They were once friends. Erdoğan and Asad two years ago…

Turkey threatens Syria with military retaliation over downed jet

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Julian Borger
Turkish PM also warns that armed forces will respond to any Syrian encroachment on the border
Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has threatened Syria with retaliation for the shooting down of a military jet, and warned that Turkish armed forces would respond to any Syrian encroachment on the border.

Turkey’s ?wrath? will be furious, Erdoğan warns

from Hurriyet Daily News
Everyone should know Turkey’s wrath will “furious” over Syria?s downing of a Turkish jet

Demonstrators wave a huge national flag as they shout slogans in support of Turkish military in central Istanbul June 24, 2012. Turkey said on Sunday it had carried out air strikes on nine Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq between June 22-24, days after severe clashes on the other side of the border. The Turkish military said in a statement that most of the targets were in the Qandil region and were hideouts and caves belonging to Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants. It said all its planes had returned safely to their bases. Turkish soldiers and Kurdish militants clashed last week in one the most intense battles this year of the separatist conflict, with 26 combatants killed in fighting at army outposts in southeast Turkey, officials and security sources said. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Ankara says Damascus ?should pay? for attack

from Hurriyet Daily News
Damascus needs to ?pay? for an attack on a Turkish military jet in international waters amid growing world pressure for action against Syria.

Turkey divided over response to Syria

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Constanze Letsch
What Turkish newspapers, commentators and Twitter-users are saying about the downing of a Turkish jet by Syria
The Turkish political leadership may be doing its best to present a united response to the downing of one of its fighter jets by Syria on Friday, but among the media and wider public there is heated debate about how to respond.


Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks on state broadcaster TRT in Ankara June 24, 2012. Turkey said on Sunday Syria had shot down its military aircraft in international waters on Friday without warning and declared it would formally consult with NATO allies on a reaction. Davutoglu, speaking some 48 hours after the plane was shot down near the sea borders of both countries, told state broadcaster TRT the plane had been clearly marked as Turkish and dismissed Syria’s earlier statement it had not known the plane belonged to Turkey. REUTERS/Hakan Goktepe/Turkish Foreign Ministry Press Office/Handout

Turkey sends Syria diplomatic note over jet: state TV

from Hurriyet Daily News

Envoys from NATO member states will meet on Tuesday after Turkey requested.

Turkey to consult NATO allies over downed jet

from Yahoo news
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey said on Sunday Syria had shot down its military aircraft in international airspace on Friday without warning and declared it would formally consult its NATO allies on a reaction. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, speaking some 48 hours after the jet was shot down near both countries’ sea borders, told state broadcaster TRT the plane had been clearly marked as ..

 

Turkey goes to Nato over plane it says Syria downed in international airspace

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

Foreign minister says Ankara will take incident to Nato and dismisses Syria’s claim it did not know plane was Turkish

Nato is to meet on Tuesday at Turkey’s request following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by Syria in what it says was international airspace.


Syria?s shot at the heels

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by YAVUZ BAYDAR
We are aware of the tradition in the mafia that if its leadership wants to warn somebody it does not like, but is unable to destroy, he is given a warning shot in the heels. The incident with the downed Turkish Air Force jet is similar to this analogy: A state, run by a bloody and ruthless political mafia, seems to have issued a shot aimed at the heel. But, this one is the Achilles? heel of the body of relations with Syria which may help speed up the end of the regime.

 

Turkey, EU launch visa exemption process

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey and the European Union formally launched the visa exemption process for Turkish citizens..

 

France today, Israel tomorrow?

from Hurriyet Daily News
It was unusual for the Turkish Foreign Ministry to announce that it believed Turkish-French relations could improve

 

New Road Plan for EU Visa Exemption

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

?Hollande Spring? in Turkish-EU relations

from Hurriyet Daily News
FM Davutoğlu hails a thaw in Turkey-EU ties as the bloc pledges to ease Turks? visa procedures.

Turkey to drop sanctions on France over Armenia

from Yahoo news
Turkey on Thursday praised the positive attitude adopted by the new French president toward relations with Ankara, saying that sanctions imposed on Paris would no longer be implemented.

 

Turks spend in Europe, EU Minister says

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turks are frequently traveling to EU capitals to spend money in shops and hotels, reviving the union?s .

 

AND ARAB TOURISTS SPEND IN TURKEY.. SO WHAT?

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