Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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
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
Erdoğan, Obama to open Turkish mosque in US
The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkey's foreign minister said Sunday.
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu... More
President Erdoğan condemns attack on HDP headquarters
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned an attack carried out against the HDP headquarters on Saturday.
"Those who perpetrate treacherous attacks targeting the peace,... More
Steinmeier refuses to label 1915 events as 'genocide'
German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier said on Friday that he avoids using the 'genocide' label to describe 1915 events regarding Armenians.
"Past atrocities cannot... More
Domestic violence series from South Carolina wins Pulitzer
A southern US newspaper took the prestigious Pulitzer prize in public service on Monday for an investigation into the appalling extent of domestic abuse against women and... More
New coach station on Asian side to open by 2017
The historical Harem coach station on Istanbul's Asian side, which was built in 1970 and served as main hub to bus routes for Anatolia, will be removed and relocated to Ataşehir... More
Former Saddam officer mastermind of ISIS rise
A former intelligence officer for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was the mastermind behind Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham's (ISIS) takeover of northern Syria, according... More
Another migrant boat with 300 people on board sinks
The International Organisation for Migration said on Monday that they have received another distress signal from the Mediterranean Sea.
IOM's Rome office has received a... More
10 PKK members turn themselves in at Iraqi border
The local governorate has announced that 10 members of the terrorist organization PKK, turned themselves in to security forces at the Habur border crossing between Turkey... More
Drivers to be fined for tailing, cutting up ambulances
Ambulances in Turkey will be equipped with cameras that will detect drivers occupying lanes designated for ambulances, cars that follow them to escape traffic and cutting... More
US organization calls for proper study of 1915 events
The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations said that characterizing the events of 1915 as genocide without proper investigation by independent historians will damage the efforts... More
Hotline to help Roma citizens air grievances
Turkey's underprivileged Roma community is seeing more affirmative action under the current government after decades of negligence by the past governments.
At a meeting... More
Mohamed Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison
An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced ousted President Mohamed Morsi to 20 year in jail on violence-related charges.
Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was... 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
Turkey rescues 30 Syrian migrants from sinking boat
Turkey's coastguard rescued 30 Syrians from a boat heading towards Greece after their vessel began to take on water in the Aegean Sea, state media said on Tuesday.
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
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
Turkish basketball heavyweights Fenerbahce Ülker narrowly beat Maccabi Electra 75-74 in the overtime of the playoff series' third match in Tel Aviv and qualified for the Final... 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
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
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