Oct 25 2014 - 20:30
Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a gun attack in the Yüksekova district of the southeastern province of Hakkari,
Oct 24 2014 - 20:28
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again reiterated Turkey's desire to join the European Union, stressing that Turkey wants to become a part of the EU not because it would like to improve living standards, but because it shares the values the union represents.
Oct 24 2014 - 14:33
Turkish Ambassador to Russia Umit Yardim said that Turkey will not impose sanctions on Russia because the positions of the UN were more important to it than the will of the U.S. or the EU and because Russian-Turkish relations were incompatible with sanctions, RIA Novosti reports.
Oct 23 2014 - 08:10
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkey did not want Kobani to be captured by ISIS terrorists but it will not send forces to protect the city. He compared Syria with chess figures in the political game of world powers, Trend reports.Turkey helped Kobani by allowing Kurdish forces to pass through its territory to enter Syria, according to Davutoglu.
Oct 22 2014 - 08:48
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said today that the efforts of Azerbaijan have allowed the formation of an energy corridor from the South Caucasus to the Balkan states. He emphasized that Azerbaijan and Turkey were implementing strategic economic projects in the context of political crises in neighbouring states, Trend reports.The Turkish PM made particular mention of the Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline to transport gas from the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea to the European border via Turkey as a key project.
Oct 21 2014 - 09:31
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu said that he would resign if anyone proves that the Turkish government views the Kurds living in Turkey as second-class citizens. He emphasized that all citizens were equal, Trend reports.Davutoglu’s statement was in response to claims by opposition figures that the government was discriminating against Kurds by not sending forces to the Syrian town of Kobani, where Kurds are fighting the Islamic State terrorist organisation.