Erdogan denies lavish palace has gold-plated toilet seats

Jun 1, 2015

Erdogan denies lavish palace has gold-plated toilet seats

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited the main opposition party leader to inspect the toilets in his lavish, 1,150-room palace after the politician claimed that it had gold-plated toilet seats. The state-run Anadolu Agency said Erdogan’s office extended the invitation Monday, following accusations ...

May 25, 2015

Turkey agrees on 'deal' with U.S. for air support of Syrian rebels

The United States and Turkey have agreed “in principle” to give air support to some forces from Syria’s mainstream opposition, Turkey’s foreign minister said, in what if confirmed could mark an expansion of U.S. involvement in the conflict. There was no immediate comment from ...

Apr 27, 2015

Gallipoli and Armenian genocide shouldn't mix

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All political leaders manipulate history, but the decision by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to shift the 100th anniversary commemoration of the allied landings at Gallipoli forward 24 hours to April 24 — the same day as the anniversary of the Armenian genocide ...

Germany says 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide

Apr 25, 2015

Germany says 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide

Armenia marked the centenary on Friday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide. Turkey denies the ...