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Espen Barth Eide
The biggest success would be an actual comprehensive agreement. That's hard, but not impossible, in the sense that so much has been discussed that you know, if this is really productive and we take our time and we focus on the essentials, it is not beyond reach. It could happen. Short of that, we could have not a framework deal, but a breakthrough on the key issues.feedback
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NEW Jun 28 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Turkey. 435 people are quoted and you can read 796 citations of them about Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Binali Yildirim, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “Those so-called friends don't see any issue walking along with terror organisations who want to divide Turkey.”.
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Hubert Faustmann

It will all depend on the security chapter ... If they agree it will be a success, a breakthrough. If it doesn't it will be a failure.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Demanding that Turkey pulls its soldiers is unfortunately also disrespectful toward Turkey.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Given that a law made by two drunken [people] is respected, why should a law that is commanded by religion be rejected by your side?feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We consider these demands to be contrary to international law. It is a breach of Qatar's sovereign rights. Even though they still didn't come back to us on this, asking Turkey to pull back its troops [from Qatar] is disrespectful to Turkey.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I have a small condition about my blood pressure, related to my diabetes. Thank God, I'm well now.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We approve and appreciate the attitude of Qatar against the list of 13 demands ...This approach of 13 demands is against international law because you cannot attack or intervene in the sovereignty of a country.feedback

Anwar Gargash

We hope that Turkey prioritises the interest of the Turkish state and not partisan ideology.feedback

Natalie Nougayrède

With so much volatility in the Middle East, a quiet rapprochement is in everyone’s interest. Remember how, during the Brexit referendum campaign, voters were told that “millions of Turks” would swamp Europe and Britain if it didn’t get out? Government ministers went on TV to say Turkey’s accession to the EU was just on the horizon, as a result of a refugee deal brokered between Angela Merkel and the Turkish government. Brexiters assured audiences that visa liberalisation for Turks was looming: the hordes were at the gates. None of that happened, of course. Nor is it about to.feedback

Dennis Rodman

I was just so happy to see the kid released. Later that day, that's when we found out he was ill, no one knew that. We jumped up and down. ... Some good things came of this trip. I didn't know that he was sick. People don't see the good side about that country. It's like going, like, to Asia. It's like going to, like, Istanbul, Turkey, or any place like that. You know, you're going to see some poverty. You're going to see some people that's not doing too well.feedback

Fikri Isik

If there is such a demand, it will mean interference in bilateral ties. The strengthening of the Turkish base would be a positive step in terms of the Gulf's security. Re-evaluating the base agreement with Qatar is not on our agenda.feedback

Bulent Tufenkci

Since June 5 exports to Qatar have amounted to $32.5 million. Of this $12.5 million is food. This figure is three times the normal level.feedback

Fikri Isik

The base in Qatar is both a Turkish base and one that will preserve the security of Qatar and the region. At the moment, there is no likelihood of bringing the matter back to the table.feedback

Yagmur Kucuk

It's not true that Turkey is becoming less secular. Everyone can believe whatever they like.feedback

Jenny White

Uses religion to get votes. But they do not have a coherent theological, religious ideology.feedback

Jenny White

The A.K.P. is all about staying in power – and whatever it has to do to stay in power, it will do.feedback

Feray Aytekin Aydogan

Forget high school, you can comfortably explain it in preschool. This is one of the basic topics you need to understand living beings, life and nature.feedback

Abdullah al-Muhanadi

There's a lot on the list that is simply not true or unreasonable, so how can we comply? There are no IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) elements in Qatar and the agreement with Turkey is a long-standing diplomatic agreement so we cannot ask them to leave.feedback

Jean-Pierre Rivère

I will only say two or three things on Mario. The first is that the player wants to stay in Nice. Afterwards, he's ready to make financial efforts to continue to work with us.feedback

Bruce Riedel - The Brookings Institution

Turkey has come to Qatar's support and Iran is posturing as Qatar's ally, while Pakistan and Oman are again neutral. The king has complete authority and control. His choice of his favorite son is likely to provoke quiet muttering and complaining in the family and the clerical establishment, but not a challenge. The longer-term costs of upsetting the legitimacy of the line of succession in the midst of low oil prices and regional tensions are much more worrisome. The young prince is poised to inherit a kingdom under stress at home and abroad.feedback

Hemin Hawrami

We expect Turkey and other countries to understand the legitimate aspirations of Kurdistani people. We will start a serious long, patient process (of dialogue) with Baghdad.feedback

Hemin Hawrami

We are exercising our democratic right ... As people in Turkey voting for their constitutional reform exercised their own democratic right, so we are exercising our democratic right to see what the people of Kurdistan want.feedback

