World Bulletin / News Desk
The AK Party also chose its new Central Executive and Steering Committee (MKYK) on Sunday.
The newcomers included former Voice of the People (HAS Party) Party Chairman Numan Kurtulmuş, who joined the AK Party last month; Osman Can, the former rapporteur of the Constitutional Court and former Democrat Party (DP) Chairman Süleyman Soylu.
All of the party's deputy chairmen and some ministers found their way to the MKY, including Abdülkadir Aksu. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Deputy Chairman Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Ministers Bekir Bozdağ and Bülent Arınç, Deputy Chairman Bülent Gedikli, Deputy Chairwoman Edibe Sözen, Deputy chairman Ekrem Erdem, Emine Çiftçi, Nükhet Hotar, Social Policy Minister Fatma Şahin, Customs Minister Hayati Yazıcı, Deputy Chairman Hüseyin Çelik, another deputy chairman, and Lale Ersoy, Lokman Ayva, Mashar Bağlı, former Antalya Mayor Menderes Türel, Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek and PACE Chairman Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who were also previously in the MKYK, got reelected.
Other newcomers included Mustafa Şentop, a member of the Parliament's Constitutional Reconciliation Commission; former Denizli Mayor Nihat Zeybekçi; Ömer Çelik, who is a deputy chairman of the party; Öznur Çalık; Reha Denemeç, who is another deputy chairman; Sadullah Ergin, the justice minister; Salih Kapusuz, another deputy chairman and Zeynep Armağan Uslu.
"Today, Turkey has been born from the ashes, the building and fixing process for a new Turkey has gained strength," newly elected Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote.
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the presidential oath on Thursday after stepping down as Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Today's newspapers cover Turkey's ruling AK party's congress to elect a new party chairman, and Erdogan's handing over the AK Party leadership to Davutoglu.
The U.S. administration designated Charge D'affaires to Ankara to participate the inauguration ceremony of president-elect Erdogan.
Erdogan said he would ask incoming prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a new government on Thursday and a new cabinet of ministers would be announced the following day.
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire came into effect on Tuesday, bringing 51 days of relentless Israeli attacks to a halt in the blockaded coastal enclave.
Today’s newspapers cover Turkey’s ruling AK party’s congress to elect a new party chairman, and thousands of Turks forming what is hoped to be the world’s largest portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey.
It is not yet clear who he will be meeting during his stay, but there are believed to be no plans for him to meet Turkish Foreign Minister-turned-Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
The nation recorded 162,445 medical tourists by the end of the first half of 2014.
At least 100 people are arriving from Iraq each day, many of them smuggled across the border by locals, sometimes paying up to $1,000 per family.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it is coordinating with Turkish authorities to find the workers, kidnapped by militants on Monday.
Many Yazidis fleeing from the war in Iraq are also waiting for shelter on the border with Turkey, according to some reports.
The advance of ISIL has alarmed Ankara and its Western allies, forcing them to step up intelligence sharing and tighten security cooperation.
Turkish dailies on Tuesday report on outgoing President Gul's farewell to the public and to his counterparts, and the dam river tragedy in Turkey's southeastern province of Siirt.
The firms were asked to extend their bids until the end of the year, the Defence Undersecretariat said in a statement.
Turkish Union of Bars head Metin Feyzioglu said he will attend a new legal year ceremony and speak, after President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would not attend in case of a Feyzioglu address.