World Bulletin/News Desk
US President Barack Obama has asked for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's help in showing reaction to violence following angry protests that targeted American diplomatic missions over a film that insulted and degraded the Prophet Muhammad, a White House spokesperson said Friday.
"President Obama has sent a personal message to the prime minister to request his help in voicing reaction to violence," Jay Carney told a daily press briefing.
Erdogan strongly condemned on Thursday the attack on Benghazi consulate, saying, "we are against such incidents. We have let our colleagues know that we were ready to take any mutual steps in this issue."
US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American diplomats were killed in an attack on US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Protestors also stormed US offices in Yemen, Egypt and Sudan in reaction to the inflammatory movie.
Defense minister's suggestion of going back to 1920 Treaty of Sevres harmful to bilateral ties, foreign ministry says
Move by Turkey's main stock exchange follows President Erdogan's call to support local currency against US dollar
A protest outside Istanbul University had been organised by religious student associations who called for "imperialist Russia to leave Syria".
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Turkish citizens on Dec. 2 to convert their foreign exchange into gold or the Turkish Lira, adding that there was no option other than cutting interest rates to spur growth.
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These developments will be a footnote to our economy, says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
At the 14th hearing of the case against Mavi Marmara, the prosecutor demanded that the case be dropped in accordance with the agreement signed with Israel.
3 soldiers also injured when PKK terror tried to infiltrate a military base
Turkish, German leaders discuss peace talks in Cyprus and conflict-hit Syrian city of Aleppo
Police source says arrest of Halfeti Mayor Mustafa Bayram is part of anti-terror investigation
The best way is going to the people even if the proposed changes get 367 votes in parliament, says Numan Kurtulmus
Ankara becomes six-month chair of Parliamentary Assembly of Black Sea Economic Cooperation
Infamous 1916 agreement carved Near East up into British, French zones of influence
FETO designated terrorist organization in final declaration of Asian Parliamentary Assembly meeting in Cambodia
The law is very clear, a referendum is expected within 60 says after Parliament concludes negotiations, PM says
Problems Turkey has been going through with some European countries are current political disputes, president says