World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Foreign Ministry deputy undersecretary said on Friday that Turkey's presidency vision for the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) was to establish joint security system in Asia.
Deputy Undersecretary Fatih Ceylan hosted a reception in Ankara on the occasion of October 5 CICA Day.
Ceylan recalled that Turkey would hold presidency of CICA till 2014.
CICA is a multi-national forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia. Its secretariat is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Presently, CICA has 24 member states accounting for nearly 90 percent of the territory and population of Asia. 8 countries and 4 multi-national organizations, including the UN, have the observer status. For becoming a member of CICA, a state must have at least a part of its territory in Asia.
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
Turkey's Foreign Ministry says concerned of Russian activity in Ukraine's east, calls on parties to act in common sense
Twenty-thousand Turkish vessels will set sail on Monday as the country's fishing season starts in earnest.
International credit rating agency Moody's downgrades long-term deposit rating of Bank Asya citing deteriorating fundamentals and deposit volatility