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Turkish Jewish group defends Erdogan from anti-Semitism claims

Jewish Confederation of Turkey tweets in defense of President Erdogan after he uses 'Jews' and 'Israelis' interchangeably.

Turkish Jewish group defends Erdogan from anti-Semitism claims

US condemns Erdogan's 'anti-Semitic' remarks on Israel

State Department spokesman says "anti-Semitic language has no place anywhere" after Turkish President refers to Israel as a "terror state".

US condemns Erdogan's 'anti-Semitic' remarks on Israel

Erdogan to Biden: Reverse declaration on Armenian Genocide

Turkish President urges US President to swiftly reverse his declaration that the 1915 massacres of Armenians constituted genocide.

Erdogan to Biden: Reverse declaration on Armenian Genocide

Biden informs Erdogan of plan to recognize Armenian Genocide

Biden's expected declaration that the Armenia massacre was a genocide risks angering Turkey but makes good on Biden's campaign pledge.

Biden informs Erdogan of plan to recognize Armenian Genocide

Why Merkel didn’t defend Ursula after Erdogan’s humiliation

The German Chancellor said not a word about what happened to her party colleague in the CDU. If she does, it will be too late. Op-ed

Why Merkel didn’t defend Ursula after Erdogan’s humiliation

Erdogan urges Kosovo to rethink opening of Jerusalem embassy

Turkish President urges Kosovan Prime Minister to reconsider the country's decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem.

Erdogan urges Kosovo to rethink opening of Jerusalem embassy

Turkey withdraws from accord to combat violence against women

Turkish President Erdogan provides no explanation after withdrawing from Istanbul Accords protecting women from domestic violence.

Turkey withdraws from accord to combat violence against women

Hamas seeks Turkish supervision of PA election

Hamas leader calls on President Erdogan to pressure Israel to allow elections to PA parliament to take place in eastern Jerusalem.

Hamas seeks Turkish supervision of PA election

Erdogan files lawsuit against Dutch lawmaker Wilders

Turkish President sues Dutch lawmaker for series of tweets against Erdogan, including one that described him as a “terrorist”.

Erdogan files lawsuit against Dutch lawmaker Wilders

France recalls ambassador to Turkey

France recalls its ambassador to Turkey after Erdogan says Macron needed “mental health treatment”.

France recalls ambassador to Turkey

Apologize for Columbus? Let Islam apologize for Temple Mount

Muslims have the same claim to Hagia Sophia or Temple Mount as Columbus had for the Mayan Pyramids. Opinion.

Apologize for Columbus? Let Islam apologize for Temple Mount

ANALYSIS: Why Turkey is becoming a regional threat

Turkey's increasing hostility towards Israel, renewed tensions with Greece over Cyprus part of broader Turkish threat to regional stability.

ANALYSIS: Why Turkey is becoming a regional threat

Erdoğan: Turkish conquest is spreading justice

Erdogan: For Turkey, conquest is not occupation or looting. MEMRI reports.

Erdoğan: Turkish conquest is spreading justice

US condemns Turkey for hosting Hamas leaders

State Department: Erdogan’s continued outreach to terrorist organization only serves to isolate Turkey from the international community.

US condemns Turkey for hosting Hamas leaders

Report: Turkey ordered Hamas to start conflict with Israel

Hamas launched war against Israel while its leaders met with Turkey's Pres. Erdogan, report claims.

Report: Turkey ordered Hamas to start conflict with Israel

Erdogan threatens to suspend ties with UAE

Turkish President says country could suspend diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates following its peace deal with Israel.

Erdogan threatens to suspend ties with UAE

Musings of a Turkish journalist

'Turkey was the first Moslem country to recognize Israel, but the demography changed so hating Israel is accepted by most Turks.' Interview.

Musings of a Turkish journalist

Congress blocked arms sales to Turkey for 2 years

Bipartisan group of congressmen block military deals with Turkish government after Turkey purchases Russian S-400 system.

Congress blocked arms sales to Turkey for 2 years

Erdogan orders conversion of Hagia Sophia back into mosque

Move comes after Turkey's top administrative court annulled presidential decree that made the mosque into a museum.

