As Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visits the United States, an overview of economic relations between the two countries indicates there are things that need to be done since trade volume is
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A Turkish Airlines plane bound for New York from Istanbul was turned back mid-flight on Monday due to a technical problem, the Anatolia news agency reported.
The Black Sea Ereğli Trade and Industry Chamber went to an Istanbul court to file a complaint against procedures followed by the Supreme Privatization Board regarding the privatization process of Ereğli Steel and Ironworks (Erdemir). As part of the proposed privatization, some 46.12 percent of Erdemir shares are to be offered for block sale.
As the twin rejection of the European Union constitution in separate referenda in France and the Netherlands continues to reverberate around Europe and the rest of the world, US President
Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül defended his government's policy in support of ending the division of Cyprus after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan came under criticism for a controversial analogy comparing the Turkish presence in Cyprus to the Syrian
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has left for his official visit to the US, where he will meet tomorrow with US President George W. Bush. In a press conference before his departure from Ankara's Esenboga Airport, PM Erdogan spoke with reporters about the trip. The PM is traveling with Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul, State Minister Ali Babacan, as well as some MPs from the Turkish Parliament.   Erdogan to meet first with Bush, later with Cheney
In his first international trip as President of the Ukraine, Victor Yuschenko visited Ankara and met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Yuschenko arrived at Ankara's Esenboga Airport yesterday evening, accompanied by his wife, Katerina. Meetings between the two leaders in the early evening and lasted through dinner. Katerina Yuschenko and PM Erdogan's wife, Emine Erdogan, also met together for informal talks.
Comments made by former President of the Turkish Republic Suleyman Demirel regarding Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's wife Emine's covered head, and whether PM Erdogan could become President because of it, have caused reactions. On the "Ankara Backroom" program on CNN Turk, Demirel said that as far as he was concerned, Emine Erdogan's covered head could not legally stop Erdogan from becoming President, but that "There should be a law put into place. There should be additions made to the Revolutionary Code."
President Ahmet Necdet Sezer has stuck tightly to the ban on head coverings or "turbans" in public offices during the Justice and Development (AKP) Party's administration. For receptions given at the Cankaya Presidential Palace on important dates like October 29 (Turkish Republic Day) and New Year's Eve, members of the Turkish government whose wives wear "turbans" have been sent invitations indicating their spouses are not invited. This practice includes invitations to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Speaker of the Parliament, Bulent Arinc.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Washington, today for talks with US President George W. Bush tomorrow. Erdogan's schedule included a meeting with Bush tomorrow morning, followed by an evening meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney. Though the original plan was for an half hour meeting between Bush and Erdogan, it is expected now that the meeting could last longer. The Cheney-Erdogan meeting in the evening will be for half an hour.
Among the topics covered by Turkish newspapers yesterday: The new savings policy announced by the prime minister; the Turkish Day Parade in Germany; the statements made by the prime minister regarding the impact of “no votes” to the European constitution; European leaders' meeting after the constitution crisis; the prime minister's comments on the government's performance and the U.N.'s environment policy. PM Erdoğan announces new savings policy In a circular published in the Official Gazette, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan asked bureaucrats to make savings, Hürriyet reported. He told them not to go abroad if it's not necessary and asked them to use a bus or tr
NY Times warns EU against ?succumbing to Turkophobia' ANK - Turkish Daily News The New York Times said it would be a terrible mistake to close the doors to countries like Turkey, which are already on the takeoff ramp for membership to the European
Ekşi sends letter to PM on new penal code: ANK - Turkish Daily News Press Council chairman Oktay Ekşi sent over the weekend a second letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan backing his criticism of the new penal code's restrictions on freedom of
President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday issued statements marking World Environment Day, which was Sunday, and calling on citizens to be more
Ukraine’s new President Victor Yuschenko is starting today a visit to Turkey on his first trip abroad since coming to power after last year’s popular revolt that came to be called the Orange Revolution.
The prime minister hits back at critics and describes privileged groups as people living in ivory towers, before crucial visit to the US
Prime Minister Erdoğan responds to cronyism allegations made against the AKP, saying what they have been doing is legitimate
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan departs today for the United States on a visit during which he will meet with President George W. Bush to discuss once solid relations between the two allies and hold talks with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the fate of the divided island of Cyprus.
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