World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Minister of Customs and Trade Hayati Yazici has said that they had never imposed sanctions on Syria and stressed, "Commerce between countries is not between one government and another. People and merchants make commerce between two countries."
Yazici told AA that they had never imposed any sanctions on Syria and said, "Commerce between countries is not from one government to another. Public and merchants carry on with the commerce of their country. So, there cannot be any forbids. To place an embargo on a country; the country's administration like in Syria should have committed massacre, then you do impose arms embargo. Furthermore, you cannot suspend the in and out of public's needs at the customs."
Yazici also touched on the potential customs stations in Iraq, pulled attentions to the most active customs gate, Habur Customs Gate.
"We have been working for transferring this intensity to the other customs gates, we are still holding negotiations with Iraqi officials for the opening of two more customs gates."
Biden and his wife also visited the principal Greek Orthodox cathedral and the historic Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul
Davutoglu says pro-Kurdish HDP party should express its sincerity to solution process with apology.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan he had discussed a transition of power in Syria away from President Bashar al-Assad during a four-hour meeting in Istanbul
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Yildiz says $2 billion in oil exported so far; expresses concern for Russian gas import decline in Turkey.
Trouble flared up outside the Abdi Ikpeci Arena in Istanbul before the match when around 400 Red Star fans arrived but were banned from entering, according to RTS
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US Vice President Joe Biden has said Turkey is the only country which is expected to grow in the next decade in Europe
Gul dismisses as 'fallacious and unreal' remarks attributed to him by Iran's state-owned Press TV
Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn says he supports Turkey's bid for EU accession
Turkish officials attempted to prevent the execution but failed.
Input from developing countries and small to medium-sized enterprises are themes for Turkey's G20 presidency next year
The ratings agency also issued a "negative" outlook for Turkey, predicting GDP growth will slowly return to above 3 percent.
Biden meets with Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu during his Istanbul visit.
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Ministerial candidates nominated by interim premier Ahmed Tuma will be voted on in the meeting