Erdogan orders conversion of Hagia Sophia back into mosque

Turkey: We will not agree to annexation in Judea and Samaria

Turkish President threatens Israel, says "Jerusalem is a red line".

Turkey: We will not agree to annexation in Judea and Samaria

Turkey announces curfew for those under age 20

Turkey announces new measures to stem spread of coronavirus.

Turkey announces curfew for those under age 20

Putin, Erdogan meet to discuss ceasefire

Putin met Turkish president Erdogan in an effort to reach ceasefire agreement over fighting in the Idlib province of Syria.

Putin, Erdogan meet to discuss ceasefire

ANALYSIS: Turkey announces war on pro-Assad coalition in Syria

February death toll in Syria the highest in nearly 2 years as Erdogan all but declares war on Assad's forces.

ANALYSIS: Turkey announces war on pro-Assad coalition in Syria

Erdogan encouraging refugee exodus to Europe

Turkey announced it would not prevent refugees from entering the EU following a Syrian strike in which 33 of its troops were killed.

Erdogan encouraging refugee exodus to Europe

Turkey: Hundreds arrested in latest round of purges

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan cracks down on internal political opposition, orders the arrest of 700 people.

Turkey: Hundreds arrested in latest round of purges

Erdogan hits out at Arab 'treason' over Trump plan

Turkish Pres. Erdogan calls on moderate Arab states to 'break their silence,' blasts 'treason against Jerusalem.'

Erdogan hits out at Arab 'treason' over Trump plan

Erdogan says Jerusalem 'not for sale' after Trump Mideast plan

Turkish president blasts Trump peace plan, declares 'Jerusalem not for sale'.

Erdogan says Jerusalem 'not for sale' after Trump Mideast plan

Erdogan: Trump's Mideast peace plan 'absolutely unacceptable'

Turkish president blasts Trump plan, calls Jerusalem "sacred for Muslims", condemns proposal to leave city under Israeli control.

Erdogan: Trump's Mideast peace plan 'absolutely unacceptable'

ANALYSIS: Turkey becoming a second Iran

For the first time, the IDF has added Turkey to the list of security threats Israel faces in annual security assessment.

ANALYSIS: Turkey becoming a second Iran

ANALYSIS: Erdogan sets Turkey on a crash course with Israel

While Israel forges closer ties with Greece and Cyprus, Turkey eyes moves which could destabilize the region - and spell trouble for Israel.

ANALYSIS: Erdogan sets Turkey on a crash course with Israel

Erdogan's threat to Western culture

Erdogan's threat to Western culture

Erdogan threatens to shut down strategic US bases

Turkish President threatens to shut down air base which hosts US nuclear warheads.

Erdogan threatens to shut down strategic US bases

ANALYSIS: Turkey's Erdogan endangering world peace

Erdogan not only comes out against Israel, but calls for conflict between Islam and the West.

ANALYSIS: Turkey's Erdogan endangering world peace

Erdoğan cites Hitler's Germany as example of proposed government

Proposed system was approved in popular referendum in Turkey in April, 2017 and was put into effect following June, 2018 elections.

Erdoğan cites Hitler's Germany as example of proposed government

Trump: I'm a fan of Erdogan

Trump downplays tensions with Turkey during meeting with Erdogan. "We have been friends for a long time."

Trump: I'm a fan of Erdogan

ANALYSIS: Why Trump should confront Turkey's Erdogan

The time has come for Trump to rein in his Turkish counterpart following invasion of Kurdistan in Syria and anti-democratic measures at home

ANALYSIS: Why Trump should confront Turkey's Erdogan

Erdogan: We captured ISIS leader's wife

Turkish President says his country captured a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2018 but "we didn't make a fuss".

Erdogan: We captured ISIS leader's wife

Erdogan: We will crush the Kurds' heads

Turkish president continues to threaten Kurdish forces despite US-brokered cease-fire.

Erdogan: We will crush the Kurds' heads

Erdogan threatens to restart operation against Kurds

Turkish President warns his country will restart operation in Syria if Kurds do not withdraw from a "safe zone".

Erdogan threatens to restart operation against Kurds

Turkey agrees to ceasefire

Turkish President agrees to begin ceasefire in 120 hours after meeting US Vice President Mike Pence.

