Posts tagged as Turkey’s president

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens new push against Syrian Kurds

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Turkey’s president said Tuesday his country has finalized plans for a “comprehensive and effective” operation that would target U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria east of the Euphrates River, a move that could further increase tension in the area where U.S.-led coalition forces are based. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks came days after the Turkish military shelled Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, militia positions and following repeated warnings to expand…

‘You are very dangerous’, Orban tells Erdogan

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hungary’s Prime Minister and Turkey’s President had an awkward exchange in front of reporters on Tuesday. A clumsy exchange of scissors at a reopening ceremony in Budapest prompted Viktor Orban to tell his Turkish counterpart in English “you are very dangerous”, as he pulled away a pair of scissors before Orban could snatch them. Clutching his cutters tightly, Recep Tayyip Erdogan retorted, “for me”, and gestured for Orban to take…

Turkey’s Erdogan calls for cease-fire in Idlib

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Turkey’s president is calling for a cease-fire and an end to airstrikes amid a looming campaign for Syria’s Idlib province. Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the comments Friday at a trilateral meeting between Iran, Russia and Turkey in Tehran. Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says “we have to force the United States to leave” Syria. Rouhani did not elaborate on the comment, which he made while speaking about Idlib. America has…