World Bulletin / News Desk
A group of anti-government Libyans staged a demonstration in front of the Turkish consulate in Benghazi, protesting Turkish authorities for rejecting the idea of arming rebels fighting against Col. Muammar Gaddafi and maintaining dialogue with the Libyan leader, Cihan news agency reported.
In a peaceful protest largely composed of women and children on Monday, demonstrators chanted slogans, urging Turkish leadership to look at the atrocities committed by forces loyal to Gaddafi in rebel-held city of Misrata in the past week. "Erdoğan don't be blithe, look at Misrata," "Revolutionaries want to arm," "Erdoğan, don't talk to Gaddafi" were some slogans protesters chanted during the demonstration.
There were also some lawyers and prosecutors among the nearly 150-person group in a 30-minute protest, witnesses say. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan rejected the idea of arming rebels last week during his visit to London for a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Turkey hosted Libya's Deputy Foreign Minister Abdelati Obeidi on Monday to seek a possible truce between the conflicting sides, but the country has yet to reconcile both sides.
Turkish police say they plan to deport 135 illegal immigrants, including 120 Pakistanis.
A Turkish government official said it was the first time a Turkish prime minister had offered such explicit condolences.
Turkey condemned the forceful removal of the Ukrainian flag in the Crimean Tatar Mejlis by a group with unmarked military uniforms.
Turkey is looking good to potential investors according to visitors to the Borsa Istanbul forum in New York.
Turkey's President Gul calls for further cooperation with New Zealand on economy and commerce as he hosts New Zealand Governor-General Mateparae.
Former ministers will attend parliamentary debate corruption inquiry.
"The people do not want to see protesters clashing with police in the street. The people don't want streets scenes dominated by stones, sticks and Molotov cocktails" Erdogan said
Energy Minister Taner Yildiz will open the fair, and International Energy Agency Chief Economist Fatih Birol will deliver a speech during the opening ceremony.
Country faces challenge of aging population, according to TurkStat report.
Rabaa Rahmoun jumped into the Halic River to save an elderly man from drowning.
CHP's unsuccessful mayoral candidate in Ankara, Mansur Yavas, tweeted that he had taken the battle to the Constitutional Court
Turkey's flag carrier airline company, THY, launches its new route to Stavropol, Russia.
Dailies on Tuesday covered the gun-fight in a night club where a famous Turkish footballer got shot; the government's determination to restrict May Day protests in Taksim Square along with worker unions' insistence on going; the annulment of local elections in the western city of Yalova after a recount following a close race.
The manufacturing sector emerged as the largest recipient of international capital during January and February with $849 million.
Turkey's Supreme Election Board decides to void mayoral election results in Yalova, citing voting by people who were not licensed to do so.
AK Party mulls on narrowed district and single member district electoral systems, according to Deputy Prime Minister Arinc.