Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Turkish foreign ministry issues statement commemorating Holocaust
Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a press release regarding the remembrance of January 27 as the "International Holocaust Remembrance Day."
"January 27 marks... More
Streets deserted as huge snowstorm hits US
A huge snowstorm slammed into northeastern US late Monday, shutting down public transport, cancelling thousands of flights and leaving roads and streets deserted as snow blanketed... More
Meskhetian Turks leave eastern Ukraine due to clashes
At least 300 people from the Turkish-speaking minority in eastern Ukraine, known as Meskhetian Turks, have fled their houses in Slaviansk city following clashes between government... More
Report: Change in Saudi throne, Turkish-Saudi ties promising
In a report titled "Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah's Era: Return of Sudairis" published on January 24, by SETA Foundation, an Ankara-based think tank, a possible advancement... More
Who is the new Greek PM Alexis Tsipras?
Branded as Greece's political rock star, Alexis Tsipras made history Sunday by ushering the left into power and becoming the youngest-ever Greek prime minister. Tsipras was... More
Car bomb at hotel in Libyan capital kills 3 guards: security official
A car bomb exploded outside a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three guards, a security official said.
Security forces were surrounding the... More
Greece calls off rescue operation for ‘Turkish’ climbers
Search-and-rescue units have stopped looking for 12 Turkish and Bulgarian climbers that were reported missing on Saturday, Jan. 24, in Greece's Pierian Mountains.
Greek officials... More
Apple hindered Google from including fingerprint sensor in Nexus 6
Former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside and current Dropbox leader, revealed that Nexus 6 was going to have a fingerprint sensor, but it never happened because of Apple.
'History of Europe cannot be written without Turkey'
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has stated that the history of Europe cannot be written without Turkey and that Turkey will become a member of the European Union.
Turkish Airlines suspends Istanbul-NYC flights
Turkish Airlines suspended its Istanbul-New York flights on Tuesday because of an expected major snowstorm in the northeast of the U.S., it was announced.
In an official... More
Daily Sabah columnist appointed as Erdoğan’s senior adviser
Turkish Presidency sources have said that economist, journalist and columnist Cemil Ertem, who also writes a weekly economy column for Daily Sabah, has been appointed as a... More
Canada’s northernmost territory chills under -62C wind
Canada has issued extreme cold weather warnings for certain parts of its northernmost territory, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported on Tuesday.
16 officers detained for unlawful wiretapping
Police detained 16 suspects in an ongoing new operation against suspected policemen who were allegedly involved in an illegal wiretapping case, security sources said Tuesday.
Facebook and Instagram access down for a while
Popular social media sites Facebook and Instagram were down early on Tuesday morning, with the outage affecting users in Europe and the United States.
Full access was... More
KRG President thanks Turkey for contribution to liberate Kobani
KRG President Massoud Barzani thanked Turkey for its role in "freeing" Kobani from Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) fighters on Monday.
According to a statement... More
Gülen schools to be pressured by gov't ones
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), which is seeking to close Gülen schools around the world, is currently holding discussions regarding a plan to replace... More
Turkey surpasses US in humanitarian aid
Turkey has distributed a huge amount of humanitarian aid worldwide and has even outpaced the U.S., which is second only to Turkey.
Fuat Oktay, the head of the Turkish relief... More
Germany: Is Hitler's racist hatred back?
When Adolf Hitler ordered the walls of the German capital of Berlin to be redecorated with a Nazi party poster -- the first-ever anti-Semitic poster which invited "good" German... More
Looking back on the life of a king
King Abdullah, the late king of Saudi Arabia, died at the age of 90 last week. The new king, Salman, is 80-years-old and his half-brother Muqrin, 72, has been announced as the new crown prince, meaning the period of elderly kings will continue in the country More
'It’s time to debate the merits of presidential system'
A switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system would allow the smooth running of the state apparatus and allow for a more efficient decision-making mechanism, says President Erdoğan More
Istanbul’s Karaköy district changes shape with tourism investments
Istanbul's Karaköy district has become a meeting point for investors as there are now twelve ongoing hotel construction projects in the area.
Aside from boutique hotels,... More
Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 5 foreigners, 3 guards dead
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials said.
The attack, which included... More
CBRT estimates inflation to drop to 5.5 pct in 2015
Turkey's Central Bank (CBRT) Governor Erdem Başçı announced the first inflation report of 2015 yesterday. He said that the lowest inflation in 45 years may be achieved in... More
Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia
US President Barack Obama landed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to shore up ties with new King Salman and offer condolences after the death of his predecessor Abdullah.
Ebola-hit countries receive Turkish aid
The Prime Ministry's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) dispatched the first plane loaded with medical aid for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone yesterday to... More
CHP deputy Güler resigns from party
Birgül Ayman Güler, the İzmir deputy for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), who was referred to the party disciplinary committee following her claims that... More
Strenghtening partnership with Africa
President Erdoğan said Turkey has become one of the most generous aid givers in the world, and as it became stronger, the amount of help given to ensure peace and stability... More
Turkish mother banned from German school
A mother who complained about a teacher's xenophobic attitude towards her son has been banned from entering the school where her two children are receiving education, according... More
Politician takes on Armenia in ‘genocide’ denial case
Turkish opposition Labor Party leader Doğu Perinçek left for Strasbourg yesterday where he will attend an appeal hearing by Armenia over his denial of the Armenian "genocide."
Nigeria arrests 12 planning 'homosexual' wedding
Nigerian authorities in the northwestern Kano State have arrested what they described as 12 "homosexuals" who were planning to hold a gay wedding ceremony.
"These men were... More
'We are engaging closely with Turkey to fight ISIS'
U.S. State Department spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said at a daily press briefing on Monday that Washington has been very closely engaged with Turkey in the fight against the Islamic... More
HDP committee visits Kobani
Following the recent reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has been beaten back from the northern Syrian town of Kobani at the end of the four-month battle,... More
Turkish man can make anything trend on twitter with computer code
A Turkish young man aged 19 can make any subject or person a worldwide Twitter trend topic, thanks to a computer code he has improvised. All it takes to become a world-phenomenon... More