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Turkey

10.06.2013

The chairmanship of TURKPA will pass from Kyrgyzstan to Turkey at the fourth meeting of the TURKPA Council on Monday, the organisation's secretariat reported.

The speakers of the four member countries will deliver speeches at the meeting. They are: chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament Oktay Asadov, Speaker of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Nurlan Nigmatulin, chairman of the Kyrgyz parliament Asilbek Jeenbekov, chairman of the Turkish Parliament Cemil Cicek and the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic-speaking countries Ramil Hasanov.

05.06.2013

A group of hackers from Anonymous hacked the official website of the Turkish Cabinet of Ministers on June 5, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet said on Wednesday.

According to the report, at present, the website is being restored.

According to the newspaper, some news portals and website of the Turkish official newspaper ("Resmi Gazete") have been also hacked.

05.06.2013

The next meeting of the Turkish-Azerbaijani joint commission for international road transport will be held in the Turkish capital of Ankara on June 6, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Transport said on Wednesday.

According to the report, representatives of the Ministry of Transport and the relevant ministerial departments will attend the meeting from the Azerbaijani side.

It is planned to discuss the issues of international road transport of mutual interest to both countries.

05.06.2013

The government must fulfill the requirements of the protesters, Tayfun Kahraman said on behalf of the delegation of protesters in Taksim Square after the meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc.

According to Kahraman, all the citizens arrested during the protests should be immediately released.

Kahraman added that in some provinces police continues taking strict measures against the protesters.

It was reported before that Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc will receive a delegation of Taksim Square protesters.

03.06.2013

Some 20,000 demonstrators hold a large-scale protest rally in the Turkish capital Ankara, newspaper Hurriyet reported on Saturday.

According to the newspaper, the number of protesters is growing by the minute.

By order of the Governor of Ankara Aladdin Yuksel military units were sent for the protection of the building of the Prime Minister.

Rally in Ankara began as a rally of solidarity with demonstrations in Istanbul, which is going on 5 days.

03.06.2013

The protests in different Turkish towns can lead to a loss of confidence in the country, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday, CNN Turk TV channel reported.

According to Davutoglu, Turkey will successfully cope with the situation.

The rallies are being held in various Turkish towns to support the protesters in the Gezi park on Taksim Square in downtown Istanbul. The protesters oppose the destruction of the park

The police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters..

03.06.2013

There are outside forces interested in destabilising Turkey, but there will be no 'Turkish Spring' in the country, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, TV channel TRT Haber broadcast.

Erdogan said the Republican People's Party (CHP) is behind the events in Taksim Square.

"The opposition forces which failed to come to power through democratic means, try to do it by destabilising the country," Erdogan said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the core of the events is ideological in nature and the opposition intends to increase its influence in Istanbul.

03.06.2013

The Embassy of Azerbaijan to Turkey has no information on citizens of Azerbaijan injured in clashes in the country's major cities.

After the beginning of the clashes between the police and the proetestors in Istanbul, then Ankara, Izmir and other cities of Turkey, Azerbaijan's Embassy in Ankara and Consulate General in Istanbul contacted fellow citizens and so far there are no official or unofficial reports on injured citizens of Azerbaijan, the Embassy told Trend on Monday.

28.05.2013

On Tuesday night, the ninth Turkish President Suleyman Demirel's spouse Nazmiye Demirel died, the Hürriyet newspaper reported.

Nazmiye Demirel died at the age of 86 in Ankara Hospital after long-term treatment. Upon learning of the death of his wife, former President Demirel went to the hospital.

It is reported that Nazmiye Demirel suffered from Alzheimer's disease in the last years of her life.

28.05.2013

The Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology together with the Ministry of Health of Turkey are preparing a project to increase investment in the sector of production of medicaments and medical devices, Zaman newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Under the program it is planned to produce in Turkey first of all those drugs for which there is shortage in the domestic market and those which are very expensive.