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.
A worldwide boycott could alter the Israeli economy, enterpreneurs from the Anatolian Businesspersons' Association and Istanbul Commodity Exchange said.
Killings, kidnappings and robbery now a part of everyday life in Libya amid ongoing clashes, saidTurks returning home.
Turkish think-tank ORSAM released a report to underline the miserable situation of Iraqi Turkmen.
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan was given the Profile of Courage award in 2004 by the Jewish American Congress for his efforts in the Middle-East peace process.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan discussed the Israel-Gaza in an exclusive interview with CNN, and accused Israel of being a “terror state”.
When integrated with the Marmaray, the under-sea tunnel connecting the both sides of Istanbul, a passenger will be able to travel directly through the country's Asian and European sides without requiring any other means of transportation.
Jewish people should not be identified with Israeli military or political policy, say academics.
Turkish dailies reported Thursday on the latest developments of the operation in Istanbul and other cities against police officers and officials in the wiretapping probe, along with the latest clashes in Israel and Palestine.
Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu postponed a trip to France and left for Qatar in an effort to reach ceasefire between Israel and Gaza.
A major operation in Istanbul and other cities sees 22 more police personnel detained and 14 of them have been sent to court.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu three times on Thursday.
"If Israel continues with this attitude, it will definitely be tried at international courts," Erdogan told a rally of supporters in the southern port city of Mersin.
A major operation in Istanbul and other cities saw 104 police officers and chiefs detained and 22 of them sent to the court.
Troubles in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and Israel are forcing airlines travelling between the east and the west to fly through Turkey.
"The U.S., Turkey, Qatar and Egypt have been working for the last five days to ensure an immediate ceasefire," Ahmet Davutoglu said
Turkey called on citizens to immediately leave Libya and avoid non-essential travel after airports were closed down due to shelling.