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Erdogan claims victory in Turkish elections

Waar Media - 2018-06-25 04:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed victory in the country’s presidential election on Sunday, citing unofficial election results. State media reports that Erdoğan took in 53 percent of the vote, while his opponent Muharrem Ince gar ...

Turkish Elections: The Kurdish Elephant in the Room

Justice for Kurds - 2018-06-25 00:11
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his fifteen years in power will be tested at the polls this Sunday. Erdoğan is running for the presidency under the new presidential democracy established as a result of a still-doubted referendum. He is highly l ...

Judge from Turkish high appeals court urges support for Erdogan

Waar Media - 2018-06-22 20:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Supreme Court of Appeals member Mustafa Aysal posted a message in a WhatsApp group aiming to garner support for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Cumhuriyet daily reported on Friday. According to the Turkish constitution, members of the jud ...

Empresonada una altra dona per "insultar" a Erdogan

KurdisCat - 2018-06-05 18:26
Ruken Ünlü ha estat empresonada per presumptament insultar el president islamista turc Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ruken Ünlü, que va ser detinguda ahir a Istanbul, per, suposadament, insultar el president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan en les xarxes socials. ...

Turks force Le Point magazine’s ads removed from billboards in France

Waar Media - 2018-05-27 00:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Turks removed publicity poster of the French magazine Le Point which, in its latest issue, has described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a dictator, in Avignon province of France. A video shared in social media showing a group of Tu ...

Erdogan: Turkey to hold snap elections on 24 June

Waar Media - 2018-04-19 14:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey has brought forward elections that could pave the way for a single-party state with few checks on the power of the president to 24 June, a year and a half ahead of schedule. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, announced the new d ...

Turkey’s Siege Mentality

International Crisis Group - 2018-03-23 19:54
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is shaping a narrative of a country under siege, a ​victim of Western powers both in history​ and in today’s Syrian war​. While this rhetoric is popular, a broader platform is needed to bridge sharp divisions in soc ...

Erdogan’s Threats Affect Yezidi Civilians

BAS News - 2018-03-20 13:11
ERBIL - After the threats made by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to invade Sinjar in northern Iraq, the people of the city have started to live in fear, said an official. "We don't want what happened to the people in Afrin to happen in our ci ...

Erdoğan, Rouhani Discuss Eastern Ghouta

BAS News - 2018-03-08 01:40
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani discuss over the phone on March 7 the ongoing crisis in Syria. Erdoğan and Rouhani spoke about putting an end to the “humanitarian tragedy” in Ghouta, where regime ...

Macron Tells Erdoğan UN Ceasefire Includes Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-26 21:44
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to respect the UN Security Council Resolution for a ceasefire across Syria, referring to Afrin. During the phone call, Macron told Erdoğan that the 30- ...

Turkey Planning Besiege of Afrin: Erdoğan

BAS News - 2018-02-21 00:22
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday that his army will be soon laying a siege to the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest Syria. “Preparations in the field take some time. In the coming days we will lay siege to Afrin city. It’s ...

Erdoğan Admits Expansion Tendency to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-01-28 13:54
ERBIL — Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has admitted that he intends to expand beyond their current borders and that this attempt is to protect their brothers in other countries. “We make steps and our nation will be following us because Turkey ha ...

Turkey Eyes Manbij After Afrin

BAS News - 2018-01-24 22:49
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday in a news conference in Ankara that Manbij is Turkey's next step in Syria operation. The threat comes as the Turkish army is leading a major-scale military incursion into the Syrian Kurdish p ...

Turkey to Continue with Afrin Operation in Syria: Erdoğan

BAS News - 2018-01-14 21:24
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Jan. 14, “Clearing off terrorism will continue in the upcoming days with an operation into Syria’s Afrin, as the Turkish military hits the People’s Protection Units (YPG) positions in northern Syria. ...

Erdogan threatens Afrin with military operation

Waar Media - 2018-01-14 17:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Afrin once again and said that Turkey can start a military operation within a week. Speaking at his party’s provincial congress meeting in Elazig, Erdoğan said that Turkey would conduct milita ...

