"When PKK leader Apo was captured in Kenya in collaboration with U.S. and brought to Turkey, his words from the aircraft astonished us a lot. He was expressing his big dedication to the state which he had once declared an enemy and in which 30 thousand young people were killed, in such an exaggerated manner that, I have reacted saying that "I am not this much dedicated to the state!"
The Kenyan warns that if the environment is not protected, peace will forever remain endangered
George Washington has his soaring monument, and Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln have their grand memorials. But there's only one presidential museum in the U.S. capital, and it belongs to Woodrow Wilson, the former New Jersey governor and president
Plane crashes in Central Indonesia, killing at least sixA Lion Air passenger plane skidded off the runway in the Central Indonesian Tuesday, killing up to six people and injuring 24, according to local media reports. The accident occurred around 7 p.m.
Palestine's mythological leader Yasser Arafat deceased early this morning in a hospital in France. Arafat, the symbol of the Palestinian independence war, was 75 year's old. Palestinian Minister Saib Erakat officially announced the demise of Arafat, from Ramallah. French President Jacques Chirac confirmed the news in a written statement.
Turkey moved closer to opening membership talks with the European Union after the country's prime minister assured the EU it would pass critical penal code reforms and drop a clause which would have criminalized adultery. EU expansion commissioner
ANKARA- Reuters Turkey, a Muslim country of 71 million people, expects the European Commission to give the green light next month for the launch of EU entry talks. The 25 European Union leaders will take the final decision in December based on
The two main themes of the World Congress are 'Writers in Exile' and 'Writers in Minority Languages' International PEN's 70th World Congress opened on Monday in Tromsoe, Norway, and will continue until Sept. 12. The two main themes of the congress,
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MSF is a private, medical and humanitarian organization funded mainly through donations from private individuals KABUL - Reuters The Medecins sans Frontieres aid group announced on Wednesday it was pulling out of Afghanistan after more than 20 years
TEHRAN - Reuters Iran's hard-line judiciary ruled the death of a journalist at the centre of a human rights row with Canada was an accident, local media reported on Wednesday. Extracts from a judiciary statement proposed a verdict of accidental death
Iranian human rights lawyer Ebadi, a Nobel Peace laureate, says judge ignored testimony that might have incriminated a judiciary official TEHRAN - Reuters Iran's hard-line judiciary abruptly ended the trial of an intelligence agent accused of killing
CASE Shirin Ebadi's team has demanded that the court call several top officials, including hard-line Tehran Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, to explain Kazemi's death TEHRAN - The Associated Press Iran on Sunday barred Canadian and European diplomats, as
Mandela: 'History will surely judge us harshly if we do not respond with all the energy and resources that we can bring to bear in the fight against AIDS' BANGKOK - Reuters Nelson Mandela made an impassioned plea on Friday for cash and cooperation to
ANKARA - Turkish Daily News The European Union Commission has expressed disappointment over this week's verdict by Turkey's Supreme Court on four former Kurdish deputies to receive a second trial, characterizing the decision as
The new retrial is expected to start in the coming weeks but the former deputies' lawyer says he has doubts over the final ruling, as the same judges will preside over the renewed trial ANKARA - Turkish Daily News Judges at Turkey's Supreme Court
ANKARA - Turkish Daily News Ambassadors of European Union countries in Ankara and the families of martyrs who died in clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants have come together at a dinner organized by the Ankara Chamber of
Turkish Cypriot deputies are to be represented in the European Democratic Party group sessions at the Council of Europe, and Turkish Cypriot deputies attending general sessions is likely to become a reality after October, says Murat Mercan SINEM
Israeli prime minister warns rebellious Likud members he could call early elections if they block his bid to widen his government and push ahead for a pullout JERUSALEM - Reuters Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon won agreement from veteran
JULY 2 A moderate earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale destroys stone and mud houses in a village in the eastern province of Agri, killing 18 people and injuring 27 others. Two Turkish hostages, Soner Sercali and Murat Kizil, who are working
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