Sunday, February 01, 2015
Spain likely to follow Greece for radical change
Over a hundred thousand people massed on Saturday in left-wing Podemos' "March for change" rally in Madrid, Spain.
Podemos (We Can), the popular movement-turned-political... More
31 parties eligible to partake in June 7 elections
Turkey's High Election Board has announced the political parties that have been found eligible to take part in the June 7 parliamentary elections, in accordance with the legislation.... More
Beloved musician Barış Manço commemorated
One of Turkey's most famous and beloved cultural figures, Turkish rock musician and composer Barış Manço was commemorated on the 16th year of his death over the weekend.
Turkish military spent TL 9.5 billion on food and fuel
The Turkish Armed Forces spent TL 5 billion on food and TL 4.5 billion ($1.843 billion) on fuel between 2010 and 2014, according to figures released by the Office of the Chief... More
One dead in accident caused by strong winds
The powerful Southwester, referring to winds from the southwest, which appeared on Saturday and increased its force on Sunday in western Turkey has caused an accident in the... More
10,000 people banned from entering Turkey for ties with ISIS
Interior Minister Efkan Ala said over the weekend that Turkey has banned 10,000 people from 91 countries from entering the country for links to the Islamic State of Iraq and... More
‘Bottlegate’ adds another one to Netanyahu’s many troubles
Sara Netanyahu, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, has been accused by Israeli media outlets of pocketing thousands of US dollars' worth of public funds through... More
Italy elects Sergio Mattarella as president
Sergio Mattarella has been elected Italy's new president Saturday, ending a period of political uncertainty in the recession-ravaged peninsula.
Mattarella, aged 73, received... More
ISIS beheads Japanese journalist Goto
An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations... More
Former German president Richard von Weizsacker dies aged 94
Former German president Richard von Weizsacker, 94, who was hailed for his moral leadership in post-war Germany, has died, the president's office announced on Saturday.
Turkey condemns Sargsyan's 'invitation' remarks
Turkey's presidential spokesman has strongly condemned the remarks by Armenian President Sargsyan regarding President Erdoğan's invitation to the commemoration ceremonies... More
President: Gülenists cooperate with Mossad
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the Gülen Movement, also known as the 'parallel structure' for assaulting Turkey's national security and unity by allegedly cooperating... More
The amazing story of Turkey’s first TV broadcast
Saturday marked the 47th anniversary of the first broadcast of Turkey’s national television channel TRT, but things did not go quite as planned after the historic 1968 event More
Turkish people essential part of Europe, says PM Davutoğlu
Turkish people are an essential part of Europe, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said late on Saturday in his address to the nation. Ahead of his Sunday visits to the western... More
Heavy rains expected in northwestern Turkey
The Meteorological Department yesterday released a statement, warning residents of the Marmara region that heavy rain is expected starting Sunday evening.
Rainfall will... More
British fascists unite against Islam
Anti-Muslim sentiments are running high in the UK following the last month's Charlie Hebdo attacks in France as British far-right factions unite against Muslims. With the... More
Parliament to address security reform package
To provide citizens with a practical and speedy system, the government recently introduced the Domestic Security Reform Package. This package, which has been a greatly debated... More
Tsipras to put luxury cars of ministers on sale
The new cabinet of Greece appointed by the newly elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has decided to put the luxury cars of ministers on sale, citing them as 'lavish and... More
Expectation low in Tsipras's Cyprus visit
Ahead of Greek PM Alexis Tsipras visit to Greek Cyprus, Turkish officials on the island expressed their hopes that Tsipras would give solution-oriented messages on the Cyprus issue and convince Greek Cyprus to return to the negotiating table More
Emenike and Şahin end goal drought
While Fenerbahçe stay on top after their 2-1 win against Karabükspor, Emenike scored his first goal in 90 days, although it wasn’t as long a drought as Selçuk Şahin who hadn’t scored in two years More
British mosques hold open day after Paris attacks
Some 20 mosques in Britain were opening their doors to the public Sunday in an unprecedented gesture of reassurance following last month's Islamist attacks in Paris.
Boko Haram launches new assault on key Nigeria city Maiduguri
Boko Haram fighters on Sunday launched a fresh attempt to take over the strategically crucial northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a brazen attack on a state capital just... More
Turkish Airlines to hire 2,500 employees in 2015
Turkish Airlines will hire 2,000 cabin crew and 500 pilots in 2015, the airliner's CEO Temel Kotil announced on Sunday.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency reporters, Kotil said... More
Little hope for peace in Ukraine as death toll mounts
While the seriously deteriorating situation and growing numbers of casualties continue, efforts to put an end to the months-long pro-Russian separatist rebellion in eastern... More