Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Turkey's Einstein, Oktay Sinanoğlu, passes away at 80
Oktay Sinanoğlu, a prominent Turkish physical chemist referred to as the Turkish Einstein has passed away at the age of 80 in the U.S. early Monday.
Sinanoğlu had been... More
188 passengers rescued from ferry after 14 hours
More than 180 people were rescued early on Monday from a ferry which had run aground off a Turkish island in a storm, after an overnight ordeal lasting 14 hours, state media... More
Bank’s door left open for three days
The main entrance to a private bank's branch in the southern city of Adana was left open for three days during the weekend.
The customers who came to the branch on early... More
Eight Corinthians football fans killed in armed attack
Eight football fans were shot dead ahead of a semi-final match at the Corinthians fan club headquarters in Sao Paolo, local media reported on Sunday.
A Sao Paulo military... More
Minister promotes boosting ties with Arab League
Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci called late on Sunday to increase efforts aimed at boosting economic ties with Arab League nations.
In his visit to Kuwait to participate... More
UN: 90,000 people flee ISIS advance in Iraq's Anbar
The advances made by ISIS in Iraq's Anbar province despite the U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi security forces along with the Iranian-backed Shiite militias continue assaults, have led to the escape of at least 90,000 people More
Akıncı and Eroğlu proceed into the second round
The presidential election in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) appeared set to go into a runoff on Sunday as President Derviş Eroğlu maintained only a slight lead... More
Hungary looks forward to reaching Middle East, Africa with Turkey's support
After bilateral relations with Turkey were further strengthened in recent years, Hungary is now looking forward to Ankara's support in reaching markets in Africa, the Middle East and the Far East, Hungarian envoy to Ankara told Daily Sabah in an exclusive interview More
Missing British family feared to be heading to Syria
UK police warned that a British Muslim couple, along with their four young children, may be on their way to Syria to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham... More
EU plans to hold emergency summit on migrant crisis
European Council President Donald Tusk is considering calling an emergency summit on the refugee crisis after the latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean, in which... More
EU dreams of Iranian gas to break dependence on Moscow
The EU is hoping future gas imports from Iran can break its dependence on Russia as prospects grow for a nuclear deal that would include lifting sanctions on Tehran. The European... More
PM invites Europe’s long-suffering Roma to Turkey
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met with representatives from the nongovernmental organizations of Roma communities on Sunday at Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, where he called... More
Gulf countries reject UN call for urgent Yemen ceasefire
Gulf envoys told UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday that there would be no immediate ceasefire in Yemen unless Huthi rebels withdraw from seized territory.
Saudi Ambassador... More
Assad regime says it will continue to provide weaponry, money to Kurds
According to recent statements by a top Syrian regime diplomat given to Rudaw – a northern Iraq based Kurdish media outlet – the Bashar Assad regime will continue... More
Domestic violence series from South Carolina wins Pulitzer
A southern US newspaper took the prestigious Pulitzer prize in public service on Monday for an investigation into the appalling extent of domestic abuse against women and... More
Erdoğan, Obama to open Turkish mosque in US
The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkey's foreign minister said Sunday.
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu... More
Turkey's head of religious authority calls Pope 'immoral' for Armenia comments
Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs, Mehmet Görmez, on Monday described comments by Pope Francis that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians was genocide as immoral and... More
Steinmeier refuses to label 1915 events as 'genocide'
German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier said on Friday that he avoids using the 'genocide' label to describe 1915 events regarding Armenians.
"Past atrocities cannot... More
Former Saddam officer mastermind of ISIS rise
A former intelligence officer for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was the mastermind behind Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham's (ISIS) takeover of northern Syria, according... More
New coach station on Asian side to open by 2017
The historical Harem coach station on Istanbul's Asian side, which was built in 1970 and served as main hub to bus routes for Anatolia, will be removed and relocated to Ataşehir... More
10 PKK members turn themselves in at Iraqi border
The local governorate has announced that 10 members of the terrorist organization PKK, turned themselves in to security forces at the Habur border crossing between Turkey... More
Another migrant boat with 300 people on board sinks
The International Organisation for Migration said on Monday that they have received another distress signal from the Mediterranean Sea.
IOM's Rome office has received a... More
Drivers to be fined for tailing, cutting up ambulances
Ambulances in Turkey will be equipped with cameras that will detect drivers occupying lanes designated for ambulances, cars that follow them to escape traffic and cutting... More
Hotline to help Roma citizens air grievances
Turkey's underprivileged Roma community is seeing more affirmative action under the current government after decades of negligence by the past governments.
At a meeting... More
Spanish student armed with crossbow kills teacher, wounds four others
A 13-year-old student wielding a knife and crossbow burst into a school in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Monday morning, stabbing one teacher to death.
Four others were... More
US organization calls for proper study of 1915 events
The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations said that characterizing the events of 1915 as genocide without proper investigation by independent historians will damage the efforts... More