Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Saudi crown prince visits Turkey as relations thaw after Khashoggi murder
Mohammed bin Salman welcomed by President Erdoğan in state visit expected to yield significant trade deals

Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul

22, Jun, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Turkey threatens year’s delay to Swedish and Finnish entry to Nato
Issue may derail alliance summit as Ankara digs in on accusation that Nordic countries harbour terrorists

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

14, Jun, 2022 @12:04 PM

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Behind Nato’s defensive ‘shield’ lies weakness and division. Ukraine will pay the price
Miscalculations by the west opened the way for Russia’s invasion. As Kyiv’s outgunned forces fight for survival, the alliance risks another catastrophic failureRussia-Ukraine war: latest updates

Simon Tisdall

12, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Observer view on Turkey’s name change | Observer editorial
The rebrand to Türkiye is an age-old idea. Could England one day be forced to change its name as well?

Observer editorial

05, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Erdoğan says he is cutting all ties with Greek PM, dashing hopes of talks
Turkish president, said to be irked by growing US-Greece relations, calls off meetings aimed at easing tensions

Helena Smith in Athens

24, May, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Why has Erdoğan doubled down on threat to veto Nordic Nato bids?
Analysis: By demanding extradition of alleged PKK members, Turkish president could have one eye on elections

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

18, May, 2022 @5:14 PM

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Erdoğan: Turkey ‘not positive’ about Sweden and Finland joining Nato
Turkish president says he is following developments as two Nordic nations plan applications

Jon Henley, Europe correspondent, and Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul

13, May, 2022 @2:54 PM

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Key Turkish opposition figure banned from politics after anti-Erdoğan tweet
Fears of pre-election crackdown in Turkey as appeals court confirms charges against Canan Kaftancıoğlu of CHP

Ruth Michaelson and Gökçe Saraçoğlu

12, May, 2022 @5:47 PM

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Khashoggi row goes unmentioned as Erdoğan seeks to boost Saudi trade ties
Analysis: regional rivals reconcile in Jeddah while reason for three-year rift remains elephant in the room

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

29, Apr, 2022 @5:07 PM

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Philanthropist sentenced to life in Turkey in ‘travesty’ trial over Gezi Park protests
Osman Kavala and seven other activists have been tried over 2013 anti-government unrest

Ruth Michaelson and Deniz Barış Narlı

25, Apr, 2022 @5:37 PM

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Turkey’s war with inflation: ‘Prices change daily and everyone is scared’
Erdoğan’s quixotic policies are putting pressure on prices, but now fallout from Ukraine is pushing the country towards crisis

Ruth Michaelson and Deniz Barış Narlı

16, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Turkish women’s group targeted as Erdoğan fans flames of ‘culture war’
Attempt to close We Will Stop Femicide on moral grounds criticised as a ‘grotesque’ and divisive step as election looms

Ruth Michaelson and Deniz Barış Narlı

14, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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