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.
Oct 20 2014 - 09:38
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu said that Turkey could have been in a much worse condition than Syria if it were destabilised. He emphasized that the government was doing all it could to enforce stability in the country, Trend reports.
Oct 19 2014 - 14:42
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the United States against providing Kurdish troops fighting against the Islamic State with arms, Associated Press reports.