Celebrations were held across Turkey on Thursday to mark the May 19, Ataturk Youth and Sports Holiday. President Ahmet Necdet Sezer visited Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Ataturk to remember the founder of the modern secular Republic of Turkey. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan along with other top officials laid a reef at the tomb of Ataturk, and observed a minute of silence in his memory.
A Turkish Janissary band performed in Central Part, New York on Thursday as part of the run up to the 24th Turkish Day Parade that will take place in the city on Saturday. Tourists and US citizens watched with interest and were happy to be entertained by the band ahead of the Turkish Parade that will take place on Madison Avenue, Saturday May 21.
Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari arrived in Ankara Thursday, as a guest of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Iraqi premier is accompanied on his state visit by the Iraqi ministers of finance, commerce, oil, electricity, and industry. Speaking to the press Jaafari said, "Our ministers will meet with their counterparts in order to establish improved bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries."
The Yerevan administration is holding Ankara responsible for the fact that the expected Warsaw meeting between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Armenian President Robert Kocharian never took place. Armenia is asserting that in fact, the positive atmosphere that had fallen into place recently was ruined, and that a step back had been taken in relations.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iraqi President Ibrahim Jaferi, who is in Ankara for an official visit, have had talks about joint efforts between the two countries against the PKK, as well as economic cooperation. Following one on one talks in the capital, the two held a press conference in which they revealed subjects that had been touched on during their meetings.
The top official of the influential National Security Council (MGK) held talks with Israeli officials during a visit yesterday to discuss the situation in the Middle East as well as the threat stemming from terrorism.“The Middle East is an area of interest for both countries,” Alpogan, secretary-
Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Serdar Denktaş appealed to the Turkish government yesterday clearly indicating that Greek Cypriots should talk to Turkish Cypriots relating to any peace efforts on
Anonymous letter a surprise at former premier's trial: Head of the Supreme State Council Mustafa Bumin announced yesterday that the court had received an anonymous letter making accusations against former Prime Minister Mesut Yılmaz, who
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday Turkey planned to launch a counter-attack on countries whose parliaments recognized
PM is right on Armenian issue, but… :Hürriyet's Oktay Ekşi focuses on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's remarks on the issue of the alleged Armenian genocide during a summit of European heads of government in Warsaw. Ekşi reports that Armenian
Prime Minister Erdoğan says their aim was to create a self-confident and productive youth that protected national values and democracy
Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül yesterday expressed Ankara’s support for the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s membership in the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference, while his
Prime Minister Erdoğan says some groups are uneasy about the results of democratic policies that his government has been implementing
Success on the international platform is what the United States expects from Turkey as an ally, yet it is also Washington's strategic attitude towards
Iraq’s new prime minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, will arrive in Turkey this week on his first foreign visit since taking office, said Turkish and Iraqi officials yesterday.
86 years ago, Atatürk arrived in a small coastal Black Sea town and launched Turkey's independence struggle
Yiğit Alpogan, the secretary-general of the National Security Council, held talks with his Israeli counterparts yesterday on the situation in the Middle East, with special focus on developments concerning Syria and Lebanon and the threat of terrorism.
Steps towards repairing relations with Armenia continue to be taken in Turkey. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed yesterday that he has given orders to the Ministry of Culture that the Armenian church in Van Akdamar is to be restored as soon as possible.
Two suicide bombers were killed following an operation that was carried out by the Turkish Jandarma (Village Guard) in the eastern city of Erzincan. The Jandarma were acting upon a tip-off, said the Jandarma Command on Wednesday. The suicide bombers who were thought to be members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)/ Kongra Gel Party were hiding out in the Gokbayir hamlet of Piskidag village in Uzumlu, Erzincan.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was with his Polish counterpart Marek Belka to open the first phase of a $300 million construction project near to the Polish capital of Warsaw on Tuesday. The project which has been dubbed "Euro Power Centre" is being built by a Turkish consortium and will be used for wholesale trade, logistics and as a conference/exhibition centre. The first phase( wholesale trade center), which covers 25,000 square meters and can house 700 wholesalers was formally opened at the ceremony.
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