Tuesday, April 21, 2015
17 suspects arrested in parallel state probe
An Istanbul court arrested 17 out of 29 suspects referred to court last week after being detained in a parallel state probe.
Twelve detainees were also released on Monday... More
Fenerbahçe Ülker in Euroleague Final Four
For the first time in their history, Fenerbahçe Ülker moved into the Final Four of the EuroLeague after knocking out reigning champions Maccabi Tel Aviv in an emphatic sweep More
FM: Turkey will continue to build bridges with Armenia
The desire for "reconciliation" and "friendship," with Armenians will continue, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Monday.
"We do not have the luxury to give... More
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At least three killed by fierce storm in Australia
A cyclonic storm lashed Australian state of New South Wales on Tuesday, washing away houses, cutting power to more than 200,000 homes and stranding a cruise ship off the coast... More
US Navy sends carrier towards waters off Yemen
The United States has dispatched the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt toward the waters off Yemen to join other American ships preparing to intercept any Iranian vessels... More
800 migrants confirmed dead in Mediterranean's worst maritime disaster
The United Nations refugee agency has confirmed 800 migrants died in a shipwreck off Libya on Sunday after speaking to survivors of the disaster. The tragedy is the Mediterranean's... More
Turkey detains UK family thought to be headed for Syria
Acting on intelligence information provided by British officials, units from the Ankara Police Department tracked a British family of six en route to Syria to join the Islamic... More
CHP's promises are unrealistic, says Finance Minister
Claiming that the main opposition CHP's election promises ar unrealistic in terms of finance, Finance Minister Şimşek said that if they can prove the sources, he will vote for them More
Gulf countries reject UN call for urgent Yemen ceasefire
Gulf envoys told UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday that there would be no immediate ceasefire in Yemen unless Huthi rebels withdraw from seized territory.
Saudi Ambassador... More
Albayrak: Political stability is the key for economy
Turkish citizens will vote in the parliamentary elections for the 18th time on June 7. The Justice and Development Party (AK Party), which triumphed in two major elections... More
Assad regime says it will continue to provide weaponry, money to Kurds
According to recent statements by a top Syrian regime diplomat given to Rudaw – a northern Iraq based Kurdish media outlet – the Bashar Assad regime will continue... More
Dozens of Gülenists detained in second wave of cheating probe
PolIce units have launched the second wave of the Public Personnel Selection Exam (KPSS) cheating probe in 28 provinces across the country and took 35 of 78 suspects into... More
Turkey's head of religious authority calls Pope 'immoral' for Armenia comments
Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs, Mehmet Görmez, on Monday described comments by Pope Francis that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians was genocide as immoral and... More
Missouri town elects black woman, white police officers resign
After the first black female was elected mayor in the town of Parma, Missouri, white local police officers resigned from their positions, leaving the small town protected... More
Turkey pays tribute to Armenians who died in 1915
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has expressed his condolences to the grandchildren of Armenians who lost their lives during forced deportations from Anatolia in WW I in a statement... More
Mohamed Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison
An Egyptian court yesterday sentenced Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammad Morsi, to 20 years in prison despite concerns by the international community of the politicization of the judiciary More
Iraqi President visits Turkey for security talks
Iraqi President Fuad Masum will pay an official visit to Turkey between April 21 and 23 to hold talks about Turkey's ongoing military aid to Iraqi security forces, the training... More
Deputy PM Babacan urges for utmost sensitivity when describing terrorism
The international community should show utmost sensitivity when addressing issues concerning terrorism, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Ali Babacan, said on Tuesday.
Turkish NGO conducts flash mob in New York to reconcile Turks and Armenians within the next 100 years
A flash mob was conducted in New York City's famous Times Square to promote a campaign to reconcile Turkish and Armenian relations over the next hundred years to come.
MHP promises to end reconciliation process
As Turkey's political parties continue to announce their election manifestos, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli is expected to declare his party's... More
Romania disqualified Turkish group from elections 'unlawfully'
The European Court of Human Rights condemned Romania for violating the rights of a Turkish minority group that was barred from the 2008 general election, the court said in... More
Real estate projects meet International investors in Istanbul fair
Major real estate projects by Turkish and Arabian real estate specialists, entrepreneurs and investors from the Middle East, Europe and Central Asia will be presented to investors... More
Turkish community leader’s car vandalized with Nazi signs
Germany Turkish Community Association (Türkische Gemeinde in Deutschland – Almanya Türk Toplumu) Chairman Muharrem Ersoy's car was vandalized with Nazi signs in the... More
Mothers of Srebrenica condemn Pope’s genocide claims
Pope Francis's comments on the Armenian 'genocide' have been condemned by the Mothers of Srebrenica.
The group, which represents the mothers of around 8,000 Muslim men... More
Number of e-books in Turkey reaches new high
Statistics released on Tuesday indicate the number of e-books available in Turkey increased by 128 percent in 2014, revealing a steep rise compared to past years.
On Tuesday,... More
Suspicious tunnel blast in the southeast injures five
An explosion has occurred in a tunnel at a construction dam in Turkey injuring five workers on Tuesday, in what appears to be a criminal act, according to local security forces.
Europe late to stop migrant drownings as more lives lost
Europe continues to neglect the humanitarian disaster off its coasts as the perilous Mediterranean crossing costs more migrant lives with the death toll in only one week hitting more than 1,500 More