Review of Foreign Media 25.03.2015
Here's a look at news around the world:
British newspaper Financial Times said that an EU plan to export Caspian Sea natural gas has made progress after the construction of Trans Anatolia Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP) started in Turkey.
TANAP is an important connection for the Southern Gas Corridor (GGK) supported by the EU and it is the supplementary part of the current pipeline planned to diversify Caspian Sea energy exports and reduce Europe’s dependence on Russia.
GGK which was first planned as 3500 km, will take natural gas from Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan.
Russian newspaper Ria Novosti said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who visited Ukraine last week and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko decided to increase the current $6 billion trading volume to $10 billion by 2017 and to $ 20 billion by 2023.
President Erdoğan also said that Ankara and Kiev plan to sign a free trade agreement.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan dwelled on the possibility of Ukrainian companies taking part in the construction of TANAP pipeline.
“We have decided with Turkish President Erdoğan to carry out joint activities to protect the rights of Crimean Tatars” Poroshenko said in his twitter account.
Al Quds Al Arabi daily newspaper, published in London quoted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as saying that they are determined to make the Turkish army the most deterrent force in the world and region by strengthening defense industry and with locally produced weapons and equipment.
President Erdoğan made this statement during a visit to the War Academy Command.”
“We are determined to make our army the most deterrent force in the world and region by strengthening our defense industry and with locally produced weapons and equipment. We are going to make this with locally designed equipment. We must strengthen our armed forces and defense industry,” Erdoğan said. The Turkish army is accepted as the second largest army in NATO and ranked 8th on a list of the world’s largest armies in 2014.
US Associated Press Agency quoted European Union Minister Volkan Bozkır as saying that European leaders should take action for Muslims not to feel themselves “outside the circle.”
Bozkır said that many Muslims residing in Europe feel themselves “othered.”
Bozkır said that this is the main reason for Islamist radicalization and terrorism.
Bozkır made a speech at a forum organized by the German Marshall Fund in Brussels about what can be done to fight terrorism and a wave of Islamic extremism that affects European countries and other countries.
Spanish news agency Europa Press quoted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as saying that he has advised U.S. President Barack Obama on making a health reform in his country.
President Erdoğan said that he gave this advice to Obama after American tourists requested him regarding this matter during his visit to the historic Sultan Ahmed Mosque in İstanbul.
President Erdoğan also said that many European officials visited Turkey to examine the health system and want to put this system into practice in their countries.