World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey on Wednesday announced that it was pleased to see the new Somali parliament convene as an important step to finalize the period of transition.
In a written statement released Wednesday, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said that they were pleased to see the new Somali parliament convene on August 20, 2012.
"We appreciate the efforts of Somali politicians and wish that the election of the members of the Somali parliament takes place in a just and transparent manner in the shortest time possible," the MFA said.
"We want to call on Somali politicians to complete the process for the election of the speaker of Somali parliament and the Somali president in a speedy manner. In this critical period, Turkey will continue to be on the side of the Somali people and will do all assistance possible," the MFA also said.
Ex-diplomat Philippe Moreau Defarges makes controversial comment on French TV about assassination of Turkish president
People from all over Turkey and major cities of the world celebrate the special day; PM Yildirim visits Ataturk's mausoleum
Counter-terrorism operations in Sirnak province continue
Controversy casts doubt on the objectivity of OSCE after its members were accused of spying and supporting PKK
Turkish military also seizes several explosives, guns and artillery; 1 PKK collaborator captured
If EU does not accept new proposal, refugee deal to come to a standstill, EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik says
According to preliminary reports, an assailant has been killed in the blast in Suruc, Sanliurfa province
Analysts say passing of constitutional referendum should see near-term improvement in currency
Total number of returned refugees under Turkey-EU deal reaches 1,074
Thursday evening's shooting left one police officer dead and two others wounded
Weekly military operations report says 5 soldiers killed
Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will discuss situation in Syria, Kremlin spokesman says
March figures from Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges show yearly drop in new firms
Turkish president hopeful Trump will take actions regarding Gulen, US-based mastermind of Turkey's July 15 coup attempt
Economy minister says Chinese visa procedures on Turkish businesspeople detrimental to trade ties
Major UK firm Jet2holidays predicts sharp increase in Turkey visitors next year