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Former Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ, who was appointed as deputy prime minister last week in a government reshuffle, has been appointed as the new government spokesperson.
Lingering uncertainty over the length of Abdullah Gül’s term as president should be resolved in a draft bill on presidential elections that has been submitted to the legislature, Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Çiçek said yesterday.
NICOSIA - Agence France-Presse
A defiant Greek Cyprus President Demetris Christofias said on Monday that the island's offshore hydrocarbon search will carry on despite strong opposition from Turkey.
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) gave no promises to change the situation of the freedom of the media in Turkey, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) chairman Arne König said.
ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputies stormed Parliament yesterday, claiming acting Parliament Speaker Mehmet Sağlam swore at Muharrem İnce, an opposition deputy.
The draft law to allow for paid exemption from military service was accepted in the National Defense Commission, according to the television channel NTVMSNBC.
LONDON – Anatolia news agency
President Abdullah Gül and his wife, Hayrünnisa Gül, will be received by Queen Elizabeth II at London’s Buckingham Palace today, marking the first such official visit to the country by a Turkish president in 23 years.
LONDON - Anatolia News Agency
President Abdullah Gül was scheduled to arrive back in Ankara yesterday evening following the completion of his landmark visit to Britain.
ANKARA- Hürriyet Daily News
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and a number of his ministers met yesterday in an unannounced meeting to discuss the current state of the fight against terrorism.
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Turkey's President Abdullah Gül urged Britain's businesses to strengthen their links with his country today to help overcome economic fallout from the festering eurozone debt crisis.
An Israeli ship delivered dozens of housing containers sufficient to house up to 1,000 people left homeless after recent earthquakes in the eastern province of Van.