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Stories with person: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  • Turkish president rules out job swap with Erdogan 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:23 am
  • ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Abdullah Gul has signaled that he doesn't want to swap jobs with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when the presidential term ends later this year.

  • Turkey increases spy agency's powers 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:26 pm
  • ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It's the latest in a string of moves that critics say is undermining the country's democracy.

  • After Sochi, IOC turns attention to delays in Rio 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:32 am
  • With the Sochi Olympics behind them, IOC leaders are gathering in Turkey this week amid growing alarm over Brazil's troubled preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • In Turkey's local elections, all eyes on Erdogan 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:43 pm
  • ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been ensnared in a corruption scandal that has toppled four Cabinet ministers. He has provoked outrage at home and abroad with an attempt to block Twitter and YouTube. His incessant us-against-them rhetoric and conspiracy theories have alienated allies. Meanwhile, the Turkish Lira has fallen, interest rates are up and the Turkish economy has fallen off a cliff.

  • Turkish TV linked to opposition has license pulled 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 9:19 am
  • ANKARA, Turkey - A television station linked to opponents of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish authorities have withdrawn its license to broadcast nationally just days before crucial local elections.

  • Swedish foreign minister: Twitter ban is stupid 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 8:49 am
  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Sweden's foreign minister has taken to Twitter to tell Turkey its efforts to block access to the social media network were "stupid."

  • US urges Turkey to restore access to Twitter 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 3:46 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The United States is urging Turkey to restore access to Twitter.