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Turkish PM Erdoğan set to run for presidency: Deputy PM Arınç

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will almost certainly be announced next week as the ruling party's candidate for August's presidential election, deputy prime minister Bülent Arınç said on June 25.
        

Erdoğan would win Turkish presidency in first round: Polls

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan would comfortably win the August presidential election if he decides to run, according to two local polls which give him a 20-point lead over his nearest challenger. 

Kerry issues warning after Syria bombs Iraq

Syrian warplanes bombed Sunni militants' positions inside Iraq, military officials confirmed Wednesday, deepening the concerns that the extremist insurgency that spans the two neighboring countries could morph into an even wider regional conflict. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned against the threat and said other nations should stay out.
     

Nicosia rebukes Ankara for calling Cyprus ‘defunct’ state

Nicosia on Wednesday issued a terse response to a document submitted by Turkey to European Union officials which is said to have described the Republic of Cyprus as a “defunct” state, calling on Ankara to respect the agreements it has made with the European Commission.

Can Öcalan risk Erdoğan’s win?

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters yesterday that he was going to have a “final meeting” with President Abdullah Gül before deciding on the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Parti) official candidate for the elections, the first round of which will be held on Aug. 10.

AKP’s adventurist policies turning Turkey into an incompetent country in Mideast

The main opposition CHP slams ruling AKP’s ‘adventurist policies’ in the Middle East and says the party turns Turkey into an incompetent and unreliable country in the region, in a fresh report The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) “adventurist policies” in the Middle East have turned Turkey into an incompetent and unreliable country in the region, the main oppositi

AKP’s adventurist policies turning Turkey into an incompetent country in the Middle East: CHP

The main opposition CHP slams ruling AKP’s ‘adventurist policies’ in the Middle East and says the party turns Turkey into an incompetent and unreliable country in the region, in a fresh report The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) “adventurist policies” in the Middle East have turned Turkey into an incompetent and unreliable country in the region, the main oppositi

Eurimages to support Turkish films

The Board of Management of the Council of Europe’s Eurimages, European Cinema Support Fund, has agreed to support 20 film projects of feature films and two animated films for a total amount 8.3 million euros.

Samsun, Google and Prophetic Medicine

Sometimes the three most unrelated words can tell you a lot about a country when they are found on the news on the same day.

Alevi votes no piece of cake for İhsanoğlu, CHP

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has been having a hard time since the announcement of Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu as a joint candidate for the presidential election in August.

More cases waiting for Turkish justice

Please read what I will explain here… And then put your hand on your heart, where your conscience beats… And then, cry out loud the voice that comes from your inner self…  

Say it with all your heart…

Have you ever seen an indictment that is this shoddy, disgusting, merciless and as ridiculous as a comedy?

I will explain… Let us decide all together…

NATO gives assurances to Turkey over Iraq concerns

Turkey raised fears on June 25 over potential spillover from turmoil in neighbouring Iraq, as NATO promised not to hesitate to defend its ally from the widening conflict.    

Turkey mulls ‘bold steps’ of Armenia to begin ‘new era’

Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoğlu says that the relations between Ankara and Yerevan might enter into a ‘new era’ if Armenian diaspora decides to take ‘bold steps’ similar to one Ankara has taken Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has stated that Turkey believes Armenia and the Armenian diaspora will choose to take “bold steps” like the one Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğ

US, France citizens deported while crossing Turkey-Syrian border

A former U.S. colonel, an American academic and a French researcher were detained while attempting to cross the Turkey-Syria border, daily Milliyet reported on June 25.

The Turkish gendarmerie found the three people while they were trying to enter the Turkish zone of the border. The three claimed they were lost.

Incoming TÜSİAD boss warns of ‘rising polarization’ in Turkey

The new head of Turkey’s top business organization has said Turkey’s largest problem is “severe social polarization,” while vowing to “avoid taking sides,” speaking at his first comprehensive meeting with the media after taking the post two weeks ago.

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