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Erdogan Says Parliament to Vote in January on Libya Troop Deployment

The Turkish parliament will in January vote on a motion to send troops to Libya to support the UN-backed government in Tripoli, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.

"We will present the motion to send troops (to Libya) as soon as parliament resumes" on January 7, Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara.

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Erdogan Renews Syria 'Air and Ground' Operation Threat

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday renewed Turkey's threat to launch an "air and ground" operation in Syria against a Kurdish militia viewed as terrorists by Ankara.

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Erdogan Says Russian S-400 Operational by April 2020

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that it planned to start using the Russian S-400 missile defence system -- a bone of contention with the United States -- in April 2020.

"In the coming spring, God willing in April 2020, we will be able to start using this system," he told a gathering of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara. 

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Turkey's Erdogan Absent from Mecca Islamic Summit

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was notably absent from a key summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Saudi holy city of Mecca early Saturday, an AFP photographer said.

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Erdogan Accuses Syria Regime of Undermining Turkey-Russia Deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the Syrian regime of "seeking to sabotage" Ankara's relationship with Russia through its latest offensive in the northwest of the war-torn country.

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Erdogan Wants Istanbul Vote Annulled over Alleged Irregularities

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for authorities to cancel last week's Istanbul mayoral election over alleged irregularities, local media reported Wednesday.

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Elections Over, Turkey's Erdogan Eyes Economic Reforms

Soon after his ruling party faced defeat in Ankara and Istanbul in last Sunday's election, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quick to promise reforms to revive the country's weakened economy.

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Erdogan Party Suffers Defeat in Ankara and Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party suffered a major upset on Monday after local election results showed it lost the capital Ankara and Istanbul after a decade and half in power.

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Erdogan Campaign Use of Mosque Shooter Video Draws NZ Ire

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan drew a sharp rebuke from New Zealand Monday for using controversial video shot by the Christchurch mosque gunman as an election campaign prop.

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Turkish Police behind 2013 Corruption Probe Get Life

A Turkish court handed life sentences Monday to 15 people who accused members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's inner circle of involvement in a 2013 corruption scandal, local media reported.

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