As the first politician to have defeated the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the race for the Municipality of Istanbul in 2019, Ekrem Imamoglu is possibly the most debated opposition figure in Turkey. The head of the Good Party (IP), Meral Aksener, recently likened him to Mehmed the Conqueror, sparking controversy. When asked […]

19.09.2021 / 13:50

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday he will meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in New York City, during the UN General Assembly.

09.09.2021 / 15:44

The issue with the acquisition of the Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft missile system is “closed and the United States has to accept it,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday in an interview on Turkish channel NTV.

02.09.2021 / 08:56

Although stating that Ankara wants cooperation with Greece, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar struck a defiant tone on the Cyprus issue Wednesday, vowing “we will not allow our rights to be violated, as well as those of the Turkish Cypriots.”

21.07.2021 / 17:24

In an effort to create new realities on the ground, in view of a possible new round of negotiations on the Cyprus issue, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced plans to partially open Varosha, the southern part of Famagusta that has been fenced off and abandoned since Turkey invaded the north of Cyprus in 1974.

20.07.2021 / 08:11

Maintaining Ankara’s tough stance on the Cyprus issue, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that the only way forward is a two-state settlement on the island.

14.07.2021 / 10:14

In what was seen as a message to Greece, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of seismic surveys by Turkish ships in the area between the islands of Rhodes and Crete since last year’s exploratory activities by the Turkish Oruc Reis vessel had not yielded any results.

07.07.2021 / 13:17

Preparations are under way in the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus in anticipation of the July 20 visit by Turkey’s president, with sources saying that Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to use the visit as a platform to promote his government’s nationalist and religious agenda.

05.07.2021 / 22:00

Ankara may want to give the impression that it wants better relations with the West, including the European Union, but its main allies seem to still be Moscow and Doha.

03.07.2021 / 12:27

In a show of defiance on Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed the leadership of the European Union for advising him to keep a low profile during his visit to Cyprus on July 20.

17.06.2021 / 17:02

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his desire for a direct line of communication with the Greek prime minister, without the involvement of third parties, in comments to the press.

14.06.2021 / 08:18

Hagia Sophia is at the center of a political controversy in Turkey. The conversion of the museum housed in a 6th century Christian church in Istanbul into a mosque by presidential decree sparked a big debate in the country. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s move is seen as a turning point for the Turkish president, having generated […]

01.06.2021 / 09:13

While the visit of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed the differences between Athens and Ankara it also signified the will of both sides for a quiet summer.