World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay on Thursday met with Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu in Lefkosa.
Speaking to reporters during the meeting, Eroglu said thanks to Turkey's support the Turkish Cypriot tourism sector had seen a vibrant season despite international embargoes.
Gunay, on his part, said that he closely monitored projects and developments in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, adding that Turkey was trying to help the TRNC in every field especially in overcoming problems regarding the country's infrastructure.
"Achievements the TRNC has made in tourism sector deserve the highest praise. The improvement is much better than the world average and it is even better than Turkey," Gunay said.
Gunay is also expected to meet separately with the Turkish Cypriot prime minister and parliament speaker before leaving the island later on Thursday, one day earlier than scheduled due to a blast at an ammunition depot in Turkey which killed 25 soldiers.
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.
Turkish dailies reported Thursday on the latest developments of the operation in Istanbul and other cities against the police officers and officials in wiretapping probe, the latest clashes in Israel and Palestine and the Taiwan plane crash which left 51 dead.
Syrian refugee: “Syrians brought dynamism to trade here in Gaziantep”.
'We will continue to remind the world of the blood of innocent Palestinian infants and children,' Turkish PM Erdogan said.
Hamas does possess rockets that can reach Israel's Ben Gurion airport although the accuracy of the rockets does remain limited, the State Department said
Turkey's Constitutional Court rejects an appeal by opposition parties that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan should resign to run for president
A woman who was 9 months pregnant was one of 170 Afghan and Syrian refugees saved by the Turkey Aegean Coast Guard.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul reiterated that Turkey s making tireless efforts in order that peace can be re-established in Syria and suggested to the Syrian refugees living at camps in the country that they take advantage of the amenities and opportunities which the government provides for them in such areas as health and education.
Salih Mirzabeyoglu, otherwise known as Salih Izzet Erdis, was locked up following Turkey's 28 February 1997 coup.
High-speed rail project linking Ankara and Istanbul to be opened on Friday after latest delays blamed on May sabotage.
Turkey's Deputy PM Bulent Arinc said a ceasefire must be declared at once between Palestine and Israel and demanded an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
A major operation in Istanbul and other cities sees more police officers and officials detained in a wiretapping probe.
Erdogan said all international actors should condemn such inhuman attacks of Israel on innocent children in Gaza.