World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad can play no part in a transitional government, but suggested that the Syrian opposition would do well to accept envoy Kofi Annan's internationally endorsed proposal.
“Our task is not to pressure the opposition or to convince them of something,” Davutoğlu told Sky News Arabia in Cairo, where Syrian opposition groups are meeting for the second day. He added that Annan's role as mediator means the opposition will not have to negotiate with Assad under the transition plan.
“Thus, I believe that accepting the Geneva statement would be a positive thing for the opposition,” he said, according to a transcript of his remarks provided by Sky News Arabia on Tuesday.
Defense chief says 16,000 among students in military schools
Massive explosion hits Istanbul's Besiktas district, with at least 20 police officers thought to have been injured Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said.
Leaders highlight joint efforts against terrorism in telephone call
Turkey's ruling party seeks opposition support in parliament for a referendum early summer
Imam Mustafa Efe of Istanbul's Aziz Mahmud Hudayi mosque has recorded a touching video of a cat listening to a recitation of the Quran
55 arrest warrants were issued Saturday by Istanbul prosecutor's office
Shelters and logistics center were also destroyed in operation in Gara region
Horses that have been an indispensable part of life Turkey in which they have been a constant companion throughout the history of Turks
Greek minister's anti-Turkey remarks 'lack manners, cognition and responsibility,' says Turkish Defense Ministry
Vehicle bomb detonated in front of a gendarmerie station
An arrest warrant for the four was also withdrawn, Gulden Sonmez, a lawyer for the victims, wrote on Twitter after a closed door hearing in Istanbul.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says some nations still 'indifferent in standing up for others' rights'
Peoples’ Democratic Party's Imam Tascier is accused of spreading terror propaganda for protesting curfew in eastern Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdogan to meet his Kazakh counterpart during visit starting Sunday
Cavusoglu tells OSCE meeting that FETO is active in 170 countries
Presidential spokesman Kalin says Operation Euphrates Shield continues with determination according to plan