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12th President of Turkey

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: 12th President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the 12th and current president of the Republic of Turkey. He previously served as Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001, leading it to election victories in 2002, 2007 and 2011 before standing down upon his election as President in 2014. He later returned to the AKP leadership in 2017. Coming from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and liberal economic policies in his administration.

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Erdogan says Haftar pursues Libya attacks 'with all his resources'

Eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar is violating Libya's truce and so cannot be expected to respect the ceasefire called between his forces and pro-government troops, Turkish President Tayyip..
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Erdogan says Haftar cannot be expected to respect Libya truce

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar could not be expected to respect a ceasefire called between his forces and pro-government troops in..
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Videos for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Not helping refugee children is 'a scandal', says Juncker [Video]Not helping refugee children is 'a scandal', says Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker says Erdogan threaten him many times with 'opening the gate'. View on euronews

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Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference [Video]Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Syria of breaking ceasefire in Idlib [Video]Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Syria of breaking ceasefire in Idlib

Turkish president says the Syrian regime has not complied with deal brokered by Turkey and Russia, killing 20 people.

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Libyan conflict: Turkey's Erdogan to send troops to Libya [Video]Libyan conflict: Turkey's Erdogan to send troops to Libya

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Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement [Video]Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement

Turkey's Erdogan criticises breakdown in talks, says Ankara will 'teach Haftar a lesson' if he resumes Tripoli push.

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Erdogan and Conte to attend Berlin talks on Libya [Video]Erdogan and Conte to attend Berlin talks on Libya

Erdogan and Conte to attend Berlin talks on Libya

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Putin and Erdogan call for Libya ceasefire [Video]Putin and Erdogan call for Libya ceasefire

Russian and Turkish leaders, who back opposing sides in Libyan conflict, call for ceasefire to begin on January 12.

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Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration [Video]Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration

Putin and Erdogan meet in Istanbul for TurkStream inauguration

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Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya [Video]Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya

Erdogan is eager to support UN-recognised gov't in Tripoli as it faces renewed threat from military commander Haftar.

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Erdogan unveils prototypes of 'TOGG' — Turkey's first domestic car [Video]Erdogan unveils prototypes of 'TOGG' — Turkey's first domestic car

Erdogan unveils prototypes of 'TOGG' — Turkey's first domestic car

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Over 230,000 people flee Idlib during Russian-backed offensive - UN [Video]Over 230,000 people flee Idlib during Russian-backed offensive - UN

The United Nations said 235,000 civilians had fled their homes in rebel-held northwestern Syria during a Russian-backed campaign of air strikes and shelling this month. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Turkish parliament to vote on sending troops to Libya [Video]Turkish parliament to vote on sending troops to Libya

President Erdogan said Thursday his government would submit a bill to parliament to allow Turkey to send troops to Libya, at the request of the UN-backed government. View on euronews

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Parliament to vote on Libya troop deployment [Video]Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Parliament to vote on Libya troop deployment

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Turkey's Erdogan says to send troops to Libya [Video]Turkey's Erdogan says to send troops to Libya

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey will send troops to Libya now that Tripoli has requested it, and will present a legislation to parliament in January. Emer McCarthy..

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Turkey's Erdogan makes surprise visit to Tunisia to discuss Libya [Video]Turkey's Erdogan makes surprise visit to Tunisia to discuss Libya

Turkish leader says the visit was aimed at finding ways to establish 'a ceasefire as soon as possible'.

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Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks with president [Video]Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks with president

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tunisia on Wednesday in a surprise visit for talks with his Tunisian counterpart, his office said, in the first visit by a head of state since Tunisian..

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Turkey's Erdogan warns of new wave of refugees from Idlib [Video]Turkey's Erdogan warns of new wave of refugees from Idlib

Turkey's Erdogan warns of new wave of refugees from Idlib

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Syrian exodus: Erdogan says Turkey cannot handle "new migrant wave" [Video]Syrian exodus: Erdogan says Turkey cannot handle "new migrant wave"

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'Brain dead' NATO pulls off summit despite insults [Video]'Brain dead' NATO pulls off summit despite insults

Insults flew at a NATO summit in London, where U.S. President Donald Trump was at the heart of several spats. But the alliance deemed it a success. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart Number 10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have departed Number 10 Downing Street following a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart at Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart at Number 10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have departed Number 10 Downing Street following a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron arrive at Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron arrive at Number 10

Boris Johnson is meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks ahead of the 70th anniversary celebration of Nato this..

