World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey was a model country in regard to economy.
At an opening ceremony in western province of Izmir, Erdogan said that unemployment rate was more than 14 percent earlier, and now the figure decreased to 8 percent.
Erdogan said that when his party came to the power, Turkey's debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was 23.5 billion U.S. dollars, stating that the debt reduced to 1.3 billion USD now.
"We are not holding talks on a stand-by deal with the IMF any more. We are advancing on our path with our own means," he said.
Turkish economy grew by 3.3 percent in the first quarter of 2012 and 2.9 percent in the second quarter of the same year, he said. With these figures, Turkey was a country which caught the highest growth rate together with China among OECD countries, he added.
Turkish police say they plan to deport 135 illegal immigrants, including 120 Pakistanis.
A Turkish government official said it was the first time a Turkish prime minister had offered such explicit condolences.
Turkey condemned the forceful removal of the Ukrainian flag in the Crimean Tatar Mejlis by a group with unmarked military uniforms.
Turkey is looking good to potential investors according to visitors to the Borsa Istanbul forum in New York.
Turkey's President Gul calls for further cooperation with New Zealand on economy and commerce as he hosts New Zealand Governor-General Mateparae.
Former ministers will attend parliamentary debate corruption inquiry.
"The people do not want to see protesters clashing with police in the street. The people don't want streets scenes dominated by stones, sticks and Molotov cocktails" Erdogan said
Energy Minister Taner Yildiz will open the fair, and International Energy Agency Chief Economist Fatih Birol will deliver a speech during the opening ceremony.
Country faces challenge of aging population, according to TurkStat report.
Rabaa Rahmoun jumped into the Halic River to save an elderly man from drowning.
CHP's unsuccessful mayoral candidate in Ankara, Mansur Yavas, tweeted that he had taken the battle to the Constitutional Court
Turkey's flag carrier airline company, THY, launches its new route to Stavropol, Russia.
Dailies on Tuesday covered the gun-fight in a night club where a famous Turkish footballer got shot; the government's determination to restrict May Day protests in Taksim Square along with worker unions' insistence on going; the annulment of local elections in the western city of Yalova after a recount following a close race.
The manufacturing sector emerged as the largest recipient of international capital during January and February with $849 million.
Turkey's Supreme Election Board decides to void mayoral election results in Yalova, citing voting by people who were not licensed to do so.
AK Party mulls on narrowed district and single member district electoral systems, according to Deputy Prime Minister Arinc.