Category: YUSUF KANLI
TDN editorial by Yusuf KANLI
After several days of street clashes and violent protests, southeastern provinces are calm, but in mountainous areas of the region five soldiers and a policeman are killed while an AKP office in Istanbul is also attacked
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated, "we fear of a possible civil war in Iraq. It would cause a big danger." Appearing on a TV program yesterday, Erdogan replied to questions on several matters.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a sharp response to a letter delivered to Ankara warning Turkey that "violent methods will not solve the problems in the Southeast of Turkey." The letter was signed by the 50 members of the European Parliament.
When Quentin Crisp, British writer, told the people of Ireland that he was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don’t believe?' Mankind has cured many fatal diseases but not the most instinctive of all: fanaticism.
The Turkish government has appointed Cigdem Kose, general director of the central bank's markets department, as acting deputy governor after a vice governor retired, the bank said on Tuesday.
Turkish-Greek relations, once ruined by politicians, have entered a new era with the Finansbank-NBG partnership. We need to see this development not as a sale but as a political event
Opposition leader accuses government of allowing the state to be perceived as weak
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledged more democracy and prosperity for Turkey's Southeast, adding that they would be fighting hatred and enmity while building roads, hospitals,
The government signals its preparations for a new wave of social and economic reforms to fight terrorism and unrest
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has responded sharply to a request for a meeting with him made through media channels by the co-president of the Kurdish-backed Democratic Society (DTP) Party, Ahmet Turk.
Words of sharp accusation flew yesterday in the general assembly of the Turkish Parliament (TBMM), as opposition members of the government accused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Party members of not doing enough in the face of ongoing PKK-backed violence in Turkey's southeast.
Have Molotov, will travel: Hürriyet daily yesterday reported on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) violence that took place on Sunday in the middle of Istanbul. With a photograph of masked youths carrying Molotov cocktails, the article describes the scene yesterday near Taksim Square, where marauding Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) supporters caused the deaths of three innocent women who were on or near a city bus that was attacked by the group. "A municipal bus going from Beyazıt to Demirkapı that was carrying around 20 passengers was blocked by 100 or so masked PKK supporters at around 8:30 p.m. yesterday evening in Dere Square. The bus was set on fire by Molotov cocktails thrown by the group
Native language: "The Diyarbakır police headquarters will have a higher water bill this month than even the Diyarbakır fire department because they are spraying non-stop water these days. Now if only they could add a little softener to the water, so
Estonian FM to visit Turkey:ANK - Turkish Daily NewsEstonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet is scheduled to visit Turkey between April 5 and 8 at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gül, said a written statement released by the Foreign
US Ambassador to Turkey Ross Wilson says in Washington: 'What we want most from Turkey is for it to continue to support the international stance against Iran to ensure it fully cooperates with the International Atomic Energy Agency and make its nuclear program fully transparent. Neither we nor anyone else want a mediator for Iran. There are plenty of communication channels with Iran. We believe the European Union troika should be the arbiter in the name of the international community, IAEA President Mohammed El Baradei and Russia in the process of enrichment. We don’t see Turkey playing such a role.'
In today’s world it is easier to talk about the concept of 'globalization of terror' than to speak about the concept of global peace, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said while warning about
World Economic Forum to plan meeting on Turkey: ISTANBUL - Turkish Daily News The World Economic Forum, known for its Davos summits, announced plans to hold a meeting in Turkey this November. The meeting will aim to unite domestic, regional and
The PKK has started to spread the unrest in the Southeast to larger cities, especially Istanbul. It is aiming to hit where it hurts the most. There is a dialogue of the deaf between the sides.
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