Questioning the content of trucks that were stopped by the gendarmerie while carrying “logistical assistance to Turkmens” in Syria last year was nobody’s business, Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu has said, drawing attention to the timing of publications accusing Turkey of delivering weapons to rebel groups in the neighboring country.
Turkey has expressed serious concern that Mahinur Özdemir, a Belgian deputy of Turkish origin, has been expelled from her party for refusing to call the 1915 killings of Ottoman Armenians a “genocide,” calling on all Belgian political parties and institutions to act in common sense.
Divided Cyprus begins to build bridges

The new Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, says his community must regard their Greek neighbours on the island not as enemies but partners

All his life, Mustafa Akinci has worked towards peace. There has been hislanguage: a lexicon of feel-good words infused with the precision of a conflict-resolution professor. And there has been his belief that small things can lead to big things in his splintered country

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) cut Turkey’s growth forecast for 2015 to 3.1 percent from 3.2 percent, the organization said in a report released on June 3
Turkish annual inflation edged above 8 percent for the first time this May, data from the Turkish Statistics Agency (TÜİK) showed on June 3.

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