Sunday, April 26, 2015
French oil giant Total to quit Turkey
French oil and gas giant Total has given authority to Société Générale to sell its distribution operation and gas stations in Turkey, Total has a five percent market share... More
Hungarian politician condemns European claims of genocide
The leader of Hungary's second biggest Jobbik party has condemned Armenian claims by the European leaders over the incidents of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire.
Speaking at... More
Australian, New Zealander PMs attend commemorations at Gallipoli battlefields
The prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand on Saturday visited two of the Gallipoli battlefields where their countries' men fought and died.
Australian Prime Minister... More
Washington rallies urge Turkey, Armenia reconcilement
The Turkish American community gathered on Friday in front of White House to march for Turkish-Armenian reconciliation in PeaceWalk2015. More
PM Davutoğlu condemns Putin's 'genocide' remarks
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has criticized remarks made by Russian President Vladimir Putin referring to the 1915 events as genocide, published in a statement posted on... More
World leaders in Gallipoli to convey peace message
Turkey is hosting world leaders on Friday to commemorate the centenary of the World War I battle of Gallipoli, sending out a message of reconciliation.
Tens of thousands... More
Angelina Jolie criticizes UN inaction on Syria crisis
Actress Angelina Jolie on Friday criticized the UN Security Council's failure to end the war in Syria, as she appealed for urgent help for the growing ranks of Syrian refugees.
‘We share Armenians' pains with sincerity’
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey shares Armenian's pain with sincerity and understands them, at his commemoration message read at Istanbul Armenian Patriarchate,... More
Bulgarian parliament refrains from using 'genocide'
Bulgaria's parliament refrained from referring to the 1915 events as genocide and instead chose to refer to them as a "massacre" for the first time on Friday.
The special... More
Obama avoids the g-word in his 1915 statement
President Barack Obama on Thursday night released his long-awaited statement on Armenian Remembrance Day, which immediately angered Armenian-Americans because it failed to... More
EU Affairs Minister attends Armenian Church liturgy for 1915
Turkey's Minister of European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır on Friday attended the ceremony organized by the Istanbul Armenian Patriarchate held in honor... More
Turkey strongly criticizes German President's 'genocide' remarks
Turkish Foreign Ministry, on Friday, strongly criticized German President Gauck after he labelled the forced relocation of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as "genocide",... More
Turkish lira hits record low of 2.7420 against US dollar
The Turkish lira dropped to its lowest rate of 2.742 against the dollar on Friday. The fall came after the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) announced two days... More
Woman swallows 15-centimeter toothbrush
A 44-year-old woman in the Ayvalık region of Balıkesir on the Marmara Sea coast swallowed her toothbrush while brushing her teeth. According to reports, the woman started... More
'West should first clean up the stains on their history'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the countries which have termed the killings of the Ottoman Armenians in 1915 as 'genocide', during his speech at the Independent... More
Turkish Airlines plane's engine catches fire
A Turkish Airlines flight from Milan to Istanbul was forced to make an emergency landing at Atatürk Airport on Saturday morning, after the plane's engine caught fire in the... More
Thousands attend Anzac dawn service in Gallipoli
Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders on Saturday thronged the beaches of Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula to commemorate their forefathers who took part in the World War... More
Italian PM, UN and EU chiefs to express solidarity
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will on Monday board a vessel in the Mediterranean Sea... More
'Turkey condemns France's unjust and partial attitude'
Turkey condemned France's "unjust and partial attitude" to the deaths of Ottoman Armenians during their forced relocation in 1915 late on Friday.
"French President Francois... More
Death of black man sparks protests in Baltimore
Waves of demonstrators were expected to descend on Baltimore on Saturday to protest the unexplained death of a black man after he was taken into custody, a day after the city's... More
Earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude strikes Nepal
Tens of thousands of people prepared to spend the night in the open under a chilly and thundery sky after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, killing over a thousand... More
Study shows 31 Turkish diplomats killed by Armenian terrorists from 1973-86
Armenian terrorist organizations killed 31 Turkish diplomats across the world between 1973 and 1986, a study by a former Turkish ambassador said.
According to the "Armenian... More
Queen Elizabeth of UK leads Gallipoli tributes
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday marked the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli by leading a two-minute's silence at London's Cenotaph war memorial, honouring the... More
Lebanese deputy: Historical hatred against Turkey unacceptable
Lebanese lawmaker Khaled al-Daher on Saturday warned Armenians against "offending Turkey," calling to revealing the facts regarding the events of 1915.
"We salute the man... More
'We want to turn this century into a century of peace'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday said that Turkey wants to turn this century into a century of peace. Attendees at the Gallipoli Commemorations, which had the participation... More
Language of peace dominates Gallipoli commemorations
Turkey is hosting world leaders to commemorate the centenary of the World War I Battle of Gallipoli, conveying messages of reconciliation. President Erdoğan, in a speech during the ceremony, highlighted the significance of unity in building peace while paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the battle More
Turkey calls Obama's remarks on 1915 events 'unilateral'
A statement made by U.S. President Barack Obama on the 1915 events, in which he refrained from using the word "genocide", was "problematic", the Turkish Foreign Ministry has... More