The Socialist International's (SI) meeting on the Arab Spring, scheduled to span two days, started in İstanbul on Friday.
The Special Committee on the Arab World meeting is being hosted by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) on March 23-24 in İstanbul. The meeting started today at 10 a.m.
Representatives and leaders of SI member countries, as well as bloggers from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria, are expected to participate to the meeting.
Releasing a written statement on the meeting on Thursday, CHP Deputy Chairman Faruk Loğoğlu told the Anatolia news agency that the meeting was organized to discuss social-democratic approaches to the transformation process in the Arab world and to discuss the Syrian regime's recent bloody crackdown on protesters in that country.
A senior MHP representative says his party may be open to coalition talks if AK Party and CHP fail to form a government
Pakistan last leg of 5-day Asia trip which has also taken in China and Indonesia
The Turkish military strikes since July 24 has also left hundreds injured
Ahmet Davutoglu has outlined Turkey's stance against terrorism in an article for the Washington Post daily
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Islamabad and meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Major obstacles must be overcome for the completion of the pipeline to carry Russian gas to Europe via Black Sea and Turkey
Friday’s newspapers mainly cover President Erdogan’s remarks on coalition government plus the killing of three soldiers
Davutoglu hints at common masterminds behind recent wave of terrorist attacks by ISIL and PKK
President Tayyip Erdogan tells Turkey-China Business Forum that Turkey needs to tackle enormous trade deficit between two countries
Passenger train en route to Tehran attacked by suspected PKK militants, no casualties reported
Turkish dailies cover the fallout from recent PKK violence in Turkey, plus President Erdogan's official visit to China
Erdogan calls Selahattin Demirtas' comments on bombing that killed 32 'vulgar'
President's plan to meet with representatives from China's Uighur, Hui Muslim communities welcomed by Chinese officials
Ankara officially allows use of air bases after announcing July 24 that U.S.-led coalition can deploy aircraft at bases inside Turkey
HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas says he is ready to 'take responsibility for peace' amid worsening violence
'Although ISIL, PKK and DHKP-C feed from various sources, they are subservient to centers of evil that are united around a shared goal,' says Davutoglu