VERHEUGEN: ANKARA DID THE RIGHT THING
Guenter Verheugen, former vice-president of the European Commission, said that Turkey did the right thing by opposing the United Nations resolution imposing a new round of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.
HEINOUS ATTACK ON LIEUTENANT'S WIFE
Pinar Akdag, who got married with a lieutenant 40 days ago, lost her life in a rocket attack of terrorists on a military housing complex near the southern province of Osmaniye. The General Staff released an emotional statement and condemned killing of a young girl in a terrorist attack.
NO SHIFT OF AXIS FOR TURKEY, GUL SAYS
Turkish President Abdullah Gul rejected all allegations that Turkey shifted her axis to the East. Pointing out to the Bosphorus Bridge, Gul said that "here is Europe and there is Asia. This (Turkey) is a bridge".
FIBER INVESTMENT WORTH 100 MILLION USD
Kipas Holding of Kahramanmaras will make an investment of 100 million USD to erect a new factory that would produce fiber. The new factory would go into service in 2011 and provide jobs to 600 people.
NEITHER EASTERN, NOR WESTERN
President Abdullah Gul said that Turkey was neither eastern nor western, but a bridge between the two. President Gul also denied allegations that Turkish foreign policy had changed.
"IF WE HAD BEEN ALLOWED, NINE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE NOT BEEN KILLED"
Iara Lee, one of the American activists on board the six-ship flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, said that if they had been allowed to take the aid to Gaza, nine people would have not been killed is Israeli raid. She denied Israeli allegations that first activists attacked and then soldiers replied them.
KAMER GENC GOES THROUGH BRAIN SURGERY AFTER CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE
Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Kamer Genc underwent a brain surgery after having a cerebral hemorrhage on Friday. Genc had fallen off a tree one month ago and was complaining of headache in the past several days. Genc's surgery lasted around two hours. He is in stable condition.
DOGAN: I AM PLANNING TO ESTABLISH A NEW UNIVERSITY
Honorary Chairman of Dogan Holding, Aydin Dogan, was at Istanbul's Maltepe University on Friday. Speaking to reporters, Aydin Dogan said that he was making plans to establish a new university in Turkey.
TURKISH ARMY MOURNS FOR YOUNG WIFE
The General Staff posted an emotional statement in its web-site to condemn killing of a lieutenant's wife in PKK's rocket attack on a military housing complex near the southern province of Osmaniye. "Pinar Akdag was there to support her husband. Recent attack revealed that the PKK terrorist organization returned to its old dark days and began targeting wives and children of the Turkish Army personnel. This heinous attack in which an innocent person was killed and a family which started only 47 days ago, was destroyed, created profound sorrow," it said.
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER KILLED IN PKK ATTACK
A non-commissioned officer was killed when PKK terrorists opened fire on a group of troops patrolling in the area near the town of Semdinli in the southeastern province of Hakkari.
EUROPE DECLARES WAR AGAINST PKK
The European Union (EU) for the first time in its history is taking a solid step against terrorist organization PKK. EU countries will block money traffic of PKK and extradite the terrorists to Turkey.
U.S. PRESSURE ON IRAN TO BENEFIT TURKISH COMPANIES
Turkish companies are pleased about the U.S. government's pressure on U.S. companies not to sell products to Iran. Most Turkish businessmen say that "as Iran cannot buy certain products from U.S. companies they turn to Turkish companies for relevant products".
MINE-ATTACK ON MIDIBUS INJURES 16 PEOPLE
A bomb planted by PKK terrorists on a road in Mazgirt town in the eastern province of Tunceli went off while a midibus was passing. 16 people including a child were injured in the attack.
TURKEY GROWS FASTER THAN EXPECTATIONS
Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said that Turkey's growth rate would increase up to 14 percent in the first quarter of the year beyond all the expectations.
U.S. officials said that they were disappointed after Turkey voted 'no' for a United Nations resolution imposing a fourth round of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. They said that the United States expected Turkey to assume an attitude of solidarity.
TERRORISM SHOWS ITS DIRTY FACE AGAIN
A non-commissioned officer was killed after a group of PKK terrorists opened fire on security forces in Semdinli town of the southeastern province of Hakkari. In another attack on a military housing complex near the southern province of Osmaniye, a 23-year-old wife of a lieutenant was killed. The General Staff said in a statement it posted in its web-site, "she did not think in her short and happy life that the terrorist organization would target her. Recent attack revealed that the PKK terrorist organization returned to its old dark days and began targeting wives and children of the Turkish Army personnel."
Many circles are debating the comments made by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that the European Union (EU) pushed Turkey to the East. Italy agreed with Gates. The next EU term president Belgium said that they would re-define relations with Turkey and continue entry negotiations. France's EU Affairs Minister said that "no one has lost Turkey. Turkey is only protecting her national interests".
ZIRAAT BANKASI TO ESTABLISH A PARTNERSHIP BANK IN SYRIA
Syrian Minister of Finance Muhammad al-Husayn said that Turkey's Ziraat Bankasi will establish a partnership bank in Syria by the end of 2010. According to al-Husayn, Ziraat Bankasi would own 60 percent of the shares of the new bank. We will meet with executives from Ziraat Bankasi in the next two weeks, al-Husayn said.
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