The Turkish capital will next week host Egypt’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, diplomatic sources at the Foreign Ministry in Ankara said on Thursday.
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TDN editorial by Yusuf KANLIWhat Erdoğan said was not just a complaint against the US and Iraqi failure to live up to their anti-PKK pledges to Turkey, but a confession by the Turkish leader that he had been deceived all along and that nothing has been done so far.
Following sharp comments made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan two days ago regarding what he characterized as a lack of "concrete steps" on the part of the US in the struggle against Northern Iraq-based PKK members, it has been revealed that a recent situation in the Northern Iraqi city of Erbil sparked Erdogan's words on the matter.
Taking off on his grave mission, with a sense of duty that history has placed upon him, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan headed off for Lebanon. Here's how the newspapers announced it: "Erdogan's suggestions for Lebanon..."
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan shared a simit and tea with journalists near his Istanbul Uskudar home, commenting on reaction to AKP-sponsored Kurban Bayram posters seemingly tying religious duty to the stars and crescent of Turkey.
When Atilla Yayla, a professor of political science, questioned the legacy of the revered founder of modern Turkey, nationalists called him a traitor
After the recent Brussels summit Greek Cyprus is a place in turmoil. The anti-Turkish rhetoric is as high and as strong as ever. Perhaps stronger. It has to be, because this is going to secure the re-election of Papadopoulos at the beginning of 2008.
‘Realism, or a realist approach, in foreign policy should not be an excuse for casting a shadow over a foreign policy of principle,’ says law professor Tarhanlı
TDN editorial by Yusuf KANLIIf Turkey can avoid emotionalism in reacting to foreign policy developments and opt to support its greater national interests in dealing with domestic political challenges, 2007 may indeed be a landmark year.
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'Considering a Lebanon against Syria is madness; it is also madness to think that Syria can govern Lebanon,' says Lebanon PM Siniora as he asks Turkey to take on mediator’s role in war-torn country
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived yesterday in the Lebanon capital of Beirut for a brief one day visit, met with Lebanese Parliament Hizbollah Group President Mohammed Raad. Erdogan, who was in Lebanon for a Bayram visit with Turkish troops on duty near the Israeli border, told Hizbollah leader Nasrallah by way of Raad that Hizbollah should "leave off its actions for the sake of the country's stability and should rejoin forces with the government." The Hizbollah has, since summer clashes with the Israeli defense forces, staked out a stance against Sinyora's government.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the US is not struggling hard enough in the fight against the terror group PKK. Erdogan, who noted that PKK forces using American weapons have been captured, said that he was very worried that no advances on this subject had been made recently. Speaking with Turkish journalists yesterday en route to Beirut for a one day visit, Erdogan also asserted that the developments in neighboring Iraq this year would be of more importance to Turkey than the EU process, adding that Turkey would not remain a "spectator" on the subject of Iraq.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented today that Middle East peace was the key to peace in the world. Before leaving before Lebanon, Erdogan spoke at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, recalling for reporters that he had made serious efforts to bring to an end the clashes between Israel and Lebanon last summer.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a one-day visit to Lebanon on Wednesday, sources said on Tuesday. Erdogan will meet Lebanese President Emile Lahud, Prime Minister Fuad Siniora, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Future Movement leader Saad Hariri.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed a complaint against opposition Republican People’s Party leader Deniz Baykal on Friday, accusing him of 'violating [his] rights.'
Arınç dismisses 367-seat argument: Radikal yesterday covered comments of the parliament speaker concerning a recent argument that, according to an interpretation of an article in the Constitution, 367 deputies should show up for the presidential vote and not 184 as previously widely believed, for those elections to be valid. Parliament Speaker Bülent Arınç told reporters: “I am very surprised [to hear this interpretation]. This goes against Parliament's by-law and also against the Constitution. Any politician, who gets excited about this claim, would place themselves in a ridiculous position. One-hundred-and-eighty-four people are enough to start a session, and then I would hold the preside
The prime minister’s highly anticipated run for the presidency in May should whip up a fair amount of economic instability in 2007. Structural reforms designed to advance finance, employment and
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become a grand father for the first time. Erdogan's daughter, Esra Albayrak, and her husband of two years, Berat Albayrak, are welcoming the arrival of a son. Accompanied by a private doctor, Esra Albayrak was admitted to Gebze Anadolu Health Centre under a different name, taking security precautions so as not to reveal her floor or room number. She gave birth without any complications at 14:00 yesterday while Emine Erdogan and mother-in-law Kiymet Albayrak looked on.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will go to Lebanon next week to meet with political leaders and visit Turkish troops serving with the U.N. peacekeeping force, or UNIFIL, his office said on Wednesday.
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