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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that there was no Kurdish issue in Turkey any more.
We have overcome this issue, added Erdogan who spoke to private Kanalturk TV on Friday.
Erdogan said that there was currently a terrorism issue in Turkey, adding that they would continue to do their best to solve the issue.
Noting that the state was providing the same service both in western and eastern regions of the country, Erdogan said that it was PKK which was trying to prevent the services in eastern regions.
When asked what was the priority along Turkey-Syria border --a no-fly zone or a buffer zone, Erdogan said that no-fly zone and buffer zone were each other's complementary.
You can't declare a region buffer zone without declaring it a no-fly zone first. That is a serious risk. UN Security Council should adopt such a resolution. We don't take such a step before the Council adopts the resolution. The region should be declared a no-fly zone first, and then we can take a step for a buffer zone, said Erdogan.
He noted that there were currently more than 80,000 Syrian citizens staying in Turkey.
Turkey's President Gul calls for further cooperation with New Zealand on economy and commerce as he hosts New Zealand Governor-General Mateparae.
Former ministers will attend parliamentary debate corruption inquiry.
"The people do not want to see protesters clashing with police in the street. The people don't want streets scenes dominated by stones, sticks and Molotov cocktails" Erdogan said
Energy Minister Taner Yildiz will open the fair, and International Energy Agency Chief Economist Fatih Birol will deliver a speech during the opening ceremony.
Country faces challenge of aging population, according to TurkStat report.
Rabaa Rahmoun jumped into the Halic River to save an elderly man from drowning.
CHP's unsuccessful mayoral candidate in Ankara, Mansur Yavas, tweeted that he had taken the battle to the Constitutional Court
Turkey's flag carrier airline company, THY, launches its new route to Stavropol, Russia.
Dailies on Tuesday covered the gun-fight in a night club where a famous Turkish footballer got shot; the government's determination to restrict May Day protests in Taksim Square along with worker unions' insistence on going; the annulment of local elections in the western city of Yalova after a recount following a close race.
The manufacturing sector emerged as the largest recipient of international capital during January and February with $849 million.
Turkey's Supreme Election Board decides to void mayoral election results in Yalova, citing voting by people who were not licensed to do so.
AK Party mulls on narrowed district and single member district electoral systems, according to Deputy Prime Minister Arinc.
Izmir court allows the 'injured party' to attend hearing against 29 suspects being tried for insulting Erdogan on Twitter during Gezi Park unrest.
Prosecutor asks for each officer to be jailed for 56 years for illegal wiretapping.
"We do not want to announce a certain price yet, we will discuss this issue with Medvedev," said Taner Yildiz.
Turkish F-16 fighter jets patroling Turkey-Syria border were harassed, Turkish military says.