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29 Oct
After declaring 10 diplomats from Western countries "persona non grata" over their support of a civil society leader, it appears Turkish President Erdogan has changed his mind.
20 Oct
The US had previously blocked Turkey from buying fighter jets because the Turkish government had purchased S-400 defense air systems from Moscow.
20 Oct
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he hopes to continue working well with new German government during Chancellor Angela Merkel's farewell visit to the country.
15 Oct
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had fired three central bankers via decree. Turkey's currency has lost a fifth of its value against the US dollar this year.
15 Aug
Four people have died as the country reels from the devastation wreaked by the fires. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the country "will continue to take all necessary steps to heal our nation's wounds."
25 Jul
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine lay a wreath at a memorial for the victims of the July 15th, 2016 failed coup against him. That night, a rogue faction in the military tried to take over the country, using warplanes and tanks to attack government buildings. Some 250 people, in addition to at least 24 plotters, died and more than 2,000 were injured in the ensuing chaos as Erdogan rallied his supporters out on the street.
28 Jun
Lush, thick woodland and green tea fields coat the slopes of an idyllic valley, a slice of pastoral heaven near the Turkish president's familial home that will soon be gone. A government-friendly company plans to extract 20 million tons of stone from a quarry in the northeastern town of Ikizdere for one of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's latest development projects. The locals are rising up in protest, challenging the government and its priorities in a region dear to the powerful Turkish leader's heart.
27 Jun
The Turkish leader expressed optimism after the meeting, despite differences between the two countries on various geopolitical issues.
23 May
The Turkish president said Biden was "writing history with bloody hands" after US approval of weapons sales to Israel. He also denounced Austria for flying the Israeli flag in solidarity last week.
22 May
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking advantage of the escalation between Israel and Hamas to present himself as an Islamic leader and score political points at home.
22 May
The State Department has not specified which comments were meant, but the Turkish president has strongly criticized Israeli airstrikes on Gaza.
1 May
Can Turkey's president roll with the punches? Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is reacting sharply to Washington's recognition of the Armenian genocide but is keeping the channels open with US President Joe Biden. Meanwhile, Erdogan is also dealing with a growing Covid-19 crisis, a slipping currency and the trial of Kurdish opposition politicians.

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