World Bulletin / News Desk
The seven-day summit of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) concluded in Turkey's Mediterranean resort city Antalya on Saturday.
Around 1,500 guests from Turkish and international aid organizations attended the IFRC general eeting from Nov. 5-11. Humanitarian crises in Myanmar, Somalia, Iraq and Syria were discussed in the summit.
The assembly also elected a new IFRC president as well as four vice presidents -- including Turkish Red Crescent head Kerem Kinik as vice president for the Europe region -- and board members for the next four years.
Kinik was elected as vice president for Europe region. He received 116 votes out of 189.
Italy’s Francesco Rocca was elected as IFRC president after securing 98 votes. Rocca, who is also the head of the Italian Red Cross, has in the past served as the organization's vice president.
Senegal’s Abdoul Azize Diallo, running unopposed, was elected vice president for the Africa region, Venezuela’s Miguel Angel Villarroel Sierraalta for the Americas and China’s Chen Zhu was elected as vice president for the Asia Pacific Region.
On eve of Election Day, Devlet Bahceli also warns of economic attacks and international conspiracies against Turkey
Operations were carried out in Turkish provinces of Gaziantep, Mugla, Osmaniye, Tekirdag, Nevsehir, and Istanbul
Binali Yildirim slams opposition for raising questions over security arrangements
Turkish president slams opposition presidential candidate for saying he will sleep outside top electoral body
Nearly $60M invested to organize anti-narcotic operations in 5 years, says minister
Turkish premier stresses stability, confidence in country for continued investments
Chairman of main opposition party says Turkey has to produce added-value goods
Muharrem Ince says he will establish ministry of industry, entrepreneurship
Observers from Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe plan to create chaos in Turkey, say security sources
Okkes Tetik was arrested in western Sakarya province
Turkish president speaks two days ahead of elections in joint broadcast of TRT channels
Raids take place in Turkey's provinces of Van, Hatay, Adana, Diyarbakir and Istanbul
Journalists from 34 countries receive accreditation from Directorate General of Press and Information for June 24 elections
No causalities reported so far from quake in Van province
Turkish justice minister also says reduction in number of ministries will enable faster services to citizens
First patrols by both Turkish and US troops in region began on June 18 and the second patrols on June 20