Friday, March 27, 2015
British MP: Syria-bound teens not Turkey's problem
The issue of youngsters going to Syria is "Britain's problem, not Turkey's," the chairman of the U.K. parliament's Home Affairs Select Committee said.
Kaith Vaz has been... More
Turkey supports Saudi-led military operation in Yemen
The Turkish Foreign Ministry released a statement on Thursday, expressing Turkey's support for the military operation led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen.
"Turkey supports the... More
Star Wars fans can relax, its iconic sets are safe from ISIS, say Tunisian officials
It was a flood of messages from concerned friends abroad that alerted the president of Tunisia's Star Wars fan club that the sets of his beloved film were under attack by... More
Airlines introduce two-pilot cockpit rule after Germanwings tragedy
Some airlines around the world, including Air Berlin, Air Canada and Easy Jet announced on Thursday they will now require two crew members to always be present in the cockpit... More
US authorizes logistical, intelligence support to Yemen
The United States is coordinating closely with Saudi Arabia and Arab allies in the military action against Huthi rebels in Yemen, the White House said on Wednesday.
Yemen's President Hadi arrives in Saudi capital Riyadh
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi arrived in Riyadh on Thursday, Saudi media has reported.
Al-Ekhbariya TV reported Hadi arrived Thursday at a Riyadh airbase and... More
Turkey third largest destination for asylum seekers
The number of asylum seekers in industrialized countries rose by nearly half last year, driven by the devastating conflicts in Syria and Iraq, with Germany the top destination,... More
Putin to Iran: Immediate ceasefire needed in Yemen
Russia's President Vladimir Putin called for an "immediate cessation of military activities" in Yemen in phone conversations with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, the Kremlin... More
Erdoğan dismisses equating dictatorship to presidency
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has dismissed criticism that a new presidential system will bring a dictatorship of a one-man state, highlighting the use of similar systems... More
Real Madrid meets with children in Gaza
"Real Madrid meets with children in Gaza" haberi için lütfen tıklayın... More
Explosion kills one at magazine office in Istanbul
A writer was killed and three others were injured when a bomb exploded in the offices of Adımlar (Steps), a magazine linked to a militant group, in Istanbul on Wednesday evening.
Family education program reaches out to Syrians
Turkey rolled out a new program aiming to train Syrian families in a wide range of subjects, from sustainable marriage to finance and legal rights.
Syrian families living... More
9 PKK members sentenced to prison in France
A French court sentenced nine members of the outlawed PKK to prison on Wednesday after they were convicted of racketeering to provide financial aid for the terror group.
Special shelter established for Turkish Van cats
Van-based businessman, Erdal Binici, has established a special shelter for 30 Van cats in order to protect the species – one of the only pure breeds in the world. Binici,... More
Turkish Army retaliates against Syrian shell
In the latest spillover of violence from neighboring Syria, five Turkish nationals were injured in the southern town of Reyhanlı when a rocket or missile fired by the Syrian... More
Women's NGO calls for more female politicians
A Turkish nongovernmental organization has called for more women to stand for seats in Parliament in the upcoming general elections.
"Equal representation is a precondition... More
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Italy convinced about Turkey's inclusion in EU
Turkish EU Minister Volkan Bozkır informed the Italian Chamber of Deputies' Political Committee on the European Union of Turkey's EU accession process in Rome on Wednesday.
From Kaffa to Istanbul: Coffee's journey to Turkey
Originating from the Kaffa region of Ethiopia, coffee was introduced to Turks in the early Ottoman period. Gradually,it gained an important place in Ottoman culture and became popular among patrons of coffee houses in Istanbul More
'Turkey in full support of Yemen operation'
As Saudi Arabia and its regional coalition allies have launched military operations in Yemen against Houthi rebels threatening the government there on Wednesday, President... More
Rehabilitation a walk in the park for drug addicts
A clinic for drug addicts in Turkey offers horticulture classes for its patients in the parks where they once abused drugs.
The rehabilitation of a drug addict is a long,... More
Turkish man receives 13 years and nine months for flag insult
A Turkish man has been sentenced to 13 years and nine months in prison for insulting Turkey's national flag during a protest in southeastern Diyarbakır province last June.
Turkish, American speakers agree on a need for closer cooperation
On his visit to the U.S. capital, the speaker of Parliament raised his concerns regarding the hesitant U.S. foreign policy in the region and warned for severe consequences... More
New York buildings catch fire from gas explosion
Four apartment buildings in New York's East Village neighborhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion on Thursday and three collapsed, causing 19 injuries, authorities... More
Syrian crisis draws the constructive spirit of the region into turmoil, presidential spokesman says
The Ankara-based think tank, Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) organized a panel entitled "Crisis in Syria: An Endless War?" on Thursday to assess... More
NATO’s Patriot unable to protect Turkey from rockets
The rocket that was fired by Syrian government forces across the Turkish border on March 24 exploded in the Reyhanlı district of the southern province of Hatay. While the... More
Saudi-Iran war begins as anti-Houthi coalition set up
Saudi Arabia has launched a military operation in Yemen to stop the advance of Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, with the explicit support of several Arab and Western countries, including Egypt, which sent warships to Aden More
Iran president condemns Saudi intervention in Yemen
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen on Thursday and urged all countries in the region to stay out of their neighbour's... More
Chemical arms body to investigate allegations of Syrian chlorine gas attack
The global chemical weapons watchdog will investigate allegations of a chlorine gas attack on a Syrian village that killed six and wounded dozens earlier this month, a source... More
Erdoğan's Iran visit to proceed as scheduled
The Turkish presidential spokesman has ruled out any change in President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's scheduled visit to Iran in the first week of April, amid the Saudi-led military... More
Reconciliation process helps oil ops in northern Iraq
Once peace is reached after 30 years of terrorist attacks in eastern part of Turkey, the country will search for oil in the Qandil Mountains and hopes to increase the quantity of oil produced in Baghdad More
Thai court rules prolonged detention of Uighur family legal
A Thai criminal court ruled on Friday that the prolonged detention of 17 suspected Uighur was legal, but did not specify which country - Turkey or China - they should be sent... More
Arab states agree to form unified military force to deal with security threats
Arab foreign ministers agreed at a meeting in Egypt on Thursday on a draft resolution to form a unified Arab military force, Egyptian state TV said.
The agreement came... More
'Turkey to spend 90 bln TL on education in 2015'
The Minister of Finance, Mehmet Şimşek, has announced that Turkey will spend a fifth of its budget on education this year. He made the comments while visiting the southern... More
'Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed the plane'
French prosecutor Brice Robin said on Thursday that pounding could be heard on the door during the final minutes at the Germanwings flight as alarms sounded. He said the... More