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Archive for: October, 2011

Honda production in Turkey to suspend due to Thai floods

Visitors are silhouetted against a Logo of the Honda Motor at the company showroom in Tokyo October 31.(Reuters)

In a press release Honda, which produces the Civic and City models at Turkey’s Honda Gebze plant, did not indicate when production would resume, citing the flooding of its suppliers in Thailand. Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company, Ltd., said on Monday that it will suspend production in Turkey because of supply difficulties that have emerged […]

Iran parliament to question Ahmadinejad

Iran’s parliament has summoned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to face questioning over the biggest banking fraud in the country’s history. Iran’s parliament has revived its threat to call in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning, with more lawmakers signing a summons that could ultimately lead to the president’s impeachment, media reported on Monday. Less than a week […]

NATO sees “no military intervention” in Syria

Assad warned the West over the weekend that meddling in its affairs would cause an “earthquake” in the Middle East where his country borders Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel. NATO ruled out the possibility of military intervention in Syria on Monday but said Damascus should draw lessons from Libya, where NATO-backed rebels won a […]

BDP municipal officials deny aid to some quake survivors

Recep Çalışkan, a victim of the earthquake that struck Van province on Sunday, claims that a pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) municipality rejected his request for aid because he could not speak the Kurdish language in spite of being a Kurd. Çalışkan, who lost two daughters when a building collapsed during the quake, allegedly […]

Barzani, Khamenei discuss fight against terror, border security

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) meets with Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani in Tehran on Oct. 30, 2011. (Photo: Reuters)

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have discussed the fight against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Iranian offshoot, the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK), and have agreed to cooperate to ensure the security of their common border, a news report said on Monday. […]

PM Erdoğan to begin Germany, France tour Tuesday

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seen during their talks in Ankara on March 29, 2010. (Photo:AP)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will leave the country for a four-day trip that includes Germany and France on Tuesday. Complying with an invitation from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Erdoğan will leave for Germany on Tuesday where he will stay for two days to attend ceremonies marking the 50th year of the emigration of […]

Turkey, Israel to face new crisis over Göktürk project

Turkey and Israel, two countries that have had strained relations since an Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla killed nine Turks last year, are likely to face a new crisis over Turkey’s Göktürk electro-optical satellite project, which will pave the way for the Turkish military to gather its own intelligence. The project will enable […]

Turkey will maintain Europe’s highest growth until 2015

The report said the latest indices indicated a slowdown in Turkish growth; however, the EU candidate will maintain the momentum to see the fastest growth in its (GDP) among European economies until 2015. (Photo: Today's Zaman)

The Turkish economy will record the fastest growth in Europe between 2011 and 2015, according to a report compiled by global commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle. Jones Lang LaSalle released its Turkey Real Estate Overview report for the third quarter of 2011 on Monday, assessing the current developments in the Turkish economy […]

UNESCO gives Palestinians full membership

Delegates cheer after they approved the membership of Palestine in a vote of 107-14 with 52 abstentions, during the session of UNECOS's 36th General Conference in Paris on Monday. (Photo: AP)

The United Nations’ cultural agency decided on Monday to give the Palestinians full membership of the body, a vote that will boost their bid for recognition as a state at the United Nations. UNESCO is the first UN agency the Palestinians have sought to join as a full member since President Mahmoud Abbas applied for […]

Turkey says ready to train Iraqi forces if plans for US training fail

Turkey has told Iraq that it is ready to provide training for Iraqi security forces if the Iraqi and US governments fail to agree on a deal for US training of Iraqi security personnel, a news report said. The offer was made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a meeting with Iraqi Vice […]

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