World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Saturday said that there were two more years before a presidential election in Turkey.
Answering questions of the press corps on recent remarks made by his senior adviser Ahmet Sever on the Turkish Presidency, Abdullah Gul said that "there were still two more years prior to a presidential election in Turkey. During this term, there are important things we have to do in and out of Turkey".
"We all have to do our job well. When the day comes, we will sit together and decide to do what is most right," Gul stressed.
"Furthermore, I would like to remind everyone that our friendship and relationship with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is beyond the articles of brotherhood. I request that you all keep this in your minds. As such, when the day comes, we will sit down, talk and do what we have to do all together. We are now obligated to do our job in the best way possible. There is still a long time ahead of us. There are expectations of the people and the nation. There are important incidents taking place around Turkey. We should not keep our minds busy with issues such as the presidency and the related elections," Gul said.
Economists say the normally innocuous general assembly has taken on greater significance this year after Erdogan called two weeks ago for an emergency interest rate cut to boost the economy
Turkey's International Cooperation and Development Agency has provided a Montenegrin children’s special needs center with a sensory room.
Turkish dailies on Wednesday mainly cover a gun attack which wounded former MP, Adnan Yildiz killing his wife and daughter in Istanbul, latest developments in Ukraine, and "The Blood Moon" - a total lunar eclipse which made the moon take on a deep red color.
The U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said the evaluation of the 1915 events should be left to historians.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry reiterated its support for crisis-stricken Ukraine in the run-up to its presidential elections.
Four articles of the draft bill that extends the powers of Tukey's spy agency have been approved by Turkish parliament.
Greece offers help to Turkish search and salvage operation in Aegean Sea for F-16 fighter jet.
It is currently unclear if current President Abdullah Gul will seek re-election or if he will make way for PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan to seek presidency.
Prime Minister Erdogan said during the 12 years of his party's rule the economy was never negatively affected by the elections.
Historians should explore the "Armenian genocide claims", not politicians, said Cemil Cicek.
Deputy PM Besir Atalay said the new standing committee of Parliament will also monitor police and para-military intelligence bodies.
Turkey and Twitter have recently been on unfriendly terms due to the popular microblogging site's failure to implement Turkish court decisions that ordered the removal of certain web links on the grounds of privacy violations.
Two gunmen on motorcycle open fire at former MP Yildiz's car, wounding him and his son, while one attacker dies and other arrested.
Turkish FM Davutoglu earlier said Turkey remained faithful to the Montreux Convention that regulates the passage of vessels at Turkish Straits.
Turkish dailies covered Tuesday the visit of Twitter executives to Turkey to discuss legal obligations, the visit to headquarters of ruling AK Party by the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, and pro-Russian rebels defying Ukrainian government deadline in eastern Ukraine.
Flights between Istanbul and Simferopol are to remain cancelled till June 26.