World Bulletin / News Desk
The Turkish Parliament rejected an opposition motion on Friday to censure Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoğlu over accusations that he conducts a dangerous and risky foreign policy, after hearing his defense of Turkey's policy on Syria.
The Republican People's Party (CHP) submitted a censure motion against Davutoğlu on Oct. 1, accusing him of conducting a dangerous and risky foreign policy, while at the same time concealing from the Turkish public numerous facts related to Turkey's Syrian refugee camps.
Responding to the accusations, Davutoğlu stated that both Kılıçdaroğlu and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad blame the Turkish government for the recent tension arising between Turkey and Syria and drew attention to Kılıçdaroğlu's defamation campaign against him.
“I will file a compensation case against CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and donate the money to the victims of the brutal Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria,” an angry Davutoğlu said on Friday.
In the preamble of the censure motion, it was also noted that a delegation of CHP members and deputies, after receiving permission on Aug. 25 from the Prime Ministry's Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) to visit the camp sites where Syrians were temporarily being accommodated in the Hatay province, wanted to visit one of the camps but was denied entry.
Davutoğlu said the CHP failed to give credit to reports made by the United Nations and a Turkish parliamentary commission on the camps.
The authorities said six guns (two pistols, two rifles and two guns for firing blanks) were seized in morning operations on several addresses.
General Staff says that details of how Kurdish peshmerga forces would cross through the country to Syria have not been released.
Turkish Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Tanju Bilgic says Greek foreign minister's "logic" is wrong and undermining the Cyprus peace talks.
Numan Kurtulmus says Islamic world still suffering from 'unequal' postwar system
"We have had no cases of Ebola in our country," the Director General of Turkey’s Health for Border and Coastal Areas says.
Chemical, nuclear and radiology team dispatched to examine mystery packages as Turkish police also called to Belgian Consulate and UK office increases security measures.
Militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) set fire to two vehicles and a cabin at the plant in Kagizman district, and shot at soldiers who returned fire
22-year-old man dies after being hit by falling construction materials
Muslims in Istanbul to perform a funeral prayer in absentia following Friday prayer in Fatih Mosque for Ghulam Azam
Analysts examine new laws aimed at bringing undocumented workers out from the shadowy world of black-market labor.
Newspapers in Turkey have covered President Erdogan’s reaction to the US military’s help to Kurdish fighters in Kobani.
"Strong and balanced public finance affirmatively differentiates Turkey from other countries," the minister said
The Malaysia Airports Holding used its pre-emptive rights to buy an additional 40 percent stake in Turkey's Sabiha Gokcen Airport, it was announced.
The US acted despite opposition from Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, adding "I told him (Obama) Kobani is not currently a strategic place for you, if anything it is strategic for us"
At least 1 person injured in explosion in hospital’s medical waste section in Turkey’s capital, Ankara
The first and only Chinese-Turkish television channel CTV has begun broadcasting films, documentaries and Chinese cultural and traditional programs to promote Chinese economy, tradition and popular culture.