Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has begun an age of “hostage diplomacy” in the year following last July’s failed coup attempt, as he attempts to use foreign nationals as “bargaining chips” in international affairs, according to a panel hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
ANKARA (Reuters) – A Turkish court has sentenced a journalist from the Wall Street Journal to two years and one month in prison in absentia on charges of carrying out propaganda for Kurdish militants, the newspaper said on Tuesday.
Protesters who were assaulted after disrupting a speech by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York City said on Friday they believed Erdogan’s bodyguards were among those who beat them.
All of the Turkish security personnel charged with crimes stemming from their May 2017 attack on a group of people protesting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington, D.C., remain at large despite movement in the legal cases against them.
19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, were indicted Tuesday for attacking protesters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May.
The State Department and Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday that two people have been arrested for their actions during an attack by supporters and employees of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on protesters in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. arming of the Kurdish YPG fighters for the push to take Raqqa, Syria, has not damaged relations between Turkey and the United States, said experts at a Wednesday panel at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
The House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday night condemning the attack by Turkish personnel on protesters in Washington, D.C., last month.
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee sent a letter to the State Department on Thursday requesting a potential arms deal between the United States and Turkey’s presidential security agency be rejected.