Nationalist Outburst from Turkey’s Opposition Leader: Aegean Islands are Turkish

Speaking at a meeting of Turkish industrialists on Thursday, the head of the CHP party wondered why Erdogan is not prepared to claim the Greek islands of the Aegean, in which he says are Turkish. His outburst follows criticism leveled by Erdogan towards former Turkish president Bulent Ecevit whom he accused of being a stooge for American interests in the region. Source Greek Reporter

Erdoğan urges trade in national currencies at Istanbul D-8 Summit

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan highlighted the importance of the use of national currencies in trade, noting that it will have positive repercussions for the economy. Speaking at the Developing-8 (D-8) Organization for Economic Cooperation Summit in Istanbul, Erdoğan said that switching to national currencies will revolutionize trade relations. Source: Daily Sabah