Erdoğan Warns US about Rojava

BAS News - 2018-01-11 23:10
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 11 said “no one should dare” to establish a new state in northern Syria, warning that any such effort would be “useless.” In his remarks at a meeting with local administrators known as mukhtars at th ...

Turkey to Block PKK's Syrian Corridor: Erdoğan

BAS News - 2018-01-09 21:40
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday that it is the time to encounter the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian offshoots and prevent them from establishing a corridor in northern Syria. Speaking to his party's lawmakers ...

Erdogan: "Salveu els joves d'internet"

KurdisCat - 2017-12-31 18:54
El president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan assegura que internet és una "addicció verinosa" i fa una crida a mestres i pares: "Salveu els joves d'internet. És una amenaça per a nosaltres. Ens hem d'alçar per a combatre-la". Segons el polític islamista, que ha apli ...

Netanyahu: Erdoğan Bombs Kurds, Can’t Lecture Israel

BAS News - 2017-12-10 23:35
LODZ — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday responded to remarks by Turkish president, saying Israel will not be lectured to by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who bombs the Kurdish citizens in his country. “I am not used to receiving lectures about ...

Erdogan: I’ll resign if CHP proves my dime abroad

Waar Media - 2017-11-26 20:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has challenged the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader to reveal any documents proving allegations that he and his family have money stashed away in offshore tax-havens. “If Tayyip Erd ...

Erdogan: No Permission Needed to Hit “Terrorist Camps” in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2017-11-03 20:41
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated on Friday that they need no permission for their military operations targeting the “terrorist camps” in Iraq and Syria. “I once again declare: there is nothing more important than the survival of our ...

Erdoğan to discuss Kurdistan Referendum with al-Abadi in New York

Waar Media - 2017-09-17 14:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will hold a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in New York, to discuss the upcoming independence referendum by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Speaking to reporters at a news conferen ...

Germany FM: Turkey cannot join EU under Erdoğan’s rule

Waar Media - 2017-08-25 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey cannot become a member in the European Union (EU) as long as [President] Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is ruling the country, said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. In his words, however, this does not mean that the EU does not want Turke ...

HDP, CHP criticize Erdogan’s claim that Demirtaş is a terrorist

Waar Media - 2017-07-09 17:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Republican People’s Party (CHP) have criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said he perceived HDP Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtaş to be a terrorist. The HDP released a statement on Sa ...

Russian Defence Minister arrived in Istanbul and he will meet with Erdogan

Waar Media - 2017-07-02 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is hosting Russian Federation Defense Minister Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu on Sunday at the Tarabya Presidential Palace in İstanbul, CNN Türk reported. Shoygu’s visit takes place following a recent exch ...

Erdoğan accuses marchers for justice of supporting terrorism

Waar Media - 2017-07-02 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Targeting the ‘March of Justice’ initiated by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday accused the opposition of supporting terrorism. Speaking to provincial heads of the governing Justic ...

Erdoğan slams US decision to charge his bodyguards for Washington brawl

Waar Media - 2017-06-16 16:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed a recent decision by US authorities to announce criminal charges against 12 members of Erdoğan’s security detail for attacking protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence on May 16. Spe ...

Turkey Threatens to Strike YPG “All of a Sudden”

BAS News - 2017-05-01 00:44
ISTANBUL — Expressing concern over the strengthening military cooperation between the US and Syrian Kurds, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened on Sunday that his country is likely to carry out further strikes on Kurdish fighters in Syria wi ...

Erdoğan: Turkey could come to Sinjar overnight

Waar Media - 2017-04-30 18:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey will do what is necessary to counteract the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) and its offshoots, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday. “The fight against terrorism is not optional, it is a must for us. We will not tolerate terr ...

Erdogan: Airstrike on Peshmerga “Mistake”

BAS News - 2017-04-28 22:42
ISTANBUL — Receiving Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated last weeks airstrikes around Sinjar was “mistakenly” carried out that resulted in several Peshmerga casualties. The two offi ...

Barzani Congratulates Turkish President, PM on Victory in Referendum

BAS News - 2017-04-18 23:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Tuesday congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the referendum held in the country on Sunday. According to a press release by Barzani’s office, he has also sent a message to Turki ...