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Erdogan says 400,000 people in Syria's Idlib moving toward Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that around 400,000 people in Syria's northwestern Idlib province were moving toward the Turkish border as a result of renewed attacks by the Syrian..
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Erdogan says Turkish military in Libya to train pro-Serraj forces

Turkish military personnel being sent to Libya are supporting and training forces of the internationally recognized government of Fayez al-Serraj, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
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Erdogan says Somalia has invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara signed a maritime agreement with Libya last year, broadcaster NTV reported.
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Erdogan says Turkey not yet sent troops to Libya, only advisers: NTV

Turkey has not yet sent any troops into Libya to support the country's internationally-recognized government, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying on Monday, adding that Ankara had only..
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Turkey's Erdogan urges Libya's Haftar to end aggressive stance

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar must end his aggressive stance to pave the way for a political process in the North African country, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday at..
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Erdogan calls on Europe to support Turkey's moves in Libya: Politico

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on Europe to support its work in Libya, where it is providing military support to the internationally-recognized government, if it wants to end the conflict..
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Erdogan, Trump discuss Libya developments in phone call

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed developments in Libya in a phone call, Turkey's presidency said on Wednesday, days ahead of a summit in Berlin which will..
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Turkey won't shun 'teaching a lesson' to Libyan commander Haftar if attacks continue

Turkey will not refrain from "teaching a lesson" to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan..
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Turkey says ready to act against Haftar if Libya attacks continue

Turkey will not refrain from "teaching a lesson" to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the country's internationally recognized government, President Tayyip Erdogan..
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Turkey says will stop Syrian government violations of Idlib ceasefire

Turkey is determined to stop Syrian government violations of a ceasefire in northwest Syria's Idlib to prevent 400,000 people fleeing toward the Turkish border, President Tayyip Erdogan said on..
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Libyan rivals, cajoled by Putin and Erdogan, hold indirect Moscow peace talks

Libya's warring leaders held indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday with Russia and Turkey urging the rivals to sign a binding truce to end a nine-month-old war and pave the way for a settlement that..
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Erdogan says talks between Turkish, Russian, Libyan delegations going well

Talks between Libya's warring parties in Moscow, supported by Turkish and Russian officials, are going positively, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that Ankara was working to ensure the..
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Turkey, Russia call for ceasefire in Libya on Jan 12

Turkey and Russia on Wednesday called on all parties in Libya to stop hostilities and declare a ceasefire at midnight on January 12, after talks between presidents Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin in..
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British PM, Turkey's Erdogan say Iran must comply with nuclear deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a phone call that Iran must comply with the terms of the nuclear deal agreed with major powers and cannot be allowed to..
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Turkey says it will send military experts, advisers to Libya

Turkey will send military experts and technical teams to support Libya's internationally recognized government, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, a day after President Tayyip Erdogan..
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Turkey, Libya may contract international firms to search for hydrocarbons in eastern Med

Turkey and Libya could work with international companies to search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, following a deal between Ankara and the..
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Turkish military units moving to Libya, Erdogan says

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkish military units had started moving to Libya to support Fayez al-Serraj's internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), based in..
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Turkey's Erdogan says making Iraq theater of U.S.-Iran tension hurts stability

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that making Iraq a conflict zone in terms of U.S.-Iran tensions was damaging stability in the region.
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Trump tells Erdogan foreign interference complicating Libya: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Thursday that outsiders were complicating the situation in Libya, the White House said.
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Trump, Erdogan agree on need for de-escalation in Idlib, Syria: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed on the need to de-escalate tensions in Idlib, Syria, the White House said on Thursday, a day after eight people were killed..
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Turkey says Trump, Erdogan discussed Libya in phone call

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the situation in Libya with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Thursday, Turkey's presidency said less than an hour after Ankara passed a..
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Erdogan says up to 250,000 Syrians flee toward Turkey as crisis worsens

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday up to 250,000 migrants were fleeing toward Turkey from Syria's northwest Idlib region after weeks of renewed bombardment by Russian and Syrian government..
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Merkel, Erdogan and Putin discuss diplomatic solution for Libya

