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 defense industry exports increased by 21 percent in January-August period reaching over $1 billion, according to the national association of exporters.
High inflation figures are largely related to food prices, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said.
Turkish Aerospace Industries handed last four of modernized F-16 fighters to Pakistan in a ceremony in Ankara on Tuesday.
Tuesday's newspapers cover the corruption probe targeting President's Erdogan's son, PM Davutoglu’s unveiling of the new government program as well as more detentions in Turkey’s ‘wiretapping’ sweep.
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.
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.