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.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry urged Israel to withdraw their decision and stick to international law.
'To open the Halki Seminary (historic theological Greek school) is easy, but Greek side should take similar steps,' said President Erdogan.
The Turkish Exporters' Assembly announced a 5.2 percent rise in exports for August.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry rejected claims about the country’s general consulate staff in Mosul, who have been kept hostage by rebels in Iraq since June 11.
New Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu outlined the coming government’s program, highlighting the resolution of the Kurdish question.
The programme put emphasis on a strong economy, envisaging a monetary policy which stepped up the struggle against inflation but also supported growth and employment
Erdogan and Davutoglu, who was appointed prime minister last week, have both made clear that their efforts to curb Gulen's influence will continue in their new roles
Amasya MP Mehmet Naci Bostanci is elected ruling AK Party's new parliamentary group deputy chairman.
Turkish Aerospace Industries will deliver last four of modernized F-16 fighters to Pakistan on Tuesday.
Turkey's President Erdogan made his first foreign visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as president on Monday.
Ali Babacan will retain overall responsibility for the economy in the new cabinet, government spokesman Bulent Arinc said
Monday's newspapers cover German weekly Der Spiegel’s claims on foreign spying on Turkey, Turkish intelligence service’s purchase of a lie detector and ongoing construction works of Turkey’s Eurasia Tunnel Project.
Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss the issue of spying claims on Turjey with American and German leaders at the upcoming NATO summit and U.N. general assembly.
More than 30 police officials are sought in connection with alleged illegal wiretapping in Istanbul and other cities across Turkey.
These revelations come just one week after it was revealed that Germany had also been spying on fellow NATO-member Turkey.
Erdogan's first week as president will see him visit the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan and attend a NATO Summit in Wales.