Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Turkey’s two-faced ‘sultan’ is no friend of the west. It’s time to play hardball
President Erdoğan’s increasingly hostile stance towards Nato and democratic principles can no longer go unpunished

Simon Tisdall

05, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Democracy does not always go hand in hand with liberalism – that is the problem | Letter
Letter: From Putin to Erdoğan, democratically elected leaders are routinely ignoring constitutional limits on their powers, writes Piergiuseppe Fortunato

03, Feb, 2023 @5:13 PM

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Turkey summons Swedish ambassador over Erdoğan effigy
Swedish government distances itself from hanging of presidential dummy in Stockholm stunt by Kurdish group

Jennifer Rankin

12, Jan, 2023 @5:54 PM

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Top British sculptor hits back in censorship row over loan to Turkish gallery
Turner prize-winner Tony Cragg defends decision to lend to Istanbul museum after criticism from leading Turkish artist

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

18, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Observer view on why Recep Tayyip Erdoğan does not deserve another term in office | Observer editorial
Voters suffering from the president’s terrible economic policies might have finally had enough

Observer editorial

18, Dec, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Istanbul mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu sentenced to jail over ‘fools’ insult
Mayor expected to appeal against ruling that is seen as an effort to sideline an Erdoğan rival

Ruth Michaelson and Deniz Barış Narlı in Istanbul

14, Dec, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Erdoğan confident Russia-Ukraine grain deal will continue
Turkish president raises hopes over pact to allow exports via Black Sea, bringing relief to world’s poorest countries

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

16, Nov, 2022 @9:43 AM

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Istanbul bombing: 46 detained as Turkey minister blames Kurdish separatists
Six people died and 81 were injured when Istanbul’s popular pedestrian thoroughfare İstiklal Avenue was hit by a bomb attack

Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul, Philip Oltermann, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and agencies

14, Nov, 2022 @12:13 PM

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Grain deal U-turn offers lesson in calling Vladimir Putin’s bluff
Russian leader has backed down in face of defiance, and move also shows Turkey’s growing influence

Andrew Roth in Moscow

02, Nov, 2022 @5:23 PM

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Finland and Sweden call on Hungary and Turkey to ratify Nato applications
Erdoğan demands action against ‘terrorist’ Kurdish militants as Nordic pair maintain united front

Jon Henley, Europe correspondent

01, Nov, 2022 @1:06 PM

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UN urges investigation after 92 naked migrants ‘sent’ from Turkey into Greece
UNHCR says circumstances of ‘shocking’ discovery unclear amid rising tension between two countries

Helena Smith in Athens

17, Oct, 2022 @10:35 AM

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Outrage in Turkey after Erdoğan says ‘fate’ to blame for mine explosion
Politicians and trade unionists question president’s pledge to improve safety after blast kills at least 41

Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul

16, Oct, 2022 @12:41 PM

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