Saturday, 19 October 2019

Tag Archives: Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan ‘threw Trump’s Syria letter in bin’

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put US President Donald Trump’s letter “in the bin”, the BBC has been told. In the letter dated 9 October, and sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria, Mr Trump told Erdogan: “Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!” President ...

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Turkey presses offensive in Syria, Erdogan hits out at critics

ISTANBUL/ANKARA: Turkey pressed its military offensive against US-allied Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, shelling towns and bombing targets from the air in an operation that has forced thousands of people to flee their homes. At least 23 fighters with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and eight civilians, two them ...

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Fitch downgrades Turkey’s sovereign debt by one notch

WASHINGTON: Ratings agency Fitch downgraded Turkey’s sovereign debt by one notch to ‘BB-‘ with a negative outlook, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacked the governor of the central bank. The firing of Murat Cetinkaya last weekend for failing to follow government instructions “risks damaging already weak domestic confidence,” Fitch said ...

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Erdogan claims ex-Egyptian president was killed

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi didn’t die of natural causes, but that he was killed. During a speech in Istanbul, Erdogan cited as evidence that the deposed Egyptian president allegedly “flailed” in a Cairo courtroom for 20 minutes Monday and nobody ...

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Erdogan wants Istanbul trial over ‘planned’ Khashoggi murder

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for the trial in Istanbul of the Saudi suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a crime that he said was intricately planned days in advance. Erdogan had promised that his speech in Ankara would give the “naked truth” about ...

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US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

WASHINGTON: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon release a jailed American pastor. Deepening a spat that has rattled financial markets and threated to split a long-standing defense and political alliance, Mnuchin suggested the next ...

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Erdogan vows to defy US ‘threats’ after currency crash

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Saturday to defy US “threats” over a detained pastor, showing no signs of concessions in a bitter row that has caused the Turkish lira to crash. The Turkish strongman also said his country’s partnership with the United States may be in jeopardy, warning Ankara ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan warns Trump over sanctions threat

(AFP) ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the US in comments published Sunday that sanctions would not force Ankara to “step back” after Donald Trump threatened to punish Turkey if a US pastor was not freed. “You cannot make Turkey take a step back with sanctions,” Erdogan said in his ...

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Mesut Ozil quits Germany over ‘racism and disrespect’

BERLIN: Mesut Ozil was warmly applauded by Turkey but faced uproar at home in Germany after announcing he was quitting the German national football team, lambasting “racism” over criticism for the side’s World Cup debacle. Ozil, who has Turkish roots but was born in Germany, had been under fire since posing ...

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