Nona Akhaladze

This was all ours before the Turks stole it from us.feedback

Brooks Koepka

I've been trying to win so badly. I felt like I've underachieved. I just felt like I should be winning more... I just couldn't stand the fact that I'd only won once. I look at all these places I won. I just won in Japan in November. And to win on the European Tour in Turkey and (PGA Tour in) Phoenix. You look back at all the wins, even on the Challenge Tour. It's pretty cool. I'd love to get a map and just look at all the places I've won. It's pretty cool.feedback

Mehmet Altan

Today I stand before you … as someone whose thoughts are on trial.feedback

Tobias Garnett

They are being charged with the same accusations as those who picked up rifles and committed violence on the night of the coup.feedback

Kemal Kilicdaroglu

For the future of this country, for the future of our children, we have to fight together. Our march has no links to a political party, this march is a blessed march.feedback

Kemal Kilicdaroglu

Our march will continue until there is justice in this country. We are in the days where the actual guilty are not tried, but the innocent are.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Can you imagine what would the attitude be if something similar happens in Turkey?feedback

Kemal Kilicdaroglu

This march has nothing to do with a specific political party. This is a blessed march, this is a march for justice. Anyone who wants justice should support this march. In a country where jails are full, there is no justice.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

We do not want any differences between our brothers in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, and it is not enough to say that there is a problem without trying to resolve it. Turkey seeks to resolve the unprecedented crisis between brotherly countries in the GCC.feedback

Mark Weekes

The case against the defendant is that in early January 2016 he travelled out to Turkey from the UK, and it's quite plain from the facts his ultimate destination from where he was turned back was Syria, with the intention of fighting for Islamic State.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We appreciate Qatar's laid back and constructive stance. Trying to isolate Qatar, which certainly carries out an efficient fight against terrorism, will not contribute to resolve any problems.feedback

Suleyman Sensoy

Obviously Qatar is being punished by certain countries, I think the mounting anger from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the United States toward Qatar's policies has triggered this crisis . Turkey will continue to rely on bilateral or multilateral diplomacy in an attempt to get the situation back to normal.feedback

Sibel Bozdogan

In many parts of the world, the state's role is to safeguard the interests of the public when negotiating with private developers. In Turkey, the state is the biggest developer.feedback

Efthimios Lekkas

We are advising residents in affected areas of Lesbos to remain outdoors until buildings can be inspected.feedback

Haluk Özener

We will be seeing the aftershocks of this in the coming hours, days and weeks.feedback

Didem Eris

The trembling was really bad. Everything in my clinic started shaking wildly, we all ran outside with the patients. We are very used to earthquakes as people of Izmir but this one was different. I thought to myself that this time we were going to die.feedback

Ayse Selvi

My God, all the picture frames fell on the ground and I have no idea how I ran out. I'm scared to go inside now. We were really scared.feedback

Fatih Terim

First things first: I have quit the national team. Why are people still talking my behind back? I've made a quick decision because some of my team-mates were also willing to quit. But I told them it was never the true way and we were serving our country. I told them this was just a personal issue.feedback

Fatih Terim

I have quit the thing that I loved most, that I struggled to achieve for 30 years. Not even a single person respects that? Can those journalist let go of the thing they love most?feedback

Arda Turan

While people were calling me a 'bonus hunter', Burak never requested any money. He even wanted me to let this go. But it was about the balance in the team. As the captain, I have to receive and give information about my team.feedback

Christiana Kalogirou

The information we have is that there are 10 injuries ... The army is also helping, and will provide tents for people remaining outside their homes. They will be able to stay in sports facilities.feedback

Emmanuel Adebayor

I had some great experiences in England in clubs who are among the best in the country. I was happy there, my family too. The only error that I made was to sign for Crystal Palace in January 2016. I have no reason to leave. I am very happy in Turkey.feedback

Asha Mehta

Saudi Arabia will become tied to significant global capital flows. The market could be larger than Turkey, larger than Thailand, possibly larger than Mexico.feedback

Hiwa Aminnejad

Unlike other countries where Kurds live, in Iran, we are part of the social fabric, share a common history and our languages are very close to each other. There is no apartheid for Kurds, like in Turkey, for instance.feedback

James Lynch - Insurance Information Institute

These drastic measures are already having a brutal effect, splitting children from parents and husbands from wives. People from across the region – not only from Qatar, but also from the states implementing these measures – risk losing jobs and having their education disrupted. All the states involved in this dispute must ensure their actions do not lead to human rights violations. Prosecuting anyone on this basis would be a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression. No one should be punished for peacefully expressing their views or criticizing a government decision.feedback

