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Erdogan vows more cross-border offensives in election manifesto

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to launch further cross-border offensives against terror groups as he revealed his ruling party’s manifesto ahead of snap elections on June 24. Erdogan made a series of promises about the economy and uniting the country during a …

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Erdogan blasts opposition for bolstering new party

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday hit out at plans by the main opposition party to bolster Turkey’s newest party and enable it to take part in snap presidential and parliamentary elections in June. There had been concerns that the Iyi (“Good”) Party, which until now …

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Putin launches Turkey nuclear project, vows faster arms delivery

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday launched the construction of Turkey’s first nuclear power station and vowed to accelerate the delivery of air defence systems to Ankara, in a new tightening of an increasingly close alliance that has alarmed NATO. Putin held several hours of talks with …

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Erdogan accuses Israel of ‘inhumane attack’ in Gaza

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday condemned Israel over its “inhumane attack” in Gaza after a major demonstration there led to clashes that saw Israeli forces kill 16 Palestinians. The violence broke out on Friday after tens of thousands of people in the Gaza …

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Erdogan ‘saddened’ by France’s stance on Kurdish militia

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he was “extremely saddened” by France’s position after Paris offered to mediate with the Syrian Democratic Forces dominated by a Kurdish militia deemed a terrorist group by Ankara. “We are extremely saddened by France’s… wrong stance on …

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Erdogan slams NATO for failing to back Syria campaign

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday angrily lashed out at NATO, accusing the Western military alliance of failing to back Turkey’s campaign against Kurdish militia in Syria. Erdogan’s latest comments were among the toughest he has directed in recent times against NATO, which Turkey joined …

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Erdogan hails Algeria trade deals on Africa tour

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed the signing of trade deals with Algeria on Tuesday as he visited the country on the first leg of a tour of Africa. Erdogan said the agreements would allow Ankara and Algiers to diversify trade pending the signing of “an …

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Erdogan starts new Africa tour to push Turkey’s influence

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Algeria on Monday as he embarked a new tour of Africa in a bid to ramp up Turkey’s growing influence throughout the continent. The Turkish strongman touched down in Algiers, the first leg of the trip that he described as …

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