Government of Turkey

Varvitsiotis: Erdogan anxiety uncommon for a country leader

The intense anxiety of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not usual for a country leader, argued Greece's Alternate Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis on Tuesday. He also said there is no information on any cooperation between Ankara and Rome on hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean.

Turkish plane takes off to bring wounded from Somalia

Members of the National Medical Rescue Team departed for Somalia's capital on Jan. 21 to bring those wounded in a suicide car bombing over the weekend back to Turkey.

At least three people were killed and 20 others injured, including several Turkish nationals, when a suicide car bomb targeted a police convoy escorting Turkish contractors in Mogadishu on Jan. 18.

Turkey to attract $15 billion of FDI, says Albayrak

Turkey is expected to post an economic growth figure for the past year, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak forecast yesterday.

"We will end 2019 with a historic soft landing in terms of gross domestic product," Albayrak said at a meeting with journalists in Istanbul, adding that inflation will keep being a major indicator for 2020.

Rahşan Ecevit, wife of late prime minister, laid to rest

Rahşan Ecevit, wife and closest confidant of late Turkish Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit, was laid to rest in the capital province of Ankara on Jan. 19.

Ecevit died at the Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, where she had been receiving treatment since Dec. 26, on Jan. 17 at the age of 97.

She died in the intensive care unit due to multiple organ failure at around 9.10 p.m.

No pressure from Turkey to exclude Greece from Berlin summit, says German gov't spokesman

Berlin rejected on Friday a report in German newspaper Bild that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had put pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel not to include a Greek representative in a mini summit on Sunday that will discuss Libya's peace prospects.