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TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTER DUE TO AZERBAIJAN

- TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTER DUE TO AZERBAIJAN

ANKARA (A.A) - 26.11.2008 - Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan will leave for Azerbaijan on November 30 upon an invitation by Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

Turkish Foreign Ministry stated on Wednesday that during his two-day visit, Babacan would discuss bilateral relations as well as regional developments.

Babacan and Mammadyarov would also exchange views about putting Caucasus Stability & Cooperation Platform into practice, the ministry said.

 
CYPRIOT LEADERS DISCUSSED “FEDERAL OFFENCES” AND “FEDERAL POLICE”

Nicosia, 25 November 08 (T.A.K):-Cypriot leaders Mehmet Ali Talat and Dimitris Christofias continued their meetings today in the framework of the negotiations aimed at settling the Cyprus issue.

During the meeting that lasted for 2.5 hours, the leaders discussed the issues “Federal Offences” and “Federal Police” under the main topic “Governance and Power Sharing”.

Pursuant to the meeting that took place at the building allocated for talks in the UN controlled buffer zone, Special Representative of Secretary General and the Head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Taye Brook Zerihoun gave a statement to the press regarding the meeting.

Stressing that the leaders focused on “Federal Offences” and “Federal Police” Zerihoun said they reached almost full convergence on “Federal Offences” and agreed on what constitutes “Federal Offences”.

“On federal police they also reached some convergence and they have other areas to discuss when they meet next” quoted Zerihoun.

Stating that the next meeting of the leaders would be held on the 2nd of December, Zerihoun said in addition to the discussion on “Federal Police” they would take up “Federal Public Service”, “Public Commission” and “External Affairs” in the next meeting.

--TALAT: “I EXPRESSED THE DISCOMFORT OF TURKISH CYPRIOT SIDE”--

On the other side President Mehmet Ali Talat answered the questions of the journalists after he had returned to Presidential Palace after today’s meeting.

Talat revealed that he told Greek Cypriot Leader Dimitris Christofias that Turkish Cypriot side was discomfort about Christofias’ effort of changing the parameters of the negotiations by signing memorandums with different countries such as UK and Russia and regarded this as an act that harms the negotiation process.

--ARGUMENT IN THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING--

Stressing that they had a small argument in the beginning of today’s meeting after he expressed Turkish Cypriot side’s discomfort, Talat said Christofias stated he would give a written answer regarding that issue and added he hoped to get the answer in the next meeting.

--NOT EFFICIENT ENOUGH--

            Stating that the negotiations were not continuing with the impetus foreseen and were not efficient enough Talat said he would explain the reason of this in the future after observing the process a little bit more. (ÖZ/SE
 
-REPORT FORESEES GROWTH IN TURKEY BELOW 2 PERCENT FOR 2009

- REPORT FORESEES GROWTH IN TURKEY BELOW 2 PERCENT FOR 2009

PARIS (A.A) - 25.11.2008 - A report released by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday that Turkey's economic growth would drop below 2 percent in 2009.

The report said Turkey's economy had slowed down in 2008 as domestic demand shrank due to a global financial crisis and turmoil in financial markets.

The report said economic growth in Turkey would rise to 4.5 percent in 2010 as the fall out from the financial crisis was expected to clear.

 

 
- PREMIER ERDOGAN SAYS A NEW PIPELINE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND INDIA

 

- PREMIER ERDOGAN SAYS A NEW PIPELINE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND

INDIA MAY REDUCE COSTS AND ENHANCE ENERGY SUPPLY SECURITY

BANGALORE (A.A) - 24.11.2008 - Turkey's Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a new pipeline to be constructed all the way between Russia and India would reduce freight costs, transportation duration and enhance supply security.

Speaking during the working meal hosted by  Federation of Indian Commerce and Industry Chambers, Erdogan said  to this end, energy ministers of Turkey, Israel and India would get together in the coming weeks to discuss a possible joint project.

Erdogan said there were wide areas of possibble cooperation between the two countries noting that their target was increasing the current trade volume of 3 billion USD to 6 billion USD by 2010.

Erdogan also said he believed Turkish construction companies would play an important role in infrastructure projects of India noting that representatives of prominent Turkish construction companies accompanying them held fruitful bilateral talks during his visit.

 

 
- TURKEY SENDS GREAT ANATOLIAN PHILOSOPHER'S WORK TO WORLDWIDE KNOWN PEOPLE

 

- TURKEY SENDS GREAT ANATOLIAN PHILOSOPHER'S WORK TO WORLDWIDE KNOWN PEOPLE

KONYA (A.A) - 21.11.2008 - Turkey sent great Anatolian philosopher's work to some worldwide known people, a local executive said on Friday.

Tahir Akyurek, the mayor of the central Anatolian province of Konya, said that the municipality had sent Mevlana Jalal al-Din Rumi's book "Masnavi" to some internationally-known people.

"Among them are Pope Benedict XVI, Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince Charles of Wales, and German coach Christoph Daum," Akyurek told AA correspondent.

Akyurek enumerated Vural Oger, a member of the European Parliament; Cem Ozdemir, the co-chairman of the German Green Party; Dutch Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin, and Swiss President Pascal Couchepin among people to whom the municipality had sent the Masnavi.

The Masnavi, written in Persian, was translated and published in 14 languages including Turkish, English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, Japan, Albanian, and Swedish, Uzbek, Turkmen and Urdu languages. 

The mayor said that the book would also be published in several other languages and send to those countries. 

Mevlana was born on September 30, 1207 in Balkh in present day Afghanistan. He died in Konya on December 17, 1273. He was laid to eternal rest beside his father and over his remains in a splendid shrine that was erected in Konya.     

 

 
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