With his one-man grip on the Turkish state increasingly secure, Erdogan spent a year fighting for every populist cause he could.
Meanwhile, a gathering of hardline anti-government Syrian groups met in Riyadh and persisted in the demand that Assad leaves power.
How else are we to explain Turkey’s ambition to take the lead in the current crisis and champion the voice of the Rohingya Muslims internationally?
The visit to Gulf heads of states is an attempt to ease the pressure on Turkey’s ally Qatar, where, under a 2014 agreement, it maintains a military base.
Teachers and critics called it a move to avoid raising “generations who ask questions”, while the government argued evolution was “above the students’ level” of comprehension.
The extension followed weekend ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the abortive coup in which around 250 people, mostly unarmed civilians, were killed.
Around 50,000 people have been jailed pending trial and 150,000 suspended from work and stripped of basic human rights since the failed July 2016 coup
Thousands are expected to march in Hamburg this week against globalisation and what they say is corporate greed and a failure to tackle climate change.
The documentary on the cats of Istanbul portrays a face of Turkey that goes beyond the usual stereotypes.
Other regions may be helpful to Erdogan for a short time, but they cannot substitute the economic and political contributions Turkey requires of Europe.
Under Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule, Turkey has jailed more than a hundred journalists since the failed coup last year.
The Turkish president’s comments on Kashmir were made knowing full well they were contrary to India’s position. He was, in fact, brandishing his Islamist credentials.
Though there was no formal protest, several students have opposed Jamia’s move citing “ongoing human rights violations in Turkey”.
Modi said that terrorism was a “shared” worry on which he and Erdogan had an “extensive conversation”.
The results were released despite calls by the opposition to delay a final announcement while they appealed against major flaws in the voting process.
Erdogan’s referendum victory confirms that the AKP tried to disguise its Islamist identity under the banner of conservative democracy all along.
The reunification talks have stumbled over the years due to the issue of territory and security.
Once confined to specific corners of the world and largely ignored, the 21st century has seen a revival of populism in politics. But where is it headed?
The mission of observers from the 47-member Council of Europe, the continent’s leading human rights body, had said that the referendum was an uneven contest.
Opponents have said that the vote was marred by irregularities and they will challenge it.
Basharat Peer’s A Question of Order: India, Turkey and the Return of Strongmen shows how the air of contemporary politics across the world, is filled with xenophobia and a fear of the democratically-elected autocrats.
Turkey’s referendum could lead to a tremendous change in the country’s political development, leading to an extremely autocratic Erdogan regime.
The vote may bring the biggest change in the country’s system of governance since the modern Turkish republic was founded on the ashes of the Ottoman Empire almost a century ago.
An adversary of EU expansion, Vladimir Putin is pleased to see Turkey’s chance of acquiring full EU membership rapidly diminish.
Some of Erdogan’s supporters, who have backed him over the past decade, are growing disillusioned by the burgeoning cult of personality around him.
Erdogan will apparently stop at nothing to centralise power – and every move that backfires makes him even more desperate.
Proponents of inward-looking politics have demonstrated an impressive capacity to exploit the globalisation of the political sphere.
Donald Trump’s extremely effective at dividing and conquering his opponents. What would it take for progressives to divide his supporters?
By taking centre stage at the Astana conference with Turkey as its ally and asserting itself in the Syrian civil war by organising a ceasefire, Russia has re-established itself as a global power of consequence.
Supporters welcome the move as a guarantor of stability at a time of turmoil while opponents see as a step towards an authoritarian state.
The paper said that the Turkish government’s action is an affront to the freedom of press after the reporter was sent back to London from the airport.
Turkey’s is in a downward spiral. The sweeping crackdowns and increased religious polarisation will feed resentment and hatred, which in turn will to lead to more violence and subsequently further crackdowns.
The controversial bill was approved by a majority of lawmakers who voted in favour of the final article to turn Turkey into a presidential democracy.
Rudimentarily masked by arguments of counter-terrorism, Turkish society has been put into a straitjacket, with no form of dissent being acceptable.
The reform will enable Erdogan to appoint and dismiss government ministers, take back the leadership of the ruling party and govern until 2029.
Turkey’s government continues to conflate journalism it doesn’t like with terrorism and other crimes against the state.
The divisive tactics that put Turkey’s president in control could yet be his undoing.
After an extraordinarily turbulent year, the Turkish people hope that 2017 will be calmer and more peaceful.
The US rejected Erdogan’s claims that they had been supporting ISIS and other Kurdish militant groups, calling them “ludicrous.”
Twenty-nine police officers are facing charges of disobeying orders on the July night.