World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis said on Sunday a new UN plan or maybe a so called Ban Ki-moon plan would be shaped in regards to Cyprus.
Turkey will receive the the Greek Cypriot negotiator for Cyprus dispute soon, and Athens will receive the negotiator of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said Bagis in a televised program over the negotiations on the Cyprus issue.
Bagis stressed that solution in the Cyprus issue would provide Turkey the opportunity to open 12 chapters in its EU accession process.
"If Cyprus issue would be solved, Turkey is at the point to open 12 chapters for its EU talks, and also to fulfill the requirements for 10 of them shortly after opening." said Bagis.
The island has been divided into Greek and Turkish sides during the Greek Cypriot coup, which was followed by a Turkish peace mission to aid Turkish Cypriots in the north in 1974.
The U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said the evaluation of the 1915 events should be left to historians.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry reiterated its support for crisis-stricken Ukraine in the run-up to its presidential elections.
Four articles of the draft bill that extends the powers of Tukey's spy agency have been approved by Turkish parliament.
Greece offers help to Turkish search and salvage operation in Aegean Sea for F-16 fighter jet.
It is currently unclear if current President Abdullah Gul will seek re-election or if he will make way for PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan to seek presidency.
Prime Minister Erdogan said during the 12 years of his party's rule the economy was never negatively affected by the elections.
Historians should explore the "Armenian genocide claims", not politicians, said Cemil Cicek.
Deputy PM Besir Atalay said the new standing committee of Parliament will also monitor police and para-military intelligence bodies.
Turkey and Twitter have recently been on unfriendly terms due to the popular microblogging site's failure to implement Turkish court decisions that ordered the removal of certain web links on the grounds of privacy violations.
Two gunmen on motorcycle open fire at former MP Yildiz's car, wounding him and his son, while one attacker dies and other arrested.
Turkish FM Davutoglu earlier said Turkey remained faithful to the Montreux Convention that regulates the passage of vessels at Turkish Straits.
Turkish dailies covered Tuesday the visit of Twitter executives to Turkey to discuss legal obligations, the visit to headquarters of ruling AK Party by the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, and pro-Russian rebels defying Ukrainian government deadline in eastern Ukraine.
Flights between Istanbul and Simferopol are to remain cancelled till June 26.
A Turkish court decided on the release of six detained police officers.
Around 70% of the tunnel is already complete, and will take about a year and a half to be opened to the public.
Turkey urged executives from Twitter to open an office and start paying Turkish tax on Monday in the first direct talks since a two-week ban imposed on the site as the government battled a corruption scandal.