Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said today (4 February) that the Russian plan for a pipeline named “Turkish Stream” was not viable. It also became clear that the Commission is organising a secretive ministerial meeting in Sofia on 9 February, to discuss alternatives to the supply of Russian gas to the region.
The ruling AKP has postponed the passage of a new transparency package until after the coming election, following an intervention from President Erdoğan
Meeting with the Kurdish delegation in Imrali Prison, PKK leader Öcalan said that Peoples’ Democratic Party could pass the election threshold of 10 percent if it regarded societal representations.
Turkey withdrew from Eurovision after the 2012 contest, citing low ratings and dissatisfaction with the voting rules
The Feb. 4 meeting between the Turkish government and the leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) at İmralı Island prison, south of Istanbul, was expected to be important regarding the future of the peace talks, as the country heads for general elections on June 7.
Turkish FM Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has canceled his meeting at the Munich Security Conference started on Feb 6
Republican People’s Party Vice Chairman Veli Ağbaba told bianet that around 100 municipalities administered by his party have now recognized cemevis as temples.