Tag: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gives a press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart (not in picture) in Vilnius on April 3, 2015. Cavusoglu said Turkey will send and 'informal mission' to Crimea to monitor what it termed the 'oppression' of Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Russia's 2014 seizure of the Black Sea peninsula. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Foreign Minister on Jerusalem: ‘Some Countries Are Very Timid of the U.S.’

The government of Turkey is staking out a hardline position against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the United States a “partner in bloodshed” with Israel, which he denounced as a “child-murderer state.” On Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu needled Arab states for their “very weak responses” on Jerusalem.

Russia's president Vladimir Putin gives a press conference with Turkish Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) in Istanbul on December 3, 2012, as part of Putin's trip focused on resolving sharp differences over the near 21-month conflict raging in Syria. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia, Turkey Unite to Condemn Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has joined his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in rebuking America’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying the move has made the United States a “partner in bloodshed.”

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 14: Amputee Syrian freelance cameraman Mohammad Kadour, who lost his leg after being shot by an Assad regime's soldier as he had been recording video for international TV channels, reads a book in library during an exclusive interview in Istanbul, Turkey on January 14, 2017. Currently, he continues his education in the department of Cinema and Television at Istanbul Sehir University in Istanbul, Turkey. Kadour told that he plans to turn-back to his home country after his graduation. (Photo by Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Turkey Pulls 140,000 Books from Libraries for Gulenist ‘Propaganda’

Turkey’s Culture Minister Numan Kurtulmus reported to his parliament on Tuesday that some 140,000 books have been removed from libraries for “including propaganda of FETO.” FETO stands for Fethullah Terrorist Organization, which is the Turkish government’s name for followers of exiled imam Fethullah Gulen.

In a speech in New York after attending the UN General Assembly, Erdogan said Washington was mistaken in using the Syrian Kurdish militia the YPG as an ally in the fight against IS

Erdogan on U.S. Visa Freeze: ‘We Do Not Need You’

American and Turkish diplomats scramble to restore non-immigrant visa services in both nations, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken an aggressive approach. He asserted Thursday that Turkey is “not a tribal state” and told the United States, “We do not need you.”

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Erdogan Hints U.S. Should Fire Turkish Ambassador over Visa Freeze

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly and personally attacked U.S. Ambassador John Bass, Tuesday, calling an arrested Turkish worker at the American consulate in Istanbul a “spy.” Bass suspended non-immigrant visa services in Turkey on Monday in response to the arrest.