Turkey’s bonds are showing the strain of the nation’s ethnic ties to Tatars in southern Ukraine, embroiled in an escalating crisis with Russia, the source of more than half the Mediterranean country’s gas.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country and Israel may soon renew diplomatic ties suspended following the 2010 Israeli naval raid on a Gaza Strip-bound flotilla that killed nine Turks.
The United Nations Security Council should create the framework for Libya’s National Transitional Council to access frozen assets and meet “urgent” financial needs, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he wants an agreement on Cyprus by the end of this year, leading to a referendum on the divided island early next year and a united Cyprus by the second half of 2012, Hurriyet newspaper reported.
Turkey has begun the biggest evacuation effort in the country’s history as it transports citizens from Libya amid escalating unrest in which one Turkish citizen has died, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
Turkish police arrested nine suspects in connection with an attack that killed 46 people in a town near the Syrian border, as the government blamed the twin car bombings on Turks with ties to Syrian intelligence.
World leaders from Washington to Istanbul called for action to punish Syrian President Bashar Al- Assad for what they said was his use of chemical weapons as United Nations inspectors attempted to probe the allegations.