World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's Minister of European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis said the Gezi Park protests were planned six months ago.
Speaking to a private television channel on Sunday, Bagis said "In fact, this (the protests) is an effort to trigger a move which will be concluded as regime change in Turkey. The protests were planned six months ago."
Bagis also stated that everyone was in a struggle for soothing the protests that were started in reaction to a construction project in Taksim, Istanbul but which turned into nation-wide demonstrations.
Pointing out that there was a game played against Turkish nation, Bagis emphasized "The demonstrations occured in the most successful period of Turkey."
The minister also said that they hoped the number of the attendees to the Kizilcesme Rally on Sunday in Istanbul would push 1 million.
Two suspects are accused of smuggling refugees and causing the deaths of five people, including three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, his five-year-old elder brother Galip and his mother Rihan
Attackers targeted pro-AK Party dailies Yeni Safak and Yeni Akit with Molotov cocktails and guns
Ahmet Davutoglu calls on international community not to pin its 'inability' on Turkey
"I find it hypocritical that some circles are telling Turkey to 'open your borders' while at the same time failing to tell Russia 'enough is enough'," Davutoglu says
State Dept. maintains US does not consider Syrian PYD a terrorist group
After an official visit to Saudi Arabia by the Turkish Chief of General Staff, it has been revealed that Turkey and Saudi Arabia will conduct joint military exercises.
Negotiations will reportedly focus on Gaza blockade and Hamas presence in Ankara
Mevlut Cavusoglu's remarks come after Washington's description of PYD as a 'reliable partner' in the fight against ISIL
Ahmet Davutoglu tells party faithful in Ankara that Turkey has become a shelter for Syrians
Several media organs reported that 150,000 troops from Saudi Arabia would soon be dispatched to Syria through Turkish borders
Deputy prime minister Kurtulmus warns of the worst case scenario
Turkish premier Davutoglu condemns attacks on civilians amid peace talks
'No one should assume that just because Turkey is taking in all the refugees that it should be expected to shoulder the refugee issue alone,' Turkish PM warns
Turkish Prime Minister says Turkey and Germany are to work together for NATO involvement in curbing refugee flow
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus has said Turkey did not have option to say 'no' to refugees fleeing from bombardments in Syria and Iraq