Turkey invites Apple investments post EU tax ruling

31 August 2016 0

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek has invited the U.S. tech giant Apple Inc. to move its investments to Turkey in the aftermath of the company’s tax crisis with EU authorities. “Apple should move to Turkey. Happy to provide more generous tax incentives. Won’t have to deal with EU bureaucracy,” Simsek tweeted late Tuesday. Turkish government has announced several economic subsidy packages to attract foreign investors. The country received $16.5 billion in foreign direct investment in Read More

Daesh, PYD/PKK, FETO, all terror groups: Turkish min.

31 August 2016 0

A senior Turkish minister said Monday that Ankara saw no difference between Daesh, PYD, PKK or the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO). “Therefore, we are not entering there [in Syria] to fight a terror organization and gain ground on another terror organization,” Turkish EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Omer Celik said Monday, speaking at a news conference with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders, in Ankara. Celik said that Turkey will intervene against “PKK/PYD elements if they Read More

Turkey wants Syrian accountability on chemical weapons

27 August 2016 0

Turkey says it expects international organizations to push for the Syrian regime to be held accountable for the repeated use of chemical weapons against its own people. In a statement published Saturday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said it expects the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to continue monitoring and reporting “shortcomings and inconsistencies” in the Syrian state’s chemical weapons declarations. The statement added that Turkey expects institutions to take Read More

No terrorist organization can take Turkey hostage: PM

26 August 2016 0

Terrorists cannot take Turkey hostage, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Friday. Yildirim made the comment at a news conference in Istanbul alongside his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov. His remarks came hours after a PKK attack in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak which left 11 police officers martyred, in addition to other recent high-profile attacks. “Our citizens should understand and know that we are waging all-out war on all terrorist organizations,” he added. Yildirim also Read More

Turkey’s PM meets opposition party leaders of CHP, MHP

22 August 2016 0

Turkey’s prime minister has discussed the ongoing fight against the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and efforts to frame the country’s new constitution with leaders of two key opposition parties, a Prime Ministry source said Monday. Binali Yildirim, who is also chairman of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, met opposition Republican’s People Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara. The senior politicians Read More

Russian experts list rewards Turkey ties

6 August 2016 0

As Russian Minister for Economic Development Alexey Yulukaev visits Turkey on Aug. 6, there are hopes that a number of factors will encourage both the Russian and Turkish sides “restoring their bilateral ties in sphere of economy, energy, agriculture, transport and other sectors”, Ekho Moskvy reported today citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Likhachev. Both Russia and Turkey are seeking to restore relations for gaining political, economic and strategic considerations. They will also like to Read More