Turkey has pledged military action to defend a tiny enclave inside Syria where a platoon of its troops guards a memorial to an Ottoman forebear who died more than 700 years ago, after reports al-Qaeda threatened an attack.
Turkey rejected an appeal by retired Chief of General Staff Ilker Basbug to be tried by the Supreme Court in connection with an investigation of alleged coup plots against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Milliyet reported.
Turkey will tighten its certification and inspection regime for alcohol importers after four Russian visitors died and 15 others were hospitalized due to poisoning by counterfeit alcohol served on a cruise, Milliyet reported.
Turkey is planning to create a dual-fund system to lock in savings for a longer period and increase the size of personal pension contributions, Milliyet reported, without saying how it got the information.
The European Union plans to criticize Turkey’s investigation into alleged coup plots and the country’s deteriorating press freedoms in its annual progress report, Milliyet reported, citing a draft text.