Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

  • March 22, 2017  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, chaos erupted outside Britain’s Parliament building when an attacker drove into a crowd and stabbed a policeman. At least four people died. Also, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a stark warning to European states over rallies of Turkish emigres ahead of a referendum on expanding his powers next month. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2017  

    Turkish citizens will vote next month on a referendum that would grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan controversial new powers. The referendum is happening at a time of heightened political tension, with an ongoing purge of tens of thousands of government employees and concern that secularism is being threatened. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Istanbul. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2017  

    One of Europe’s most divisive politicians is hoping to emulate President Trump’s anti-establishment victory at the polls in the Netherlands on Wednesday. Geert Wilders is an ardent nationalist running on anti-immigrant agenda who’s hoping to lead the way for others in France and Germany. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Amsterdam. Continue reading

  • January 3, 2017  

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is asking NATO allies to extradite hundreds of Turkish officers and soldiers who sought asylum following July’s attempted coup. And of all the allies resisting Erdogan’s appeals, Greece is under the most pressure. The two countries have a history of hostility and there are concerns that this could ramp it up. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2017  

    What’s behind the latest deadly rampage in Turkey, one in a string of terror attacks there in the past year? William Brangham speaks with Bulent Aliriza from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the two-front attack facing Turkey and how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s purge of government officers following the summer’s coup is affecting his country’s efforts to fight terror. Continue reading

  • December 13, 2016   BY  

    Worldwide, governments have jailed 259 journalists, according to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. That’s the highest total since 1990 when the group first tracked the number of imprisoned reporters. Continue reading

  • November 2, 2016  

    Turkey’s main opposition newspaper is the latest target of a Turkish government purge. Some 170 news outlets have been shuttered since July, just one facet of a crackdown on anyone suspected to support an Islamic cleric accused of fomenting a coup attempt. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Amberin Zaman of the Woodrow Wilson Center about the consolidation of power by the Turkish president. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, top American officials accused Turkey of focusing on Kurdish groups in their military campaign against Syria, instead of on ISIS. Also, in Yemen, a suicide truck bomb tore into a gathering of military recruits, leaving at least 54 dead and 70 wounded. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place in the southern city of Aden, near two schools and a mosque. Continue reading

  • August 27, 2016   BY  

    Turkey has opened its third bridge over the Bosphorus, which connects Istanbul’s Asian and European sides. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the fast-moving fire just 60 miles east of Los Angeles flared even more; 1500 firefighters are battling flames only 4 percent contained. The inferno has charred nearly 50 square miles since Tuesday and forced 82,000 to evacuate. Also, Amnesty International reports that 18,000 detainees have died in Syrian government prisons, while others suffered torture and disease. Continue reading

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