Idlib has become a focal point of the Syrian war as government forces and allied militia have thrust towards an insurgent-held air base.
Erdogan cast the case as an American plot to undermine Turkey’s government and economy – an argument likely to resonate with nationalist supporters.
Ahead of his meeting with German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel, the Turkish foreign minister called for more economic cooperation if the ties improved between the two nations.
With his one-man grip on the Turkish state increasingly secure, Erdogan spent a year fighting for every populist cause he could.
The restoration at Suakin was agreed to during a visit to the ancient port by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
“Russia has not contributed one step to easing the suffering of Syrians and has not pressured the regime that it claims it is a guarantor by move in any real path towards a solution,” the rebel statement said.
After the shutting down of the Balkan route for migrants, people mainly from Middle East, Africa and Asia continued to arrive in Serbia, attempting to enter Croatia and the EU.
Erdogan was speaking two days after a Muslim leaders meeting in Istanbul condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision, calling on the world to respond by recognising East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
The warning comes amid UNHCR’s $4.4 billion appeal to support Syrian refugee aid programmes in surrounding countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt.
The case against the activists, who face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty, has become a flashpoint in Turkey’s tense relations with Europe.
Repressive measures are being used against Turkish journalists, with the regime going after any editor or journalist for having insulted Erdogan.
The prosecutor has called for jail sentences of up to 15 years on terrorism charges for a group of rights activists including the local head of Amnesty International.
Amid fears the proposed independence will stoke separatism among their own Kurdish populations, Iran and Turkey vowed to work closely together.
“‘Give us the pastor back’, they say. You have one pastor as well. Give him (Gulen) to us,” Erdogan said.
Turkey has been battling a three-decade insurgency in its largely Kurdish southeast and fears the referendum will inflame separatist tensions at home.
Iraq considers the vote unconstitutional, especially as it was held not only within official KRG territory itself but also on disputed territory held by Kurds elsewhere in northern Iraq.
The Kurds consider Monday’s referendum to be a historic step in the generations-old quest for a state of their own.
Older generations of Iraq’s Kurds suffered during Hussien’s Anfal campaign, and want to see their struggle for national independence come to fruition.
The former employees of the Zaman newspaper are charged with “membership of an armed terror organization” and “attempting to overthrow” the government.
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?
Prosecutors are seeking up to 43 years in jail for the newspaper staff, who stand accused of targeting Erdogan through “asymmetric war methods.”
Merkel, seeking a fourth term in office in Germany’s September 24 election, said in a debate on Sunday it was clear that Turkey should not join the EU.
If the intensity of state propaganda over the last few years is anything to go by, Erdogan and AKP have moved well beyond considerations of “soft power”.
Merkel’s conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has long opposed Turkish membership in the European Union.
Turkey has sacked or suspended more than 150,000 officials in purges since the failed putsch, while sending to jail pending trial some 50,000 people including soldiers, police, civil servants.
The comments, some of Erdogan’s harshest yet against Merkel, drew a furious response from Merkel, her government and some Turkish organisations in Germany.
Fear of conscription has been a major sticking point in the local agreements, encouraging residents to leave for rebel-held areas of northern Syria.
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For many, the Cumhuriyet trial is seen as a test for press freedom in an unsteady democracy.
Nearly 500 suspects including army generals and pilots went on trial in Turkey on Tuesday, many of them accused of commanding last year’s failed coup attempt from an air base in the capital Ankara.
Protesters say there has been an increasing number of verbal and physical attacks against women for their choice of clothing.
The European commissioner who oversees the membership talks said he needed to see “a reversal of the trend” towards authoritarianism in Turkey.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg is offering to broker the feud which arose because Turkey refused access to German lawmakers to their own troops in a Turkish base.
In a move widely perceived as an attack on free speech, Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to 43 years in jail for journalists for targeting Erdogan through “asymmetric war methods”.
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.
The arrests of eight of Turkey’s most respected human rights defenders and two European information technology trainers have been called “a repressive new low for the Turkish state”
In Turkey, Thousands More Police Officers, Civil Servants and Academics Dismissed in Latest Crackdown
The latest decree dismissed 2,303 police and 302 academics, while also stripping 342 retired officers and soldiers of their ranks and grades.
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