Iranian Vice President Masoud Soltanifar has said Iran sees Turkey as a partner, not a competitor, while speaking on a number of issues including bilateral relations and tourism between the two counties in a recent interview with daily Hürriyet.
Some 28 people working at Turkey’s top science body and top telecommunications authority illegally eavesdropped encrypted phones of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and a number of other officials without court order, the Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s Office has stated in an indictment.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to continue to hold public rallies and to urge voters to vote for the sake of Turkey’s future, despite strong criticism from the opposition, calling on all political party leaders to not be disturbed by his political rhetoric.
Four members of Turkey’s media watchdog have said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was violating broadcasting principles and election law, by conducting rallies across the country right before the general elections in June.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s predecessor, 11th President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gül has called the former in order to extend his good wishes after the June 7 parliamentary election, while he also reportedly called Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to deliver a message that warned him against the consequences of a possible snap election.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused prominent international media institutions like the New York Times, CNN and the BBC of trying to weaken the country and then disintegrate it in line with instructions issued to them by what he called “the superior mind.”
U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan agreed in a telephone call on July 22 to work together to "stem the flow of foreign fighters and secure Turkey's border with Syria," the White House said in a statement.