Goodbye, Karaoğlan: Vatan, like most of Turkey's newspapers yesterday, headlined the death of former Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit, who served in active politics for almost half a century and is the prime minister who ordered troops into Cyprus and later pushed his country towards the West. He was 81. Ecevit died Sunday at Ankara's GATA military hospital after nearly six months in a coma following a stroke, the hospital said in a statement, citing circulatory and respiratory problems as the cause of his death. Vatan said: “He was active in politics for 52 years; he served as a minister and a prime minister many times. He may have been harshly criticized for his policies
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'The stated intention by Prime Minister Erdoğan to bring Turkish legislation on freedom of expression into line with European standards is a welcome initiative,' EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn says
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Former Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit’s passing away late on Sunday created a serious void in a part of Turkish politics that he alone seemed able to fill for the last half a century.
Former Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit, an individual who made his mark on Turkey in the 50 years he served as a politician, died late on Sunday at age 81 after a long illness. Ecevit passed away at
Bülent Ecevit was seen as the pure and unblemished face of Turkish politics over generations; the unlikely soft-spoken individual was known as “Karaoğlan” (Dark Boy)
Former Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, who died Sunday night at the GATA military hospital in Ankara, will be buried on Saturday in a state ceremony at the State Cemetary in Ankara. At a special meeting of the administration cabinet members yesterday headed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it was decided that Ecevit could be buried at Ankara's State Cemetary, who is where former presidents as well as the commanders from Turkey's War of Independence are buried.
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Erdoğan's ministers cut the ribbon at Yimpaş opening: Radikal yesterday featured a report including pictures documenting some Cabinet ministers' participation in store-openings of the Yimpaş Group, an Islamic business whose owner is currently being sought by the German Interpol for having scammed pious investors out of their money. Yimpaş, using the religious convictions of Turkish workers residing mainly in Germany, sold shares promising returns from the company's profits, since interest is banned in Islam. However, non of Yimpaş's investors -- thought to number in the hundreds -- were able to get their money back. A former Yimpaş member confessed to having collected 2 million euros. The
CHP leader says rumors suggesting that some CHP deputies, under heavy financial obligations, asked the government party to avoid early elections are untrue
Prime Minister Erdoğan consults with NGOs on possible changes to the controversial article, which the EU says violates freedom of expression
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, accompanied by two government ministers, held a closed-door meeting with representatives of major trade unions and other nongovernmental
Former Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, who had been in intensive care at Ankara's military GATA hospital since suffering a stroke on May 18, has died. The news of 81 year old Ecevit's death came last night near midnight, with an announcement made to the public by Ecevit's personal doctor, Mucahit Pehlivan, who told reporters Ecevit's respiratory system had failed in his last moments.
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