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Topic - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President Obama is getting the cold shoulder from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Al-Qaeda-inspired militants seized effective control Wednesday of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, expanding their offensive closer to the Iraqi capital as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts following clashes with the insurgents.
Until now, Islamist rule has implied violence and dictatorship. Can it evolve into something decent?
A video showing an aide to Turkey's prime minister kicking a protester held on the ground by special forces police sparked outrage Thursday, tarnishing the Turkish leader's image ahead of his expected run for president.
Rescue teams recovered eight more victims of Turkey's worst mining accident on Thursday, raising the death toll to 282 in a disaster that has thrown Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidential ambitions off stride.
Anger, grief swell in Turkey after 274 coal miners die; many blame prime minister
Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters on Wednesday after a massive coal mine explosion killed more than 200 people and left scores of workers trapped underground.
Twitter appears to have blocked two anonymous accounts that were used to release secretly recorded conversations implicating Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and senior government officials in a damning corruption scandal.
Turks are currently unable to access YouTube and Twitter because of government bans. Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, claims Twitter and other social networking sites are used to spread lies.
The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, shut the lights on Twitter right about midnight Thursday, a move aimed at curtailing social media posts that suggest government corruption.
Turkish anti-terrorism police carried out raids in six cities on Tuesday, detaining at least five people with alleged links to al-Qaida, including two employees of a government-supported Islamic charity group that provides aid to Syria, media reports and officials said.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is considering legal arrangements that could lead to the re-trial of hundreds of military officers and other people who were convicted of plotting to topple the government, the head of Turkey's bar association said Saturday.
Turkish police on Thursday subdued a man who arrived near Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office in the capital Ankara carrying a fake bomb, an official said.
Last summer, when the so-called "Arab Spring" was in full bloom, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey was riding high.
The Turkish criminal courts have increasingly been used to further Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist agenda through hate-speech prosecutions.
"No one has won, the resources of the country have been wasted and the fighting brought nothing but tears and blood," Mr. Erdogan said. "We're not going to surrender to this language of violence."
After the attack, Mr. Erdogan said his country would doggedly maintain its "struggle against terrorism," and insisted that the government would provide whatever is needed to the country's military to battle the rebels.