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.
Foreign Ministry says Ankara is 'strongly determined' to maintain close cooperation with African countries
Newly-launched OrmaTurk company will produce domestically-produced geothermal turbines
Media reports claiming otherwise 'do not reflect the truth', Economy Ministry says
Cavusoglu says he was not yet born when Turkey's EU process began nearly 60 years ago
Turkish, Iranian leaders speak over the phone and vow to improve bilateral ties
Two men arrested in Malaysia earlier this month are remanded; third suspect released under judicial restrictions
Turkish president predicts by 2035 Turkey's population will top 90M and it will join world's richest countries
Pair discuss facilities, services provided to refugees in Turkey
Property sales see a yearly increase of 7.6 percent in the month, according to official data
100 held in capital Ankara, including 21 former personnel of education and development ministries
BIST 100 index rises to over 97,700 points; Turkish lira goes down against US dollar
Houthi fighters allegedly attack convoy of UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in Yemen
Injuries sustained when handmade explosives detonated by terrorists
Total foreign direct investments reaches $2.8B in first quarter
Foreign Ministry summoned US ambassador to Turkey to protest 'unprofessional actions' of American security personnel
Turkish president expected to hold series of meetings with world leaders