Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke yesterday at the United Nations on a panel being held on "climate change," noting Turkey's stance on the Kyoto Accords was positive, but that as yet, the country had not signed, as it was in a position of reviewing the various conditions.
A draft constitution for Turkey that has fuelled tensions between the government and secularist forces is likely to be submitted to parliament early next year, a television report said Saturday.The
Less than a week after Nicholas Burns, the U.S. Undersecretary of State gave a veiled warning to Ankara on not going forward energy cooperation with Iran, another top U.S. official repeated
Her father raped her and her mother learned of it when she was five-month pregnant. The verdict from the family: Death.Her husband thought she was impregnated by another man. Verdict from the
Turkey signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with several countries in regard to fight
A journalist watchdog group criticized Turkey Thursday for ordering a ban on accessing the video-sharing Web site YouTube because of clips that allegedly insult the country's leaders. A court
The U.S. State Department mildly criticized Turkey Thursday for keeping open the possibility of new energy agreements with neighboring Iran. Asked about Turkish Prime Minister Recep
AKP moves to lift headscarf ban in universities:In a move that is bound to set off major debate and increase tensions amid various state institutions in the country the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) decided to attempt at lifting the headscarf ban in universities through an article put in the draft constitution, the subject of a two-decade long discussion. “The right to higher education cannot be restricted because of what a girl wears. There is no such problem in Western societies but there is a problem in Turkey and I believe it is the first duty of those in politics to solve the problem,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told the Financial Times, in an interview in Ankara.
Energy Minister Hilmi Güler denies the latest news on the energy sector, namely the figures on the expected price hike and a special US offer to lure Turkey into annulling its natural gas deal with Iran. Energy supply security, not price 'readjustment' is the main topic considered by energy officials and the US ambassador did not make a counter offer, the minister says
European court's rulings on the continuation of the headscarf ban in universities are seen as an obstacle in front of the government's efforts to allow covered women to study in universities
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Washington yesterday at 7am Turkish time, accompanied by wife Emine Erdogan and youngest daughter Sümeyye, to visit his newly born second grandson Ömer Tayyip.
Star The way to ECHR opens for the poorThe Council of State has abolished an article preventing the Turkish Bar Association (TBB) from supporting poor citizens with their applications to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), daily Star reported yesterday. The state will pay for citizens going to ECHR by appointing an attorney for free in domestic lawsuits. Güldane Tur had applied to the İzmir Bar to have an attorney in an application to ECHR. The Bar assigned attorney Adnan Terece to the case and demanded his wages from the Bar. However, the Bar rejected Terece's demand due to regulations on judicial support, saying ECHR's own articles for judicial support is applied for cases in E
Turkish troops and members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) clashed on a mountain in southeastern Turkey, and at least five PKK members were killed, according to private
I don’t want to think about the bloodshed on this side of the Iraqi border if the Americans were not ‘with us’ – or if Kurds did not love President Gül.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said any hike in electricity prices can only be announced by the government spokesman after a ministerial meeting where the issue was included on the
The heated verbal jousting between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and university rectors regarding proposed changes to the Constitution shows no sign of abating, as a new series of
A two-day visit to Turkey by a top American diplomat revealed the widening rift between the two long-time allies on many international issues, like Iran and Iraq. Nicholas Burns,
Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad Al-Bolany will pay a long overdue visit to the Turkish capital next Wednesday, announced Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday. The Iraqi minister was
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