Yaman Akdeniz

The international community noticed this issue by reference to the Wikipedia block, but it's not a new thing from our point of view. Critical media is under stress on a daily basis – and what made that visible is the Wikipedia ban.feedback

Alp Toker

Turkey has lost its voice online because of its inability to edit Wikipedia.feedback

Yaman Akdeniz

You forget that it's blocked, and then you click on it and then – boomph, nothing: You realize you can't access it.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I say it should be lifted completely. There are those who are uncomfortable with us standing by our Qatari brothers, providing them with food. I'm sorry, we will continue to give Qatar every kind of support. Until now I have not seen Qatar give support to terror.feedback

Aengus Kelly - AerCap

I think one can read too much into a short-term event. Global travel is resilient. We have been through so much in the last decade: Russia, Brazil, Eurozone crisis, Turkey. Having said that, a lot of capacity has been going into the Gulf region. Some carriers in the Gulf recognized about a year and a half ago that there wasn't an endless growth model of 15 percent a year. They will be deferred and the market will come back into balance.feedback

Ozgur Unluhisarcikli

The countries allied with Saudi Arabia want to see Qatar capitulate.feedback

Galip Dalay

Turkey does not want to be forced into this crisis, and having to take one side against another. On the other hand, Turkey is very concerned that if Qatar succumbs to pressure, inevitably Qatar will re-evaluate its relationship with Turkey. That will mean that Turkey's role in the region will be further constrained.feedback

Ozturk Yilmaz

With these agreements, Turkey is making a choice and by standing by Qatar it is taking on the other countries. This is a wrong policy. How will you be a mediator if you are taking sides?feedback

Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani

There will be no shortage of food and other products as more than 95 per cent of imports from Qatar arrive by air and sea.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

If they want to leave, it is up to them. We are not going to beg. They were the ones who wanted to come and we helped them.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

If Germany decides to pull out of Incirlik, we might as well say goodbye.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Backing terrorist organisations that murder civilians, carry out ethnic cleansing and heap pressure on everyone who has different opinions, literally forces us to live on a bomb whose safety pin has been removed.feedback

Giuseppe Amato

A person going to Turkey with a backpack aroused some suspicion, also because he told the agent who checked him that he wanted to go and be a terrorist, then he corrected himself, . We did not have the elements to prove that he was a terrorist. Some of his behaviour made him suspicious.feedback

Arda Turan

Bad things happened last night. But am I regretful? No. Now I feel at ease. I talked with our coach and president of the federation and said that I want to leave national team. I said that I don't want to play against Kosovo.feedback

Steny Hoyer

The conduct must change. There must be consequences for this unprovoked attack.feedback

George Clooney

I run into the kitchen, where I have these turkey meatballs, and I rub them all over my shoes … Who knew Einstein was such a food whore on top of everything? He throws himself at my feet. Forever, now, he just thinks of me as the guy with the meatball feet. He loves me. I can do no wrong. He follows me everywhere.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

Turkey and Germany are going through a troubled period.feedback

Ahmad Majidyar

Tehran views the heightening tension between Qatar and other regional Arab powers as an opportunity to weaken the Gulf Cooperation Council and the U.S.-Arab alliance created during Trump's last trip to Riyadh to fight terrorism and counter Iran and its proxies in the region.feedback

Amin Saikal

It can accelerate its relationship with Turkey and Iran, who have already said they are happy to help to compensate for the boycott. That will place the U.S. in a serious dilemma. The U.S. has major military bases in Qatar but at the same time, it wants to maintain close ties with Saudi Arabia.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I want to clearly say that we disapprove of the sanctions on Qatar. These developments, coming at a time when we need solidarity and cooperation more than ever, are no good for any country in the region.feedback

Fadhil Dawood

They take money and they do whatever they want.feedback

Jamie Crowley

It's going to be good, you're going to get through it.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

At the moment, a visit to Konya is possible but not to Incirlik. In the future, if the conditions are there and there is normalization (a visit to) Incirlik may be possible. If Germany takes positive steps, we will always take two (positive) steps. But we cannot ignore the current situation. They have started a trend in Europe, the intelligence agencies are using journalists. Why? So that if they are caught, they can start a campaign and press for their release by claiming 'a journalist has been arrested, journalists are being jailed.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

We have to respect that Turkey for domestic political reasons cannot approve visits. But then you know the opinion of the German parliament which will now in the very near future make reference to that part of the mandate which says that, if visits aren't possible, the German government will have to look for another location.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

