sent Israel's condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after Ankara attack kills 86.Moshe Cohen, 10/11/2015, 5:29 PM

Erdogan: Temple Mount 'A Red Line'

Turkish President says that defense of Judaism's holiest site 'could deteriorate the situation,' hours after meeting with Hamas leader.Tova Dvorin, 9/21/2015, 9:11 PM

Jewish Home MK: Arab MKs' Trip is 'Treason'

Arab MKs meet Turkey's Erdogan and Jordan's Abdullah II. MK Slomiansky: 'Why not meet with ISIS, too?'Gil Ronen, 9/21/2015, 8:46 AM

Nervous Erdogan Sacks MPs Amid Rating Slips

More signs Kurdish crackdown 'election ploy' backfired: opposition head defeats Erdogan in TV ratings, AKP cuts controversial MPs from list.Ari Yashar, 9/19/2015, 10:48 PM

Erdogan Meets Hamas Terror Head to Condemn Israel

Turkish president has secret meeting with Mashaal; calls Abbas, vows to press world to take action against Israel over Temple Mount riots.Dalit Halevy, 9/15/2015, 9:20 PM

Erdogan's Kurdish War Gamble Fails Spectacularly

Analysts reveal Erdogan's Kurdish crackdown was meant to reverse elections defeat, but new poll proves it had the exact opposite effect.Ari Yashar, 8/28/2015, 12:05 PM

Erdogan Calls for Fresh Elections

Turkish President calls for fresh parliamentary elections after two months of coalition talks fail to produce a government.Ben Ariel, 8/25/2015, 3:43 AM

Turkey to Return to Elections in November

Return to the polls expected for November 1 in possible bid for Erdogan to regain lost majority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2015, 6:35 PM

Erdogan Vows Payback Following ISIS Threat

Turkish President reiterates his country's determination to fight anti-state terrorists after ISIS threatens to conquer Istanbul.Ben Ariel, 8/19/2015, 3:45 AM

Turkish PM Returns Mandate to Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu returns the mandate to form a government after failing to form a coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2015, 1:14 AM

ISIS Calls to 'Conquer' Istanbul

Turkish ISIS terrorist urges Turks in video message to 'revolt' against the 'traitor Erdogan,' who made Turkey 'slaves' of US, Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2015, 7:40 PM

Turkish PM, Opposition Meet for Coalition Talks

Talks between Turkish PM Davutoglu and opposition leader Kilicdaroglu will continue Thursday in last push to form a coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2015, 2:06 PM

Erdogan: 'No Concessions' in Fight Against Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says there will be "no concessions" in Turkey's relentless offensive against the PKK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2015, 2:42 AM

Erdogan Vows to Continue Attack on PKK

Turkish President says his country would press on with its relentless campaign against Kurdish militants "until not one terrorist" was left.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2015, 1:14 AM

End of Assad? Erdogan Claims Putin Pulling Support

Putin 'may give up on Assad' according to Turkish president, in a sign that some of the last backers of Assad may leave him out to dry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/3/2015, 10:39 AM

Erdogan Denies Working With ISIS

Turkish President blames 'dark powers' for reports showing Ankara bought oil from the world's richest terror group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2015, 2:02 PM

Erdogan Declares War on the Kurds

'Peace process not possible given attacks,' says Erdogan, as his jets launch first strike on Kurdish forces inside Turkey since 2011.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2015, 8:10 PM

Erdogan's ISIS War: A Pretext for Elections

Analysts reveal Turkey manipulating ISIS attack to launch anti-Kurd offensive despite peace talks, aiming to recover from election disaster.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2015, 7:59 AM

Turkish Commentator Fired for Criticizing Erdogan

After accusing Turkish president of being 'number one cause of ISIS terror in Turkey," Milliyet commentator Kadri Gursel fired.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2015, 12:41 PM

Obama and Erdogan Agree to Cooperate Against ISIS

Obama and Erdogan agree to work together to "stem the flow of foreign fighters and secure Turkey's border with Syria".Ben Ariel, 7/23/2015, 6:14 AM

Erdogan Planning Turkish Invasion of Syria?

Turkish President chairs top security meeting amid speculations that he's planning a military intervention in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2015, 3:15 AM

Erdogan: No One Can Link Turkey to Terror

Turkish President dismisses as "propaganda" accusations that ISIS fighters had been allowed to cross from Turkey into Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2015, 5:13 AM

Erdogan Troubled by Kurdish Advance in Syria

Turkish President worries the replacement of ISIS with other recognized terror group PKK will threaten Turkey's borders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2015, 12:47 PM

Erdogan Ends Media Silence, Lashes Out at West

Turkish president ends unusually-long period of silence after election defeat, calls for unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 3:12 PM

Israel-Turkey Relations Not Seen Improving

Former Israeli Ambassador to the US and Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon doesn't see Israel-Turkey relations improving anytime soon.Moshe Cohen, 6/11/2015, 8:28 AM

Turkish PM Resigns After Election Disappointment

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu resigns after his party loses majority in parliament.Ben Ariel, 6/10/2015, 3:13 AM

Turkish Jews Hopeful After Poll, Fear Crackdown

Chairman of Turkish Jewry org says 'people with whom I am in touch say that because of the situation, they want to flee the country.'Nitsan Keidar, 6/9/2015, 10:10 AM

Erdogan Sulking After Turkey Election Defeat?

Turkish media pokes fun at President Erdogan, whose daily televised addresses seem to have stopped after humiliating defeat.Ari Soffer, 6/8/2015, 5:42 PM