Friday, January 30, 2015
Turkey urges 'pressure' on Crimean Tatars to end immediately
Foreign Minister has Mevlut Çavuşoğlu has said increasing pressure on Crimean Tatars is unacceptable. Speaking at the 24th African Union Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis... More
Government efforts to curb smoking addiction
The government has announced a new action plan to tackle the smoking addiction of the population through a series of measures ranging from restriction of smoking spaces to... More
Officers accused of wiretapping referred to court
The prosecutor's office referred 14 policemen detained in an illegal wiretapping probe during a recent police operation to court Friday, demanding their formal arrest.
US faces largest measles outbreak in 20 years
The number of measles cases reported in the United States since the beginning of the year has been higher than the average annual number of cases reported from 2001-10, US... More
Leftist CHP concerned about losing votes to HDP
The Leftist Republican People's Party (CHP) has reportedly rolled up its sleeves to prevent losing votes to the People's Democratic Party (HDP) in the upcoming election set... More
'Turkey needs a new constitution'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday that Turkey could have achieved more if a presidential system had been adopted earlier.
Turkey's state-run broadcaster... More
Tsipras reported to be from northwestern Turkey
Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, the leader of leftist Syriza, is a grandson of a family who had moved to Greece from Turkey's northwestern province of Kırklareli,... More
Incentives to convert SMEs into growth engine
In order to help small and medium-sized enterprises to expand overseas, TL 150,000 ($62,302) will be provided to each business and TL 300,000 to groups of three formed for... More
Imams to lead organ donation efforts in Turkey
Yesterday, Turkey's Presidency of Religious Affairs (DİB) launched a new campaign for imams to raise awareness about organ donation, while DİB head Mehmet Görmez urged imams... More
Tension escalates between Israel and Hezbollah
Israel and Hezbollah, who have launched attacks on each other, vow to get revenge while the U.N. and the international community is concerned about the start of a new war in already war-torn region More
US Dollar sets new record at 2,4425 against Turkish Lira
The U.S. Dollar continued its rise against the Turkish Lira on Friday, setting a new record as parity reached 2.4425.
The rate stood at 2.4060 level on early Friday.
Foreign trade deficit decreases by 15.4 pct in 2014
According to data released by Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on Friday, Turkey's foreign trade deficit decreased by 15.4 percent in 2014 compared to previous year.
AFAD delivers medical aid to Ebola-affected West Africa
Turkey continues to extend its helping hand to those who are in need around the world through its state-run agencies. In its latest effort, the Disaster and Emergency Management... More
Profits remain unchanged at Turkey’s fast growing banking sector
Profits of the Turkish banks remained unchanged in 2014 compared to the previous year and stood at 24.66 billion Turkish Liras ($10.13 billion), Turkey's banking watchdog... More
'Tourism has the potential to overcome prejudice'
Turkish Minister of European Affairs Volkan Bozkır said on Friday that tourism has the potential to overcome "prejudice" against the country in Europe.
"Tourism is critical... More
103 flights cancelled due to expected storm
Turkish Airlines have cancelled 103 domestic and international flights for the weekend owing to fears about southwester storms, which are expected to hit the Istanbul and... More
Turkish bath fined for not accepting trans-woman
A Turkish bath (or hammam) owner has been fined 3,000 TL (1,245 USD) on the grounds of discrimination for not allowing a trans-woman in, according to a report published by... More
Turkey condemns new Israeli settlement projects
Turkey has harshly condemned Israel's decision to further expand its settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
In a statement released on Friday, the Turkish... More
Turks in Greece hope for more rights from gov't
While Greeks await an economic resurrection from their newly elected left-wing anti-bailout government, the country's ethnic-Turkish minority is hoping for more rights and... More
Turkey offers training to foreign police officers
Turkey offered vocational training program to over 800 police officers from 15 countries in 2014, a government agency revealed Friday.
According to the Turkish Cooperation... More