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed efforts to reach a diplomatic solution for the Libyan conflict in separate phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip..
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Factbox: Erdogan pushes 'crazy' Istanbul canal dream despite opposition

President Tayyip Erdogan has revived plans to dig a canal on the edge of Istanbul despite opposition from hundreds of petitioners and the city's new mayor against the kind of mega project that has come..
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Hundreds in Istanbul sign petitions against Erdogan's canal project

Hundreds of people in Istanbul have signed petitions in the past two days opposing a massive canal project championed by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, which they say will wreak environmental havoc..
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Merkel plans Turkey trip to preserve migrant pact: Sueddeutsche

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Turkey next month to urge President Tayyip Erdogan to uphold the migration pact he agreed with the European Union, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, responding..
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Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request: Erdogan

Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the north African country's conflict at the center of wider regional..
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Turkey's Erdogan says to send troops to Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey will send troops to Libya now that the north African country requested it, and he will present deployment legislation to the Turkish parliament in..
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Turkey's Erdogan discusses Libya ceasefire during surprise Tunisia trip

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized..
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Turkey-Libya maritime deal rattles East Mediterranean

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized..
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Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks with president

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tunisia on Wednesday in a surprise visit for talks with his Tunisian counterpart, his office said, in the first visit by a head of state since Tunisian..
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Ankara and Moscow to discuss Syrian migrants, Libya conflict

A Turkish delegation will travel to Moscow on Monday to discuss Syria and Libya, areas where the nations have some opposing views, for talks that President Tayyip Erdogan said would determine Turkey's..
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Erdogan says Turkey cannot handle new migrant wave from Syria, warns Europe

Turkey cannot handle a fresh wave of migrants from Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, warning that European countries will feel the impact of such an influx if violence in Syria's..
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Erdogan says Turkey will increase military support to Libya if necessary

Turkey will increase its military support to the internationally recognized government of Libya if necessary and it will evaluate ground, air and marine options, President Tayyip Erdogan said on..
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Erdogan says Turkey won't be silent over mercenaries in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will not stay silent over Russian-backed mercenaries supporting Khalifa Haftar in Libya, as Moscow voiced concerns over possible Turkish military..
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Erdogan says Turkey will retaliate against possible U.S. sanctions

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday that Ankara would retaliate against potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian defense systems and a natural gas pipeline.
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Erdogan says world powers have not backed refugee 'safe zone' in Syria: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said world powers had not yet offered any support for his planned "safe zone" in northern Syria, where he intends to resettle a million Syrian refugees, broadcaster NTV..
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Erdogan says Turkey to boost cooperation with Libya: NTV

Turkey will improve its cooperation with Libya and is ready to provide military support for the Tripoli-based government or back joint steps in the eastern Mediterranean, broadcaster NTV cited..
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Erdogan says world powers yet to pledge Syria 'safe zone' support: NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said world powers have yet to pledge support for the country's "safe zone" plans in northern Syria, where it intends to resettle one million Syrian refugees,..
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Erdogan says world cares more about Syria's oil than its children

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged world powers on Tuesday to help it resettle 1 million Syrian refugees very soon, accusing governments of moving more quickly to guard Syria's oil fields than its..
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Erdogan says one million refugees should be resettled in Syria very soon

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Tuesday for the resettlement of 1 million Syrian refugees in their homeland in "a very short period of time" and accused world powers of moving more quickly..
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Erdogan urges resettling of one million refugees in northern Syria 'peace zone'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Tuesday for the resettlement of 1 million Syrian refugees in a "peace zone" in the northern part of their homeland, on a voluntary basis but in "a very short..
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Russia and Turkey to discuss Libya military support in January: Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin will next month discuss with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan a plan by Turkey to provide military support to Libya's internationally recognized government, the Kremlin said on..
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Pentagon chief: Need to speak with Turkish counterpart to understand Erdogan base comments

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that he needed to speak with his Turkish counterpart to understand how serious President Tayyip Erdogan was when he said he could shut down the Incirlik..
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Turkey likely to grant citizenship to former NBA star Larkin

Turkey is looking to grant citizenship to U.S. national former NBA star Shane Larkin so that the player can join the national side, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.
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