Turkish State Minister & Deputy Premier Bulent Arinc said that Turkey had not been working with International Monetary Fund (IMF) for three years.
We have cut our relations with IMF during the hardest times of economic crisis, said Arinc during a meeting in the northwestern province of Bursa on Wednesday.
IMF also confirmed that Turkey, which had a successful economy management, did not need it, said Arinc and added that many countries which cooperated with IMF were now about to go down.
Noting that when Justice & Development (AK) Party came into rule in 2002, Turkey's debt to IMF was 23.5 billion USD, Arinc said that the debt now dropped to 5.5 billion USD.
He also recalled that Turkey caught a nine percent growth speed in 2010 which meant that Turkey was among top five countries with this growth speed. He added that Turkey was the third after China and Argentine.
Akyurek was charged with negligence on the job at the time of the Turkish-Armenian journalist's murder.
Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci appeared to dismiss any suggestion that he might resign, saying that public duty should be performed for the full period in which it is assigned
The new 6.5 km undersea tunnel will reduce travel time between the two sides of Istanbul via metro and highway lines to 14 minutes.
Turkey has chosen a Chinese company as the preferred bidder for the $3.4 billion project but is also pressing ahead with talks with U.S. and European firms as questions remain about the Chinese proposal
Police detained a man, believed to be mentally unstable, for questioning
Friday's dailies mostly cover the Taliban bomb attack on a Turkish convoy in Afghanistan and Turkish football team Besiktas which dramatically beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties in the UEFA Europa League.
UN high commissioner for refugees says 3.8 million Syrian refugees are registered in neighboring countries.
Turkish defense contractor Aselsan and French defense contractor Thales on Thursday agreed to install Thales-made Lightweight Multi-role Missiles on Turkish Aselsan's launch-pad
Babacan met PM late on Wednesday, triggering speculation but officials dismiss talk of resignation
A mosque was torched Wednesday near the southern city of Bethlehem.
Premier Davutoglu says such attacks will never discourage Turkey from contributing to maintaining peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Thursday’s dailies focus on Turkish president Erdogan’s remarks on latest interest rate cut, aftermath of military aircraft crash in eastern Turkey and further details on 'Shah Firat' operation in Turkey's Syrian exclave.
Turkish President questions whether central bank was under external influence in a speech given in Ankara today.
Turkish parliament’s general assembly accepts first 20 articles of 132-article domestic security package.
Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek tells Canadian Turks that community groups should become more united.