Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says all the Russian S-400s received by his country will be fully deployed in April 2020, and that Ankara seeks to produce the missile defense systems jointly with Moscow.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey's purchase of advanced Russian-built S-400 air defense missile systems is “a done deal”, warning that Ankara will retaliate if the Washington imposes sanctions over the purchase.
Egypt has condemned as “irresponsible” an assertion by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted in a coup in 2013 and who recently died in custody, was killed.
Turkey’s contract with Russia over the purchase of the Russian S-400 missile systems is a “done deal,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, once again rejecting US warnings not to go ahead with the purchase.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to an agreement with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems, saying Ankara will not step back from the deal despite US threats of “devastating” consequences.
Over 500 jailed Turkish judges and prosecutors have applied to have cases heard at Europe's top rights court after their alleged involvement in the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which the Ankara government blames on US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) suffered shock election defeats in the capital Ankara and commercial hub Istanbul last month, has vowed to confront opponents inside his own party.
Ahmet Davutoglu, a former prime minister and close ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has censured the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for its poor performance in the March local elections.
The Turkish president has lashed out at Western media outlets for launching a "smear campaign" aimed at painting a gloomy picture of Turkey's economy, which is in the throes of currency fluctuations, vowing that his country will stand firm in the face of such attacks.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey's local elections were marred by "organized crime" at ballot boxes in Istanbul, raising the possibility of rerunning a March 31 vote that handed a slim majority to the main opposition party.