TURKEY BECOMES LEADER OF PEACE
President Abdullah Gul told reporters after chairing the UN security Council's summit on "Preservation and Settlement of Peace", "leaders agreed that the diplomacy pursued by Turkey in its region should be taken as a model to ensure peace in the world."
DAVUTOGLU: "WE ARE AGAINST NUCLEAR WEAPONS"
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, "we are against nuclear weapons, but not nuclear fuel." He added that nuclear weapons should not be used as an excuse to prevent rising countries' access to technology.
ESREF BITLIS MURDERED
Retired military prosecutor Col. Hasan Tuysuzoglu was the first to make an examination at the scene after a 1993 plane crash that killed the then Gendarmerie Forces Commander Gen. Esref Bitlis. Today, Tuysuzoglu says Esref Bitlis was murdered.
"Those who gain advantage from continuation of PKK killed Gen. Bitlis," he said.
TURKISH BREEZE IN UN SECURITY COUNCIL
United Nations Security Council chaired by Turkey witnessed a historical summit. The UN Security Council summit on preservation and settlement of peace was the sixth of its kind since the foundation of the Council in 1945. The presidential statement prepared by Turkey was adopted unanimously as a reference text.
"NO" VOTERS LOVE TURKEY TOO, SAYS ERDOGAN
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to those who divided Turkey into plots after the referendum results.
"This mindset is having a democratic color blindness. Both "yes" and "no" voters gave their votes with the love of Turkey," Erdogan said.
GUL REPROACHES OBAMA FOR PKK
Turkish President Abdullah Gul and U.S. President Barack Obama had a 15-minute in New York where the two attended the UN General Assembly meeting. During a chat with reporters, Gul said he discussed Iraq, Middle East and PKK issues during his meeting with Obama. Gul said, "I told him that PKK is a threat not only for Turkey but also for United States. Your support is not satisfying for us."
NEW CONSTITUTION BEFORE ELECTION
Main opposition CHP's leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu spoke to Hurriyet and said, "why wait post-election period for a new constitution? All political parties represented in the parliament can come together and launch a process."
"SAVE THE GROOM, COME TO THE WEDDING"
American mountaineer Sarah Shroud, who was jailed for months in Iran, met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in New York. Shroud said she would be honored to host Davutoglu at her wedding if he could help her fiancee be released too. At the meeting in Turkish House, American hiker said Turkish government played an important part in her release.
Shroud and her fiancee Shane Bauer had been arrested as they crossed Iranian border from northern Iraq while they were in search for a waterfall.
"IT IS MY DUTY TO EASE CONCERNS"
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that it was his duty to ease concerns of people and pledged to make more efforts to this end. Prime Minister Erdogan also said, "people can open courses to teach their mother tongues. But no one can expect permission for education in mother tongue. Turkey's official language is Turkish. Also, we do not have a fantasy to negotiate with the terrorist organization."
AT THE TABLE
President Abdullah Gul shared the same table with U.S. President Barack Obama at a dinner hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in honor of guest leaders during the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. President Gul and President Obama talked about the basketball championship in Istanbul, recent developments in Iraq, the Middle East peace process and the fight against the PKK terrorist organization. President Gul thanked President Obama for supporting Turkey's fight against terror, and added, "but it is not enough."
"WE ARE READY FOR DIALOGUE"
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "we are ready to stop bloodshed, prepare a new constitution and find solutions to long-standing problems. But we do not have a fantasy to negotiate with the terrorist organization." He said that people could open courses to teach their mother tongues, but no one could expect permission for education mother tongue since Turkey's official language was Turkish.
TURKISH IMPACT O5N SUMMIT
The United Nations has held five security summits so far. Turkey was the president of the sixth summit. President Abdullah Gul, who chaired the meeting, said that Turkey's presidency was de facto acknowledgement of the country's role in the world politics.
"IT'S MY DUTY TO ALLAY CONCERNS"
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Turkish people who voted against government-sponsored constitutional amendment package in recent referendum. "We have never intervened in anybody's life. We will work harder to ease worries of people who are still concerned," Erdogan said.
HEAVY TRAFFIC FOR CEASE-FIRE
Turkey is having a dizzying traffic in fight against terrorism and for a permanent cease-fire with the terrorist organization PKK. At a joint press conference with his German counterpart, Interior Minister Besir Atalay said, "I had meetings with interior ministers of Iran Iraq and Syria. I can go to Irbil next week."
"On Tuesday, a U.S. military delegation will come to Turkey to meet with me," he added.
GREECE FORMALLY ASKS FOR HELP
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou had sent a letter to him in which he said "let's work together and make use of each other's experiences."
Babacan said, "we will help them."
ERDOGAN: "WE WILL NOT NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORIST ORGANIZATION"
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "we are ready for dialogue with the other political parties. We do not have a fantasy to negotiate with the terrorist organization. No one should expect it from us." Referring to the demands about education in mother tongue, Prime Minister Erdogan said, "Turkey's official language is Turkish. Any attempt to exploit it will be considered steps aiming at separating the country."
GUL CHAIRS UN SECURITY COUNCIL SUMMIT
President Abdullah Gul chaired the UN Security Council's summit on "Preservation and Settlement of Peace". Heads of state and government of nine non-permanent and five permanent members of the UN Security Council were in attendance at the summit. President Gul said that the world needed a more active UN Security Council to ensure international peace and security.
GUL MEETS WITH OBAMA
President Abdullah Gul met with U.S. President Barack Obama at a dinner hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in honor of guest leaders during the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. The two leaders exchanged views on the recent developments in Iraq, the fight against the PKK terrorist organization and the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
DAVUTOGLU: "TODAY, IRAN, TOMORROW TURKEY"
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkey did not want nuclear weapons in its region. "But we have concerns that we could face with the same attitude with Iran about technology. Iran does not attack Israel since it has a tradition of state affairs," he added.
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