Monday, January 26, 2015
Erdoğan's visit draws Ethiopian media's attention
A recent visit to Ethiopia by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to be fodder for Ethiopian media.
The Turkish President arrived in Ethiopian capital Addis... More
First lady visits orphanage in Djibouti
Turkey's First Lady Emine Erdoğan visited an orphanage in the Republic of Djibouti on the morning of January 25, during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's four-day official... More
'Turkey will not beg for accession to EU'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been welcomed in an official ceremony in Djibouti by its president Ismail Omar Guelleh. Speaking at a joint press conference, Erdoğan... More
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Japan's PM says ISIS execution video authentic
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called the killing of a Japanese captive by ISIS militants "outrageous" and again demanded the group release a second Japanese... More
Mystery over Turkish climbers missing in Greece
Twelve mountain climbers reportedly from Turkey remain missing since Saturday in Greece's Pierian mountains.
A search and rescue operation was underway to locate the climbers... More
Turkey commemorates Uğur Mumcu
Uğur Mumcu, respected investigative journalist and columnist, was commemorated on the 22nd anniversary of his death on Saturday at the site of his assassination near his house... More
Legendary police chief commemorated
Legendary police chief Ali Gaffar Okkan and five police officers were commemorated on Saturday in ceremonies in southeastern province of Diyarbakır and Okkan's hometown Hendek... More
Turkey and Algeria discuss the Libya crisis
Turkey held talks with Algeria on the crisis in Libya on Saturday as part of efforts made by Algeria to convince rival parties in the restive Arab country to sit on the negotiation... More
Turkey to see drop in inflation in 2015: Deputy PM
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said Turkey would reduce its inflation rate to 5-6 percent due to the decline in oil prices in 2015.
"If the oil prices keep declining... More
Turkish men tie most knots with Russian brides
Turkish men marry Russian girls the most, compared to other nationalities, according to official records.
The official records revealed that in Alanya, a famous tourist... More
Turkish sailor safe after shipwreck in Atlantic
A Turkish female sailor, who was rescued by a Russian cargo vessel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, has arrived in the Dutch seaport of Rotterdam on Friday, alive and... More
Russian Sberbank to finance the Turkish Stream
World Economic Forum in Davos continues to reflect wider geopolitical tensions with Russians and Europeans divided over natural gas More
Erdoğan attends groundbreaking ceremony in Djibouti
As part of his official visit to Djibouti, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended to the groundbreaking ceremony of Burhan Bey Boulevard Renewal Project, Istanbul... More
Egytian minister says damage to Tutankhamun's mask exaggerated
Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damati said on Saturday that the golden burial mask of Tutankhamun was safe.
Addressing the media in Egyptian capital Cairo, the... More
CHP mayor claims Sarıgül followed him to US for intimidation
Hayri İnönü, the mayor of Istanbul's prominent Şişli district affiliated with the Republican People's Party (CHP), has claimed that Mustafa Sarıgül, the former mayor of the... More
PM: Reconciliation process belongs to people
Turkey's reconciliation process, which aims to end the decades-long conflict with the PKK, is being targeted by provocateurs, but it is destined to reach a permanent peace,... More
ISIS confirms execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham's (ISIS) radio confirmed on Sunday that its militants have executed Japanese security contractor Haruna Yukawa, following the release... More
Euro hits 11-year low amidst Greece fears
The euro sank to an 11-year low Monday but Asian equities largely recovered from early losses after an anti-austerity party won Greece's election, throwing its international... More
Drunk hoax caller impersonating spy chief prank calls UK PM Cameron
A hoax caller who was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron after pretending to be one of Britain's spy chiefs boasted about being "off my face" on alcohol and drugs,... More
Right-wing Independent Greeks to form coalition gov't with leftist Syriza
The small Greek nationalist Independent Greeks party will join a coalition government under anti-austerity party Syriza, their leader said on Monday.
"From this moment... More
Turkey opens biggest ever camp for Syrian refugees
Turkey's state-run Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) opened the country's biggest-ever tent camp for refugees from Syria yesterday in Suruç, a town in the... More
Egypt overturns death sentence for 37 Morsi supporters
An Egyptian court on Saturday overturned a mass death sentence against 37 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and ordered a retrial, a judicial source has said.
Turkish intelligence stops ISIS plots in Istanbul
Turkish intelligence services have discovered a plan by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) to attack consulates in Istanbul, and as a result, have stepped up security... More
Turkey to invest in fellowship in Somalia and Djibouti
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Somalia and Djibouti on the weekend where commercial cooperation and investment opportunities were discussed. Erdoğan attended the opening... More
HDP eyes conservative Kurds to pass threshold
The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) shifts its strategy, as the 2015 general election in Turkey approaches. HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş recently met with numerous religious... More
President Erdoğan in Somalia
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday as part of his official visit to the Horn of Africa.
Erdoğan was welcomed by... More
Deputy PM Arınç to head to Geneva for UN Human Rights Council
The U.N. Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group will examine Turkey's human rights record for the second time on Tuesday in Geneva. Deputy Prime... More
Top Iranian commander vows revenge against Israel
A top Iranian revolutionary commander has vowed revenge for the killing of an Iranian general in Syria, allegedly by Israel.
Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution... More