Apr 19 2014 - 21:28
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is going to run for president, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç says. According to Arınç, incumbent President Abdullah Gül supported the prime minister's decision.
Apr 19 2014 - 11:28
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that even though the competition in the recent municipal elections was really tough, the ruling Justice and Development Party managed to come first.
Apr 18 2014 - 17:36
Is Gul renouncing power?Turkish President Abdullah Gul is leaving politics he said today, acknowledging that he no longer sees his future in politics. As Togrul Ismail and Adem Yavuz Arslan explained to Vestnik Kavkaza, this decision is determined by the traditions of Turkish politics, and rumors about castling between Gul and Erdogan is nothing more than an invention of the press."The provision of Turkey is that a president who can no longer run has to leave politics, as the presidency is the pinnacle of his political career. Until now, none of the presidents of the country have returned to politics after resigning," assistant professor of international relations at the University of Economics and Technology Togrul Ismail said.Gul's statements directly state that there will be no castling with Erdogan. Adem Yavuz Arslan also noted that the true motives of the president are more obscure. "Today we know that Erdogan wants to become president - and no one has any doubt that he would become one. The only question is who will be the new prime minister, who will replace Erdogan? I think that Gul's statement must be viewed in the context that he does not agree with the model of government offered to him by Erdogan, he does not want to be a premier.""It is wrong to state that he is leaving politics. I do not think that he really wants to leave politics," Adem Yavuz Arslan said.Turkish President Abdullah Gul is leaving politics he said today, acknowledging that he no longer sees his future in politics.
Apr 18 2014 - 08:42
The Turkish parliament has expanded authority of the National Intelligence Organization. The Organization was authorized to contact any organizations and individuals, including terrorists, carry out operations in other countries, wire telephones without the court’s permission. Agents will be immune to prosecution during operations, ITAR-TASS reports.There were controversies last year about meetings of its agents with functionaries of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.
Apr 17 2014 - 18:06
Turkey’s Chief Ombudsman Mehmet Nihat Ömeroğlu has expressed dissatisfaction over his limited authority, which is not typical for ombudspersons in European countries,
Apr 17 2014 - 10:08
Prime Ministers of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq Nechirvan Barzani have discussed energy cooperation, oil transportation, situation in Syria, opening of new customs offices, economic and trade agreements, Trend reports.Barzani has been visiting Turkey for the first time since the March 30 municipal elections.
Apr 17 2014 - 09:23
Turkey has received the first A-400M plane from Spain. It has landed at the Kayeri Airport, Trend reports.A-400M is a four-engine military transportation jet developed by Airbus Military for Belgium, UK, Germany, Spain, Luzembourg, Turkey and France. The project is worth about 25 billion euros. The plane may carry 37 tons of cargo, including helicopters, armored vehicles, personnel over 3,300km. It can be fueled in mid-air and land on rought terrain.
Apr 17 2014 - 08:21
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today that he had not decided whether to stand for president in the summer or not, Trend reports.Erdogan emphasized that, being the president, he would make use of all the available executive power.