World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday participated in a meeting over the Kashmir conflict hosted by the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York.
Davutoglu has placed special emphasis on the humanitarian dimension of the issue and underlined the importance of the protection of basic rights and freedoms.
Davutoglu said Turkey supported OIC's efforts and the dialogue between Pakistan and India to find a settlement to the problem.
Separately, the Turkish foreign minister met with his Montenegrin counterpart Nebojsa Kaludjerovic as part of his bilateral contacts in New York.
Kaludjerovic expressed his countries gratitude for Turkish support for Montenegro's membership in NATO as Davutoglu said Turkey was willing to develop business ties.
The Turkish foreign minister met with his Nepalese counterpart Narayan Kaji Shrestha Prakash and the two ministers discussed a conference of the Least Developed Countries held in Istanbul earlier this year. Turkey is the coordinator in the Least Developed Countries initiative.
Davutoglu also met separately with Singaporean counterpart Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam and Bhutanese counterpart Khandu Wangchuk.
After the meeting with Wangchuk, the two ministers signed a joint declaration to establish diplomatic relations between Turkey and Bhutan.
Davutoglu also participated in a mini-summit meeting on Somalia hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Turkish carriers will not fly to Israel's Ben Gurion Airport in the next 24 hours.
Tuesday’s phone conversation was the second between the two officials within 24 hours and the third in five days.
Turkish Airlines has decided to suspend its Tel Aviv flights for a 24-hour period
The US again slammed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent remarks in which he compared Israel’s military attacks on Gaza Strip to the acts of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
Muslims can no longer be unified under the rule of a single ruler like a caliph but could emulate political blocs like the European Union, Gormez said
Turkish president calls for urgent ceasefire as country starts three days of mourning for Gaza dead.
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.
A man died and another 65 people were injured in a gas truck explosion on Diyarbakir-Bingol highway.
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.