German MPs can visit the Konya base. There is no problem to visit Konya where we have a NATO base. And we are working on the technical details. At the moment there is no decision for Incirlik.feedback

Mohamed Hasehm

Cutting relations is a must because Qatar, Turkey and Iran support the terrorism that we face. It is a given. Relations must be ended.feedback

Angela Merkel

Today, we are united across all borders in horror and sadness, but equally in determination. I stress for Germany: in the fight against all forms of terrorism, we stand firmly and decisively at the side of Great Britain.feedback

Michael Leiter

This is a trend that we've seen more and more. We saw it in the airport attack in Turkey. We saw it in the airport attack in Brussels.feedback

Mehmet Kanter

With a feeling of shame I apologize to our president and the Turkish people for having such a son.feedback

Adam Posen - Bank of England

These are techocratic things that even if they work, would prevent bad outcomes. The Commission, technocrats never get credit for preventing bad outcomes. You need something positive to create the political momentum in support of Europe, in support of the euro area. And given the recent elections, not just Macron and given the external threat that Europe faces from the U.S., from Turkey, from Russia I think it's a positive opportunity.feedback

Suleyman Soylu

We don't send our children to school to become terrorists.feedback

Veli Sacilik

If we win, then it will encourage others. They canceled my wife and my daughter's passports, too. What's her crime? She's just 6.feedback

Ali Seker

There are signs that if they lose consciousness they will be force-fed.feedback

Acun Karadag

The message they're sending, is that, We can kill you with hunger, but you can't kill yourself with hunger.feedback

Oliver Dlouhý

Ticket prices are always fluctuating for different reasons. Some of the changes from one year to the next can be attributed to factors from fuel prices to socio-political shifts such as Brexit and general elections. Egypt and Turkey, for example, saw a decrease in ticket prices because of a decrease in demand as a result of regional turmoil.feedback

George Soros

Most Europeans of my generation were supporters of further integration. Subsequent generations came to regard the EU as an enemy that deprives them of a secure and promising future. Externally, the EU is surrounded by hostile powers – Putin's Russia, Erdogan's Turkey, Sisi's Egypt and the America that Trump would like to create but can't. Internally, the European Union has been governed by outdated treaties ever since the financial crisis of 2008. These treaties have become less and less relevant to prevailing conditions.feedback

George Soros

Externally, the EU is surrounded by hostile powers – [Vladimir] Putin's Russia, [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan's Turkey, [Abdel-Fatah al-] Sisi's Egypt and the America that [Donald] Trump would like to create if he could, but can't.feedback

Sara Browne

Honour killings are a significantly underreported problem. These are international cases and we need an international response. We must ensure that there is no safe have for perpetrators of these crimes.feedback

Sara Browne

When justice is not done this sends a very dangerous message All governments have a role to play in fighting this horrific crime.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

Donald Trump, the President of Turkey or the President of Russia are of a mindset of power relations, which doesn't bother me. I don't let anything go. That's how one makes oneself respected.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

We are doing our best in dialogue with the administration and Congress to make the U.S. understand that funding development aid, funding foreign policy in general, funding organizations like the U.N., is also in the interests of the American people. It's not only the Russias and the Chinas that are occupying the ground; if you look at Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, the regional powers in many parts of the world - when the big powers leave some space they will occupy it.feedback

Kenny Jacobs

For the industry in general I think uncertainty over Brexit, that is the single biggest issue. Other than that there is over-capacity in Europe as charters are moving out of Turkey, north Africa, into mainland Europe. They will continue to be the two biggest challenges in the coming year.feedback

Leyla Suren

In this courtroom, only the prosecutor was speaking for Hatun Surucu – so Hatun Surucu was once again alone.feedback

David O'Brien - Ryanair

Given the terrorist attacks and a big shift in capacity from North Africa Egypt and Turkey into Spain creating overcapacity, it was a good year.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We are going to remove the word 'arena' from stadiums. What does arena mean? We don't have such a thing in our language.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

In the final analysis, all cultures in fact emerge, develop and flourish within a certain society and specific geography.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Of course you know what they used to do in arenas in the past? They would let people be shred to pieces. We are going to remove the word 'arena' from stadiums.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

We were very shocked, because ... we know how this can hurt the people of your country, but more generally for Europe. Because they attack our young, and very young people. I said at the G-7 table that I don't regard it as a collective victory that on Syria ... not one of us was capable of being around the table. You have Russia, Iran and Turkey. That is a defeat. So we must talk to Russia to change the framework for getting out of the military crisis in Syria and to build a much more collective and integrated inclusive political solution.feedback

