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Tayyip Erdogan

Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey extends Mediterranean gas exploration mission

By Raziye Akkoc with Fulya Ozerkan in Istanbul (AFP)     Sep 1, 2020 in Environment President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday played up Turkey's military might after extending a Mediterranean gas exploration mission that has pitted it against Greece and the rest of the EU.Turkey's push into disputed waters…
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September 1, 2020
Tayyip Erdogan

How Saudi Prince MBS Played Trump and Got the Keys to the Kingdom

Just four months into his term in May 2017, President Donald Trump found himself sitting awkwardly in a Riyadh majlis, the traditional gold-and-velvet adorned meeting room where Persian Gulf royalty hold court, surrounded by some four dozen leaders of Muslim countries from Afghanistan to Yemen. Servers came around, filling most attendees’…
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August 31, 2020
Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey Converts Additional Byzantine-Era Church into Mosque

Turkish police officers stand guard atop the Kariye (Chora) museum, the 11th-century church of St. Savior in Istanbul, Turkey, November 28, 2007. (Fatih Saribas/Reuters) Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed an order on Friday morning formally converting the Byzantine-era Chora Church in Istanbul into a mosque, several weeks after declaring…
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August 21, 2020
Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey Keeps Rates Unchanged Even as Lira Plumbs Record Lows

ISTANBUL—The Turkish central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged Thursday, in line with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s demand to keep it low, but leaving the emerging economy exposed to further capital flight and a potential currency crisis similar to the selloff that beset Turkey two years ago. The central…
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August 20, 2020