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2 hrs ago | TurkishPress.com
Turkey is against all types of terrorism and terror groups, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said following Western media allegations that the country has been supporting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants. In an address to the Confederation of Turkish Tradesmen and Craftsmen, one of the most powerful non-governmental organizations in Turkey, Erdogan said: "We don't accept a concept like 'Islamic terrorism'.
6 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Turkey faces the prospect of its first bank collapse in at least a decade as Bank Asya struggles to maintain market confidence amid pressure from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over its ties to exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen. The Istanbul-based lender has lost 35 percent of its market value since trading resumed on Sept.
Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other US-allied Arab regimes have sufficient reason to fight the jihadis that threaten their leaders' hold on power. But they no longer trust America to lead them: We've let them down too many times these last five years.
TURKISH SCHOLARS IN ISTANBUL DISCUSS MINORITIES PAST AND PRESENT AINA Assyrian International News Agency Sept 14 2014 http://www.neurope.eu Posted 2014-09-14 21:28 GMT Turkey's stance towards minority groups was the topic of a high-level panel discussion at the Ismail Besikci Vakfi in Istanbul's Beyoglu district last week. Some of the country's leading academics and representatives of minority groups participated in the talk, which was held to mark the anniversary of the 1955 attacks against Greek, Armenian and Jewish citizens in Turkey.
Wikipedia is the latest website to feel the wrath of Turkey's government, with Culture and Tourism Minister Omer Celik slamming the popular Internet encyclopedia for referring to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an article on authoritarianism Hurriyet Daily News reported. "Mentioning Turkey alongside the [North] Korean regime and the [Abdel Fattah] el-Sisi regime in Egypt is just a kind of operation, not an intellectual analysis," Celik tweeted on Sept.
TURKISH EU MINISTER CALLS FOR NEW ERA IN RELATIONS WITH ARMENIA Daily Sabah, Turkey Sept 15 2014 Daily Sabah ANKARA -- Turkey's EU Minister Volkan BozkÄ±r said that Turkey did its share to promote relations with Armenia and that everyone needs to live together by avoiding the mention of what happened in the past. While paying a visit to Lisbon, Turkish EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan BozkÄ±r touched upon normalizing ties between Turkey and Armenia in regard to the mood of optimism witnessed in the last few months.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was welcomed with an official ceremony by the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Turkish TV channel TRT reported. Following the welcoming ceremony, the national anthems of the two countries were played and President Erdogan and the Emir of Qatar inspected the honor guard.
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The talks between DPS 's Chairman Lyutvi Mestan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were inevitable, necessary and of benefit to Bulgaria , Mestan himself argued. Commenting on his meeting with Erdogan last week, he told private national channel bTV bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Turkey had topped the two's agenda, alongside the importance of Bulgaria 's ethnic model in the light of the ethnic and religious challenges ahead of the Balkans, Europe and the world.
In this photo released by the Turkish Presidency Press Office, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speak before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hand with Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu upon his arrival at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
The Obama administration is struggling to cut off the millions of dollars in oil revenue that has made the Islamic State one of the wealthiest terrorist groups in history, but has been unable to persuade Turkey, the NATO ally where much of the oil is traded on the black market, to crack down on an extensive sales network. Western intelligence officials say they can track Islamic State oil shipments as they move across Iraq and into Turkey's southern border regions.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a bill giving telecoms authorities more power to monitor online users and block websites, the latest move tightening state control over the Internet. The new measures, contained in a bill that was submitted to parliament by the ruling Justice and Development Party , come after the introduction of a law in February making it easier for authorities to block access to web pages without a court order.
Manpreet Sing Makkar poses for a photograph in Calton Hill, Edinburgh on July 16. Manpreet, who is originally from Punjab in India, moved to Scotland in 2001 and is active in the Yes campaign. These are grim times for liberal democracy.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 07:27 am
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