The opposition’s efforts to find a joint candidate was a “project of political design” and “blew up in their hands,” said Prime Minister Binali Yıdırım, responding to questions from reporters over speculations about former President Abdullah Gül’s candidacy for the upcoming elections.
Turkey’s Supreme Board of Elections (YSK) on April 26 announced the calendar for the June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Turkey is hoping to revive a joint mechanism by the European Union and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) for the status of Jerusalem, 16 years after the two bodies had first come together to avoid a deepening clash of civilizations between the West and the East in the post-Sep. 11 era.
Facebook Inc shares rose on April 25 after the social network reported a surprisingly strong 63 percent rise in profit and an increase in users, with no sign that business was hurt by a scandal over the mishandling of personal data.
Confidence among German consumers is on the wane as the public frets over conflict lines being drawn between world powers that could sap growth, a survey showed yesterday.
Energy major Royal Dutch Shell said yesterday that profits leapt by about two thirds in the first quarter of 2018, energized by resurgent global crude oil and gas prices.
The Philippines has ordered an Australian Catholic nun to leave the country in 30 days after the immigration bureau revoked her missionary visa for joining protest rallies, an immigration official said on April 25.
Japan’s education minister apologized on April 25 for using an official car to visit a yoga studio, but denied claims that the facility was offering “sexy private yoga.”
Chinese police have seized 1.3 tons of cocaine from South America in the country’s biggest ever haul of the drug, authorities said.