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Germany slams plan for Istanbul vote rerun
Germany's foreign minister says a decision to annul Istanbul's mayoral election and hold a rerun is "not transparent and incomprehensible." But Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hailing the step as a win for democracy.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces test in Turkey's local elections
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party are worried by municipal elections. It's no longer just the opposition holding him accountable for Turkey's woes. AKP supporters, too, are disillusioned.
Erdogan appeals to Turks on Lira, citing 'interest rate lobby'
12 Aug 2018
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Turkish citizens to sell their FX savings for lira as he said the nation faces a wave of "artificial Financial Instability."
Turkish society divided on heels of Erdogan reelection
9 Jul 2018
The reelection of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is likely to change life in Turkey for the unforeseeable future. Nowhere are the resulting divisions in Turkish society more apparent than in Istanbul, where the mood is noticeably tense.
Voters in Istanbul pleased with Erdogan election victory
25 Jun 2018
Turkish voters living in Istanbul said that they were pleased that incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had won the country's national election.
Turkish parties compete for expat vote in Germany
7 Jun 2018
More than a million Turks living in Germany will be entitled to vote in Turkey’s upcoming election. For many of them, the vote comes down to one fundamental question: are you for or against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan?
Thousands sacked in Turkey since coup attempt
20 Mar 2018
Since the coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the summer of 2016, up to 150,000 people have been fired or suspended from government jobs. Most were accused of supporting terrorism, with no evidence to support the claim.
What has 15 years of Erdogan done for Turkey?
14 Mar 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan marks 15 years in power. DW correspondent Julia Hahn visits a childhood acquaintance of Erdoğan in Istanbul to ask if the president and his country have changed throughout the years.
Erdogan meets Pope Francis
6 Feb 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Pope Francis for talks focused on the Middle East, amid tight security and protests. It was the first state visit to the Vatican by a Turkish president since 1959.
How Turkey's President could get even more power
13 Apr 2017
Turks are to vote on constitutional amendments that would transfer power away from parliament and towards the traditionally ceremonial post of president, held by Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Putin, Erdogan hail mended ties between their two countries
11 Mar 2017
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan announce the "normalisation" of ties between the two countries, damaged by Ankara downing one of Moscow's warplanes in 2015.
Turkey's President Erdogan defends government action
30 Jul 2016
Turkey's president has told the US and European Union to 'mind their own business'. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was reacting to Western alarm about large-scale action against people suspected of being involved in the failed coup.