Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives at the Hangzhou Exhibition Center to participate to G20 Summit, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Etienne Oliveau/Pool - RTX2O241
    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

  • A woman reacts outside the Reina nightclub by the Bosphorus, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey, January 2, 2017.     REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan  - RTX2X7YJ
    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

  • Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of three prominent activists for press freedom, in central Istanbul,Turkey, June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal - RTX2HFFQ
    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

  • Carnations and today's copies are seen in the newsroom of Cumhuriyet newspaper, an opposition secularist daily, in Istanbul, Turkey, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTX2RBLF
    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

  • A Turkish soldier on an armoured personnel carrier waves as they drive from the border back to their base in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 27, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas  - RTX2N8Z1
    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

  • Red and white balloons are released during the opening ceremony of newly built Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, the third bridge over the Bosphorus linking the city's European and Asian sides in Istanbul, Turkey on August 26, 2016. Photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters
    August 27, 2016   BY  

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

  • Hotshot firefighters build a fire line after the fire jumped Lytle Creek Road during the Blue Cut fire in San Bernardino County, California, U.S. August 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Patrick T Fallon - RTX2LPBH
    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

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, August 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - RTSM1UY
    August 9, 2016  

    Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in St. Petersburg Tuesday, a step toward mending ties ruptured last year when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near Syria’s border. Judy Woodruff discusses the turmoil in Turkey with Kemal Kirişci of the Brookings Institution and Henri Barkey of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Continue reading

  • People wave Turkey's national flags during the Democracy and Martyrs Rally, organized by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and supported by ruling AK Party (AKP), oppositions Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), to protest against last month's failed military coup attempt, in Istanbul, Turkey, August 7, 2016. Photo By Umit Bektas/Reuters
    August 7, 2016   BY  

    A rally convened on Sunday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan drew hundreds of thousands of his supporters to the streets of Istanbul in response to last month’s attempted military coup. Continue reading

  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey May 4, 2016.   To match Special Report EUROPE-MIGRANTS/TURKEY-CHILDREN  REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo - RTSJN5S
    July 31, 2016  

    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moved today to establish further control over the armed forces after a failed military coup. He has fired 1,400 soldiers, sailors and airmen for suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Dion Nissenbaum of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Istanbul. Continue reading

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