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Turkey’s Erdogan Sworn In, Signals Economic U-Turn With Cabinet Picks

ANKARA — President Tayyip Erdogan signaled Saturday his newly elected government would return to more orthodox economic policies when he named Mehmet Simsek to his Cabinet to tackle Turkey’s cost-of-living crisis and other strains. Simsek’s appointment as treasury and finance minister could set the stage for interest rate hikes in the coming months, analysts said, a marked turnaround from Erdogan’s […]


Is Turkish President Erdoğan’s Win At The Polls A Win For Russia?

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has retained his position as the President of Turkey in the country’s recent general election, thus giving him control of the reins of power for another five years. The 69-year-old leader is no neophyte; he served as Turkey’s prime minister from 2003 to 2014. He also served as mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998 and has […]


Turkish President Erdogan Extends Rule With Runoff Vote Win

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a new five-year term in hand after prevailing in a runoff election that opposition members hoped would unseat him amid a cost-of-living crisis. Erdogan won Sunday’s second round with 52.2% of the vote, besting opponent Kemal Kilicdaroglu’s 47.8%. “I thank each member of our nation for entrusting me with the responsibility to govern […]


Guyana Contributes US$100,000 To Turkey-Syria Earthquake Relief

The recent devastating earthquake in Turkey and neighboring Syria, which has resulted in the death of over 40,000 people and the destruction of infrastructure, has compelled countries to help from around the world. Guyana is contributing US$100,000 to help relief efforts in Turkey and neighboring Syria, affected by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Guyanese President Irfaan Ali said the donation will be […]


Powerful Earthquake Kills Hundreds In Turkey, Syria

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake early Monday has killed more than 1,300 people in Turkey and northern Syria and set off a search for survivors amid the rubble of fallen buildings. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a news conference that Turkey had at least 912 deaths, with about 5,400 people injured. He said he could not predict how much higher […]


Erdogan Challenges Greece Over Alleged Airspace Violations

Turkish president warns Greece it will pay a ‘heavy price’ if it harasses Turkish fighter jets over the Aegean. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Greece it would pay a “heavy price” if it continues to harass Turkish fighter jets over the Aegean and hinted at military action. The two uneasy NATO neighbors have longstanding sea and air boundary disputes which lead […]


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 […]


Top Turkish Court Upholds Exit From Key Treaty Protecting Women

President Erdogan withdrew Turkey from the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention last year, prompting anger from women’s rights groups. A top administrative court in Turkey has ruled that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to pull the country out of a key European treaty protecting women from violence was lawful, rejecting petitions seeking its cancellation, the state-run news agency reported. Erdogan withdrew […]