PM Erdoğan to meet with Azerbaijani president:ANK - Turkish Daily News Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to hold bilateral talks today with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev during his first visit to Baku as prime minister. Erdoğan,
Rectors back YÖK stance on coefficient issue while YÖK Chairman Teziç warns against legislative interference
The Savings Deposit Insurance Fund’s almost $48 billion debt to the Treasury will probably be written off, said the fund’s president, Ahmet Ertürk, to a parliamentary committee on Wednesday.
After a lengthy and heated debate reflecting rising European discontent with the prospect of Turkey's membership, the European Commission reaffirmed
On his way to the Azerbayjiani capital city Baku yesterday for an official visit, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a press conference at which he commented on the EU accession talks, scheduled to start on October 3 of this year. The PM commented that the talks would be "difficult" for Turkey, continuing on as follows:
Turkish PM keynote speaker of Sun Valley Conference:ANK - Turkish Daily NewsPrime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will participate in the Sun Valley Conference held by the North American Trade Union as the keynote speaker of the conference, Prime Ministry
Among the topics covered yesterday by Turkish newspapers: the European ambassadors' pleasure with a recent government initiative; the content of a draft-negotiating roadmap that lays down the technical procedures for candidate countries to start membership negotiations with the European Union; a decision made by the World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI) with regard to Iraq's occupation; a former president's shock at actions involving his brother; and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) meeting starting in Yemen. EU pleased with penalties for police: Turkey responded to criticism from the EU regarding the beating of female demonstra
Turkish columnists yesterday wrote about the main opposition party leader's criticism of the government; hopes for transformation in Iran following presidential elections; and the current relations between Turkey and the European Union. Baykal claims AKP policies spark state-society conflict:Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal criticized Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for pursuing religious-based policies on Koran courses, imam-hatip schools and the headscarf controversy, said Milliyet's Fikret Bila. He said Baykal raised concerns that the premier's policies may lead to state-society conflicts. “Baykal, in an interview yesterday, respo
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Monday that the tasks of the Justice and Development Party were far from complete, adding that the foundation of the road that would
Former Justice Minister Hikmet Sami Türk said yesterday that early elections would come on to the agenda by the end of 2006 at the latest,
But taxes make up 70 percent of pump prices, which are hard to cut
Main opposition leader Baykal urges the government not to compromise on important issues during membership talks with the European Union and finds fault with the ruling party for its religious motives
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev yesterday dismissed the possibility of popular uprisings in his country similar to those that toppled unpopular regimes in other former Soviet nations.
Turkey's drive for full membership in the European Union will continue on the path mapped out in the bloc's December summit held last year, said Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, defying growing EU skepticism over enlargement and the merits of Turkish entry. The rejection of the EU constitution
Turkish columnists yesterday wrote about a telephone call with the main opposition leader regarding the headscarf controversy; domestic violence faced by Turkish women; a decrease in the number of street children thanks to recent projects; and a right-wing party's proposal to put an end to compulsory religious courses in schools. ‘AKP undermining secularism': “Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal called me immediately after Justice Minister Cemil Çiçek said the CHP's stance was harming secularism,” said Hürriyet's Fatih Altaylı. “It's obvious who is hurting secularism,” said Baykal, who believes the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) policy to
To the astonishment of many, the fundamentalist and populist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been elected president of Iran by a wide margin, when everybody expected that moderate conservative Hashemi Rafsanjani would be elected.
Tourism Minister Atilla Koç committed a grave injustice by accusing Şükrü Sina Gürel of a crime. Koç, who is proud of his machismo, should apologize or prove his allegations or at the very least never make a mistake himself.
Members of the Republican People’s Party women’s branches submitted a total of 1.86 million signatures from around the country demanding the annulment of parliamentary immunity to Ali Topuz,
An official visit starting tomorrrow by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Azerbaijan will not only serve to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Ankara and Baku but will also
Ankara expressed willingness to improve bilateral relations with neighboring Iran two days after hard-line candidate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected to replace reformist President Muhammad
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