Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Clashes in Yemen kill nearly 200 fighters and civilians, highest daily toll so far
Arab air strikes and clashes have killed nearly 200 fighters and civilians in Yemen on Monday, residents and media run by the Houthi movement said, in a spike in violence... More
Migrant dies in Channel Tunnel while trying to reach Britain: France
A migrant died on Tuesday trying to reach Britain through the Channel Tunnel, a French official in the Pas-de-Calais region said.
One of the six sections of the tunnel... More
Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Delhi Airport over bomb threat
A Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok to Istanbul made an emergency landing in India Tuesday after the crew found a bomb threat written on a bathroom mirror.
All 148 passengers... More
- Asia Pacific
World's oldest man dead at 112 in Japan
A Japanese man recognized as the world's oldest living male by Guinness World Records has died at the age of 112 at a Tokyo hospital, local media reported Tuesday.
Euro slips after Greece vote rejects austerity bailout
The euro slipped against the dollar Monday but limited its losses after Greek voters resoundingly rejected an austerity bailout plan from creditors, raising the risk Greece... More
- Kurdish Issue
KRG tells PKK to vacate Qandil Mountains
Partners in fighting ISIS, and rivals for leadership of the Kurdish movement, the KRG has urged the PKK to leave the Qandil Mountains where it is headquartered, citing it as KRG territory, and that for the PKK to pursue the reconciliation process it must leave northern Iraq More
US Under Secretary of Defense to visit Ankara
While the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is bolstering its presence on the Syria border against threats posed by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants and an increasing... More
'No US troops will be sent to Syria to fight ISIS'
President Barack Obama made a rare visit to the Pentagon Monday to get an update from military leaders on the campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and... More
- Asia Pacific
Protests against China continue
While outrage against the Chinese government's oppression in Xinjiang continues in Turkey, Uighurs mark the anniversary of the riots that took place in Urumqi six years ago, which left as many as 184 dead More
Party leaders agree early elections loom for Turkey
Early elections loom as none of the parties have heretofore hammered out a solution to their differences. The official negotiations are yet to commence with President Recep... More
Summer collective gathers year-round works
Gallery İlayda is currently hosting the exhibition ‘Summer Collective,' combined with the work of various artists who held painting and sculpture exhibitions along with installations at the gallery during the art season. The exhibition will be open throughout July and August More
Tottenham scorer Adebayor converts to Islam
Tottenham Hotspur's Togolese forward Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor converted to Islam on Sunday.
In an event organized in his country, he took his shahada and converted to Islam... More
Love-sick man gets weary of life, starts living on top of bus stop
Doğukan Kaya was leading a normal life until seven years ago when his girlfriend left him for a reason he still does not know. After the messy breakup, Kaya left Istanbul... More
Iftar bringing together all faith groups in Istanbul
Turkey’s Jews and Armenians and Greek Christians along with members of other religious communities met in Istanbul for iftar, a fast-breaking meal for Muslims, in an event to mark peaceful coexistence between all groups More
US military only trains 60 Syrian fighters with the scope of train-and-equip
The United States was only training about 60 Syrian opposition fighters to battle the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham terrorist group as of July 3, far below... More
Turkish transporters offer Greece 400 million euros per year through transit trade
The International Transporters Association (UND) of Turkey called on crisis-hit Greece to cooperate with Turkish transporters to enlarge its transit land trade capacity that... More
Greece expected to submit new proposal on Wednesday
Greece is expected to submit a new request for aid from the eurozone's rescue fund on Wednesday, European Union diplomats told German news agency DPA on condition of anonymity... More
'Books are better investment than bullets'
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said on Tuesday that diverting eight days of global military spending could ensure 12 years of free primary and secondary education... More
Sexual assault on bus puts man in prison for 2 years
A man who sexually assaulted a woman on an Istanbul bus will get two years of imprisonment, unless the sentence is changed by Turkey's Supreme Court of Appeals, reported the... More
Manchester City sign 18 year-old Turkish phenom Enes Ünal
English Premier League club Manchester City has signed Bursaspor's Turkish striker Enes Ünal.
Eighteen year-old Ünal, who underwent medical checks last weekend, signed... More
Euro hits 5-week low with $1.092 against US dollar
Amid uncertainty regarding an agreement between Greece and Eurozone leaders, euro has hit 5-week low with $1.092 against the U.S. dollar.
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1983 Cyprus invasion plans revealed through secret papers
An armed confrontation between Greek and Turkish soldiers on the island of Cyprus was a real possibility as recently as 1983, declassified documents have revealed.
Five suspects transferred to court with arrest demand over Tahşiye probe
Five suspects who are allegedly affiliated with the Gülen Movement were detained under the scope of a probe investigating fabrication of crimes against the Tahşiye group have... More
Three men gored, 10 other injured as Spain's San Fermin bull-running week begins
Three men were gored and 10 others taken to hospital on the first day of Pamplona's week-long San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city where bulls chase runners in... More
Egypt cracks down on journalists, detains four more
Egyptian security forces have detained four journalists - who had been covering separate events - over the past week, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Man caught while withdrawing salary of person he murdered
A man living in Turkey's northwestern province of Tekirdağ has been caught while he was trying to withdraw the salary of the 66 year-old man whom he killed.
The incident... More
Turkish police seize guns, ammunition in Istanbul anti-terror raid
Turkish police launched a counterterrorism raid in Istanbul early yesterday, seizing dozens of bullets and rifles, according to security sources.
The operation, targeting... More