We’re losing Amira Arnon as her five years here are coming to an end this year. Thursday night was the last time that she would host Israel’s national day in Istanbul.
Turkey is planning to emphasize the significance of strengthening dialogue between different religions and cultures during an upcoming summit of Council of Europe leaders May 16-17 in Warsaw.
The deputy leader of the ruling party notes that their aim is to increase per capita income to $10,000 under the AKP government
Government moves to calm domestic worries, signals readiness to retry the PKK leader, as EU expects compliance with European court’s ruling
Neithr Ankara nor Yerevan rule out a meeting between Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan and Armenian President Kocharian during next week’s summit of the Council of Europe in Warsaw
A university rector's refusal to go to a ceremony held at his school and attended by the prime minister as a way of protesting the premier and the government was the lead story in some dailies yesterday. Turkish newspapers also featured the European Court of Human Rights decision on the retrial of imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan. Disrespect or boycott?:Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reacted harshly to the absence of Abant İzzet Baysal University Rector Yaşar Akbıyık at a foundation-laying ceremony for a new building on the university campus. Cumhuriyet reported that Akbıyık said in a written statement that he did
AKP deputies blast protesting rector:ANK - Turkish Daily News During discussions in parliamentary committees, Deputy Prime Minister Abdüllatif Şener and Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputies Musa Uzunkaya and Muzaffer Baştopçu criticized Abant
Head of MİT Atasagun’s retirement petition is under consideration by Prime Minister Erdoğan
İsmail Ericekli, who resigned from the ruling AKP, has a change of heart and rejoins the party
The European Court of Human Rights concludes the PKK leader’s trial was not fair
In response to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling on the rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan's case, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the decision taken by the ECHR was related to the procedure and not the essence of the case itself. The PM also said that Ocalan had been condemned by the Turkish public and that the case is closed as far as Turkish public opinion is concerned.
Professor Yasar Akbiyik, Rector of Bolu's Izzet Baysal University, in protest two days ago of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presence at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new building on the university campus, boycotted the ceremony, saying he had business to attend in Ankara. The boycott has attracted widespread criticism from all sides, with sharp words for both Professor Akbiyik's actions, and the Prime Minister's reaction at the ceremony.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan is to meet with US President Bush on June 8, while Foreign Minister Gül will have talks with US Secretary of State Rice the same day
Turkish dailies yesterday covered statements made by the prime minister and main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader on privatization and other topics, including the premier's visit to the United States on June 6. The anticipated retrial of the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, and the reactions of different circles to the issue also made headlines. Is Italy right, or is Turkey right?: Speaking at a party meeting, CHP leader Deniz Baykal criticized the government's policy on the privatization of state-owned companies and compared Turkey's position to Italy.Milliyet reported that the privatization of the partially state
National Security Council chief to visit Israel: ANK - Turkish Daily News The secretary-general of the influential National Security Council (MGK), Yiğit Alpogan, is to visit Israel May 17-19 at the invitation of his counterpart, head of
Prime Minister Erdoğan gives speech at a promotional reception with a positive message to Europe
Iraq’s new prime minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, is expected to arrive in Ankara for talks with Turkish officials in his first official visit as head of the Iraqi government, officials said yesterday.
Republican People’s Party deputy group leader Haluk Koç said on Wednesday that the two-and-a-half year rule of the Justice and Development Party had been a disappointment, adding that it was time for Turkey to rid itself of the present government.
True Path Party deputy leader Nüzhet Kandemir claimed that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan holding talks with Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos was an erroneous move.
Marc Grossman, former US Ambassador to Turkey, and until a short while ago the third in line at the US State Department, spoke recently at a panel sponsored by the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD) in Washington, DC. In his speech, Grossman stressed the importance of the US role in both the Custom's Union between Turkey and the EU, and the Helsinki Summit.
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