Turkey agrees to ceasefire

Watch: VP Pence meets Turkish President Erdogan

US Vice President begins meeting with Recep Erdogan in Ankara amid tensions over Turkish military action in Syria.

Watch: VP Pence meets Turkish President Erdogan

Trump to Erdogan: Let's work out a deal, don't be a fool!

In letter last week, US President urged Turkish President to make a deal with the US on Syria.

Trump to Erdogan: Let's work out a deal, don't be a fool!

Erdogan backtracks, will meet Pence and Pompeo

Turkish president walks back refusal to meet with US VP, Secretary of State amid pressure, sanctions over attack on the Kurds.

Erdogan backtracks, will meet Pence and Pompeo

Erdogan: We'll never declare a ceasefire in Syria

Turkish President tells Trump Turkey will never declare ceasefire and will not negotiate with Kurdish forces.

Erdogan: We'll never declare a ceasefire in Syria

Erdogan: Syria operation won't stop

Turkish President declares operation against Kurdish militia in northern Syria will continue "no matter what anyone says."

Erdogan: Syria operation won't stop

Erdogan: Turkish army has begun operation in Syria

Turkish president confirms start of military campaign in Syria following US pullout.

Erdogan: Turkish army has begun operation in Syria

US opens door to Turkish takeover of northern Syria

President Trump speaks with Turkey's Recep Erdogan, confirms US forces to withdraw from northern Syria, sparking fears among local Kurds.

US opens door to Turkish takeover of northern Syria

Erdogan: Why can't we have nuclear weapons too?

Turkish President: Unacceptable for us to be denied nuclear weapons. We want the same protection as Israel.

Erdogan: Why can't we have nuclear weapons too?

ANALYSIS: How Syrian war could turn into global conflict

Global community mistakenly believes Syrian civil war is winding down, but Turkey's Erdogan is preparing invasion of Kurdish territory.

ANALYSIS: How Syrian war could turn into global conflict

Erdogan: Whoever is on Israel's side, we are against them

Turkish President continues to criticize Israel, tells members of his party the country will oppose anyone who supports Israel.

Erdogan: Whoever is on Israel's side, we are against them

Erdogan reiterates: We'll use the S-400 in April of 2020

Turkish President reiterates that Turkey plans to start using Russian missile defense system in April of next year.

Erdogan reiterates: We'll use the S-400 in April of 2020

ANALYSIS: Erdogan creates a new crisis in the Middle East

Turkish leader risks major confrontation with the West with purchase of Russian S-400 batteries, belligerent moves across Middle East.

ANALYSIS: Erdogan creates a new crisis in the Middle East

Erdogan: S-400s will be fully deployed in April 2020

Turkish President: S-400s are the strongest defense system against those who want to attack our country.

Erdogan: S-400s will be fully deployed in April 2020

Erdogan: S-400 will be delivered within 10 days

Turkish President does not believe US will sanction his country for purchasing Russian S-400 missile defense system.

Erdogan: S-400 will be delivered within 10 days

Erdogan rejects Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

Turkish President says it was “never possible” for Turkey to positively consider the US peace plan.

Erdogan rejects Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

Turkish President Erdoğan: 'Morsi is a Martyr'

Criticizes West for remaining silent on Morsi death, says people like Sisi in Turkey threaten him with same fate as Morsi's.

Turkish President Erdoğan: 'Morsi is a Martyr'

Erdogan: My relationship with Trump is good

Turkish President says he will use his "good" relationship with Trump to try to defuse crisis over Turkey's S-400 purchase.

Erdogan: My relationship with Trump is good

Erdogan: Morsi was killed

Turkish President claims former Egyptian President was killed and did not die of natural causes.

Erdogan: Morsi was killed

Erdogan: S-400 systems will start arriving in July

Turkish President says he expects Russian missile defense systems to start arriving in Turkey in the first half of July.

Erdogan: S-400 systems will start arriving in July

Erdogan: S-400 purchase a 'done deal'

Turkish President says his country has already bought the Russian S-400 missile defense systems and they will be delivered shortly.

Erdogan: S-400 purchase a 'done deal'