A day after President Sezer said Turkey faced a threat of fundamentalism, countering the prime minister’s argument that there was no such thing, top military official backs the president
The opposition in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus yesterday protested the way the new coalition government was formed, with opposition deputies demonstrating in front of the KKTC
Chief of General Staff Gen. Büyükanıt says it is impossible to say the threat of fundamentalism is not hanging over Turkey, only days after Erdoğan dismissed such a threat, and accuses the government of encouraging anti-secular activities
The top commander of the Turkish military yesterday dismissed a unilateral cease-fire declared by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and said the fight against the terrorist group
Erdoğan said he and Bush discussed joint steps to fight terrorism and ways to take concrete steps to deal with the problem
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday that he sees that the United States has a firm position on fighting terrorism and urged U.S. President George W. Bush to show the same
In what turned out to be his longest meeting ever with US President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spent an hour and 40 minutes discussing a wide range of topics in the Oval Office yesterday with Bush. The two leaders focused primarily on the situation in the Middle East, with messages delivered from both sides on Syria and Iran, as well as on the ongoing struggle against the PKK in Northern Iraq, and on Israel and Palestine.
The meeting between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President George W. Bush yesterday in the White House's Oval Office was the fourth time during his 4 years in power that Erdogan has come together to meet with Bush.
In the meeting between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President George W. Bush yesterday, the subject of the Northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk did arise, in light of the Kurdish-backed push to have Kirkuk added to the autonomous Kurdish-run region of Northern Iraq. PM Erdogan expressed concern on this issue to Bush, noting that the Ankara stance was that Kirkuk should be awarded a special status.
In addition to promises made about the ongoing US decisiveness to cooperate with Turkey in the struggle against the PKK, US President George W. Bush also responded to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's report on Turkey's progress in achieving full EU membership, noting "EU membership for Turkey would also be to the advantage of the US."
In a speech marking the opening of the 2006-2007 education year at Istanbul's Military Academy headquarters in Maslak, Commanding General Yasar Buyukanit of the Turkish Armed Forces delivered a strongly-worded salvo in response to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent assertions that "there is no threat of (religious) reactionaryism in Turkey."
In Washington, DC as part of the delegation that accompanied Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his US trip to meet with President George W. Bush, I heard rumours of an interesting meeting while I was walking around the lobby of the Willard Hotel. What I heard was this: that the Chief of Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, General Yasar Buyukanit, has been invited to Washington, DC.
Opinion by Özdem Sanberk, retired ambassador and former undersecretary of the Foreign MinistryArticle 301 of the Turkish Penal Code has been in the news on many occasions in the last year or two. It bans 'insults to Turkishness' and has been used to prosecute leading writers who have taken a critical or unpopular line on controversial issues. Most of these prosecutions have fallen at the first fence, but they have been extremely damaging to Turkey and, of course, they have caused a great deal of distress to those taken to court.
Germany, Turkey plan German-language university in Istanbul: BERLIN - The Associated PressGermany and Turkey plan to establish a German-language university in Istanbul to help foster dialogue between the West and the Muslim world, Germany's foreign
Erdoğan to visit Britain on Tuesday:ANK - Turkish Daily News Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is currently in the United States for an official visit, will travel to Britain on Tuesday for talks with his British counterpart, Tony Blair, reported
European Union member countries and EU officials have stepped up their calls to Ankara to fulfill its EU commitments ahead of the release of a crucial report by the EU’s executive arm, the commission,
A Turkish frigate escorted by two assault boats is set to leave for war-torn Lebanon on Oct. 8 to ensure security in Lebanese territorial waters, reported the Doğan News Agency over the weekend.
Erdoğan's visit also comes amid a heightened secularism debate in Turkey, with top commander Gen. Büyükanıt delivering televised speech hours before leaders' meeting
A scandalous order: Radikal yesterday reported on a directive issued to employees by the Beykoz State Hospital's chief physician, asking medical staff in the hospital to conduct procedures “in a way that will enable increasing the circulating capital of the hospital, while at the same time reducing expenditures.” Radikal printed a photo of the document issued by Dr. Selami Öksüz of Beykoz State Hospital. The directive briefly mentions limits on reimbursement imposed by the Finance Ministry on July 1. Under the new regulations, the ministry will pay YTL 11 for diagnoses for 10 days after a patient checks in, increasing the cost to the hospital with eac
Esenboğa's new terminal to open Oct. 13:ANK Esenboğa Airport's new domestic and international terminal will open on Oct. 13 in a ceremony headed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, reported the Anatolia news agency. The new terminal was constructed
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