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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants in the Manbij region were withdrawing east of the Euphrates River, Turkish government spokesperson Numan Kurtulmuş said on Sept. 26.
ANKARA - Doğan News Agency
Assignments to most state institutions and organizations have been halted in the run-up to snap elections on Nov. 1, after the formation of an interim government
THE HAGUE – Reuters
Referring to the two ministers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey’s newly formed interim government, HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said they are there to prevent the Justice and Development Party (AKP) from “easily deciding to go to war.”
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has been appointed as the interim government spokesperson after the departure of Bülent Arınç from the cabinet last week
The interim government formed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu with the task of taking Turkey to polls on Nov. 1 is not impartial as it must be, CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, claiming it will be “at the service” of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
People who denounce the perpetrators of acts of terrorism could be awarded up to 4 million Turkish Liras, according to a new regulation that was published in the Official Gazette
Handover ceremonies are held for the members of the interim government that will be in charge until after the early elections to be held on Nov. 1
Nuray Babacan - ANKARA
With less than two weeks to go to the convention of the AKP, the party leadership is now working on how it can best make use of its experienced politicians and whether they would run in early polls, including former Economy Minister Ali Babacan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
Turkish PM Davutoğlu's interim government, approved by President Erdoğan, is the first one that a Kurdish problem-focused party takes part. It also features the first minister wearing the Islamic headscarf.
Turkey celebrated the 93rd anniversary of the Victory Day on Aug. 30, which marks the Turkish victory against Greek forces at the Battle of Dumlupınar, the final battle in the War of Independence in 1922.
Mesut Hasan BENLİ - ANKARA
A court in Ankara has refused an appeal for payment of compensation to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, citing the political parties’ right to oppose