Recep Tayyip Erdogan

thumbnailRegional developments push Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders toward peace
2014-02-11The on-and-off Cyprus reunification talks may be revived soon, according to statements from Greek and Turkish Cypriot officials.
thumbnailPro-Erdogan Balkan tour finds support, receives criticism
2014-01-22While thousands are protesting in Istanbul's streets against government corruption, supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have launched a pro-government campaign across the Balkans.
thumbnailSocial media influence rises in the region
2013-12-04Social media enables people to connect with the world, but there is a danger of quickly spreading misinformation, experts say.
thumbnailMunicipalities take up Roma rights
2013-11-12Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality received an award for raising awareness of Roma issues.
thumbnailKosovo's mufti lays out plans for third term
2013-11-06Mufti Naim Ternava declared religious education and allowing headscarves in schools as his priorities.
thumbnailGreece, Turkey face rift over mosques, muftis
2013-10-30Ancient history and differences of religion pose challenges for both sides.
thumbnailAir Serbia makes first flight
2013-10-30The carrier's first jet was named for Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. In other business news: Turkey's foreign aid reaches $3.43 billion this year.
thumbnailErdogan receives award for defending minority rights
2013-10-22Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was awarded a gold medal by the Bosnia National Council (BNC) for contributing the improvement of minority rights in Serbia.
thumbnailConcerns about media freedom in the region continues
2013-10-18If countries in Southeast Europe do not take steps to address lingering problems in the area of media freedom, what is ultimately at stake is democracy, the OSCE has warned.
thumbnailExtremists, moderates debate role of Islam in Kosovo
2013-09-10An election in the Kosovo Islamic Community shows clear differences between two leading candidates.
thumbnailNATO facility boosts Turkey's defence
2013-08-26The new centre covers 11 countries across southern Europe.
thumbnailNewest EU member Croatia takes first loan
2013-07-17A European Investment Bank loan will finance projects for small and medium-sized companies. Also in business news: a Bulgarian highway is the first to directly connect Sofia to the Black Sea.
thumbnailVarying perceptions of Muslim religious dress
2013-07-08In Turkey, religious dress can be seen as more than a fashion choice, but the Balkans it is different.
thumbnailBalkans split on Erdogan's response to protests
2013-07-05The prime minister greeted the Balkans in a recent speech, but not everyone was flattered.
thumbnailResponse to demonstrations undermines democracy, analysts say
2013-06-18Brutality by police also undermines prospects for Turkey's EU candidacy, according to officials.
thumbnailEurope shows support for Istanbul protesters
2013-06-13Officials in the EU warn that the government's harsh treatment of Taksim Square demonstrators could slow its bid to join the Union.
thumbnailControl of Taksim Square seen as key
2013-06-12Clashes between protesters and police began early on Tuesday.
thumbnailTurkey, Greece look to expand co-operation
2013-03-06The two prime ministers signed 25 agreements to boost co-operation. Also in business news: Bulgaria's energy regulator proposed cutting electricity prices and BiH Airlines will launch a new route April 1st.
thumbnailTurkey, Greece talks focus on territorial waters
2013-03-01Several agreements are expected to be signed during the prime ministers' meetings.

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