Selcuk Gokoluk

Turks face long campaign after charter ruling

Turkey's secular establishment vowed on Thursday to campaign for a "no" vote in a September referendum on constitutional reforms.

IMF: Decline in world economy moderating

The IMF is likely to revise its 2010 growth forecast for the world economy up with signs the rate of decline in global output has moderated.

EU backs new banking rules

EU leaders will agree more steps on Friday to avert a repeat of the banking crisis that has sapped the world economy.

Turk army enters Northern Iraq to hit Kurd rebels

Turkey's army said it entered northern Iraq on Saturday to tackle up a group of up to 60 Kurdish rebels, a day after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's Cabinet authorised a cross-border operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). It was not clear whether the incursion was a major operation by Nato member Turkey aimed at destroying bases of the PKK.

Kurdish rebels free abducted Turkish soldiers

Eight Turkish soldiers, kidnapped last month in an ambush by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, were released in northern Iraq, a PKK official said on Sunday. The release of the soldiers came a day after the Iraqi government vowed to hunt down Kurdish guerrilla leaders responsible for cross-border raids into Turkey.

Turkish police foil bomb attack in capital

Turkish police foiled a bomb attack in the capital, Ankara, on Tuesday, the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 al-Qaeda attacks on the United States. Ankara's governor Kemal Onal said police had found a van packed with explosives near a multi-storey carpark in a central district of the city of four million.

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