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Abdullah Gul

Abdullah Gul is the 11th and current President of the Republic of Turkey. He is serving in that office since August 28, 2007.

Gul previously served for four months as Prime Minister from 2002-03, and as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2003-07.

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Bodies of pilots of Turkish F4 jet downed by Syria located
The F4 jet was downed after it is reported to have Syrian airspace

Syria claims shooting of Turkish plane was 'an accident'
Seeking to resolve tensions with Turkey over the shooting down of a Turkish plane by its air defences, Syria has insisted that it was 'an accident'.

Turkey to do whatever required on jet incident
Turkish President Abdullah Gul vowed Turkey will do whatever is required after the incident, where a Turkish jet is shot down by Syria over the southwest of southern Hatay province, is made clear, semi-official Anatolia news agency reported Saturday.

Turkish PM Erdogan warns Syria on 'knife-edge'
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayipp Erdogan has stepped up pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying that his government was on a "knife-edge" and that Ankara was suspending joint oil exploration and considering stopping electricity supplies to its neighbour.

Pakistan, Turkey vow to expand cooperation for regional progress
Pakistan and Turkey have vowed to further expand bilateral cooperation to play more active role in ensuring peace, progress and stability in the region, besides the welfare of the people of both countries.

Afghans, Pak can use trilateral talks to sort out their differences: Turks
Turkish officials have said that Pakistan and Afghanistan can use the sixth trilateral summit to hold dialogue and end the blame game over a series of militant attacks that have deepened their mutual mistrust.

Zardari arrives in Istanbul for trilateral summit on Afghanistan
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Istanbul on Sunday at the invitation of Turkish President Abdullah Gul to participate in the sixth trilateral summit to find a peaceful and everlasting solution of the Afghanistan issue.

Nawaz Sharif for improved Pak ties with India, Afghanistan
Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has called for improved ties with India and Afghanistan.

India, Turkey discuss counter-terrorism, trade, infrastructure cooperation(Update)
India and Turkey have expressed mutual concern over the continuing menace of terrorism, and agreed that both countries need to step up their cooperation in countering this threat more effectively.

Vice President Ansari calls on Turkish President Abdullah Gul
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari called on Turkish President Abdullah Gul here on Tuesday.

Pakistan unable to confirm Mullah Omar's death as of now
Pakistan has said that it cannot yet confirm whether Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed or not.

Turkey in talks to open Taliban office in Istanbul for Afghan peace talks
Turkey is working to open a political office for the Taliban in Istanbul to help facilitate their leadership for talks with the Afghan government to resolve the issue for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan as well as the entire region, a close aide to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has said.

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