Tag: erdogan


Turkey’s Erdogan Says He Won’t Rule Out Dialogue With Syria

Erdogan said Turkey did not want to seize Syrian territory as the Syrian opposition fears a potential deal between Ankara and Damascus. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says dialogue and diplomacy with the Syrian government cannot be ruled out, the latest sign that Ankara may be willing to mend ties with its southern neighbor. “There is a need to take […]


Turkey’s Erdogan To Meet Putin in Russia: What To Expect

The Sochi summit comes after Ankara helped broker a grain deal that has eased global food crisis fears. Istanbul, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet his Russian counterpart on Friday in Sochi, after brokering a grain shipment deal between Moscow and Kyiv and as a new Turkish military intervention in Syria remains a possibility. The summit with […]


Turkey vs. Greece: A New Conflict Escalating In Europe

After the failed military coup in 2016, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has emerged as one of the most powerful politicians Turkey has ever seen. Since Erdogan’s re-election as the President, Turkey has sought to exert his power in parts of the Middle East and Europe. He recently converted the Hagia Sophia, built by the Emperor Justinian I in 537, once the […]


Biden Steps Into Hot Water With Turkey

There is no love lost between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a New York Times report, Biden described the Turkish president as an “autocrat”, criticized his policy towards the Kurds, and advocated supporting the Turkish opposition. “What I think we should be doing is taking a very different approach to him now, […]


Erdogan Pokes World Leaders In The Eye

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree of the reconversion of Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia church building into a mosque has met with sharp criticisms from world leaders. However, as is said on this side of the pond, talk is cheap, and Erdogan rests his case on the altar of sovereignty, and in his book, no one can do a damn […]