Alataş: After a while, both here and in Europe, some circles intensified their efforts to keep the prospects of Turkey’s privileged partnership alive
On July 15, Turkey should consider how the Iraqi government would reply to a possible Turkish military operation in the north of Iraq against outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) bases there, said Gen. Richard Myers, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. His remarks came in response to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who earlier said that Turkey reserved the right to carry out cross-border operations in neighboring Iraq, where a few thousand PKK terrorists are believed to be basedNo one who has followed the BBC's reporting of last week's terrorist attacks in London and other such incidents can doubt that the BBC reflects these crimes in their entirety, BBC World Service Dir
There is little international support for possible unilateral action in northern Iraq to eliminate PKK bases there and stop further PKK infiltration into Turkish territory
Soon after securing Oct. 3 as the date for the start of Turkey’s entry talks into the European Union, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan preferred to spend the past seven months officially visiting
Turkish leaders have turned up the rhetoric and said Turkey reserves the right to carry out operations in neighboring Iraqi territory if the Iraqi and U.S. sides do not fulfill their responsibilities.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan conndemned on Saturday the terrorist attacks in Egypt, calling for a joint effort in the fight against terrorism. Erdogan also said that the Foreign Ministry was taking the necessary steps to find out if any Turkish citizens were hurt in the blasts, and that if there were they would be brought back to Turkey. The PM added that arrangements were underway for Turkish citizens, who were currently in Egypt, to come back to Turkey. The terror that tore through the popular resort town of Sharm el-Sheik killed at least 83 and injured 200 others.
The Police Directorate appoints a liaison officer to London to secure further productive cooperation against terror and organized crime
The highlight of Turkish newspapers yesterday was the explosions in London, despite stepped-up security measures taken by British police. Among other topics covered by the press: the prime minister claiming that some Scandinavian countries were financially supporting terrorism; a protocol signed by Iraq's neighbors to stop terrorist infiltrations from Iraq into bordering countries; and the invalidation of unregistered mobile phone numbers. Second nightmare in London: Al-Qaeda wreaked havoc in the British capital once again, said Milliyet. The bombs detonated without causing serious injury. Four small blasts on Thursday hit London's bus and underground train ne
A European parliamentarian of Turkish origin yesterday said the ruling Justice and Development Party played a key role in securing an accession date from the European Union, expressing
International cooperation a must for stamping out terrorism, says police spokesman
Syria has praised Turkey’s policy of dialogue with Damascus, maintaining that this promotes stability in the region, and said the security cooperation between the two countries should be a model to
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his British counterpart, Tony Blair, are expected to discuss security and counter-terrorism measures when they meet this week during Erdoğan's visit to
Justice Minister Çiçek says proposed changes in the anti-terrorism law will be ready before Parliament reconvenes in autumn, while the prime minister notes they are in the process of establishing an institution that can coordinate all efforts
Supreme Board of Prosecutors and Judges Chairman Altunkaynak repeats judicial bodies’ concern over politicizing the judiciary by amendments made to the judicial appointments system
?Preventing PKK terror attacks common goal for US, Turkey'ANK - Turkish Daily NewsThe United States and Turkey have a common interest and share a common goal, which is preventing the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from engaging in
Turkish newspapers wrote yesterday about the acquittal of municipal officials; the president appointing secular members to the Constitutional Court; the failure of students from eastern Turkey in the university exam; a controversy over the establishment of an anti-terrorism unit connected to the Prime Ministry; July 20 celebrations on northern Cyprus; and anti-terrorism laws in the West. Municipal officials acquitted: Sixteen administrators who were working for the municipality of Istanbul four years ago were acquitted of charges of allowing civil servants to wear headscarves and beards, Hürriyet reported. The municipal officials were fac
A senior Syrian official is expected to visit Ankara today to deliver a message from Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq al-Sharaa to the Turkish government, sources said yesterday.
Turkey's anti-terrorism efforts will aim at combining legal and structural measures in addition to military precautions. The government had initiated the process of amending the Anti-
Erdoğan: While Turkey has been open [in its support], the United States has yet to take the minimum amount of action against PKK infiltrations into Turkey, except for intelligence-related efforts
The highlight of Turkish newspapers yesterday was a press briefing given by a top military commander regarding a possible cross-border operation against PKK camps in northern Iraq. Among other issues covered by the press: the prime minister's remarks on terrorism; a criminal investigation into a university rector; Turkish Cypriot determination for a settlement on the island; and an increase in the number of foreign marriages in Turkey. Turkey pressures US: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Deputy Chief of General Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ conveyed a message to the United States that Turkey would intervene in northern Iraq against the Kurdistan Workers
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