Egyptian foreign minister due in Turkey:Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit will arrive in Turkey today for talks on bilateral issues and tensions in the Middle East, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said yesterday. Gheit will hold talks with his
The Strasbourg-based court’s decision on property rights ‘draws a new direction’ for the government, says Şahin
A majority of Turks do not want Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to become president in a vote in Parliament in May, but still expect him to
Even his wife took him for a doctor: Yesterday's Hürriyet covered the movie-like story of a man who got himself at a job at a private hospital even though he did not have a medical school diploma. Murat Güneş said he was a graduate of Hacettepe University's Medicine Faculty with further specialized training in the cardiology department of Çukurova Medicine Faculty to his employers at the Private Uğur Hospital. Güneş was able to convince the hospital administration that he would bring proof documenting his educational background later. The fake doctor inspected hundreds of patients and even prescribed medicine. An investigation started following patient complaints revealed the fact that Güne
Habits:Türker Alkan, Radikal:The first condition of resolving our problems is our recognizing them as problems; that we are annoyed by them and we are not getting used to them. [Turgut] Özal, a man so out of the ordinary that he inspected troops while
The weather is not going well for the members of a generation, like myself, that are used to experiencing all four seasons . If we do not have winter, we will not have summer either. When the seasons converge, balance will be upset. There will be a risk of drought and tourism will be affected negatively.
Hurriyet has obtained a copy of the report on the population shifts in the Northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a report whose contents have underlined in speeches over past weeks by both National Intelligence Agency (MIT) head Emre Taner and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded yesterday to accusations by main opposition leader Deniz Baykal that his AKP Party's posters for Kurban Bayram, which were set against the star and crescent of the Turkish flag, had not been put up in the heavily Kurdish areas of the Southeast. Baykal had questioned earlier this week whether Erdogan had purposefully been avoiding inflaming tensions in the Kurdish areas of the country by not putting up the posters, and had asked publicly exactly whose president Erdogan was planning on becoming.
The prime minister issues warnings against Iraqis and Palestinians at a party group meeting, demanding an end to the PKK problem in the region
Turkey has perfectly healthy secular democracy, State Dept. official says
Turkish Cypriots began pulling down a controversial footbridge in the heart of the divided Cyprus capital yesterday despite objections from the Turkish military.
Turkey’s planned privatization of three electricity grids will be delayed until after general elections scheduled for November, Energy Minister Hilmi Güler said yesterday.
Well it’s like a joke featuring an American and a Turk -- and, for a change, no Englishman or Frenchman. The American has been telling everyone that his Turkish friend’s wife sleeps with everyone, but been meticulously avoiding calling her 'a prostitute.'
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday that Turkey could never afford to turn its back on the Middle East, but also issued stern
Opposition leader Deniz Baykal yesterday put the spotlight on controversial posters used by the ruling AKP around Kurban Bayram (Feast of the Sacrifice), posters which show Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in front of the Turkish flag's star and crescent, with the words "I sacrifice myself for your star and your crescent."
In a speech to his ruling AKP group yesterday in Ankara, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered stern words on northern Iraq, saying "I am warning now on Kirkuk; the logic of 'We did it, so it's done now' which was used in Nagorno Karabag is now being used for Kirkuk.
Opposition leader Erkan Mumcu of the ANAVATAN Party yesterday issued sharp criticism of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Iraq policies.
A few days ago, President Mehmet Ali Talat of Northern Cyprus came to Ankara. First he had meetings with government members, at which he brought up the request to lift the Lokmaci Gate overpass, Lokmaci Gate being a top priority spot in terms of ties between the Turkish and Greek sides of Nicosia. I should note here that the Cypriot Greeks also want this overpass lifted. But there are a few other "unimportant" requests made by the Greek Cypriots that I would like to list here!
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit will start an official two-day visit to Turkey on Thursday, said officials from the Egyptian Embassy here.
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