Published On: Tue, Sep 12th, 2017

News Scan for Turkey, September 12th, 2017

Erdoğan, Trump to ‘talk all issues’ at UN general assembly

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he will speak key issues with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, which will convene later this month.

“We have agreed that it would be beneficial to talk all issues face-to-face,” Erdoğan told journalists on Sept. 10 on his way back from Kazakhstan’s capital Astana, while responding to a question over his telephone conversation with the U.S. president on Sept. 9. During the conversation, both leaders emphasized the significance of a continued cooperation for further strengthening bilateral relations and increasing stability in the region, a statement from the Turkish Presidency said.

The White House also stated that the two leaders discussed working more closely to improve regional security.

Gov’t spox Bozdağ slams Iran sanctions, presidential guards probes in US

The ongoing probe on a former Turkish minister in the U.S. is nothing other than the continuation of the Gülenist Terror Group’s (FETÖ) December 17-25, 2013 operation against the Turkish government, Government Spokesman and Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said Monday.

All trade relations between Turkey and Iran are in line with the international law, Bozdağ said speaking to the press following a cabinet meeting, adding that all banking activities with Iran are under the strict control of the government.

“Former Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan has protected the interests of Turkey and he did it in accordance with national and international law. There is something very different here. This is a part of very dirty game,” he added.

Turks are safe in Germany, says Merkel in response to Turkey’s travel warning

Turks can safely come to Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, dismissing a warning from Ankara that its citizens should take care when traveling there due to what it said was an increase in anti-Turkish sentiment.

Tensions between Berlin and Ankara have been bubbling for months and Turkey’s warning on Saturday came after Germany’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday Germans traveling to Turkey risked arbitrary detention even in tourist areas.“I want to say very clearly that all Turkish citizens can travel here,” Merkel said in the northwestern German town of Delbrueck during a campaign event ahead of a Sept. 24 election.

“No journalists get arrested here and no journalists get put in custody. Freedom of opinion and the rule of law prevail here and we’re proud of that,” Merkel said.

CHP says poll safety will be a priority in future polls

Electoral justice and electoral security will be a primary topic in the following years as Turkey gets into an election period in 2019, said main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

Kılıçdaroğlu penned the preface for former Supreme Court President Sami Selçuk’s book titled “A Scientific Outlook for April 16 Referendum” on the April 2017 constitutional referendum. “It seems electoral justice and electoral security particularly will occupy the agenda as an issue of priority in the following years,” Kılıçdaroğlu wrote. The CHP contests the constitutional referendum stating the Supreme Board of Election’s (YSK) decision to deem unsealed ballot papers valid was a violation of the law and there were visible voting irregularities.

According to Kılıçdaroğlu, the YSK “had neglected its supervision and auditing duties gravely” and named the referendum as an “unsealed election.”

Over 600 Turkish diplomats, soldiers seeking asylum in Germany: Interior Minister de Maiziere

total of 615 Turkish citizens with diplomatic or service passports have applied for asylum in Germany since the failed July 15 coup attempt in Turkey last year, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Moday.

“By the end of August this year, 250 individuals with diplomatic passports and 365 individuals with service passports have submitted asylum applications,” de Maiziere told German daily Rhein Zeitung.

“These numbers also include family members of the diplomats and service passport holders,” he added.

Erdoğan welcomes newly appointed ambassadors to Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday welcomed Pakistan’s newly appointed Ambassador to Turkey Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi at the presidential complex.

Qazi presented his credentials to the Turkish president. Before starting his duties in Ankara, he served as Pakistani ambassador to Hungary and also concurrently accredited to Montenegro.

Later, Erdoğan also received newly appointed Ghanaian Ambassador to Ankara Salma Frances Mancell-Egala and Nigerian ambassador to Turkey Ilyasu Audu Paragalda, separately at presidential complex.

compiled by Editor BTT

This is a news-scan from major Turkish papers and internet sites. However, we do not verify above stories neither do we vouch for their accuracy.

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