Serdar Kuni

I was thinking, all I have done is treat people and help them survive difficult times. I have been a practicing physician in Cizre for 12 years. I have no connection with armed groups. I have always simply practiced my profession and given medical help to those who needed it.feedback

Enes Kanter

Right now I am country-less. I am open to adoption definitely. I am going to try to become an American citizen. I have a green card. We will see if they can speed up the process a little bit. It would definitely be nice. Right now my next move is becoming an American citizen. It was of course scary. It was scary because there was a chance they might send me back to Turkey. And if they send me back to Turkey, probably you guys wouldn't hear a word from me the second day. It would have definitely gotten really ugly.feedback

Samuel Huntington

Turkey "would have to reject Ataturk's legacy more thoroughly than Russia has rejected Lenin's. It would also take a leader of Ataturk's caliber and one who combined religious and political legitimacy to remake Turkey from a torn country into a core state.feedback

Mustafa Akyol

About five years ago, everyone was talking about the 'Turkish model.'… These days, I think back on those times with nostalgia and regret.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

There is no difference in killing the fetus in a mother's womb or killing a person after birth.feedback

Abdullah Gul

Erdogan was like a small kid when he was with her. After she died, he began to think more about death.feedback

Daniel Byman - The Brookings Institution

An exceptionally charismatic leader can overcome even strong institutions.feedback

Jeff Ballou

This is not Turkey, I get that; this is not North Korea, I get that, too. But the steady deterioration of atmosphere, of civility and common decency, of outright unconstitutional behavior towards journalists, is deeply worrying. People feel that if the leader of the free world can be offensive and aggressive towards journalists, why can't they do the same?feedback

Jason Chaffetz

As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else. And it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate, and there are repercussions for the violation of law.feedback

Nikki Haley

We don't know how long this conflict's going to last. What we do know is that whether it's Jordan, whether it's Turkey, the sustainability of the situation as it is should keep evolving.feedback

Nikki Haley

You've got a lot of different organizations trying to do the same thing. The humanitarian organizations don't need to get into the development business. They need to do what they're good at, and that's the humanitarian role. We need to bring in the development organizations more.feedback

Hans Peter Doskozil

I strongly condemn Turkey's course of action in Nato. It is irresponsible behaviour against Austria and strengthens my position that Turkey is very far from being part of the EU. In this, Turkey is endangering the security interests of Europe. The blockade has a long-term impact on the peace missions in the Western Balkans.feedback

John McCain

We should throw the Turkish ambassador out of the country, we should identify those people that performed these unlawful acts of beating people up and they should be charged.feedback

Enes Kanter

The reason behind it was, whoever is going to try to go against the president, he's going to try to shut him down. It was, of course, scary. If they sent me back to Turkey, probably you guys wouldn't hear a word from me the second day. I'm not even from America, and I see all these people and I get all this support. I feel like this is my home now.feedback

Enes Kanter

They've been holding us here for hours, by these two police [officers]. The reason behind it is just, of course, my political views, and the guy who did it is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey.feedback

Andrew Gardner - Amnesty International

What we've seen is that instead of using the state of emergency to counter genuine threats to national security, it's been abused to stifle criticism of the ruling AK party. And there's every signal that that will continue. More than 100,000 people have not just lost their jobs, in a completely arbitrary process, but had their professional and personal lives shattered as well.feedback

Enes Kanter

I'm playing basketball in front of millions of people – that's why I'm here now. But there are thousands of people getting killed, raped. It's really sad to see all this. My friends' family are in jail. I hope the world is watching this. I want people to do something about it. I'm not even from America, and I see all these people and I get all this support. I feel like this is my home now.feedback

Enes Kanter

If they sent me back to Turkey, probably you guys wouldn't hear a word from me the second day. The reason behind it was, whoever is going to try to go against the president, he's going to try to shut him down. The Secret Service of Indonesia and the army was looking for me because the Turkish government told them that I'm a dangerous man. I'm getting death threats almost every day.feedback

Enes Kanter

We are in Romania and they said they cancelled my passport by [the] Turkish embassy. The reason behind it is just, of course, my political views and the guy who did it is, you know, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey. You guys know him. He has attacked the people in Washington. He is a bad, bad man. He is a dictator and he is the Hitler of our century.feedback

Enes Kanter

What's up world. Just wanted to say we are in Romania and they said they cancelled my passport by Turkish Embassy. They have been holding us here for hours by these two police. The reason behind is of course my political views. The guy who did it is the President of Turkey, and you guys know him by now. He's attacked the people in Washington he's a bad bad man. He is a dictator and he is the Hitler of our century. I'll keep you posted guy, but just pray for us and I'll tell you what's going on. Appreciate it.feedback

