EU foreign ministers are expected to sign the key document at a meeting on Monday without debate
Ankara may soon come under pressure to open its ports and airports to Greek Cypriot ships and airplanes, as the Greek Cypriot administration tones up its objection of efforts for new reunification talks
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's talks with U.S. President George W. Bush dominated the headlines in yesterday's Turkish dailies. Newspapers covered a rebuke of Erdoğan from opposition party leaders for having claimed that the Republican People's Party (CHP) is engaging anti-American politics. Extending compulsory high school education from three to four years and other new regulations in the education system to match European Union standards also made the headlines. ‘Yes' to Broader Middle East Initiative: While some papers applauded the results of the meeting between Erdoğan and Bush, others commented that the prime minister said “yes” to U.S. plans for the democr
The Americans expressed their disappointments clearly before the Erdoğan-Bush meeting. They didn't mince words. It was also the first time the Turkish side successfully made its grievances public. All blew off steam before the leaders met, and the result of the Erdoğan-Bush meeting was to 'carry on.' But from now on the policies will be closely monitored.
Opposition Republican People’s Party parliamentary group deputy leader Kemal Anadol said on Thursday that the Washington visit of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had turned
Turkish columnists yesterday focused mainly on the meeting between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President George W. Bush as well as Erdoğan's statements made while on the plane heading to Washington. Where should we start?
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TDN editorial by Yusuf KANLI
Terrorism has become the main threat to democracy and global security in today's world, says the prime minister
Motherland Party deputy leader Süleyman Sarıbaş said on Thursday that the Justice and Development Party government had failed to provide moral support to security forces fighting terrorism, noting the recent rise in terrorist activity in eastern and southeastern Anatolia.
Erdoğan doesn’t seem satisfied with Bush’s position on how to address the PKK issue, while noting that Turkey gets help from Syria on the same issue
Republican People’s Party deputy leader Onur Öymen said on Thursday that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to the United States was a disappointment, adding that despite high expectations before the visit, the United States had promised nothing tangible concerning the Kurdistan Workers' Party’s presence in northern Iraq.
Ankara tells the UN it will open its ports to Greek Cypriot ships if Greek Cyprus agrees to end isolation of the Turkish Cypriots
The opposition parties blasted Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's efforts to gain U.S. support against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) presence in northern Iraq on Thursday, describing Erdoğan's visit to the United States as a disappointment.
Turkey has a lot to teach to a world in which terrorism has become the principal threat to democracy and global security, says Prime Minister Erdoğan
White House authorities are saying that the meetings between US President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan two days ago were an opportunity to change the direction of recent relations between Turkey and the US, but that they "were not enough to fully repair relations."
After a one hour delay, due to the closure of Andrews Air Force base because of President George W. Bush's trip to the midwestern state of Ohio, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in New York yesterday for a working lunch with UN General Secretary Kofi Annan. Over lunch, PM Erdogan expressed sorrow to Secretary Annan that the issues of the lifting of isolationary measures from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as well as financial support from the EU to the northern part of the island had not been discussed in the UN's Security Council for an entire year.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Beirut next week to inaugurate the Arab Economic Forum on June 16 -17. Turkey is being honored at the forum for being a "peace model" to Arab nations because of its economic progress and stability in monetary arrangements. Turkish Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan is expected to deliver a speech on "economic progress and reforms" in the first session of forum. Members of Turkish Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) will attend the forum .
Following his Wednesday meeting with US President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the opportunity to tour various sites around the famous Washington Mall. PM Erdogan visited the Jefferson Memorial, constructed in 1942, and was given a poster of an American Indian while there.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the three-day conference via satellite from in front of the US Capitol building in Washington on Thursday. The Turkish premier delivered a speech via satellite to open the "Democracy and Global Security Conference". "Turkey was able to combine the culture of democracy and the culture of Islam," he said. "This achievement is very important. In addition, Turkey is an exemplary country which can undertake the duty of being a bridge to the Far East and Middle East."
A speech entitled "Turkish Foreign Policy and US Relations" given by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday evening at a dinner in New York sponsored by the "Foreign Policy Association" featured a question and answer session afterwards.
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