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.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the "barbarous" murder of Japanese citizen Yukawa
Ahmed al-Najjar, who heads the Peace, Solidarity and Relief Society NGO in the Gaza Strip, said that his organization collaborated with the Turkish Aziz Mahmud Hudayi charity to distribute the winter aid.
Turkey's president decided to visit Somalia despite a bomb exploding near a hotel in Mogadishu where a Turkish delegation was staying.
Deputy FMs from Iran, the UK, France and Germany will meet in Istanbul on Jan. 29.
The one-day visit is proving to be an important topic for Ethiopian media for the third day in a row.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently visiting Djibouti
12 Turkish climbers have been reported missing in the Pierian Mountains
Turkey’s Ministry of Education is working on a program to replace schools run by the Gulen movement abroad and will soon complete the task,Turkish President says.
Turkish national flag to be flown at half-mast across Turkey and at foreign delegations Saturday.
Turkish transportation minister is in Malta on Friday whilst in other news 20 migrants were reported dead off the coast of Malta.
In Davos, Volkan Bozkir calls for UN to change to adapt to 'new situations.'
Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, wants to finance new natural gas pipeline planned to pass through Turkey, said banks's Deputy Chairman.
The premier says Turkey does not have a problem with the UN Security Council, but this is a structure which emerged after WWII.
Turkey calls for tolerance and enhanced understanding between religions and cultures, says Turkish ambassador to the UN.
Policies based on sectarianism create fertile ground for radical terrorist groups, according to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.