Turkey extends emergency rule for another 3 months

Waar Media - 2017-04-18 14:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government extended emergency rule for another three months during a National Security Council (MGK) meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday. During the meeting at the pr ...

Trump becomes first Western leader to congratulate Erdoğan on referendum

Waar Media - 2017-04-18 11:34
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Monday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and congratulated him on his victory in Sunday’s referendum on a constitutional package that will switch the country to an executive presidency and ...

Police terrorize people before Erdoğan's rally in Amed

ANF/English - 2017-04-01 14:16
The main Kurdish city Amed has been turned into an open prison before the rally to be held by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım today afternoon. ...

Brussels assailant turns out to be Erdoğan's man

ANF/English - 2017-03-31 19:21
Mehmet Gargılı who stabbed 3 Kurds including 66 years old Sultan Uğraş in Brussels yesterday turned out to be Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's man. ...

Barzani’s Meeting with Turkish PM in Pictures

BAS News - 2017-02-27 18:08
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Monday ended his diplomatic trip after meeting with the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım. Prior to his last meeting, Barzani had discussions with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, exc ...

Erdoğan: Turkey could hold another referendum on restoring death penalty

Waar Media - 2017-02-25 12:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey could head to yet another referendum to decide on whether to restore capital punishment if parliament disapproves of the change, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 24. “I said I would approve [restoring] the death pena ...

US Senator John McCain makes secret trip to Rojava (northern Syria)

Waar Media - 2017-02-23 13:58
WAAR-DUHOK: United States Rep. Senator, John McCain, who met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara on Monday, has announced that he secretly traveled to Rojava-northern Syria last weekend to speak with American military officials and Kurdish forc ...

Erdoğan’s Kurdish gangs

ANF/English - 2016-12-26 11:15
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan doesn’t only have gangs made up of secret soldiers brought from Eastern Turkistan and Kyrgzystan and Central Asia. He also has a secret gang of Kurds. ...

The secret gang of the Reis

ANF/English - 2016-12-20 12:47
Some emerging photographs show that the Turkish President Erdoğan is creating a new gang of recruits from Central Asia and the Caucasus. ...

Kurdish PYD leader says Turkey’s warrant to limit his travels to Europe

E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
BRUSSELS,— The co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, said Turkey’s arrest warrant issued on Tuesday will limit his travel to Europe. Muslim, in an interview with Middle East Eye said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo ...

Turkish troops incursion into Iraq threatens NATO unity

E-Kurd - 2016-11-06 20:17
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute Turkish forces are massing along the Iraqi border while President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatens a further incursion into Iraq to prevent Iraqi forces—especially Shi’ite militias—from establishing control over ...

Turkey’s crackdown on Cumhuriyet shows true extent of Erdogan’s wrath

The Guardian - 2016-11-06 08:49
Arrests at secular and independent newspaper signify dark day for press freedomThere’s always a tipping point where democracy dies; and Turkey’s President Erdoğan reached it last week, when he dismissed another 10,000 civil servants, closed more media out ...

Iran executed three Turks days after visit of Erdoğan

Roji Kurd - 2016-11-01 00:01
Iranian authorities executed three Turkish nationals for drug trafficking last year only 11 days after a high-profile visit to Tehran by Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it has emerged. Iran – which executed nearly 1,000 people last year, more t ...

Witnesses to Cizre massacre speak out in the UN

ANF/English - 2016-10-01 12:23
Two of the witnesses of the Cizre massacre spoke about the extent of the massacre committed under orders from Turkish president Tayyip Erdoğan s to the representative from the Special Unit formed in United Nations High Commissary for Human Rights. ...

The Man Who Defied Erdoğan

The Kurdish Project - 2016-08-30 19:07
Selahattin Demirtaş foiled the Turkish president’s plan for absolute power. The post The Man Who Defied Erdoğan appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Police raid HDP offices in Istanbul

ANF/English - 2016-08-11 11:31
Special operations police raided the HDP offices in Istanbul after Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan pointed the party as a target. ...

Erdogan accuses US general of siding with coup plotters

Waarmedia - 2016-07-31 19:02
Waar, Duhok: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused a US general of being “on the side of the plotters” in Turkey’s recent coup that led to the detention of thousands. Erdogan’s accusations came in response to comments by the head of US nation ...
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