Aug 19 2014 - 17:14
Several days ago the presidential elections in Turkey took place. The leader of the ruling Party of Justice and Development, former Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, won the elections in the first round. Now the main intrigue is who will be the head of the government.Togrul Ismail from the Economics and Technology University TOBB (Ankara) thinks that “one of strongest candidates is the current president Abdullah Gul. However, according to recent political events and messages, Erdogan and his supporters don’t approve of him. Otherwise the session of the top authorities of the party wouldn’t be appointed on August 27th, as Gul resigns on August 28th. So he has no opportunity to take part in the struggle for the position of the chairman of the party and later of the prime minister of the country,” the expert says.
Aug 19 2014 - 13:13
Defense Ministers Zakir Gasanov (Azerbaijan), Ismet Yilmaz (Turkey) and Irakly Alasania (Georgia) have met in Nakhchivan and agreed to hold joint drills, Trend reports.The sides reached an agreement to meet in a trilateral format twice a year, organize joint seminars and conferences, form a trilateral format in military education and cooperation. They exchanged opinions on security and stability in the region and military-political developments.
Aug 19 2014 - 11:24
20 out of 32 security officials in 13 Turkish provinces listed for inspection have been detained. Izmir was the center of a wiretapping operation, searches were organized in Istanbul's Yalova and other regions.About 50 locals complained to the police that their phones had been wiretapped.
Aug 18 2014 - 15:24
Defense Ministers Irakly Alasania (Georgia), Ismet Yilmaz (Turkey) and Zakir Gasanov (Azerbaijan) are meeting in Nakhchivan today. They will discuss protection of infrastructure communications, railways, strategic pipelines. Military expert Uzeir Jafarov told Vestnik Kavkaza said that the trilateral format was formed to protect energy resources, strategic, economic, political and military interests. The expert believes that the three states may form a military structure and invite other countries to join it.
Aug 18 2014 - 11:27
Defense Minister Zakir Gasanov (Azerbaijan), Irakly Alasania (Georgia) and Ismet Yilmaz (Turkey) have postponed the meeting they planned in Nakhchivan today until August 19, News Azerbaijan reports.The ministers will discuss enforcement of security of all strategic facilities, oil and gas security, protection of railways.
Aug 16 2014 - 13:17
Incumbent Turkish Prime Minister and President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan's coming visit to Azerbaijan will prove how important the bilateral ties between the countries are, Turkish Ambassador to Baku Ismail Alper Cosgun says.