World Bulletin/News Desk
The 5th meeting of wildlife smuggling project co-ordinated by Turkey and Spain within the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was held in Rize, a northeastern province at Black Sea coast in Turkey.
Speaking at the meeting, National Parks Director General Sabri Kiris described 1.5 million Euro worth project, which was put into force within the scope of Turkey's adaptation process to the European Union, as very important.
Project Coordinator Mercedes Nunez Roman drew attention to the so-called "Chinese medicine", emphasizing that it did not have any benefit for health.
"We witness this at almost all airports in Europe. It is called Chinese medicine and produced out of turtle shell pieces. Its price can reach 15,000 Euro" said Roman.
Some of those deceiving materials captured at Turkish and Spanish customs were exhibited at the meeting.
"I don't have any political plan for the future under today's conditions," Gul told reporters in the western province of Kutahya, when asked about a presidential election in August
Earlier this week, Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev was for his efforts in defending his people award the Medal of State, the highest award in Turkey, in a ceremony at the Turkish presidential palace in Ankara.
Turkish dailies on Friday are covering President Abdullah Gul telling business leaders to "not get demoralized" over Turkey's political environment, remarks by the country's transport minister over the possible pixelation of "malicious content" on Twitter and the ongoing travails of the embattled chairman of scandal-hit Istanbul football club, Fenerbahce.
Turkey will seek a discount in the price of gas it is buying from Russia during planned talks, Turkey's energy minister said
Turkey to lead growth in Europe's aviation sector, according to Boeing's Turkey and North African president.
The Asian region has ever-increasing share in world economy, Malaysia's prime minister said ahead of the FTA signing.
The changes ratified by parliament give the MIT more scope for eavesdropping and foreign operations, as well as greater immunity from prosecution for top agents.
"Do not give credit to other than the official statement," Basci told reporters after his discord with PM Erdogan.
Greek jets locked onto Turkish jets as they flew in international air space over the Aegean Sea.
Turkey has promised to help Crimean Tatars maintain their cultural and linguistic identity in the hope that their language will officially be recognized.
Slowing economies and higher interest rates will drag banks in emerging markets, says ratings agency.
A Greek court refused Turkey's demand to extradite illegal organization member Huseyin Fevzi Tekin, who was detained in his home with ammunition in Athens.
Kurdish politician and writer Yasar Kaya, founder of the Kurdish nationalist Democracy Party, returns from 21-year exile in Germany to Turkey.
Thursday's newspapers mainly cover President Abdullah Gul’s comments on Turkey's August presidential election, the ruling AK Party’s meeting on that contest, high-level talks between Twitter and Ankar, plus a ferry disaster in South Korea.
Turkey's main opposition party called for a parliamentary inquiry to look into imprisonment of some 300 members of Turkish Armed Forces.
Energy cooperation between Turkey and Iraq’s Kurdish regional government is stated clearly to both the U.S. and the government in Iraq, says Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.