Latest News from Turkey

President Erdoğan to 'prioritize EU bid' after October

President Erdoğan says he is planning to carry out frequent visits to European capitals after Parliament reopens on Oct. 1 in a bid to accelerate Turkey’s European Union accession process

Protest Over Polling Stations in Turkey Staged Outside Election Commission HQ

Bulgaria's Patriotic bloc has staged a protest against the Central Election Commission over the large number of polling stations in Turkey, Sunday.

Protesters suggest that there may be pre-electoral manipulations and claim that the votes in these stations may be crucial for the outcome of the early elections, Nova TV reports.

Deputy PM Zaharieva: There Is No Agreement On South Stream Transit Fees

As of now there is no signed agreement for the transit fees from the South Stream gas pipeline, Bulgaria's caretaker deputy PM Ekaterina Zaharieva told the bTV national channel.

"No matter how much South Stream would cost, we don't know if it will be profitable, as we don't know what the benefits for us will be", she said in a bTV talk show on Friday. 

Ministers at odds over Turkish Central Bank policies

Two of Turkey’s top ministers have once again clashed over Central Bank policies, after one expressed his discomfort at the perception of division within the government over the economy

The real coalition versus the fictional coalition

Since the foundation of a “core coalition” including Turkey was announced at the NATO Summit last week, we are all wondering what this “coalition” means, what its mission will be and what is expected from Turkey.

Obama on ISIL and Turkey: Not too late to do it right

It was not a surprise that Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu declined to put his signature down on the document to commit Turkey in active military operations against the ISIL

Athens provides political support for ISIS fight

Greece said Friday that it is willing to provide non-military backing to the group of countries that is willing to take on the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Pope Francis to Visit Turkey in Late November

Pope Francis is planning to visit Turkey in the last days of November at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Vatican announced on Friday.


Tanaskovic, Rodic take up offices as ambassadors

BELGRADE - Darko Tanaskovic has been appointed new permanent delegate of the Republic of Serbia to UNESCO in Paris by a decree of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

President Nikolic signed the decrees on the appointment of ambassadors on September 11, and they entered into force on Friday.