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.
President-elect Erdogan has his first visit abroad scheduled in September to the Turkish side of the divided island, followed soon by a trip to Azerbaijan.
Kurdish regional government’s finance minister says the administration's revenue from oil sales via Turkey totals $170 million so far.
Simulatenous raids across Turkey saw 11 police officers arrested for alleged involvement in wiretapping scandal.
Turkish dailies' front pages were heavily dominated Friday by the nomination of Turkey's foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, as new prime minister, thus succeeding President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey imported 45.2 billion cubic meters of natural gas last year, a 1.42 percent decrease on 2012.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will take over as the Prime Minister of the country and chairman of the ruling AK Party from outgoing president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Davutoglu has played a crucial role in Turkish foreign policy for more than a decade
Media claims that Turkey will hand over the Suleiman Shah base in Syria to the Islamic State (IS) in return for the release of 49 Turkish consulate staff kidnapped in Iraq's Mosul since June are an example of "irresponsibility", said Ankara.
“We are aiming to double our shares in the projects following years” said Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz.
Today's newspapers covered claims that Germany's foreign intelligence agency has been spying on Turkey, further speculation on Turkey's future prime minister and President Barack Obama's comments on the killing of American journalist James Foley.
A spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry urged the United States to respect press freedom.
An "anti-terrorism" campaign -- focusing on East Turkestan (Xinjiang), home to the Turkic Uighur Muslim ethnic group -- was launched by China’s central government May 23.
Turkish dailies reported Wednesday clashes over the demolition of a statue to a PKK founder, indications that Turkey's foreign minister could take over the prime ministerial post and protests over the death of an unarmed black teen in Missouri, the U.S.
Outgoing Turkish President Gul said 'As far as it seems, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will take over as prime minister'
Turkey's year-end growth forecast increased to 2.7 percent, senior economist says.
The Eritrean capital Asmara becomes Turkish national flag-carrier's 42nd destination in Africa
One person has been confirmed dead after clashes broke out when security forces arrived to remove an illegal statue of a PKK leader.