May 18 2013 - 10:33
The Syrian opposition forces are going to meet in Istanbul next week in order to select the new president for the Syrian National Coalition and renew the Cabinet of the interim government,
May 17 2013 - 15:33
Dozens of demonstrators who gathered to protest against the Turkish government’s policy towards Syria in the wake of the weekend’s twin attacks that killed 52 in Reyhanli were raided by security forces armed with tear gas and water cannons today in Istanbul, Hürriyet Daily News reports.
May 17 2013 - 07:33
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit Gaza and the West Bank of Jordan in June, RIA Novosti reports.US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Istanbul in late April and said that Erdogan should wait for a better moment to make the visit.Erdogan promised that his visit will contribute to the peace processes in Palestine.Erdogan has visited the US 15 times.Israel started normalizing relations with Turkey and does not oppose the visit.
May 15 2013 - 19:47
The Turkish capital Ankara has hosted the second meeting of the heads of diaspora organizations of the members of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States, the press service of the Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with the Diaspora told Trend.
May 15 2013 - 18:12
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and US President Barack Obama will focus on the Syrian crisis during their bilateral talks,
May 14 2013 - 18:34
The Taliban has freed four remaining Turkish hostages, while no infornation about the Russian national abducted by the militants has been reported so far.
May 14 2013 - 13:28
Organizers of the blast that killed 51 people and injured 155 in Reyhanli, a Turkish city near the Syrian border, on May 11 planned the blast for Ankara, RIA Novosti cites Turkish Vice Prime Minister Besir Alataya.Suspects of the blasts planned to set the bomb at the Kocatepe Mosque at the city center.Three people are still missing after the blast. Nine people were detained as suspects of the blast. 8 have been detained today.
May 14 2013 - 09:46
Six female and nine male militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) left the Hakkari Province of Turkey a week ago and has arrived in North Iraq.PKK withdrawal from Turkey started on May 8.PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan urged the organization to leave Turkey. All militants giving up voluntarily will be given a chance to leave.The war of Turkey and the PKK, an organization recognized as terrorist by the UN and EU, has resulted in over 40,000 people dead in over 25 years.