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17 April 2014, Thursday
 
 

Today's Zaman

 
 
 
 

PM avoids suing critics of corruption out of fear ‘truth may come out'

PM avoids suing critics of corruption out of fear ‘truth may come out'
NEWS NATIONAL
For roughly four months, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been complaining that he and his powerful government are being targeted in a “smear campaign” as part of claims of corruption and bribery.

Chief ombudsman laments low implementation of KDK recommendations

Turkey's chief ombudsman, Nihat Ömeroğlu, has complained that only 20 percent of his office's recommendations were implemented last year, while this percentage is over 70 percent in Turkey's Western neighbors Greece and Spain.
16 April 2014, Wednesday/ 18:18/ DENİZ ARSLAN, ANKARA

Turkey's Gül says candidacy in presidential election not yet settled

In response to recently circulated rumors that President Abdullah Gül would agree to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, Gül has signaled that the issue of selecting a presidential candidate within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has not yet been settled.
16 April 2014, Wednesday/ 15:36/ ANKARA, TODAY'S ZAMAN

TUSKON key in trade with Turkey, top Russian group says

The Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) plays a critical role in cementing investment and trade ties between Turkey and Russia and is a key partner for its Russian counterparts, the head of a top Moscow-based business group said on Wednesday.
16 April 2014, Wednesday/ 19:04/ FUAT SEFEROV, MOSCOW

AK Party government punishing reassigned police officers

Members of the police who have been reassigned to different positions following the start of a graft operation into the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government are now being appointed to small towns and districts in what many see as a form of punishment, sources in the police force say.
16 April 2014, Wednesday/ 18:32/ BAYRAM KAYA, ANKARA

Purges in police force leading to higher crime rate

Police sources say the crime rate rose by 15 percent in the first three months of this year compared to the same period of the previous year, after the reassignment of 15,000 police officers to new positions in response to a corruption probe.
16 April 2014, Wednesday/ 16:51/ BAYRAM KAYA/FAZLI MERT, ANKARA/İSTANBUL
US warns against damage to ties over recurring media claims
US warns against damage to ties over recurring media claims
NEWS DIPLOMACY
The US Embassy in Ankara has once again denied remarks attributed in pro-government »»
Turkey's top business association underlines refocus on economic problems
Turkey's top business association underlines refocus on economic problems
BUSINESS
The Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen's Association (TÜSİAD) has outlined »»
Ankara says Russia's South Stream pipeline could run to Turkey
Ankara says Russia's South Stream pipeline could run to Turkey
BUSINESS
Russia's controversial South Stream pipeline, which would transport gas via the Black »»

Imprisonment looming for Fenerbahçe chairman as high court rejects appeal

Imprisonment looming for Fenerbahçe chairman as high court rejects appeal
Fenerbahçe Chairman Aziz Yıldırım is facing a probable return to prison to »»
17 April 2014, Thursday/ 11:46 / İSTANBUL, TODAYSZAMAN.COM

Dikbaş brings a flow of ideas to new Gallery Tankut Aykut

 Dikbaş brings a flow of ideas to new Gallery Tankut Aykut
İstanbul-based artist Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş's third solo exhibition “İleri »»
16 April 2014, Wednesday/ 14:02 / RÜMEYSA KİGER, İSTANBUL

Kutluğ Ataman's 1995 debut feature revisited 19 years on

Kutluğ Ataman's 1995 debut feature revisited 19 years on
Although many fantastic films were made in Turkey, particularly in the 1960s and »»
16 April 2014, Wednesday/ 15:03 / JAY DOBIS, DATÇA
Lions end away jinx when it matters most, earn final berth
Lions end away jinx when it matters most, earn final berth
SPORTS
Galatasaray is down, but definitely not yet dead. And the Lions, as Galatasaray is »»
India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength
India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength
NEWS WORLD
India kicked off the biggest day of its mammoth general election on Thursday, with »»
Adana goes orange, literally speaking
 Adana goes orange, literally speaking
EXPAT ZONE
Last weekend, the moment visitors to Adana were stepping off their plane, they sensed »»
Bale stunner claims King's Cup victory for Real over rival Barca
Bale stunner claims King's Cup victory for Real over rival Barca
SPORTS
Gareth Bale raced away to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid made light »»
Why did France decide not to touch French religious schools abroad?
by Emre Demir*
15 April 2014, Tuesday / 17:24/ ,
Europe's deepening muddle
by Ashoka Mody*
15 April 2014, Tuesday / 14:18/ PRINCETON ,
Taming the China Bears
by Yu Yongding*
15 April 2014, Tuesday / 15:15/ BEIJING,
Turkey's great losses
by Birol Başkan*
14 April 2014, Monday / 16:22/ ,
Chernobyl factor in the Ukraine Crisis
by Bennett Ramberg*
14 April 2014, Monday / 16:30/ LOS ANGELES,
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