Ömer Çelik

AKP rules out early election rumors

The Turkish government does not have an early election in its agenda, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Ömer Çelik has said, after the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader brought up the issue, saying the government might "have to go to early polls" due to economic troubles.

In China on state visit, Pavlopoulos calls for respect of Cyprus’ sovereign rights

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday met with China's Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) during a state visit to China, state-run Athens-Macedonia (ANA-MPA) news agency reports.

Pavlopoulos discussed Greece's key foreign policy issues, particularly the Cyprus problem, ANA-MPA said.

Talks to extend AKP-MHP alliance to 20 more provinces ongoing: AKP spokesperson

Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Ömer Çelik has said that their alliance with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), called the People's Alliance, may expand further to cover 20 more provinces for the upcoming March 31 elections.

Greece, Greek Cyprus should refrain from actions against drillship: Ruling AKP spokesperson

The Turkish army is protecting the drillship "Fatih" in the Mediterranean and the Greek and Greek Cypriot administration should refrain from any actions against it, said Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesman Ömer Çelik on Oct. 31.