Turkey and Azerbaijan always support each other, Volkan Bozkir, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Turkish parliament, said. “The relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan have no analogue,” Bozkir added, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media. “These relations are exemplary for the whole world,” Bozkir said, adding that it is good that such a strong fraternal country as Azerbaijan is located near Turkey. News.Az … [Read more...] about Turkey, Azerbaijan always support each other, says MP
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 5 By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend: The Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey has the last word on the results of the municipal elections of the country, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said commenting on the results of the municipal elections in Istanbul, Trend reports via Turkish media The head of state noted that each political party has the right to appeal when it comes to the election results. The president added that the Justice and Developed Party (AKP), as a whole, won the elections in Turkey. Commenting on the statements of the representative of the US State Department regarding the municipal elections, Erdogan noted that Turkey is not the state, in whose internal affairs it is possible to interfere. Earlier, the representative of the US State Department Robert Palladino called on the Turkish authorities to recognize the results of the municipal elections. The US hopes that Turkey will recognize the legitimate results of the municipal elections after the AKP … [Read more...] about Erdogan: Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council has last word on municipal elections’ results
The Russian Federation Council announced that Iran, Russia and Turkey parliaments are to hold a joint meeting to address situation in Syria, Trend reports citing IRNA. The meeting is slated to be held in State Duma on April 10. Konstantin Kasachov, chairman of the Russian Duma's International affairs is to head the Russian delegation and Heshmatollah Falahat Pisheh, Head of the Iranian parliamentary Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy will head the Iranian delegation. The event seems to be held in line with Iran, Russia and Turkey cooperation in the framework of Astana to bring peace and security to Syria. The Astana talks, started in 2017, are an initiative of Iran, Russia and Turkey meant to sort out the eight years of war in Syria through trilateral negotiations. The trio have held 11 rounds of such negotiations so far that have led to important decisions about a peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict. Syria future after US withdrawal, establishing constitution … [Read more...] about Iran-Russia-Turkey parliamentary officials to convene on Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 5 By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend: A recent statement by Binali Yildirim, ex-speaker of the Turkish parliament currently running for mayor of Istanbul, that "the municipal elections are not a matter of survival," has not held up in light of the current realities. This is evidenced by the decision of the ruling party to appeal the results of the recent municipal elections in Turkey – something which clearly indicates that the municipal elections are, indeed, a matter of survival. The municipal elections held on March 31 of this year can be considered to be one of the more significant events in modern Turkish history. As it is known, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) landed a victory in the Turkish municipal elections overall, gaining 44.33 percent of the votes. However, according to preliminary data, the AKP lost to the Republican People's Party (CHP) in Istanbul and Ankara. Despite this, after the appeal of the election results in Istanbul, the Turkish … [Read more...] about Could Istanbul elections results affect internal situation in Turkey?
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 5 By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend: A 5.2 magnitude earthquake in Turkey's Elazig province damaged over 50 houses, Trend reports via Turkish media. At present, work is underway to eliminate the results of the earthquake in the province. Residents of the province, whose houses have been affected by the earthquake, were provided with temporary apartments. The center of the earthquake was at a depth of 9.4 kilometers. Its aftershocks were also felt in the neighboring provinces of Diyarbakir and Mardin. Turkey is located in the seismically active zone, and the country often suffers strong earthquakes, which often lead to casualties. The strongest fluctuations of the Earth's crust in Turkey were recorded in 1999 in the Marmara Sea region. The magnitude of the tremors that time was 7.4 points and caused the death of more than 18,000 people. --- Follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting and important news … [Read more...] about Over 50 houses damaged by earthquake in Turkey