Enes Kanter

The reason behind it is just, of course, my political views, and the guy who did it is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the president of Turkey. I will keep you posted guys, but just pray for us, and I'll tell you guys what's going on.feedback

Bob Blackman

Clearly there needs to be a limit on how much any individual should be required to pay. It's a bit of a turkey on the doorstep. Everybody likes the cap.feedback

Heather Nauert

We respect those concerns, and continue regular consultations with our NATO ally on this and other topics of mutual importance.feedback

Brant Pinvidic

Albert just loves to be right in the middle. He is more social than our dogs.feedback

Brant Pinvidic

I've learned that animals have personalities that you might not expect. I've rescued horses, cats and dogs and it's a very profound experience.feedback

Brant Pinvidic

We left Albert in the chicken coop for a week before we let him roam the yard with the other chickens (they need to imprint on their new home or they wander off). On Thanksgiving Day, we let him out for the first time and rather than wandering the yard with the others, he followed me right inside the house. Albert is literally the happiest when he is surrounded by people. He LOVES attention and will head right to the crowd. He is definitely not trying to mate; I've seen him mate and it's very different.feedback

Brant Pinvidic

It was a little scary for me the first time because I didn't know anything about turkeys, but he was so gentle and loving it didn't take long to fall in love!feedback

Brant Pinvidic

The babies are very bonded to me and like to be cuddled, too. I think they will be awesome pets like Albert!feedback

Mike Pence

Yet Pence was the head of the transition team that recommended Flynn for National Security Adviser and news reports in November 2016 had disclosed Flynn's lobbying for Turkey.feedback

Lucy Usoyan

I saw blood everywhere. For a second, I thought that I [was] not in the capital of the U.S., but in Turkey, being beaten by Erdogan supporters.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

They are shouting, but they don't know what's going on back in Turkey.feedback

John McCain

This is the United States of America. This isn't Turkey. This isn't a third-world country, and this kind of thing cannot go unresponded to diplomatically, and maybe in other ways. These are not just average people at this. This is Erdogan's security detail. Somebody told them to go out there and beat up on these peaceful demonstrators, and I think it should have repercussions, including identifying these people and bringing charges against them. People have the right in our country to peacefully demonstrate, and they were peacefully demonstrating.feedback

Sebastian Barbe - Crédit Agricole

We are seeing a classic rise in global uncertainty with risk assets being out of favour and positions being closed on some of the most risky emerging markets such as Turkey and South Africa. We have been advising clients to be a bit cautious, even before the Trump issues, because volatility was low, good news had been priced in and protectionist fears had already receded. This is not just the usual political noise that's spreading to markets, it can impact the ability of the government to finalise reforms which are necessary for appetite of investors to continue.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We said we would not be in such an operation with you where you ally with terror organizations and so we said good luck. We are already telling you in advance, our rules of engagement give us this authority, we will take such a step and we won't discuss it or consult with anyone. Because we have no time to lose. We won't hesitate to launch similar operations if we see the need.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

Brett McGurk is definitely giving support to PKK and YPG. It would be useful if this person was replaced.feedback

Mohammed Alyahya

This administration is very clear, not just with Saudi Arabia, but also with Turkey and other traditional allies, that the idea is to double down on existing relationships and to put allies first.feedback

Bethenny Frankel

I pack Bryn's lunch every day. I put the turkey and the cheese or the ham and cheese on a whole wheat wrap every day. They can get hot lunch – most of the kids in the class get hot lunch – but she chooses, and I don't know why it just makes me so happy. I always bring it up, and I always say in front of her friends, Bryn, how come you don't get hot lunch?, Because I like the way my mommy makes it.' Even Fridays! Even pizza days. So I do a hard boiled egg, I have a whole little thing I do.feedback

Bethenny Frankel

It's also for women who are coming back from the gym – everyone is trying to be healthy and eat protein – so it's a good thing to roll up a piece of turkey and have it taste good. It tastes miles better than anything I've had. So I like the category, I like the partner, I like the solution.feedback

Bethenny Frankel

It's a terrible category with terrible options that are all high in sodium and not natural and frankly, gross. The turkey is stuck to each other and it's not pleasant to the eye or to the palate. I eat differently everyday. I had a blueberry chocolate chip muffin today, I think two days ago my breakfast was avocado toast, sometimes I have Matcha tea, sometimes I have a Skinnygirl coffee. It's always different. I believe in variety.feedback

