Ahmadinejad cancels visit to Turkey

TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad canceled a planned visit to Turkey after his military chief warned against deploying Patriot missiles on Turkish soil.
France looks at arming Syrian rebels

France looks at arming Syrian rebels

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- France became the first European country Tuesday to recognize the Syrian rebel coalition, with the French president saying he would look at arming the rebels.
Syria apologizes for deadly shelling

Syria apologizes for deadly shelling

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Syria has admitted a shelling from Syrian territory killed five civilians in Turkey and apologized for the incident, Turkey's deputy prime minister said.
Turkey ups pressure on Syria

Turkey ups pressure on Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Turkey upped its pressure on Syria to end violence against civilians Tuesday, threatening to curtail electricity sales and demanding an apology.

Clinton: Obama to visit Turkey soon

ANKARA, Turkey, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday that President Barack Obama will visit Turkey within the month.

Erdogan calls for boycott of news group

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A major Turkish newspaper's circulation spiked after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan urged a boycott of the paper and its publishing group, the newspaper said.

Turkish PM to met Maliki soon

BAGHDAD, June 9 (UPI) -- The Turkish prime minister plans to discuss rebuilding the Iraqi southern port city of Basra and cooperative endeavors with Iraq, a spokesman said Monday.

Turkish officials weigh ties to Kurdistan

ANKARA, Turkey, May 30 (UPI) -- Officials from the ruling Justice and Development Party in Turkey said Friday they are considering a diplomatic visit to Iraqi Kurdistan.

Iraqi minister seeks more Turkish water

ANKARA, Turkey, May 28 (UPI) -- The Iraqi water minister met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss increasing the water flow to Iraq amid a severe drought.

Analysis: Turks eye carrying Kazakh oil

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- As Kazakh oil exports continue to rise, Turkey is seeking to position itself as a major transit hub for Kazakh hydrocarbons. Despite Turkish aspirations, however, a number of obstacles exist to Kazakhstan diversifying its export routes to include Turkey.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: Al-Qaida to attack Turkey?

Experts are worried that Turkey will soon be hit by an al-Qaida-orchestrated terror attack.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Correspondent

Thousands protest Turkey's Islamist tilt

ANKARA, Turkey, April 13 (UPI) -- An estimated 20,000 protesters demonstrated in Ankara against the Islamist agenda of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, police said.

Barroso visits Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, April 12 (UPI) -- Jose Manuel Barroso, head of the European Commission, said the European Union hopes Turkey will become a member.

Turkey prepares for visit by EU official

ANKARA, Turkey, April 9 (UPI) -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has accepted an invitation to visit Turkey this week, officials said.

Turkish court to hear political party case

ANKARA, Turkey, March 31 (UPI) -- Turkey's highest court agreed Monday to hear a case that could lead to the country's governing party being dismantled, officials said.
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Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 8, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Turkish pronunciation: ) (b. February 26, 1954 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish politician, a former mayor of Istanbul and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey since 14 March 2003. He is also the chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti), which holds a majority of the seats in the Turkish Parliament.

Born to a Turkish family that moved from Batumi to Rize, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan grew up, in the Kasımpaşa district of Istanbul, a less than affluent neighborhood, famous for its macho honor code. Kasımpaşa men are known to be quick to anger, painfully proud and blunt in word, and he has always been proud of being one.

Erdoğan's grandfather "Bagatlı Recep", Recep from Bagat, died in 1916 fighting against the invading Russian and Armenian forces.

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