World Bulletin / News Desk
Leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was elected deputy chairman of the Socialist International (SI) in the organization's 24th congress held in Cape Town on Thursday.
Kılıçdaroğlu addressed participants of the congress with a speech in which he drew attention to the global financial crisis and unemployment worldwide.
“It is possible to come out of the global financial crisis through strong leadership and convincing economic programs,” he said. The CHP chairman added that heavy responsibility falls on the shoulders of the world's socialists to fight poverty and unemployment. “I believe that we will be able to fulfill our responsibility thanks to strong solidarity under the roof of the SI,” he added.
A delegation from the SI came to Turkey in 2008 to investigate whether the CHP is adhering to the principles of the SI. The CHP often receives criticism from SI members, who say the party's “nationalist rhetoric” is in violation of universal democratic standards.
Kılıçdaroğlu also called on SI members during his speech to work for the “transformation of the international system established after World War II into a system to respond to today's needs.”
“International organizations functioning in financial and monetary domains should be restructured. All organizations which fail to provide justice and fairness to all people should be restructured in line with the principles of equality instead of the existing principle of power,” he stated.
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UN high commissioner for refugees says 3.8 million Syrian refugees are registered in neighboring countries.
Turkish defense contractor Aselsan and French defense contractor Thales on Thursday agreed to install Thales-made Lightweight Multi-role Missiles on Turkish Aselsan's launch-pad
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A mosque was torched Wednesday near the southern city of Bethlehem.
Premier Davutoglu says such attacks will never discourage Turkey from contributing to maintaining peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Thursday’s dailies focus on Turkish president Erdogan’s remarks on latest interest rate cut, aftermath of military aircraft crash in eastern Turkey and further details on 'Shah Firat' operation in Turkey's Syrian exclave.
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Turkish parliament’s general assembly accepts first 20 articles of 132-article domestic security package.
Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek tells Canadian Turks that community groups should become more united.