Erdoğan flies to US in July: ANK - Turkish Daily News Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will travel to the United States on July 5 to attend a conference in Idaho. Top-level representatives from 250 companies across the globe are set to participate in
Prime Minister Erdoğan is aware of his party’s demise and seeks to rescue AKP and himself with moves like an early election and a constitutional amendment paving the way for him to be president
ANAVATAN leader calls for a constitutional change to resolve the headscarf issue in order to alleviate social tension
Cem Foundation Chairman Doğan gives the government two months to meet their demands
The war of words between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and leader of the main opposition Republican People's (CHP) Party, Deniz Baykal, continues to heat up. Following PM Erdogan's comment that Baykal was a man who "had never even been able to lead two sheep in his life," Baykal responded sharply, noting that whenever the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Party was in trouble, it attacked the CHP.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday rejected Motherland (ANAP) Party leader Erkan Mumcu's proposal to work together on changing the Turkish Constitution to rid Turkey of the "turban problem," calling Mumcu's idea "inconsistent and contradictory." At a meeting two evenings ago, PM Erdogan said "It is impossible for us to take such a suggestion seriously. It is a contradictory suggestion because on one hand, he says that a referendum would cause tension in the country, but on the other hand, he is not able to say what kind of changes are needed to the Constitution. There is nothing to be changed in the Constitution on this matter."
Reporters have been asking Prime Minister Erdogan about ANAP leader Erkan Mumcu's suggestion. Erdogan just laughed, and said "Good night to you all." And let me just say, I would have done the same.
Minister of Culture and Tourism, Atilla Koc, has completed the first piece of homework given to him by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in relation to the ancient city of Zeugma. Tomorrow the Zeugma Mosaic Museum will open in Gaziantep, making it the second biggest in the world of its kind, following the mosiac museum found in Bardo, Tunisia. Prime Minister Erdogan will be on hand in Gaziantep to participate in the opening.
Approximately 6,500 people are officially registered as refugees in Turkey, Amnesty International's Turkey Coordinator for Refugee Rights Taner Kılıç said yesterday.
Among topics covered yesterday by the Turkish press were an opposition leader's offer to sort out the headscarf problem in cooperation with the government; data on complaints against judges and prosecutors; European uneasiness over the Turkish government's recent attitude; the deepening crisis between European Union leaders following the rejection of the constitution and the EU summit last week; the Turks' protest against a German Parliament decision on the so-called Armenian genocide; and the main opposition party leader's cunning plan to initiate early elections. ANAP's Mumcu offers to resolve headscarf issue with gov't:Motherland Party (AN
Defense Industry Executive Committee to meet:ANK - Turkish Daily NewsThe Defense Industry Executive Committee will meet tomorrow to discuss issues on the agenda.According to a statement released by the Defense Ministry, the meeting will be chaired by
Turkish columnists wrote yesterday about Americans' rising concern over the Iraq war, the prime minister's recent speeches about headscarves and Koran courses, the situation of Chechen refugees in Turkey and the European project. What's happening in Washington? Hürriyet's Ferai Tınç mentioned remarks made by Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Junker, who said Europe was in deep crisis. She said while the European project had sustained a blow [referring to the outcome of constitutional referenda in France and the Netherlands as well as a row over the union's long-term budget plans], serious developments were taking place in Was
World Bank Turkey Director Andrew Vorkink says the bank will allocate Turkey $1.6 billion in loans for next year
Republican People’s Party Ankara branch women’s issues head Nebihe Mani said on Monday that as of May 1, 2005, 208 separate files had been submitted to Parliament for the suspension of
Anti-American sentiment dominates the Justice and Development Party grassroots, according to a poll conducted by Eminönü Municipality Deputy Mayor for Cultural Issues Şaban Kızıldağ on 1,930 AKP
Leader of the Motherland Party (ANAP), Erkan Mumcu, is reportedly waiting for a meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss Mumcu's proposed plan to change controversial Constitutional bans on the turban. Mumcu has called on PM Erdogan to join forces with his party, saying "Let's put an end to this controversy by changing the Constitution together."
Trade and Industry Minister Ali Coşkun on Saturday opened an expanded production line for buses at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Hoşdere, Istanbul.
The highlight of Turkish columns yesterday was the possible impact of a crisis in the European Union on Turkey's European prospects. EU ambassadors should hold next meeting in Southeast: Milliyet's Fikret Bila said a declaration published by a group of intellectuals calling on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to halt terrorist activities and a dinner given by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the ambassadors of EU countries in Ankara had led to debates. Bila said during the dinner attended by Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül and Economy Minister and chief negotiator Ali Babacan, EU ambassadors drew attention to the ongoing opera
'No one can bind us to something upon which we have no declaration of will. For Turkey to open its ports and airports, the isolation should first be lifted. If not, no one should expect investment from Turkey,' says Erdoğan
Turkey hopes to use a US Ex-Im Bank loan to finance the bulk of the naval helicopter program, but it needs a deadline extension for the loan, a process whose feasibility is questioned
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