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Turkey Seeks to Restructure Taxes Again to Boost Economy, Budget

Turkey Seeks to Restructure Taxes Again to Boost Economy, Budget

The government plans to restructure nearly $20 billion in unpaid taxes

State of emergency extended in Turkey

State of emergency extended in Turkey

Turkey has extended its state of emergency by three months, its third such extension after a coup attempt last July, the Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said. The decision came after the National Security Council …

Turkey announces North Korea-related asset freeze

Turkey announces North Korea-related asset freeze

Turkey will seize all assets of anyone found working for North Korea’s nuclear, ballistic missile and other weapons of mass destruction-related programs as determined by the United Nations Security Council, according to a Cabinet decision …

Turkish government ratifies Turkish Stream

Turkish government ratifies Turkish Stream

Turkish government has ratified the agreement with Russia on Turkish Stream, website of Turkey's Resmi Gazete (Official Gazette) reported on Saturday. Earlier this agreement was approved by parliament and president of Turkey. …

Binali Yildirim: Russia and Turkey understand each other better than ever before

Binali Yildirim: Russia and Turkey understand each other better than ever before

Russia and Turkey have a common approach to resolution of crisis in Syria, the understanding on the issue of the two countries has never been better, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said following his visit to Moscow, …

Turkish PM says country#039s strength going to rise

Turkish PM says country's strength going to rise

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, giving a speech at AKP’s İstanbul Advisory Council, said that the government will continue to strengthen the country. Referring to the 93rd anniversary of the …

Erdogan: coup plotters could face death soon

Erdogan: coup plotters could face death soon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government intends to reintroduce the death penalty as a way of punishing those behind a failed mid-July coup, PressTV reports. Erdogan said Saturday that the government …

Yildirim: budget deficit is expected to be 1.9% in 2017

Yildirim: budget deficit is expected to be 1.9% in 2017

Turkey's budget deficit-to-GDP ratio is expected to be 1.6%  this year, rising to 1.9% in 2017, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. The figure is expected to be 1.6% in 2018 and 1.35% in 2019. …

Not good news in Turkey’s growth and unemployment figures

Not good news in Turkey’s growth and unemployment figures

After the bad state of affairs in Turkey’s slowing growth rate, the increase in unemployment rates is also continuing. While the unemployment rate climbed to 10.2 percent in June, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased …

Turkey to assess situation in the country after coup attempt

Turkey to assess situation in the country after coup attempt

A meeting on security issues is held in Ankara under the chairmanship of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. The meeting will assess situation in the country after a failed coup attempt as well as operations carried …

Turkish government and opposition to hold joint rally on August 7

Turkish government and opposition to hold joint rally on August 7

Turkish government and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will hold a joint rally against the military coup attempt in Istanbul on August 7, Anadolu Agency reports. The rally will be attended by the Turkish …

Turkey coup attempt: From putsch to state of emergency

Turkey coup attempt: From putsch to state of emergency

Yesterday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed army coup. Speaking at the presidential palace in Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that …

Şimşek: the military went to the coup because they were disclosed

Şimşek: the military went to the coup because they were disclosed

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Mehmet Şimşek, said today that a group of the Turkish generals, who tried to arrange a coup in the country, took this step out of desperation as far as they had been disclosed. …

 Turkish government: there is no ethnic conflict with Kurds

Turkish government: there is no ethnic conflict with Kurds

There is no an ethnic conflict between Turks and Kurds in Turkey, Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. According to him, Turkey has a problem of terrorism, which is aimed at splitting the country, …

Amendments to Turkish Constitution to be presented in near future

Amendments to Turkish Constitution to be presented in near future

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus underscored on Monday that drafting a new constitution and carrying out political reforms including presidential system are the newly formed 65th government's priorities. …

Turkish parliament gives Yildirim#039s government vote of confidence

Turkish parliament gives Yildirim's government vote of confidence

Turkish lawmakers passed a vote of confidence toward the new government headed by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Sunday. A total of 315 out of 550 lawmakers voted in favor of the move in an …

Zakharova: new Turkish government to be judged by its deeds.

Zakharova: new Turkish government to be judged by its deeds.

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, said that Moscow will judge the new Turkish government by his deeds. "I would say the priority is the direction in which the government moves. We note not …

 Erdogan approves new government formed by Yildirim

Erdogan approves new government formed by Yildirim

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved the composition of the 65th government of the Turkish Republic formed by the leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party Binali Yildirim. The composition …

Ahmet Davutoglu resigns

Ahmet Davutoglu resigns

The Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has is to resign after tensions with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the refugee crisis, European Union deal and terror attacks by Isis and Kurdish groups created a …

Erdogan ally Binali Yildirim elected new Turkey ruling party head, set to be prime minister

Erdogan ally Binali Yildirim elected new Turkey ruling party head, set to be prime minister

Turkey's experienced Transport Minister Binali Yildirim, a steadfast ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been named ruling party chief and is set to also be appointed prime minister in moves further …

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister’s plane makes emergency landing

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister’s plane makes emergency landing

Turkish Airlines plane with the Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek on board made an emergency landing in the province of Kayseri in the center of the country, local media report. The plane had to land because of bad …

 Turkish government freezes assets of Yemeni ex-president Saleh

Turkish government freezes assets of Yemeni ex-president Saleh

Turkey has frozen the assets of the former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, in line with a decision by the UN Security Council, the government said in its Official Gazette. All of Saleh's assets in Turkish banks …

Davutoglu promises to create new security concept in Turkey

Davutoglu promises to create new security concept in Turkey

The Turkish government intends to develop a new concept of security after the terrorist attack in Ankara on February 17th, the Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu said after a government meeting dedicated to the terrorist …

New Turkish government approved

New Turkish government approved

The Turkish parliament has expressed confidence in the new government, which was formed on the basis of the repeat elections on November 1st. The new government received support from 315 parliament …

 Turkey to built TANAP faster

Turkey to built TANAP faster

Turkey will speed up the implementation of the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP). The new government to be formed in Turkey is expected to pay special attention to other energy projects, Trend reports with reference to the Turkish …

Turkish parliament allows military operations abroad

Turkish parliament allows military operations abroad

The Turkey's parliament extended a mandate that allows the country's authorities to use military force in Syria and Iraq for another year. The parliament authorized the use of the Turkish army in other states on October 2, …

Turkish opposition puts forward final terms for coalition formation

Turkish opposition puts forward final terms for coalition formation

The Turkish opposition People's Republican Party (AKP) has put forward the final terms for the formation of a coalition government with the Justice and Development Party (CHP). One of the opposition’s demands is that the …

Turkey continues to form coalition government

Turkey continues to form coalition government

The final round of negotiations between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People's Party (CHP) on the formation of a coalition government will take place in Turkey today, the Turkish news TV channel TRT Haber …

Turkish Stream project waiting for new Turkish government

Turkish Stream project waiting for new Turkish government

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said yesterday that Russia is not withdrawing from the sale of the Turkish Stream project and hopes to sign all the necessary documents after a new government is formed in Turkey.

Creation of coalition and re-elections equally probable in Turkey

Creation of coalition and re-elections equally probable in Turkey

The creation of a coalition government and holding of re-elections to the parliament in Turkey are equally probable, Turkey's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Omer Celik, believes. "Today's meeting occurred in a positive atmosphere