Sunday, September 30, 2018

Turkey news for the month of September

Bad news ... Erdogan is still alive !!
Turkey's Erdogan denounces dollar; US acting like 'wild wolves'
Turkish president announces negotiations with Russia are ongoing to sideline 'damaging' US dollar in global trade.
 Turkey will pursue non-dollar transactions in trade and investment with other countries, its president said on Sunday, adding recent US sanctions showed Washington was behaving like "wild wolves".
Negotiations between Turkey and Russia are under way on not using American dollars in bilateral trade, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a business forum during a visit to Kyrgyzstan....
 Erdogan says Turkey's ceasefire calls in Idlib yielded results
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s calls for a ceasefire in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib region were bearing fruit after days of relative calm but more work needed to be done, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Monday...
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that problems in the economy were not caused by Turkey and the country will continue on its path stronger if it stands tall.
Turkey is freezing new government investment projects, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, to rein in spending and stem double-digit inflation after a 15-year construction boom fueled by debt. 
Turkey's Erdogan hopes to 'turn over new page' with Germany in state visit
After years of strained ties, Erdogan has said he wants to reset relations with Berlin during a pomp and circumstance-filled visit to Germany. But German and Turkish politicians aren't convinced it will lead to a change.’s Erdogan Changes His Tune, Seeking Support and Cooperation in Germany
BERLIN — A year ago, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey told Germans of Turkish origin not to vote for Chancellor Angela Merkel, branding her governing coalition “enemies of Turkey.”
On Thursday, Mr. Erdogan arrived in Berlin for a three-day state visit, complete with military honors, a state banquet and a lunch with Ms. Merkel...
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey recently claimed that releasing imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson is not within his power.
“This is a judiciary matter,” Erdogan said in an interview with Reuters at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. “Brunson has been detained on terrorism charges … On Oct. 12 there will be another hearing and we don’t know what the court will decide and politicians will have no say on the verdict.” Erdogan maintained that “as the president, I don’t have the right to order his release. Our judiciary is independent. Let’s wait and see what the court will decide.” Clamps Down on a Group Erdogan Once Championed: Grieving Mothers
 ISTANBUL — In a narrow side street of Istanbul the riot police, with gas masks pushed up on their heads, advanced on a small band of demonstrators marching in silence.
The police were there to stop a collection of aging mothers and their relatives, who were protesting the disappearances and extrajudicial killings decades ago of their family members, mostly activists from Turkey’s Kurdish minority. 
Turkey's Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria
 ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will take action east of the Euphrates river in Syria and impose secure zones as it has done in the northwest of the country, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments broadcast on Turkish media on Monday. 
Turkey's Erdogan opens mosque in German city of Cologne

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ended a visit to Germany by opening one of Europe's largest mosques.
He said the mosque in Cologne stood as a symbol of peace and thanked the German government for pressing ahead with its construction despite protests...


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