World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek on Friday met with Turkmenistan's Parliament Speaker Akca Nurberdiyeva and an accompanying delegation in Ankara.
Speaking to reporters while meeting Nurberdiyeva, Cemil Cicek said that "as the parliaments of two brotherly nations, we need to get into close cooperation".
"Turkey and Turkmenistan could cooperate in international platforms as well," Cicek stressed.
"Close cooperation between our parliaments is crucial for our countries and regional peace," Cicek underlined.
"The cooperation protocol we will sign between our parliaments today is highly important for mutual share of knowledge and experience, friendship, peace and brotherhood," Cicek also said.
Nurberdiyeva, in her part, said that Turkey was the first country to recognize Turkmenistan's independence.
"We have brotherly relations with Turkey and want to carry them further," Nurberdiyeva stressed.
Cicek and Nurberdiyeva later signed a "Cooperation Protocol between parliaments".
Meanwhile, Nurberdiyeva met with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag in Ankara earlier in the day.
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.
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.