World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday that neither Turkey nor Syrian people were responsible for Syria crisis, but Assad regime, bombarding its own people, was responsible for it.
Addressing deputies in the parliament regarding a censure motion against him, Davutoglu said that there was a remarkable increase in Turkey's trade with its neighboring countries when compared to 2002.
Turkey's trade volume with Russia rose to 30 billion USD from 5 billion USD, and trade volume with Iran increased 10 times, he said.
If there was a boost in trade with a country, it minimizes possibility of war with that country, he said.
Davutoglu meets Arab League secretary general
Ahmet Davutoglu met with Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil al-Arabi in Istanbul on Saturday.
Al-Arabi is visiting Istanbul for the Istanbul World Forum.
The closed-door meeting between Davutoglu and al-Arabi lasted for nearly 45 minutes.
Turkish president condemns use of excessive force at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa compound by Israeli forces
Binali Yildirim says 3 abandoned buildings collapsed in Turkish resort as result of earthquake in the Aegean Sea
5 terrorists killed in air-supported operation, and 1 killed in fire exchange on land
Turkish defense industry head Ismail Demir says Ankara will continue its projects despite current dispute with Germany
Body of Turkish national to be returned following autopsy
Ankara wants to develop long-term, win-win business alliances based on mutual respect and equality, says Turkey's president
Cavusoglu speaks with Palestinian counterpart on the phone over developments in Jerusalem
Turkish president blasts German economy minister’s remarks 'aimed at frightening companies investing' in Turkey
Countries sign deals on energy, industry and trade
Turkish citizens arrived in Aegean resort of Bodrum after being stranded on Kos
Muslim Turks in Greece's Western Thrace region welcome promotion of new Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu
Premier Yildirim warns against making 'worrying statements' targeting businessmen keen on investing in Turkey
President will seek to resolve crisis among Gulf countries during visit to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar
Warrants also issued in capital Ankara for over 150 suspects, including 20 Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry staff
BIST 100 index drops 0.25 percent while US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.52