World Bulletin / News Desk
Fenerbahce soccer club of Turkey and Spartak Moscow of Russia have paired up in play-off round in European Champions League.
First legs in play-off round in the League will be played on August 21 and 22 with the return games on August 28 and 29.
The first leg of Fenerbahce vs Spartak Moscow will be played in Moscow.
Fenerbahce had defeated Romania's Vaslui 4-1 in European Champions League third qualifying round second leg game in Romania on Wednesday and reached play-off 5-2 on aggregate.
UEFA Champions League play-off draw
FC Basel 1893 (Switzerland) v CFR 1907 Cluj (Romania)
Helsingborgs IF (Sweden) v Celtic FC (Scotland)
FC BATE Borisov (Belarus) v Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (Israel)
AEL Limassol FC (Greek Cypriot side) v RSC Anderlecht (Belgium)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) v NK Maribor (Slovenia)
SC Braga (Portugal) v Udinese Calcio (Italy)
FC Spartak Moskva (Russia) v Fenerbahce SK (Turkey)
Málaga CF (Spain) v Panathinaikos FC (Greece)
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany) v FC Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine)
LOSC Lille Métropole (France) v FC København (Denmark)
The ten winners will join the 22 automatic entrants in the UEFA Champions League group stage, the draw for which is held in Monaco at 17.30CET on August 30. The losers will take part in the UEFA Europa League group stage. The final takes place at Wembley on May 25, 2013.
Turkish defense industry exports increased by 21 percent in January-August period reaching over $1 billion, according to the national association of exporters.
High inflation figures are largely related to food prices, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said.
Turkish Aerospace Industries handed last four of modernized F-16 fighters to Pakistan in a ceremony in Ankara on Tuesday.
Tuesday's newspapers cover the corruption probe targeting President's Erdogan's son, PM Davutoglu’s unveiling of the new government program as well as more detentions in Turkey’s ‘wiretapping’ sweep.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry urged Israel to withdraw their decision and stick to international law.
'To open the Halki Seminary (historic theological Greek school) is easy, but Greek side should take similar steps,' said President Erdogan.
The Turkish Exporters' Assembly announced a 5.2 percent rise in exports for August.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry rejected claims about the country’s general consulate staff in Mosul, who have been kept hostage by rebels in Iraq since June 11.
New Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu outlined the coming government’s program, highlighting the resolution of the Kurdish question.
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.
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.