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.
Germany's intelligence gathering agency BND has been listening in on Turkey since the era of former prime minister Helmut Schmidt.
A gunfight in the Turkish capital Ankara left five people, including three police officers, injured.
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.
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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.