Review of Foreign Media 08-04-2015
Here's a look at news around the world:
Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took up over the phone the issue related to closing of media organs operating in Crimea .
The decision has been strongly criticized by Ankara.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu defined the situation as “unacceptable” and complained that efforts are exerted to suppress “Tatars.”
Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun said that the Turkish government is getting ready to send an unofficial fact-finding delegation to the Crimean Peninsula in the south of Ukraine that has been annexed by Russia.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated the decision at his news conference during his Lithuania visit on April 3.
The delegation will probe into violations of the rights of Tatars living in Crimea that Turkey has historical and deep rooted relations with.
Bloomberg said that Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has unveiled a 7,5 billion TL employment and incentive package to revive the country’s economy ahead of parliamentary elections to be held in June.
Prime Minister Davutoğlu said at a news conference in Ankara that the package includes measures such as 4 billion TL financial backing of pensions and creating 120 thousand temporary jobs.
Davutoğlu said that the package will have an unfavorable effect neither on the budget nor on economic balance; on the contrary, it will revive economic growth due to in an increase in tax income and employment.
Japanese newspaper Nihon Shimbun said that the Turkish parliament has approved a trade agreement on the construction of a nuclear power plant in which Japanese companies are also taking part.
A consortium consisting of Japanese, French and Turkish companies will soon establish a company in charge of construction and operations.
4 units of the nuclear power plant in Sinop province located on the Black Sea coast will be activated by 2028.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who visited Slovakia on March 31,expressed his positive stance on the construction of a third nuclear power plant by saying that Turkey’s energy demand increases with each passing day and necessary measures will be taken.