Turkey urged the European Union yesterday to send a clear message that its accession negotiations remain on track, after the bloc’s executive commission recommended that leaders
Ankara warns EU countries that it cannot rely on the bloc as a negotiating partner if the commission’s recommendation is adopted without modification; Vanhanen says Turkey’s membership train has slowed, not derailed
Her last smile before the fall: Vatan yesterday covered the tragic story of a university student who fell into a precipice shortly after smiling for a photo. Twenty-one-year-old Saadet Turşak, a member of the Diyarbakır Nature Sports Club, was at a training climb on Wednesday with her club. A rope line going over a steep precipice between two cliffs was set up by a representative of the Turkish Mountain Climbing Federation. Turşak made it to the opposite cliff safely once, but then she said she would like to repeat the crossing. The university student suddenly fell down the steep cliff as she turned around, still clinging to the rope, and hit her head on the rocks at the bottom of the
The ?Republican coalition': Abdurahim Karakoç, Vakit: All policies of the Republican People's Party (CHP) are based on secularism. There might or might not exist a republican coalition, or rather a ?salad? based on a coalition of secular parties. This
Now in its third day, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Turkey seems to be more constructive than was predicted by the more pessimistic commentators. Although the pope came to Turkey mainly to meet
In his address to the nation, Erdoğan says Turkey has come a long way in improving its image abroad since 2002, when the Justice and Development Party first came to power
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TDN editorial by Yusuf KANLIThe commission decision demonstrates that the need to concentrate more on Cyprus peacemaking must be clear for everyone who would like the Turkey-EU process to continue.
The pontiff signals departure from a positive outlook on Turkey’s EU membership chances, stressing Europe’s ‘Christian roots’ and speaking out for religious minorities’ rights
Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen is to arrive in Turkey today to meet with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a key visit which comes after the European Commission’s
Babacan urges EU to take Cyprus issue out of talks:ANK - Turkish Daily News:State Minister Ali Babacan, also Turkey's chief negotiator for European Union talks, has reiterated that Ankara wanted problems over Cyprus to be dealt with separately to
The pope’s pro-EU comments are apparently exaggerated, membership talks are freezing and Turkey is told to clean up corruption
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan answered reporters' questions en route back from the NATO summit in Riga. His response to one reporter's opinion that the "wife of a president must not wear a headscarf" was as follows:
Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Istanbul, and in particular his stopping to pray in Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet Mosque, known popularly as the Blue Mosque, was covered widely in the foreign press yesterday.Many newspapers outside of Turkey analyzed the Pope's actions as being "previously unseen," and a "first," and just as his assertion of support to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan played out in the international press as a "flash news" item, the Pope's prayers yesterday in one of Turkey's most prominent and important mosques were also delivered as "flash" news across the globe.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has commented that the Turkish middle class in on the rise again, due largely to political and economic stability achieved during his administration's time in power. He also noted that over the past 4 years, nearly 2 million people had started to work again.
Parliament's General Assembly late on Tuesday passed a law that abolishes the Turkish bar exam for graduates of law faculties, with opposition deputies accusing the government of resorting to
A good start:Hürriyet yesterday commented that there had been no worrying events on the first day of the pope's visit other than a few weak protests. Pope Benedict XVI reached into the past to find conciliatory words on Tuesday as he began a four-day visit here, his first papal trip to a Muslim country.In a speech that stressed the need for honest and open dialogue between Christians and Muslims, Benedict recalled the words of Pope Gregory VII, who in 1076 wrote a letter of thanks to a North African Muslim ruler for his benevolence to Christians.The earlier pope declared, in the lines Benedict quoted, that the two faiths owed each other special kindness “because we believe in one God, albei
Parliament's Justice-Constitution Commission on Wednesday deferred 26 cases seeking annulment of parliamentary immunity for the deputies involved until after the next elections.
The Pope Admirers' Association:Osman Tığraklı, YeniçağUnlike those columnists who are members of the Pope Admirers' Association, we would underline that the pope's visit is no ordinary event and that his main intention is to put his sinister plans into
One of the crucial steps in Pope Benedict XVI’s Turkey visit was his meeting with Dr. Ali Bardakoğlu, the head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs of Turkey. This institution, a bit
It appears that reason has prevailed on all sides and that the high-profile visit by Pope Benedict XVI, which could easily have turned into a publicity disaster for Turkey, is actually turning into something of a publicity coup.
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