Heather Nauert

We are concerned by the violent incidents involving protesters and Turkish security personnel Tuesday evening. Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest. We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

It is absolutely unacceptable to take the YPG-PYD into consideration as partners in the region and it's going against a global agreement we reached. In the same way, we should never allow those groups who want to change the ethnic or religious structures in the region to use terrorism as a pretext. Of course, Mr Trump's victory has led to an awakening of new expectations for Turkey and the region it is in. We know the new US administration will not let these hopes be in vain. I believe today's meeting will strengthen our longstanding alliance and strategic partnership.feedback

Soner Cagaptay

I wonder if Erdogan wants Gulen to be extradited. He ceases being the eternal enemy, and instead becomes more of a martyr rather than a nefarious coup plotter.feedback

Aaron Stein

Turkey is no longer viewed as a top tier ally by key actors in the U.S. policy debate, and instead is viewed as an irritant who failed to take decisive steps against the Islamic State in the early days of the war.feedback

Ragip Soylu

Turkish officials specifically conveyed to their American counterparts at the highest levels almost in every meeting that Turkey would continue to hit the YPG whenever Ankara feels [it] necessary or feels threatened. A senior Turkish official would not confirm, but many other sources suggested that Turkey sees the area at a 30-kilometer distance across the border in Syria as a red line for YPG movement.feedback

Robert Kelner

The engagement could be construed to have principally benefited the Republic of Turkey.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

There is no place for the terrorist organisations in the future of our region. Will never be accepted.feedback

Ümit Akbulut

Then there were some trouble between Turkey and Netherlands, so we decided to postpone that tour. That's when Gregory started to ask his money back.feedback

Ümit Akbulut

I said 'We can change the date but we can't give you your money back because this is how the showbiz is!' So these claims are completely false.feedback

Ümit Akbulut

When Gregory first came to Turkey, he had some trouble with the club. I recommended him to do some charity work, like visiting sick children or posting something related to Turkey via his social media accounts. He asked me to promote his brand and I arranged a meeting between him and Floyd Mayweather's manager. They reached an agreement for about $4.2 million. He was supposed to go to three different countries for the promotion and Floyd shot a special video for him also. We haven't shown it yet.feedback

Sezgin Tanrikulu

Turkey is under a state of emergency since (the failed coup), during which human rights have been trampled on. Human rights and democracy are not part of Trump's agenda, but we hope that he abandons this stance. A Turkey that moves away from the world is to no one's interest.feedback

Margaret Huang - Amnesty International USA

President Trump recently praised President Erdogan for winning a referendum in which dissenting opinions were ruthlessly suppressed, yet President Trump has been silent on Turkey's alarming crackdown on the media. The world will be watching, hoping that both presidents will reaffirm their commitments to protecting human rights.feedback

Ozturk Turkdogan

A new initiative with the Kurds would bring peace to Turkey and resolve the Kurdish issue that is plaguing the Middle East.feedback

Fethullah Gulen

My homeland’s slide into authoritarianism must be stopped.feedback

Friedrich Joussen - TUI

When you look at the performance in H1 and when you look at the underlying trends, I think it's very strong. Also we've had last year a profit increase of 14.5 percent and we guided for this year another profit increase of 10 percent – and the basis for that is a transformation story. We have been a [tour] operator only and now we are a hotel and cruise company, and when you see the profit contributions it is cruise and hotel profits which are driving the performance.feedback

Friedrich Joussen - TUI

We are very certain and very confident that we actually can achieve our guidance of at least 10 percent EBITA growth for the full year. I think when you look at the overall customers for H1, you can see that we had a roundabout 8 percent more customers than the year before. So yes it's true that we shift some demand away from Tunisia or Egypt or Turkey into other countries.feedback

Friedrich Joussen - TUI

However also in all fairness, I think as always the countries will come back, particularly right now Turkey, we see a very much increasing trends – so therefore I think it is some volatility but as long as we are more relevant to more customers, I think we are in a very healthy industry.feedback

Jim Farley

We are spending a lot of time thinking and talking about how we need to change our operations and what support we need from the government and other entities, not only in the UK, to make sure (trade) friction doesn't get created.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The fight against terrorism should not be lead with another terror organization.feedback

Soli Ozel

Naturally (Turkey) would have to consider the aftermath of closing the Incirlik base to (U.S.) use. It will not be very easy to put relations back on track. I think ultimately a formula will be found. I think neither side wants to cut relations.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We have walked on these paths together. We have been soaked by the rain together. Now every song I hear reminds me of you.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We are together with our nation, and we will walk together. We say, One nation, one flag, one homeland, one state.' Who can stand in front of this unity, togetherness and brotherhood?feedback

