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Erdogan Sues German Politician Over ‘Sewer Rat’ Slur

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing a senior German politician who called him a "sewer rat." Erdogan's lawyer confirmed on Friday that the Turkish leader had filed a criminal complaint for insult and defamation. Last week, Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned...

Erdogan: Turkey to Beef Up Occupation Army in Cyprus

President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Wednesday to strengthen Turkey's military presence in occupied northern Cyprus after the US lifted the defense embargo on Cyprus. Speaking in a televised interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Erdogan said the lifting of the embargo...

German Politician Calls Erdogan “Sewer Rat,” Sparking Turkey’s Fury

Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned Germany's ambassador to Ankara on Tuesday after the Bundestag’s Vice President compared Recep Tayyip Erdogan to a “sewer rat.” “We condemn in the strongest terms the insulting statements made by Mr. Wolfgang Kubicki, the Vice President...

Turkey Faces ‘Not Just Greece But All of Europe,’ Greek PM Says

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday that Turkey was up against "not just Greece but all of Europe and our allies in NATO." In speaking at a cabinet meeting, Mitsotakis repeated that Greece will remain calm and confident...

Greece Will Not Be Bullied, Greek PM Tells UN Assembly

Greek PM Mitsotakis emphasized at the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday that "Greece will not be bullied!" In his speech, the Greek PM slammed Turkish claims over the sovereignty of Greece's islands and called them "baseless and...

Republicans ‘Do Not Support’ Sale of F-16s to Turkey, Rep. Bilirakis Says

Greek-American Congressman Gus Bilirakis, (R-FL) said on Wednesday that Republicans have not supported the F-16 sale to Turkey, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed. According to Reuters, Erdogan who is in New York for the UN General Assembly meeting, said...

Greece Hits Back at Erdogan’s “Crescendo of Vulgarity” at the UN

Greece hit back at Turkey over what the government spokesperson termed a "crescendo of vulgarity" by Erdogan at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. The statements made by Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the United Nations...

Erdogan at UN: “Greece Commits Crimes Against Humanity”

President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in one of his most horrific verbal attacks yet accused Greece of crimes against humanity during his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York. Erdogan accused Greece of intentionally drowning babies and...

NATO’s Turkey Wants to Join Anti-Western Group Led by Russia, China

NATO member Turkey recently signaled its intention to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a regional grouping led by Russia and China. Iran has also applied to join the group. “Our relations with these countries will be moved to a...

Most Turks See Tension with Greece as Pre-election Ploy, Survey Shows

A survey in Turkey shows that more than half of its citizens believe that their government uses tensions with Greece for an “election agenda”. According to the poll conducted by MetroPoll and published on Wednesday, 51.1% of respondents believed that...