Turkish Kurd, 15, jailed for eight years over 'terror' crimes at protest rally  4 February 2010

DIYARBAKIR, Kurdish Southeastern region of Turkey, — A 15-year-old Turkish girl who was arrested at a demonstration in support of a banned Kurdish group has been jailed for nearly eight years


German police arrest alleged Turkish hijacker

eTaiwan News 3 February 2010

German police say they have arrested a Turkish man who hijacked a plane from Albania to Turkey in 2006. Federal police spokesman Matthias Menge told The Associated Press that the 31-year-old man


Turkey still has long way to go for EU entry

Global Times 3 February 2010

Turkish authorities, who are proud of the Ottoman Empire, are getting frustrated and impatient in their hard and long bid to join the European Union (EU). Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip


Almost Four Decades On, IPI Calls for Justice for Slain Turkish Editor Abdi Ipekci

IPI: International Press Institute 2 February 2010
By Barbara Trionfi

Abdi Ipekci, editor-in-chief of the Turkish daily Milliyet, IPI Executive Board member (1964), former IPI Vice Chairman (1971) and IPI World Press Freedom Hero, who was shot dead in his car on 1


Turkey's new pro-Kurdish party faces investigation

Hurriyet Daily News 2 February 2010

The chief public prosecutor’s office in Ankara has started an investigation into the First Extraordinary General Congress of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party, or BDP. The BDP was formed in


Turkey strengthens trade ties with Palestine

Hurriyet Daily News 2 February 2010

Representatives of Palestinian businesses visited Istanbul yesterday in order to strengthen bilateral trade with Turkey. Kamel Hassouneh from the Palestinian-Turkish Business Council underscores the


Turkey's PM slams EU, France, Israel

News.Az 1 February 2010

Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not mince his words on the EU, Armenia, French President Sarkozy and Israeli PM Netanyahu in an interview with Euronews. The prime minister spoke to Euronews to mark the


Turkey can't be silent about Israel's crimes in Gaza

Press TV, Iran 1 February 2010

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Israel's conduct in Gaza, saying Ankara cannot be silent when innocent civilians are killed, phosphorus bombs are used, infrastructure is


Moderate Turkish Islamists hit the big time

RIA Novosti 27 January 2010
By Dmitry Babich

On Monday the presidents of three influential Muslim states, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan, gathered for a summit in Istanbul. This top-level meeting is another testimony to Turkey's ambition to


Turkish poll: Support for Erdogan down

Ynetnews 27 January 2010
By Ariel Danieli

Is Turkey's harsh stance towards Israel a sign of political distress? The Turkish ruling party headed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is dropping in the polls and according to a recent one



Ansamed 27 January 2010

Mevlut Cavusoglu was elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe today. He is the first Turkish member to take the position since Turkey became a member of the


Turkey General Denies Plot to Overthrow Government

The head of Turkey's armed forces has responded angrily to a newspaper report accusing the military of plotting to overthrow the government. Gen Ilker Basbug delivered a televised address in which


The Armenian-Turkish protocols are dead! 27 January 2010
By Harut Sassounian

The show is finally over! The international community is no longer buying the endless Turkish excuses for refusing to ratify the Protocols. Armenian officials, who naively believed that Turkey would


130th court sitting to hear Ergenekon case opens in Turkey

The 130th court sitting to hear the first Ergenekon case has started in Turkey. The Turkish Zaman newspaper reported that 22 accused persons were on the dock at Istanbul Court for Grave Crimes #13,


Algerian Church Continues in Spite of Burnt Building

Compass Direct News 25 January 2010

Members of a church in Algeria’s Kabylie region gathered to worship last Saturday (Jan. 16) in their new building despite a protest, vandalism and a fire that damaged the building the previous


EU citizens will think ‘three times’ before buying in the north

Cyprus Mail 20 January 2010
By Stefanos Evripidou

PRESIDENT DEMETRIS Christofias yesterday welcomed the "important” Orams ruling but remained low key in his response to what most parties applauded as a legal victory for Greek Cypriot


Three Years on, Still No Convictions in Murder of Turkey’s Hrant Dink

IPI: International Press Institute 20 January 2010
By Colin Peter

Three years ago today, a young man approached renowned Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor Hrant Dink in an Istanbul street, and shot him dead. Today – two-and-a-half years into


Turkey willing to lift visa requirement with Saudi Arabia 20 January 2010

Asked if mutual visa requirement between Turkey and Saudi Arabia would be ended, Erdogan said that a development would take place involving diplomats and businesspeople.


Turkey shifting toward radical Islam, says Israeli intelligence official

Hurriyet Daily News 20 January 2010

Turkey’s recent diplomatic moves are indicative of its shift away from the West and toward radical Islam, Israel’s chief intelligence official said Tuesday, according to the Jerusalem Post. In his


Erdogan voices support for Palestinians

Peninsula On-line 20 January 2010

Riyadh -Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed support for the Palestinians and called on Saudi businessmen to invest in his country during a trip to the Middle Eastern oil

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