Amberin Zaman

The Syrian Kurds aren't perfect. But they're Washington's best bet for striking at the Islamic State.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We don't find it suitable at all for the United States to stand side by side with a terrorist organisation and a terrorist organisation to stand by the U.S.feedback

Soner Cagaptay

In many ways, Erdogan remains the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, clinging to a lifetime of grievance.feedback

Tamara Cofman Wittes

Prioritizing near-term security cooperation over the democratic and human rights of one partner is commonplace in American foreign policy, and Trump's action here is an exaggerated example that proves the rule. This is Donald Trump! He is a deeply short-term, deeply transactional thinker when it comes to international relationships.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I hope very much that this mistake will be reversed immediately. We want to believe that our allies would prefer [to] be side by side with ourselves rather than with the terror groups.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

We will work together. We'll work out any of the concerns. I'm not concerned at all about the NATO alliance and the relations between our nations. It's not always tidy, but we work out the issues. It's the only NATO country that confronts an insurgency in its own ground from the PKK, and we will work very closely with Turkey in support of their security on their southern border. It's Europe's southern border, and we'll stay closely connected.feedback

Dana White

The secretary reiterated U.S. commitment to protecting our NATO ally.feedback

Jim Farley

For Ford, it's not only important for the UK's agreement with the 27 (remaining EU) countries but equally important are countries like Turkey and South Africa which hasn't really been talked about. There should be a transition period. That transition period is really critical for the future of our investments in the UK.feedback

James Jeffrey

He can't live with a Y.P.G. statelet that is supported by the U.S. and is linked with Iran.feedback

Aaron Stein

I tend to take the Turkish president at his word. If he keeps telling everybody that he could do something in Iraq, I tend to think he could do something in Iraq.feedback

Soner Cagaptay

They will do everything they can do to take it out before it becomes P.K.K. headquarters No. 2. I think this could be the basis of the Trump-Erdogan deal.feedback

Nurettin Canikli

We expect that this mistake is to be rectified. We cannot accept the presence of terrorist organizations that would threaten the future of the Turkish state. We hope the U.S. administration will put a stop to this wrong and turn back from it. Such a policy will not be beneficial, you can't be in the same sack as terrorist organizations.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

Every weapon that goes to Y.P.G. is a threat against Turkey. The United States knows our opinions well. In our Washington visit, we will share those reasons with Trump. Our president will meet Trump himself.feedback

Sean Spicer

We are keenly aware of the security concerns of our coalition partner Turkey. We want to reassure the people and government of Turkey that the US is committed to preventing additional security risks and protecting our NATO ally. The US continues to prioritize our support for Arab elements of the SDF. Raqqa and all liberated territory should return to the governance of local Syrian Arabs.feedback

Dana White

We are keenly aware of the security concerns of our coalition partner Turkey. We want to reassure the people and government of Turkey that the U.S. is committed to preventing additional security risks and protecting our NATO ally. Raqqa and all liberated territory should return to the governance of local Syrian Arabs. The fight for Raqqa will be long and difficult, but will ultimately be yet another defeat for ISIS, and another step toward eliminating the ISIS threat to peace and security in the region and the world.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

Our intent is to work with the Turks, alongside one another, to take Raqqa down, and we're going to sort it out and we'll figure out how we're going to do it. But we will work it out ... War sometimes doesn't give you all good options. That's the nature of war. It's not a good situation.feedback

Amal El-Wahabi

I am not ISIS. I went to Syria because there was oppression in my country.feedback

Aine Davis

I want to make clear I am innocent of the charges… I don't even know why this case has taken so long to judge. I just want my freedom.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

That's not to say we all walk into the room with exactly the same appreciation of the problem or the path forward. We're going to sort it out. We'll figure out how we're going to do it. We've been conducting military and diplomatic dialogue with the Turks and it was a very, very useful discussion today.feedback

David Victor

All the issues around Turkey, Syria, and Russia are going to play out in Europe as much as here. I think [Trump] is going start learning, especially as the G20 process unfolds, that pissing off the Europeans for no reason is not a good idea.feedback

Osman Okyay

Today we are very pleased and proud to be uniting our energy with one of the biggest jet engine makers of the world. This partnership is a milestone in the development of the aerospace and defense industries of Turkey.feedback

Yasemin Congar

We want them to know, we want their families to know, we want their readers and audiences to know, and we want the government to know that they are not alone. Journalism is not a crime.feedback

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