World Bulletin / News Desk
A funeral service was held for people who were killed on Monday in a blast in southeastern province of Gaziantep.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul spoke about the deadly blast which killed nine people including 4 children in Gaziantep and said, "I wish the whole world to understand that this is not a way to claim rights."
Those who carried out the attack were away from humanitarian feelings, Gul said on Wednesday.
Gul stated that they believed terrorist organization carried out the attack and he condemned it.
Gul wished God's mercy to the families of people who lost their lives in Monday's blast.
President Gul also visited the wounded citizens who are being treated at hospitals.
After his visit at the hospital, Gul headed for the funeral ceremony.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Deputy PM Besir Atalay, main opposition Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Nationalist Movement Party leader Devlet Bahceli, Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Sahin, National Education Minister Omer Dincer, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, Development Minister Cevdet Yilmaz, Labor and Social Security Minister Faruk Celik, Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin, Agriculture, Food & Animal Breeding Minister Mehdi Eker, several other officials and families of the victims attended the funeral ceremony that took place on Wednesday at Bahaeddin Nakiboglu Mosque in Gaziantep.
Six funeral prayers were performed at the mosque.
During the funeral service, families of the victims burst into tears.
9 people had been killed and 66 others had been injured when a car full of explosives was detonated in the south-eastern province of Gaziantep on Monday night.
Turkish defense industry exports increased by 21 percent in January-August period reaching over $1 billion, according to the national association of exporters.
High inflation figures are largely related to food prices, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said.
Turkish Aerospace Industries handed last four of modernized F-16 fighters to Pakistan in a ceremony in Ankara on Tuesday.
Tuesday's newspapers cover the corruption probe targeting President's Erdogan's son, PM Davutoglu’s unveiling of the new government program as well as more detentions in Turkey’s ‘wiretapping’ sweep.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry urged Israel to withdraw their decision and stick to international law.
'To open the Halki Seminary (historic theological Greek school) is easy, but Greek side should take similar steps,' said President Erdogan.
The Turkish Exporters' Assembly announced a 5.2 percent rise in exports for August.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry rejected claims about the country’s general consulate staff in Mosul, who have been kept hostage by rebels in Iraq since June 11.
New Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu outlined the coming government’s program, highlighting the resolution of the Kurdish question.
The programme put emphasis on a strong economy, envisaging a monetary policy which stepped up the struggle against inflation but also supported growth and employment
Erdogan and Davutoglu, who was appointed prime minister last week, have both made clear that their efforts to curb Gulen's influence will continue in their new roles
Amasya MP Mehmet Naci Bostanci is elected ruling AK Party's new parliamentary group deputy chairman.
Turkey's President Erdogan made his first foreign visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as president on Monday.
Ali Babacan will retain overall responsibility for the economy in the new cabinet, government spokesman Bulent Arinc said
Monday's newspapers cover German weekly Der Spiegel’s claims on foreign spying on Turkey, Turkish intelligence service’s purchase of a lie detector and ongoing construction works of Turkey’s Eurasia Tunnel Project.
Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss the issue of spying claims on Turjey with American and German leaders at the upcoming NATO summit and U.N. general assembly.