Among the topics covered by the press yesterday: A top model's complaint against her ex-boyfriend; the health minister directing the media to talk to municipalities instead of him about contaminated water; a student continuing her education thanks to a recent media campaign; and concerns expressed by nongovernmental organizations vis-à-vis amendments to a draft law on terror. Famous top model files complaint against ex-boyfriend: Famous Turkish top model Gamze Özçelik lodged a complaint against her ex-boyfriend at an Istanbul public prosecutor's Office, alleging that Gökhan Demirkol aired pornographic images of her on the Internet,
Turkish leaders called for unity yesterday in the face of ongoing street protests and repeated a pledge that the government would not sacrifice freedom for the sake of combating violence on the
On Sept. 2, European Union foreign ministers told their Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gül, that the 25-strong union sought to open the candidate country's accession negotiations on Oct. 3 as scheduled but said that a ban at Turkish ports on Greek Cypriot ships remained a serious source of concern to the bloc.Gül warned his European counterparts that the wording of a declaration the EU plans to issue over Turkey's refusal to recognize Greek Cyprus and to open its ports to Greek Cypriot ships and planes was unacceptable to Ankara and that it could complicate the process in the opening of Turkey's entry talks.Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged EU leaders not to use Turkey's EU bid for
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TDN editorial by Yusuf KANLI
Top Turkish leaders are due to have several meetings with key international figures, including US Secretary of State Rice and UN Secretary-General Annan. But Turkey?s Oct. 3 EU talks will still be high on their agenda in New York
The violent incidents that have once again started to occur around the country, even in urban areas, have reached disturbing levels.
Top Turkish leaders are set to sweat over myriad talks with key international figures in New York in a wide range of foreign policy matters on the margins of
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been the target of an egg-throwing protest during the opening ceremony for Orhaneli junction, Bursa. The 57 year-old male protester missed Erdogan but was arrested nevertheless. Erdogan has been subject to the same method in the recent past - in Norway by pro-PKK protesters and in Trabzon two months ago. During his opening speech at the ceremony, Erdogan has warned once again what he sees as "attempts at upsetting Turkey's peace and stability".
Turkish newspapers wrote yesterday about remarks by the prime minister regarding recent protest rallies throughout Turkey; comments by the British foreign secretary over Turkey's European Union aspirations; reform needs in Turkey to eradicate poverty; a nongovernmental organization's decision not to attend a Sept. 11 protest rally for fear of the event being hijacked by provocateurs; and recent controversy over the draft anti-terror law. PM Erdoğan: Police to take strict measure if uproar prevails: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who appeared on Kanal-D on Thursday, drew attention to recent street rallies around the nation during the countdown to Oct. 3, when
Turkey insists accession talks must start on Oct. 3, sets overcoming prejudices in EU public about its membership prospects as a priority
The prime minister says anti-terrorism efforts will depend on the intensity and level to which terrorist acts have escalated
?The recent incidents targeting the secular republic, the republic?s founder Atatürk and the country?s unity will have no effect. The Turkish police will always be following these events,? police spokesman İsmail Çalışkan says at a weekly press conference
We were the talk of the town last week. The competition between Kanal D and ATV primetime news was one of the most debated issues. Criticisms, comments, supporters and opponents dominated the agenda. Some even published caricatures of me being knocked out. Wasn?t all this a little early?
11 Greenpeace activists appear in court ANK ? Turkish Daily News Eleven out of 21 Greenpeace activists who were released pending trial but banned from traveling overseas until their trial ended gave testimony yesterday at a criminal court in the Çan
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has expressed his government’s willingness to reach a solution on the issue of the rights and status of Turkey’s non-Muslim foundations.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the security forces' anti-terrorism efforts reflected the intensity and level to which terrorist acts have escalated, adding that the security forces would
Thirty eight people were arrested outside a mosque where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was performing Friday prayers, reported Anatolian news agency. The 38 detained are thought to be supporters of a pan-Islamist party, Hizb ut-Tahrir, which aims to establish a world-wide Islamic state and is banned in Turkey. While, the group threw leaflets into the air at the entrance of a central Ankara mosque, the PM was inside praying. The police quickly over-powered the demonstrators to protect the PM.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned three groups which he singled out as sources of unrest and conflict in the country - pro-Öcalan protesters, fundamentalist Hizb-ut Tahrir members and those who try to spark controversy over the highly-important "October 3", when negotiation talks into the EU are expected the kick off. "You are operating on a blind alley," Erdogan warned these groups, "your efforts are in vain". He also suggested that he might call for a leaders' summit on the matter upon his return from US, where he will be attending the UN summit.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will attend a UN summit next week in New York and will hold talks on the sidelines of the meeting with world leaders and influential US and local Turkish groups,
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