Government of Turkey

Turkish, Israeli presidents speak over phone, discuss regional issues

The Turkish president on July 12 spoke over the phone with his Israeli counterpart and discussed relations between the two countries as well as regional issues.

In a statement, the Turkish Communications Directorate said that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated Israel's Isaac Herzog on his inauguration as president.

Opposition to choose presidential candidate jointly: CHP leader

Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has reiterated that the opposition coalition will select its presidential candidate after internal deliberations, denying one of his closest aide's statement that he will be the CHP's nominee for the next presidential elections.

Court of Cassation upholds life imprisonment of 14 defendants in Feb 28 trial

The Court of Cassation has upheld the prison sentences given to 14 defendants, including retired General Çevik Bir, the then-chief of General Staff, and retired General Çetin Doğan, the then-chief of General Staff Operations, in the Feb. 28, 1997 trial.