Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

  • People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as they wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Turkey November 2, 2015. Davutoglu described the outcome of a general election which swept his AK Party back to a parliamentary majority on Sunday as a victory for democracy.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas  - RTX1UASN
    November 2, 2015  

    After five months of political instability and uncertainty, Turkey is again under firm control of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party, which regained its majority in a national election Sunday. Supporters say it’s a return to stability, but opponents worry that the win signals a shift towards autocracy. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

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    August 25, 2015  

    New parliamentary elections will be held in Turkey later this fall. Since President Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party lost its majority in June, efforts to produce a coalition government have failed. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss that country’s political uncertainty and the campaign against the Islamic State. Continue reading

    June 8, 2015  

    Despite ambitions to expand his power in through Turkey’s parliamentary elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP Party failed to hold onto its majority. While Turkey’s deputy prime minister said the AKP will try to form a coalition government, all of the other parties have said they will not go along. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • Supporters of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) cheer next to flags with a picture the jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate their party's victory during the parliamentary election, in Istanbul, Turkey, June 8, 2015. Turkey faced the prospect of weeks of political turmoil after the ruling AK Party lost its parliamentary majority in weekend polls, dealing a blow to President Tayyip Erdogan's ambitions to acquire sweeping new powers.  REUTERS/Murad Sezer  - RTX1FO7L
    June 8, 2015  

    President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was counting on election gains for his party, but instead the AKP Party lost their majority, raising uncertainty about Turkey’s political future. What do the surprising results mean for the nation, the region and for the U.S.? Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Gönül Tol of the Middle East Institute and David Ignatius of The Washington Post. Continue reading

  • Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters in front of a mosque after Friday prayers in Istanbul, Turkey, May 29, 2015. Erdogan said the launch of Ziraat Bank's Islamic business should help to attract new funds to Turkey and urged other state lenders to help to triple Islamic banking's share of the market by 2023. Islamic finance has developed slowly in Turkey, the world's eighth most populous Muslim nation, partly because of political sensitivities and the secular nature of its laws. However, the landscape began to change in 2012, when the government issued its first $1.5 billion Islamic bond and kick-started regulatory moves to allow wider use of Islamic finance contracts. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTR4Y0PT
    June 5, 2015  

    Turkey heads to parliamentary elections Sunday, and Turkish President Erdogan wants his party to win at least 60 percent of the seats in order to change the constitution and grant executive-style powers to his office. Will millions endorse or stop his power play? Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading