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Tag Archives: Erdogan

Erdogan vows to finish Kurd militants

ANKARA, Oct 6, (Agencies): Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday vowed to “finish” Kurdish militants in Iraq’s Sinjar and Qandil regions to avenge eight Turkish soldiers killed in a bomb attack in southeastern Turkey earlier this week. On Wednesday, eight Turkish soldiers were killed and two were wounded after a …

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Rival rallies as Erdogan opens Cologne mosque

COLOGNE, Germany, Sept 29, (Agencies): Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wrapped up an illtempered visit to Germany on Saturday with a visit to Cologne, where a security lockdown kept supporters and protesters away from a ceremony to open the country’s largest mosque. Police snipers were stationed on rooftops and the area …

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Brotherhood edicts can’t rescue Erdogan’s lira

AFTER the June 30, 2013 revolution, edicts from Brotherhood clerics started flowing in torrents and the media orchestra started beating the drum of fiscal war against Egypt only because the people retrieved the country from the claws of rogues. The only standing phrase for such people is that coup militarizes …

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Erdogan calls Ozil, praises exit from German team

Erdogan calls Ozil, praises exit from German team ANKARA, July 24, (AFP): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he had backed Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit the German national team on racism grounds in a telephone call with the Turkish-origin football star, wading into a controversy that caused uproar …

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Oh fire! Be cool as well as a means of safety for Erdogan

WE recently witnessed a group of fundamentalists in the Kuwaiti society and people who imposed on it inhibitions and prohibitions celebrating in style and in a way that they had prohibited through their fatwas and statements. They had gathered in a diwaniya with a colorful decorated cake in front of …

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Erdogan wins sweeping new powers

ANKARA, June 25, (Agencies): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament. Erdogan’s main rival, Muharrem Ince of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), conceded …

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Erdogan vows ‘new era’ incursions – An eye still for Europe

ISTANBUL, May 6, (AFP): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to launch further cross-border offensives against terror groups as he revealed his ruling party’s manifesto ahead of snap elections on June 24. Erdogan made a series of promises about the economy and uniting the country during a rally …

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Erdogan brandishes ‘Ottoman slap’ in confrontation with US

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Feb 13, (Agencies): A decision by the United States to continue to fund the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will affect Turkey’s future moves, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, ahead of a visit this week by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. US officials have said that Tillerson expects to …

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Turk-led alliance needs an assertive response

Understanding the egomaniacal Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regional ambitions needs no mind reader. For years, he has sought to meddle in Arab affairs, at times pretending to be a friend and, at others, openly hostile. His end game is now crystal clear. President Erdogan hopes to recreate the Ottoman …

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Berlin looks at Kuwait, Cyprus for new base

German MPs’ visit blocked BERLIN, May 15, (AFP): Berlin on Monday slammed Ankara’s refusal to allow German lawmakers to visit a NATO base near Syria and warned it could move its troops elsewhere. The German foreign ministry described as “absolutely unacceptable” Turkey’s latest ban on a visit to the Incirlik …

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