As revolutionary fever and violent upheavals continue to grip the Middle East, Turkey needs to reconsider its present policy towards the region.
Two key international bodies have warned Turkey about its attempts to control and filter the Internet, saying they risk going against international norms.
Turkey officially announced Wednesday that it would seek a nonpermanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-2016 term.
Selecting a new head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is proving difficult as both Turkey and Austria heavily push their candidates.
Despite its dissatisfaction with a UN inquiry into an Israeli flotilla raid, it is out of the question for Turkey to withdraw from the panel, FM Davutoğlu said Tuesday.
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on May 16, 2011. The Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review does not vouch for their accuracy.
The selectivity in the approach to different repressive regimes is bound to result in just the opposite of what Washington and Ankara would like to see in the long run.
A main opposition candidate has openly backed Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, praising the success of the government in running the foreign policy.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Sunday said Turkey needed a new constitution which would recognize basic rights and freedoms in the broadest sense.
For the next UN summit on least developed countries, critics would prefer to highlight 'emerging countries of the future' or 'potentially developing nations.'
Turkey's prime minister has said it is premature to say whether Bashar al-Assad should quit, while renewing a call on the Syrian leader for speedy reform to end bloody turmoil in his country.
Turkey aimed to work for justice in the global economic order when it decided to host a UN summit on least developed countries, FM Davutoğlu has said.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stood up once again for Hamas and said he did not consider them a terrorist organization.
An increase in financial contributions has helped remove the deadlock in the Istanbul action plan for poor countries at the UN-backed Least Developed Countries Conference on Thursday.
Turkey was the first country to sign on Wednesday a new European convention to prevent and combat violence against women, including crimes based on 'honor.'
A diplomatic spat between Russia and Georgia over their conflict in 2008 left Council of Europe ministers meeting in Istanbul unable to release a joint declaration Wednesday.
Turkey became the first country Wednesday to sign a new European convention to prevent and combat violence against women, including crimes based on 'honor.'
The Council of Europe had not given its full support to the report by the council’s Eminent Persons Group, Thorbjorn Jagland, the Council of Europe's secretary-general, told reporters on Wednesday.
Turkey will host a regional conference for Afghanistan in November 2011 in Istanbul, which will be the second gathering held in the Turkish city in 2011.
The United Nations Population Fund has opened a new regional office in Istanbul on Tuesday, with the Turkish minister of foreign affairs, Ahmet Davutoğlu also participating in the opening ceremony.
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