Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that he would not pay a visit to Gaza.
Erdogan left for Egyptian capital of Cairo for his visits to Egypt, Tunisia and Libya between September 12 and 15.
Before his departure, Erdogan told reporters at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul that he would not pay a visit to Gaza. Replying to a question, Erdogan said, "I will not visit Gaza. But I would like to say clearly that I'm longing to visit Gaza as soon as possible."
Erdogan said that Turkey was ready to extend every kind of support to Egypt during its critical and difficult period. "During our talks in Egypt, we will underline importance of Turkey's friendship," he said.
Replying to a question, Erdogan said that he would not make speech at Tahrir Square. Erdogan said that he would make statements and speeches there without causing any problem for the future of Egypt.
Replying to a question on the attack on Mavi Marmara aid ship by Israel, Erdogan said that Israel made a big mistake. If Israel did not apologize to Turkey, pay compensation and lift embargo on Gaza, there would be no normalization in relations between Turkey and Israel, he said.
"Today, Turkey has been born from the ashes, the building and fixing process for a new Turkey has gained strength," newly elected Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote.
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the presidential oath on Thursday after stepping down as Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Today's newspapers cover Turkey's ruling AK party's congress to elect a new party chairman, and Erdogan's handing over the AK Party leadership to Davutoglu.
The U.S. administration designated Charge D'affaires to Ankara to participate the inauguration ceremony of president-elect Erdogan.
Erdogan said he would ask incoming prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a new government on Thursday and a new cabinet of ministers would be announced the following day.
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire came into effect on Tuesday, bringing 51 days of relentless Israeli attacks to a halt in the blockaded coastal enclave.
Today’s newspapers cover Turkey’s ruling AK party’s congress to elect a new party chairman, and thousands of Turks forming what is hoped to be the world’s largest portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey.
It is not yet clear who he will be meeting during his stay, but there are believed to be no plans for him to meet Turkish Foreign Minister-turned-Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
The nation recorded 162,445 medical tourists by the end of the first half of 2014.
At least 100 people are arriving from Iraq each day, many of them smuggled across the border by locals, sometimes paying up to $1,000 per family.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it is coordinating with Turkish authorities to find the workers, kidnapped by militants on Monday.
Many Yazidis fleeing from the war in Iraq are also waiting for shelter on the border with Turkey, according to some reports.
The advance of ISIL has alarmed Ankara and its Western allies, forcing them to step up intelligence sharing and tighten security cooperation.
Turkish dailies on Tuesday report on outgoing President Gul's farewell to the public and to his counterparts, and the dam river tragedy in Turkey's southeastern province of Siirt.
The firms were asked to extend their bids until the end of the year, the Defence Undersecretariat said in a statement.
Turkish Union of Bars head Metin Feyzioglu said he will attend a new legal year ceremony and speak, after President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would not attend in case of a Feyzioglu address.