Greece's recent bid to purchase 56 long-range missiles might mean a violation of international law, and more importantly, is likely to alter the current balance of power in the Aegean Ankara - Turkish Daily News The Greek Air Force's purchase of 600-kilometer-range, air-to-land scalp-type cruise missiles from British-French joint venture Matra-Bae would mean a violation of international law, said the U.S. journal Defense News, the Anatolia news agency reported on Tuesday. According to Defense News,
FATE OF JERUSALEM Clinton stopped in Cairo hoping that Mubarak could help break a deadlock over the future of Jerusalem, the key obstacle to an accord. Both Israelis and Palestinians want their capital in the city revered by Jews, Muslims and Christians SEEKING A WAY OUT The Clinton-Mubarak meeting was a chance to consult about how best to be helpful to the parties and how Egypt and the United States could be working together to be most helpful to them in order to try to move toward an agreement NO NEW
Barak visit involves both politics and trade From an Aug. 29 article by Milliyet's Sami Kohen: The two aspects of the seven-hour "working visit" Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak paid to Ankara on Aug. 28, indicate the special importance Israel currently attaches to Turkey. One of these aspects involve the role Turkey has begun to play in the Middle East peace process. Turkey's stepping into the fray actively for the first time to play the role of "facilitator" seems to have been
Ankara - Turkish Daily News Turkey happy with hospital shift-work practice Health Ministry Undersecretary Haluk Tokcuoglu stated that polls show that 98 percent of Turkish society is happy about the introduction of shift-work practices, which have recently begun in 53 hospitals in 28 Turkish cities. But, he added, there were still concerns about additional salaries being paid to staff working in shifts. Tokcuoglu went on to say that the practice of shift work would be extended throughout Turkey and that
QIZs were set up in the Middle East in order to contribute to a permanent peace between Israel, Egypt and Jordan, which signed peace agreements following three wars Ankara - Turkish Daily News The plan to set up a qualified industrial zone (QIZ) in Turkey with the partnership of the United States and Israel can only be realized in Jan. 2001 after congressional elections in the United States, the Anatolia news agency reported. In a periodical published by the Foreign Trade Undersecretariat (DTM) Free
As Ecevit tells Israeli side to be more flexible on Jerusalem and the holy sites, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak reportedly states that there could be no more concessions than those which Israel accepted at the stalled Camp David talks in July Selcuk Gultasli Ankara - Turkish Daily News Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit has asked Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak to be more flexible on the issue of Jerusalem and its holy sites, which is one of the major stumbling blocks of the Middle East Peace Process.
Pointing out that Turkish Airlines had canceled their direct international flights in and out of Izmir, IZTO Chairman Demirtas says, 'If this decision is not reversed, we will boycott THY' Izmir - Turkish Daily News Izmir Chamber of Commerce (IZTO) Chairman Ekrem Demirtas said that Turkish Airlines (THY) had routed flights through Istanbul, at the same time cancelling all direct international flights in and out of Izmir. Stating that THY should change its name to Istanbul Airlines after this move, he
As Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak starts his one-day visit to Turkey, his visit highlights Turkey's increasing role in the Middle East peace process. For the first time Turkey is actively taking part in the process, with many high-level Palestinian and Israeli delegations visiting Turkey in a short period of time Ankara - Turkish Daily News As Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak starts a one-day official visit to Turkey today, his visit highlights Ankara's increasing role in the
Israel's army chief says he would not rule out the possibility that three soldiers were shot dead by Israeli 'friendly fire' The clash occurs at a crucial point in efforts by Barak and Arafat to forge a final to end their 52-year-old conflict Nablus, West Bank - Reuters Palestinian Muslim Hamas militants dealt the Israeli army its biggest blow in the West Bank for four years, killing three soldiers who were hunting for a Hamas man wanted for staging suicide attacks. Meanwhile, Israel's army chief
Local authorities on the Ionian island evacuate five villages as flames engulf homes and declare a state of emergency Athens - Reuters High winds stoked wildfires across northwestern Greece and a major new fire threatened villages on the holiday island of Corfu. Local authorities on the Ionian island evacuated five villages when flames engulfed homes and declared a state of emergency, officials said. "Unfortunately the situation in Corfu is very serious and so far we have evacuated five
Emma Ross AP Medical Writer When Dolly the sheep was born on a Scottish research compound in an unassuming brick farm building, her arrival was hailed by the outside world as a harbinger of human cloning. Though scientists already had manufactured animals copied from embryos and cloned adult frogs, Dolly was the world's first mammal cloned from an adult creature. Dolly's creators at Edinburgh's Roslin Institute boasted she embodied the promise of animals that could produce drugs and organs for humans.
