Category Archives: Erdogan

Condoleezza Rice arrives in Ankara for talks with Turkish leaders

US Secretary of State Rice arrives in Ankara to offer Turkish leaders an “effective strategy” against the PKK in exchange for holding off on cross-border military action.

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Turkish parliament approves cross-border incursion

The Turkish parliament overwhelmingly approves the resolution allowing a cross-border incursion into northern Iraq. The vote was 507-19 for the resolution.

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PM confirms plans to allow military incursion in northern Iraq

PM Erdogan confirms Wednesday that the Turkish parliament is drawing up plans to allow a military incursion into northern Iraq to fight the PKK.

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Erdogan to military: Let the politicians deal with politics

PM Erdogan asks the Turkish military to stay out of the presidential election. The military has expressed its concerns over AK Party’s candidate Abdullah Gul.

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Erdogan submits his list of new cabinent members

PM Erdogan submits a list of his choices for a new cabinet to President Sezer. Elections for the next president start Monday, but Sezer is required to approve the list.

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AK Party is re-elected

Turkish voters re-elect the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Sunday. With almost 47% of the overall vote it is estimated that AKP will hold 341 seats in parliament.

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Turkish Prime Minister confident about general election

PM Erdogan tells the Turkish press Tuesday that if AK Party does not form a single-party government after the elections Sunday, that he will quit politics.

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