World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said that the place to solve all forms of problems in Turkey was the democratic political arena.
Speaking at a ceremony to inaugurate a new tunnel and several new roads in Istanbul, Prime Minister Erdogan stressed that those who wanted to conduct politics on mountains may do so if they wished.
"Those who hug terrorists can not conduct politics on behalf of the nation. Even if they were to attempt to conduct politics, they would not receive respect," Erdogan underlined.
"There are two options, either Mount Qandil or the Turkish Parliament. Efforts made in the parliament will find a government willing to sit at the negotiations table," Erdogan indicated.
Prime Minister Erdogan's comments on Saturday came after several deputies of the opposition Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) were seen and photographed hugging several PKK terrorists in south-eastern Turkey.
PKK has killed over 30,000 Turkish citizens, including military personnel and police officers since 1984. It is recognized as a terrorist organization by many countries in the world, including the European Union (EU) and the United States.
At least 76 officers were detained in 22 provinces around the country on suspicion of forming a criminal organisation and illegally bugging phones
Turkish dailies on Tuesday continued to give wide coverage to the Israeli offensive in Gaza, the upcoming Turkish presidential election and a Malaysian airliner which was downed over eastern Ukraine.
Turkey's government announced a three-day period of national mourning, starting on Tuesday, in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.
The attack on southeastern Sanliurfa city leaves twoTurkish soldiers on border duty dead and injured two others late on Monday.
Dozens suffer severe burns after gas truck explosion.
Turkey's telecoms regulator has blocked access to 110 web sites over last five years for providing illegal online gambling.
'We strongly condemn this massacre, which has reached the cruelest level in collective punishment,' says Turkey's foreign ministry.
Erdogan said he will not act according to conventions. Rather, he will act according to the constitution.
Turkish dailies on Monday focused on Israel’s military operation in Gaza plus Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks on the upcoming presidential elections.
Erdogan criticized Egypt's al-Sisi, accusing him of blocking humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip.
The Kurecik early warning radar system in eastern Malatya province does not share information with non-NATO members, the Foreign Ministry said.
Turkish government has not sold jet fuel to Israel, Energy Ministry said
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the US to contribute to world peace during an interview on Turkish television.
Turkish Prime Minister accused Israel of having "surpassed Hitler in barbarism" through its attacks on Gaza, but warned Turks against taking out their anger on the country's Jewish community
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem said Israelis should "avoid non-essential visits" to Turkey.
A Turkish businessman was released after being held for twelve hours at the Rafic Hariri Airport in Beirut.