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'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

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 Palestinian '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 as tensions escalate

'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 majority in Turkish 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: Israel Defending 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 Oddball 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 Leader 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 for 'Every Bullet' 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

Coalition Talks to Determine if Turkey Headed to Snap Elections

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 Promises '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 'to the Last Terrorist'

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, Kurd Crackdown

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