Recep Tayyip Erdogan

NATO Ally Turkey Wants to Join China-Led BRICS

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan is expected to attend a meeting next week of top diplomats of BRICS member nations, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday, following remarks in which he expressed his nation’s interest in joining the bloc.

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan listens to translation during joint statements with h

Istanbul Bans Armenian Genocide Memorial

Officials in Istanbul banned a ceremony attempting to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian genocide organized for Wednesday, an event perpetrated by the last remnants of the Ottoman Empire and continuously denied by Ankara to this day.

Thousands of people of Armenian descent and their supporters march through Little Armenia

Turkey Refuses to Let Pro-Kurdish Mayor Take Office, Installs Member of Erdogan’s Party Instead

Turkish election officials on Tuesday refused to allow pro-Kurdish Mayor-Elect Abdullah Zeydan take office in the city of Van. Instead, the national government tried to install a member of authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party as mayor, even though Zeydan defeated him by almost 30 points in the election. The decision was reversed by Turkey’s High Election Board on Wednesday after unrest spread across southeastern Turkey.

HATAY, TURKEY - 2024/04/02: A Peoples' Equality and Democracy Party (DEM) supporter carrie