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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The long-awaited new political party set to be officially founded in October, led by former Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) lawmaker Meral Akşener, has held its first meeting in Istanbul with the participation of 1,500 supporters.
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Five students were taken into custody by law enforcement officials at Istanbul University yesterday when they attempted to protest against President Abdullah Gül’s visit to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the university’s establishment.
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ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
In a move to end discussions over the length of President Abdullah Gül’s mandate, the ruling party proposed legal action to fix the current president’s term in office at seven years.
ANKARA - Agence France- Presse
Iran dismissed intimidating remarks by its own officials against Turkey saying Tehran would target NATO's missile shield in its neighbour if threatened, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported Wednesday.
1 Comment(s) 12/14/2011
The main opposition has accused the justice minister of misleading the public with claims the slow pace of trials was the reason for lengthy detention periods and child abusers and terrorists would walk free if a Republican People’s Party...
Turkish President Abdullah Gül approved laws regarding paid military exemption and violence in sports, which includes the controversial...
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was elected both as the most popular and the least popular person of the year 2011 by participants in an opinion poll annually held online by Time magazine.
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Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek has warned the parliamentary drive to draft a new constitution for Turkey would risk failure if the process were not completed by the end of next year.
Bülent Gedikli, deputy leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), urges the main oppostion party to give up its stakes in Turkey’s largest private sector...
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The Turkish General Staff denied yesterday media reports that F-16 jets bombed empty fields after pilots were given wrong coordinates for targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
WASHINGTON - Anatolia News Agency
A main opposition delegation to Washington has told the American Jewish Committee that Turkey expects an apology and compensation for the families of nine Turks killed in an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last year.