--FIVE TURKISH TROOPS KILLED IN SOUTHEAST TURKEY
Four Turkish troops were killed on Thursday in southeast
--ERDOGAN EXTENDS SUPPORT TO MILITARY OVER DISCUSSIONS ON TERRORIST ATTACK
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed support on Thursday for Turkish chief of general staff who severely criticized a Turkish newspaper over discussions on a recent terrorist attack that killed 17 Turkish troops. "No one has the right to pull the military down. No one can encourage terror. We are on the right side and the rest is other's concern," Erdogan said.
--BAD NEWS FROM HAKKARI
Four Turkish troops have been killed in clashes with a group of PKK terrorists in the southeastern
--ERDOGAN SPEAKS LIKE BASBUG
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the media of making propaganda of the terrorist organization while he was extending support to General Staff Chief Gen. Ilker Basbug. "Everyone including the press should act carefully," he warned by raising his voice just like Gen. Basbug did a day earlier.
--PRICE OF ONE USD EXCEEDS 1.5 YTL
Shares in the the Istanbul Stock Exchange (IMKB) has lost 8 percent in value after the dramatic drops in Asian markets. Price of one USD exceeded 1.5 YTL and closed at 1.54 YTL while price of one euro increased up to 2.00 YTL.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed support to Chief of General Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug who made a harsh response to criticisms in the media regarding terrorist attack on Aktutun military outpost. Erdogan said Turkish security forces heroically fought against terrorism and they had to right to defense themselves against criticisms. Premier Erdogan also underlined the importance of a cooperative fight against terrorism.
--FIVE MARTYRS IN HAKKARI
Four soldiers have been killed in clashes with PKK terrorists and one soldier lost his life when a helicopter crashed in the southeastern
--IMPORTANT DAY AT UNITED NATIONS
The Security Council, the highest decision-making organ of the United Nations, will convene to hold a vote for its new members.
--SHARP INCREASE IN PRICE OF ONE USD
As an impact of the global crisis,
--SUPPORT TO BASBUG
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on the harsh response made by Chief of General Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug against criticisms in the media. Erdogan said the media had the right to criticize, but also, there was the right to reply to criticisms. Erdogan said no one had the right to encourage terrorism. "There are moral rules the independent media must abide by," he stated.
--KARAYALCIN: "WE HAVE TO SAVE THE CAPITAL"
After being chosen by the Republican People's Party (CHP) as the party's candidate for mayor of the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality in local elections next year, Social Democratic People's Party (SHP) leader Murat Karayalcin said a new era has begun. Karayalcin said he got positive reactions from the centre-right and he would also have a meeting Democratic Left Party (DSP) chairman Zeki Sezer.
--TURKISH STOCK EXCHANGE HITS THREE-YEAR LOW
Fears of global stagnation continued to shake down world markets on Thursday, including
--TURKISH PARLIAMENT MOVES AGAINST TORTURE
Turkish parliament has moved to take bold measures after a Turkish man was tortured to death in prison. Parliament's human rights committee agreed to investigate all future allegations in prisons and police stations. Also two sub-committees have been established to deal with child abuse and the problems of illegal immigrants.
Four troops have been killed in an ambush in the southeastern
--CRISIS OUT OF CONTROL
Despite the major bail-out packages, totaling $4 trillion, by the United States and the EU and the worldwide reduction in interests rates, stock exchanges have fallen sharply around the world.