World Bulletin/News Desk
Somali Presidential candidate Haji Mohammed Yassin Ismail said that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan drew the world's attention in Somalia, while many people and leaders did not temp to come to Somalia.
Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan's visit to Somalia drew the attention, and then many countries extended help to Somalia which improved the condition of the country, added Ismail who spoke to AA.
Ismail said that firstly civil war in the country should end, adding that they could not have a government for 21 years due to civil war.
Commenting on the upcoming elections in Somalia on August 20, Ismail said that the country would choose the right leader for itself.
Noting that Somalia had been the first country which adopted Islam in Africa, Ismail said that the relations between Turkey and Somalia were very sound for this reason.
Israel has not yet allowed construction materials into the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz met with Venezuelan Transport Minister Haiman El Troudi.
Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has formed a new government on his first day on the job.
Turkish dailies' front pages cover Erdogan's presidential ceremony and Turkish football clubs in European challenges.
Turkey's strong economic performance over the last decade has enabled Recep Tayyip Erdogan to extend his rule with the presidency.
"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.