Israel said it would support Turkey’s drive to get a seat in the 15-member UN Security Council for two years, becoming the first country to declare official backing, news reports said yesterday.
Erdoğan meets Bush at Vatican funeral Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan briefly met with U.S. President George Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during the Vatican funeral for the late Pope John Paul II. Speaking to reporters after the
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan joined world dignitaries and millions of other mourners at the funeral of Pope John II yesterday as flags were lowered to half mast in Turkey in memory of the Catholic leader.Istanbul-based Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartolomeos and Turkish Armenian
The Roman Catholic church began a nine-day period of mourning as the funeral of Pope John Paul II came to a close, Friday, with a Mass that will be held daily at St. Peters Basilica. Cardinals are now turning their attention to the process of electing a new Pope which will begin April 18. when the mourning period comes to an end.
Talabani now ?Mr. President': Turkish dailies reported that Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani was elected by the Iraqi Parliament to be Iraq's new president. Hürriyet also noted that Turkey had previously issued Talabani a diplomatic passport
Turkish columnists yesterday focused mainly on the election of Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as Iraq's interim president, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suing journalists and newspapers for supposedly insulting him and the debate regarding
Ankara welcomes Talabani's election Milliyet's Fikret Bila analyzed Turkey's attitude towards Talabani's election as Iraq's president. Bila says that Talabani was elected as a result of compromise between the different political groups of Iraq.
The prime minister demands YTL 100,000 from the ANAP leader for exceeding the boundaries of political criticism and damaging his reputation
More than 200 world leaders and tens of thousands pilgrims gather today in St. Peters Square to attend the funeral Mass at Vatican city for the late Pope John Paul II. A spontaneous applause filled the square as the wooden coffin was carried out the square and placed on the steps of the basilica.   In pictures
Turkish columnists yesterday focused on various topics including the government's performance, the transfer of deputies among political parties, the premier's attitude towards criticism from the press and the Kurdish question. Incompetence in
Ankara welcomes the Kurdish leader, an Iraqi politician who is aware of the importance Turkey attaches to Iraq’s unity
Turkey yesterday agreed to launch a new flight route between its Mediterranean city of Antalya and the capital of neighboring Armenia, in a gesture that could help ease the tension between the two neighboring countries over allegations of a so-called Armenian genocide.
The prime minister demands YTL 100,000 in compensation from the ANAP leader, a newspaper and a journalist for exceeding the boundaries of political criticism in an interview
Başoğlu joined AKP for TL 281 billion, says the CHP parliamentary group deputy leader
Students protest police at university ANK - Turkish Daily News A group of students from Middle East Technical University (METU) yesterday protested the presence of a group of plainclothes police officers attending courses, reported the Anatolia news
'I am under the impression that changes in the new penal code will be passed in May,' says Press Council President Ekşi
Ankara welcomed Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani’s election to president in neighboring Iraq, saying the experienced politician attaches great importance to Iraq’s territorial unity.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met on Thursday with a Press Council delegation in an effort to reach a compromise on the much-criticized Turkish Penal Code (TCK).
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on April 7th, 2005. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
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