Israel's Ehud Barak will discuss the Middle East peace process and bilateral security arrangements Ankara - Turkish Daily News Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's office announced on Friday that the prime minister would visit Turkey next week on a one-day trip to discuss Middle East peacemaking, reported Reuters yesterday. Barak will meet with President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and other officials on Monday. Israel's acting foreign minister, Shlomo Ben-Ami, returned last week from a European tour aimed at
Civilian volunteers join the exhausted fire-fighting teams around nation to battle blazes Athens - Reuters The death toll from wildfires raging in northwestern Greece reached seven on Friday, as police said they found the bodies of five elderly women. Officials said the bodies of two of the women, aged 75 and 72, were found in the village of Kato Lavthani after fires swept through the area near the mountainous border with Albania. The body of another, aged 72, was found in the village of Agia Marina
The festival that started it all is about to celebrate its third birthday on Sept. 2 in Atakoy, at Mydonose Showland. All you hipsters out there have again been issued your summons! Istanbul - Turkish Daily News In 1998 the Bosphorus bridge which spans Istanbul's European and Asian sides connected 8,000 ravers from two continents for what could be called a local revolution. The festival that started the revolution was the groundbreaking 24-hour-long First Annual J&B Dance & Techno Festival
As Cem concludes his short visit to Palestine, Palestine expresses its satisfaction at seeing a more active Turkey in the Middle East peace process, a situation which Arabs have been seeking for a long time Ankara - Turkish Daily News Palestinian authorities are "very pleased" with Foreign Affairs Minister Ismail Cem's visit to Gaza on Wednesday. Cem's short visit comes after a series of intense meetings in Ankara that began with the visit of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and were
Israeli PM warns Palestinians he will ask the hawkish Likud opposition to join his government Jerusalem - The Associated Press In a clear warning to the Palestinians, Prime Minister Ehud Barak said on Thursday he will not make peace at any price and that if negotiations fail, he will ask the hawkish opposition Likud Party to join his government. The Palestinians dismissed Barak's warning and the Likud rejected his offer. Barak said it will become clear within a few weeks whether a peace treaty is
Moscow - Reuters Russian referee Sergei Khusainov, banned for five months for alleged drinking a day before a UEFA Cup game, has not drunk a drop of alcohol since the incident. "Please, just don't think I was such a big drinker," Khusainov was quoted as saying by newspaper Sport-Express. "Yes, I drank just like everybody else. I could drink a lot and after that I could get behind the wheel and easily drive home past all the police checkpoints. "But this incident has hit me very hard.
Jordan is the country most intricately linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is home to 1.5 million Palestinian refugees, and Abdullah has said his country should receive a large share of any future compensation package Ramallah, West Bank - Reuters Jordan's King Abdullah began a visit to the Palestinian territories and Israel on Tuesday expected to focus attention on Jerusalem, the biggest stumbling block in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Palestinian President Yasser Arafat welcomed King
Washington - Reuters Supporters of Saudi-born militant Osama bin Laden may be planning attacks in Israel to try to thwart the Middle East peace process, a U.S. congressional report warned. The Congressional Research Service said the presence of bin Laden operatives in Jordan and Lebanon suggested his organization may be planning bombings and other attacks on neighboring Israel. In its annual report, called "Terrorism: Near Eastern Groups and State Sponsors, 2000," it said some members of the
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