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Book set to contribute to field of translation 


A translator's guide, a public affairs term bank and a dictionary of public institutions, has been prepared by the Communications Directorate as a roadmap for public translation.

Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun announced the completion of the book, formulated to contribute to the field of translation.

Turkish Media Overseer Keeps Critical TV Station’s Screens Blank

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Sozcu, one of Turkey's most read daily newspapers, bought the local TV station over a year ago and made all the preparations necessary for the start of nationwide broadcasting.

But RTUK has stopped the launch of Sozcu TV in its tracks, by not accepting its application for a change of logo, Sozcu said on Thursday.

Turkey to have liberal constitution: President Erdoğan

Turkey's new constitution will be encompassing and liberal, the nation's president vowed on March 4. 

"We will achieve for Turkey an encompassing, explicit, democratic, and liberal constitution that will guide its march into the coming century,"

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told an extended provincial heads meeting of his ruling Justice and Development AKP via video link.

Turkey may negotiate maritime deal with Egypt if conditions allow: FM

Turkey and Egypt could negotiate a maritime demarcation agreement in the eastern Mediterranean if the course of the ties paves the way for such a move, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on March 3 while welcoming Cairo's exploration bids that had respected Turkey's continental shelf.

Legal security most important title under new Human Rights Action Plan: Minister

The most important item of the new Human Rights Action Plan is the fact that it introduces measures for legal security, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül has said, informing that all the necessary works for the full implementation of the plan will be accomplished in two years.

Turkey, Azerbaijan agree to deepen cultural cooperation

Turkey's communications director on March 2 met Azerbaijan's Culture Minister Anar Kerimov.

Fahrettin Altun received an Azerbaijani delegation in the capital Ankara, according to an official statement from the Turkish Presidential Communications Directorate.

The two sides discussed ways to improve collaboration in communication, media, culture, and cinema, the statement said.

Turkey’s Under-Pressure Erdogan Pledges to Boost Human Rights

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking in Istanbul in December 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN

Erdogan pledged to strengthen freedom of expression and assembly in the country, as well as the right to a fair trial, as part of the plan which he said will be implemented in two years.

"It is not a wish list. We will do everything to substantiate this plan," Erdogan said.

Parliamentary immunity a must, says CHP leader

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), has underlined that parliamentary immunity is a must in safeguarding parliamentarians in the absence of judicial independence, while commenting about an ongoing discussion following the submission of summary of proceedings against 33 MPs including many from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).