World Bulletin / News Desk
A political aide to the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has said his country was working on a proposal by Qatar for an Arab military intervention in Syria to halt the 18-month-old conflict that killed over 30 thousand people.
Secretary of the Egyptian president, Seyf Abdulfettah, told The Anadolu Agency that "clear boundaries and goals" of a possible Arab engagement must be established, warning that it should not be used as a pretext for "a foreign intervention."
Abdulfettah said Egyptian and Qatari officials were set to discuss the issue soon, adding that Cairo may ask for support from Turkey during Morsi's visit to the Turkish capital.
The Egyptian president was in Turkey on Sunday to attend a congress of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and he was expected to meet with senior Turkish officials later.
Earlier this week, Qatar's Emir Sheik Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani called for a political and military coalition of Arab nations to intervene in Syria during a UN meeting in New York.
"We have used all available means to get Syria out of the cycle of killing, but that was in vain. In view of this, I think it is better for the Arab countries themselves to interfere out of their national, humanitarian, political and military duties and do what is necessary to stop the bloodshed in Syria," al-Thani said in an address to the UN General Assembly.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu three times on Thursday.
"If Israel continues with this attitude, it will definitely be tried at international courts," Erdogan told a rally of supporters in the southern port city of Mersin.
A major operation in Istanbul and other cities saw 104 police officers and chiefs detained and 22 of them sent to the court.
Troubles in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and Israel are forcing airlines travelling between the east and the west to fly through Turkey.
"The U.S., Turkey, Qatar and Egypt have been working for the last five days to ensure an immediate ceasefire," Ahmet Davutoglu said
Turkey called on citizens to immediately leave Libya and avoid non-essential travel after airports were closed down due to shelling.
Turkish dailies reported Thursday on the latest developments of the operation in Istanbul and other cities against the police officers and officials in wiretapping probe, the latest clashes in Israel and Palestine and the Taiwan plane crash which left 51 dead.
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'We will continue to remind the world of the blood of innocent Palestinian infants and children,' Turkish PM Erdogan said.
Hamas does possess rockets that can reach Israel's Ben Gurion airport although the accuracy of the rockets does remain limited, the State Department said
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A woman who was 9 months pregnant was one of 170 Afghan and Syrian refugees saved by the Turkey Aegean Coast Guard.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul reiterated that Turkey s making tireless efforts in order that peace can be re-established in Syria and suggested to the Syrian refugees living at camps in the country that they take advantage of the amenities and opportunities which the government provides for them in such areas as health and education.
Salih Mirzabeyoglu, otherwise known as Salih Izzet Erdis, was locked up following Turkey's 28 February 1997 coup.
High-speed rail project linking Ankara and Istanbul to be opened on Friday after latest delays blamed on May sabotage.
Turkey's Deputy PM Bulent Arinc said a ceasefire must be declared at once between Palestine and Israel and demanded an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza.