Erdogan dominates Turkey election conversation

World / Politics Mar 30, 2014

Erdogan dominates Turkey election conversation

by Constanze Letsch

Turkey may be in turmoil and the vast city of Istanbul in ferment, bridling at the antics of a government struggling to cope with scandal and sleaze, but in Kasimpasa quarter, the prime minister's troubles raise barely a shrug. A conservative, lower-middle-class district bordering the ...

National / Politics Jan 8, 2014

Turkish leader meets ship rescuer kin, Iran airlift passenger

Visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Japanese people connected with two crucial events in Japan-Turkey relations in Tokyo on Tuesday. Erdogan listened to the stories of descendants of Japanese who rescued Turkish sailors in a maritime disaster in 1890, along with a Japanese ...