TURKEY-PRESS SCAN (2).
FIRST MGK MEETING, THEN CABINET RESHUFFLE
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to announce a cabinet reshuffle this week. Since there are ministers, who are members of the National Security Council (MGK), among those to be replaced, the announcement is expected to be made after MGK's regular meeting on Tuesday. Prime Minister Erdogan is expected to present his new list to President Abdullah Gul during their weekly meeting on Thursday.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave response to remarks of U.S. President Barack Obama on April 24. "We consider those remarks an unacceptable interpretation of history which does not reflect the truth. This statement aims at fulfilling the promises given during the election campaigns. History should be left to historians. Turkey is not a country to pat and deceive."
CABINET RESHUFFLE EXPECTED AFTER MGK MEETING
It was claimed that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan could make a replacement in the cabinet after the National Security Council's (MGK) regular meeting on Tuesday. The Council of Ministers will not convene today. Prime Minister Erdogan is expected to present his new list to President Abdullah Gul after Wednesday.
TURKEY TO GIVE A NOTE TO USA
Ankara expressed its uneasiness after U.S. President Barack Obama used an Armenian expression to describe the tragedy of 1915. Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C. is expected to give a note to the U.S. Department of State and the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to give a similar note to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara to express Turkey's uneasiness saying that Turkey does not accept the U.S. President's remarks about the incidents of 1915.
ERDOGAN REACTS TO OBAMA'S COMMENTS ON INCIDENTS OF 1915
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted harshly to comments made by U.S. President Barack Obama on April 24 in regard to the incidents of 1915. "Obama's comments do not reflect the reality and are unacceptable," Erdogan said.
TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS OF EVERY ONE PERSON OUT OF 1,000 TAPPED, JUSTICE MINISTER
Turkish Justice Minister Mehmet Ali Sahin said that "telephone conversations of every one person out of 1,000 do get tapped in Turkey".
Thus, around 70,000 people's telephone conversations are being tapped throughout Turkey, Sahin stressed.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)