European Union foreign ministers on November 14 criticised Turkey's crackdown on alleged supporters of a failed military coup in July but Austria's call to suspend Ankara's EU membership bid failed to garner enough backing.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey was aiming to reinforce its troops deployments in its Iraqi border town of Silopi and that it would have a "different response" for Shi'ite militia groups if they cause terror in the Iraqi city of Tal Afar.
Turkey's National Security Council will propose extending the state of emergency introduced after the failed coup in July, it said on September 28, a move expected since President Tayyip Erdogan floated the idea.
US President Barack Obama will have a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 summit in China next month and is likely to have at least an informal talk with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the White House said on August 29.
A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on August 20 that killed at least 51 people, the president said.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on August 18 accused followers of a US-based Islamic cleric he blames for last month's coup attempt of being complicit in attacks by Kurdish militants in Turkey's southeast which killed 10 people.
VOV.VN - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s current visit to Russia comes amidst a number of rifts between the two countries.
Russia and Turkey took a big step toward normalizing relations on August 9, with their leaders announcing an acceleration in trade and energy ties at a time when both countries have troubled economies and strains with the West.
President Tayyip Erdogan told a rally of more than one million people on August 7 that July's failed coup would be a milestone in building a stronger Turkey, defying Western criticism of mass purges and vowing to destroy those behind the putsch.
VOV.VN - Since repelling a coup attempt on July 15, the Turkish government has concentrated on stabilizing the nation.
Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defense minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on July 30 in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup.
President Tayyip Erdogan condemned Western countries on July 29 for failing to show solidarity with Turkey over the recent failed coup, saying those who worried over the fate of coup supporters instead of Turkish democracy could not be friends of Ankara.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the armed forces and national intelligence agency brought under the control of the presidency, part of a major overhaul of the military after a failed coup.
Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group of commandos thought to have tried to capture or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, as a crackdown on suspected plotters widened on July 26.
President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on July 23, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan promised on July 21 to quickly restructure the armed forces in order to prevent another coup attempt, signaling a major overhaul in the military as emergency rule took hold across the country.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on July 20 as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup.
Turkey vowed to root out allies of the US-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on July 19 to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities.
Turkey purged its police on July 18 after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the United States unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch.
Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on July 17, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in control of the country and economy.