Once the primary governing party of Turkey under the leadership of Özal, ANAVATAN lost prestige during the Mesut Yılmaz era and only managed to win 5 percent of the vote during the last elections
The highlight of the Turkish columns yesterday was the lifetime accomplishments of Pope John Paul II, who died on Saturday night. Pope John Paul II, the greatest pope of the century A group of top-level Sunni and Shiite clerics had visited Pope John Paul II on May 14, 1999 in the Vatican and presented the pope with a handwritten Koran, Milliyet's Taha Akyol reported. He said the pope accepted the Koran by bowing – as a sign of respect -- and kissed the Koran. “For the first time in history a leader of one religion kissed the holy book of another,” Akyol said. “Pope John Paul II was the first pope in history to visit a mosque. During his
Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomeos announced yesterday that he would attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II. The Turkish government, meanwhile, was considering whom to send to the Vatican on Friday to participate in the event that is expected to bring to the city the largest number of heads of state and pilgrims in its history.
The presence of disturbing signs that the Turkish government is flagging in its commitment to freedom of expression and human rights since the European Union finally agreed to start talks on eventual membership with Turkey was the focus of an editorial published in yesterday’s New York Times.
Deputies emerged relaxed from the three-day AKP retreat in Kızılcahamam. Erdoğan’s strategy to smoothe over relations with AKP deputies seems to have resolved most of the problems
Republican People’s Party parliamentary group leader Kemal Anadol on Monday called on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to respond to claims made by Motherland Party leader Erkan Mumcu about the ruling Justice and Development Party paying CHP deputies to join the AKP.
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Ruling party deputies emerge relaxed from the three-day AKP retreat in Kızılcahamam
In defense of the taxes put on alcohol by Turkey in comparison to other European countries, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "Take a look at whichever European country you like, alcohol is still cheaper in our country. And there is no connection between counterfeit(illegally produced) alcohol and the taxation level. Counterfeit alcohol producers don't care about taxes. We are not predisposed to taxing alcohol. We will reassess the situation if necessary."
An extremely interesting turn of events happened at the Motherland Party (ANAP) congress over the weekend. Erkan Mumcu, a recently defected member of the Cabinet and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was elected leader of the party.
Developments regarding Turkey’s foreign policy and necessary steps to be taken by Ankara on key issues on the agenda for the next meeting of the group of top military and political leaders of Turkey, MGK, now scheduled for April 18
The highlight of Turkish newspapers on Sunday was the death of Pope John Paul II over the weekend at the age of 84. Among the other topics featured by the press were the Motherland Party (ANAP) leadership elections, the purpose of the prime minister's visits abroad, the government's inability to enact laws and the foreign minister's statements clarifying whether or not Turkey would recognize Greek Cyprus. Catholic world mourns Pope John Paul II Papers focused on the death of Pope John Paul II, the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church, on Saturday night at his Vatican apartment after a long struggle against a debilitating illness. Hürriyet
State Minister Ali Babacan said yesterday that Turkey’s total debt stock reached YTL 319.5 billion as of the end of January.
ANAP's newly elected leader asks again how much money was received by deputies who switched to the AKP from the main opposition party
Turkey lauds late pontiff's efforts for world peace
Turkish leadership recognizes Pope John Paul II’s efforts for world peace and his contributions to tolerance among religions in their messages of sympathy sent to The Vatican
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Hurriyet reporter Fatih Altayli at the hotel in Kizilcahamam where AKP is having a retreat this week. In the conversation, Erdogan had this to say about the recent breakdown in public order and service: "Politics have entered into the police force. The police have become politicized. There are information leaks."
Izmir Mayor Kocaoğlu says the municipality will focus on infrastructure-ralated projects over the next two years to enable the city to realize its full commercial, cultural and tourism potential
The recent spate of resignations don’t appear to be creating sufficient fear among the AKP or CHP leadership to cause them to support early national elections
On Friday, March 25, Turkey and the European Commission agreed on the text of a protocol that would extend Ankara's Association Agreement with the European Union to the 10 new members, including Greek Cyprus, and Turkey is waiting for the commission to send a letter starting an “exchange of letters” as the first step in the eventual signing of the document. Turkey sent a plane carrying members of an official delegation to Kyrgyzstan a day after the former Soviet republic's government was toppled at the end of widespread street protests for talks with Kyrgyz authorities. Romanian Foreign Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu and Turkish Foreign Minister
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