Monday, May 04, 2015
Croatian cyclist wins the Presidential Cycling Tour
Emerging as an opportunity to showcase the Turkish landscape, the eighth and final stage of the 51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey has ended in Istanbul with 150 cyclists from 21 teams competing. Croatian cyclist Kristijan Durasek, racing for Lampre-Merida, won the Tour of Turkey More
MHP announces election manifesto ahead of June 7
Coinciding with May 3 ‘Turkism Day’ celebrated by nationalists, objection to Turkey’s reconciliation process announced within MHP’s election manifesto was no surprise; however, the party is trying to increase the impetus of its campaign through wide economic promises, while encountering promises by other opposition parties More
CHP discards eastern provinces
According to the main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) schedule of meetings, the leader of the party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, will not hold rallies in Şırnak, Hakkari,... More
Coalition forces on ground in Yemen's Aden province
A "limited" number of Saudi-led ground troops deployed in Yemen's second city Aden on Sunday to support loyalist militia fighting rebels, a government official and a militia... More
PM Davutoğlu announces ten benefits for Turkish citizens living abroad
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced ten benefits for Turkish citizens living abroad in a meeting in Dortmund organized as part of governing AK Party's election campaign.
More than 3,400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean
More than 3,400 migrants have been rescued at sea, mainly off the coast of Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of people trying to reach its shores following... More
President stresses necessity of presidential system
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday addressed his fellow citizens in the northern province of Rize as part of an event in Istanbul's Sinan Erdem Convention Center and... More
ISIS to seek revenge for injured leader Baghdadi
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is preparing to take the revenge of their incapacitated leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who suffered spinal injuries... More
Palestine flag listed as terrorism symbol by Swedish police
The Palestinian flag has been listed among the symbols of terror organizations in a seminar held by Örebro police in Sweden, the first European Union member country to recognize... More
'UK cyclist did not step down the podium to protest Erdoğan’s speech'
The British cyclist Mark Cavendish, who finished the final stage of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey in second place, did not step down the podium after he was awarded... More
Halting reconciliation process tops MHP's electoral manifesto
With little over a month left until the June 7 general elections, Turkey's political parties have begun to announce their electoral manifestos, including the Nationalist Movement... More
Peace in the southeast clears way for nomads
Once afraid of traveling to mountain pastures stalked by PKK terrorists, nomads in southeastern Turkey are returning to the green plateaus as the reconciliation process to end terrorism moves forward More
- Asia Pacific
Peace talks postponed once again by Thai junta in Patani
Patani is one of the provinces of Thailand on the Malaysian border. Some 5 million Thai Muslim Malays live in the region. The majority of the population is Malay Muslim, making... More
UK Prince William, his wife Kate name their two-day-old baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Prince William and his wife Kate have named their two-day-old baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana and she will be known as Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, their Kensington Palace... More
MHP’s prominent economy figure unaware of party's election promises
Former governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) and deputy candidate of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Durmuş Yılmaz, said he does not... More
Media mogul on penguins: 'Straightforward stupidity'
The honorary Chairman of Doğan Holding described the decision of his television channel CNN Türk to broadcast a penguin documentary on the night of May 31 2013, when the Gezi... More
Israel admits ‘mistakes’ regarding Ethiopian community
Israel President Reuven Rivlin admitted on Monday that Israel had made mistakes in its treatment of the Ethiopian Jewish community living in the country.
"We have made... More
Court orders removal of ‘bloody’ billboards in Van
A controversial advertisement showing blood flowing from a tap posted on billboards by the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) municipality in the eastern city of... More
Iran outlaws 'devil worshipping hairstyles'
Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments are also being... More
Turkey deploys its first domestic-made helicopters
Turkey has deployed the first locally-made attack helicopters to the country's southeast, the military announced Monday.
Two T129 ATAK helicopters have been sent to Siirt... More
Bulgarian midwife arrested for brutally beating newborn
A midwife who beat a newborn baby in a Bulgarian hospital has been arrested following the discovery of video surveillance showing the attack.
Emiliya Kovacheva, who worked... More
Israeli FM Lieberman resigns, switches to opposition
Israel's foreign minister says he will not sit in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming government and instead will take his Yisrael Beitenu party into the opposition.
6,800 migrants rescued, including baby born on ship
Around 6,800 migrants were plucked from boats crossing to Europe over the weekend, including a mother who gave a birth to a baby girl on the Italian navy ship "Bettica", the... More
Bird flu under control say officials
After bird flu was detected in Turkey's western province of Balıkesir and the area surrounding poultry facilities was quarantined, Turkey's health minister said no additional... More
Boko Haram: Freed women tell of terror in captivity
The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children, with heads or limbs in bandages, last week from the extremist group Boko Haram in a major operation in northern Nigeria.
Turkey's April inflation rates rise above forecasts
Consumer price inflation in Turkey unexpectedly rose last month, according to official data released yesterday. The Turkish Consumer Price Index rose 1.63 percent from March,... More
PM Davutoğlu calls on PKK to leave arms
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the outlawed PKK should abandon arms before the June elections, branding their resistance to laying down arms a means of blackmail.... More