Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan speaks out to defend Saudi Arabia in the wake of the Hajj tragedy that left more than 750 pilgrims dead, saying ‘it is not right to have the approach of putting the blame on Saudi Arabia’
AKP Deputy Chair Şahin has claimed that Turkey could do a better job than Saudi Arabia at organizing the Hajj pilgrimage, hours before President Erdoğan condemned “aggressive attitude” toward Saudi Arabia.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has criticized President Erdoğan over his recent remarks which displayed a policy shift to Turkey endorsing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad taking a role in the transition process of the war-torn country.

Turkey’s HDP burns bridges with interim gov’t led by AKP

Two ministers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), EU Minister Ali Haydar Konca and Development Minister Müslüm Doğan, resigned Sept. 22 from their posts in an interim cabinet in a sign of growing tension over the ongoing conflict between Turkey’s security forces and militants of the outlawed PKK
The number of foreigners visiting Turkey decreased by 2.88 percent in August to 5.13 million compared to the same period of 2014, according to Tourism Ministry data compiled by Reuters, as tourism sector players warned of further losses

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