Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded a VIP airplane for the Prime Ministry during the purchase of 36 Airbus airplanes. However, Airbus rejected his demand politely by saying, "You made a very good bargain. We have no margin left."
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan so far opened compensation cases totaling 1.5 trillion TL to 60 broadcasting companies and journalists , on grounds that they attacked his individual rights.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked to the British "Guardian" daily: "Give three years to Turkey; we will change at any cost; Turkey will be a completely different country."
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and French President Jaçques Chirac today in Berlin. Erdogan and Chirac will reportedly try to persuade Chirac about starting membership talks with Turkey without delay.
The physical appearance of new banknotes and coins, which will start circulating on January 1, 2005 with the removal of six zeros from the Turkish Lira, has the same design with the currently used Turkish Lira.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is flying to France Wednesday, to talk this country in accepting Turkey into EU. During his three-day visit, Erdogan will appear on TV channels and will make addresses in a number of events.
We were pleased as a nation for the recommendation of the EU Commission to launch the negotiations with Turkey. Not only the success of the reforms in Turkey was registered, but also the fact that Turkey belonged strategically to Europe was registered through this decision.
The Finance Ministry proposed an increase of 3.5-4% (4% in January and 3.5% in July) each for the high-salaried civil servants and 6% each (6& in January and 6% in July) for the lower-paid civil servants in 2005.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave his consent to the Special Consumption Tax (OTV) increase in fuel oil and cigarette among the alternatives towards 1 quadrillion TL of resource necessary for the increase in salaries of pubic officers.
Having made the statement of "Kirkuk is the heart of Kurdistan" as soon as he landed Ankara, Kurdistan Patriotic Union Leader Mesut Barzani was warned very harshly at the meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Genc Parti (Young Party) leader Cem Uzan was sentenced to a prison sentence of 8 months and a fine of 693 million 569 thousand TL by the court in Bursa, for insulting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Justice and Development Party (AKP) Manisa deputy Bulent Arinc sat on the Parliament Speaker's seat, which he left on October 1, again one week later. When Serpil Yildiz withdrew at the third round, Arinc was elected as the parliament speaker for the second time with 381 votes.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Commission report had discriminated against Turkey on some points and he had told this to a number of heads of state and government. However, he said "We should do whatever we have to."
Europeeee, Europeee, hear our voice... Here are the footsteps of Turks.
I attended the Germany visit of the prime minister... It was clarified that Germany stood behind Turkey without any condition or restriction.
The famous U.S. News Magazine Newsweek made Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan its cover in its recent issue. The magazine used the words "knock knock" expressing the knocking of door.
At the meeting he held with the civil confederations chairmen, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed an increase of 10% in wages and a one-degree promotion for the ones who began working after 1991. Erdogan also accepted the record pardon.
The conservative politicians in Germany criticized European Union Enlargement Commissioner for his sincere poses he displayed with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his talking in favour of Turkey.
Ankara- Turkish Daily News Turkish Parliament agreed to convene today in an emergency session to pass the delayed Penal Code reforms aimed at boosting the country's chances of starting membership talks with the European Union. Parliament Speaker
Almost everyone, apart a few speculators on the stock exchange, during the week-long adultery crisis Erdogan's win-win formula backfires for the first time, making him the biggest loser KEMAL BALCI ANKARA - TDN Parliament Bureau Prime Minister Recep