FP roundup: Erdoğan is still angry with Biden: “Erdoğan on Biden’s resurfaced remarks: We had a friendship, how can he say that?

Joe Biden’s remarks in January about “defeating Erdoğan not by a coup but by supporting the opposition” recently went viral in Turkey.


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with Hamas leadership in Istanbul on Aug. 22.

The group’s leader Ismail Haniyeh and its number two figure Saleh al-Arouri, who was designated as a terrorist by the U.S. and has a $5 million bounty on his head, attended the meeting.

Turkish National Intelligence Agency (MİT) head Hakan Fidan, Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun and presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın were also present.

Erdoğan is both a bully and a menace. Europe ignores him at its peril

Turkey’s aggression towards its rivals and allies alike is posing a threat to regional stability, yet nobody is prepared to act

Much opprobrium has been heaped in recent days on the “elective dictatorship” of Alexander Lukashenko and his violently fraudulent bid to secure a sixth term as president of Belarus. Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign affairs chief, led a chorus of condemnation, rejecting last Sunday’s poll as “neither free nor fair”.

Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey has reinvented itself as the world’s…

Turkey slams Joe Biden’s statement from 7 months ago

As US Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s remarks on Turkey from January 2020 have resurfaced in the country, Turkey’s Presidential Spokesperson Kalın has condemned his statement in a tweet: “The days of ordering Turkey around are over.”

Turkey condemns Biden’s criticism of ‘autocrat’ Erdogan

Biden criticised Turkish president’s policy towards the Kurds and advocated supporting the Turkish opposition

Turkish parties criticize Biden’s remarks on Turkey

Only the Turkish nation – not someone from the U.S. or other country – can decide to change its government and president,

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