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.
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.
Turkish Aerospace Industries will deliver last four of modernized F-16 fighters to Pakistan on Tuesday.
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.
More than 30 police officials are sought in connection with alleged illegal wiretapping in Istanbul and other cities across Turkey.
These revelations come just one week after it was revealed that Germany had also been spying on fellow NATO-member Turkey.
Erdogan's first week as president will see him visit the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan and attend a NATO Summit in Wales.
Ali Babacan, and more recently Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, have been part of a well-respected economics team that has helped steer Turkey through a decade of growth and stability.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Assad's "divisive" administration in Syria has given rise to the Sunni militant group, Islamic State