Thursday, September 03, 2015
Six century old bridge in western Turkey collapses during restoration
589 year-old Dandalaz Bridge located in Turkey's Karacasu district of the western Aydın province collapsed during restoration.
Famous for its construction method without... More
Turkey's National Security Council convenes
The National Security Council (MGK) has convened on Wednesday in efforts to discuss critical matters mainly focusing on establishing enhanced security measures in the upcoming... More
Recontact Istanbul: New Turkish game for your smartphone
The app has been featured among the most recommended in the puzzle game category by the Apple Store.
Recontact Istanbul was developed by an all-Turkish cast and has known... More
Car bomb kills 7 in Assad's stronghold Syria's Latakia
Seven people were killed and 40 wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, the coastal bastion of President Bashar al-Assad, state television... More
Police carry out anti-terrorism raids in Istanbul
Turkish Police on Wednesday have carried out dawn raids and detained at least three suspects under the scope of anti-terrorism operation in Istanbul's Esenyurt, Bağcılar and... More
UN: This El Nino to be among the strongest since 1950
The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday.
Israeli and Egyptian blockade make Gaza uninhabitable
Filling the tunnels that keep the tiny territory connected to the world with water, closing all the borders, applying an embargo and Israeli aggression will make Gaza uninhabitable by 2020, according to a recent report More
Gunfire from ISIS-held Syrian territory kills soldier
A Turkish soldier in southern Kilis province was killed by gunfire that came from ISIS-held territory in Syria. Another Turkish soldier was reported missing after the skirmish.
PKK terrorists kill one soldier in southeastern Hakkari province
PKK terrorists opened fire on a group of Turkish soldiers who were performing a checkpoint at the Şemdinli-Tekeli highway at around 7.05 a.m. on Wednesday in the southeastern... More
Turkish diplomat held captive by ISIS announces nomination from CHP
Turkish diplomat Öztürk Yılmaz spent 101 days in captivity after ISIS terrorists raided Turkey's Mosul Consulate, taking him and 49 others at the embassy as prisoner in June... More
Turkish boy detained for killing family in the Netherlands
A 16-year-old Turkish boy identified only with his initials F.S., was arrested for killing his mother Neriman Soysal, grandmother Hatun Soysal and his sister B.S. in Veghel,... More
Turkish Airlines seeking 4,000 new pilots
Turkish Airlines (THY) is set to recruit 4,000 pilots by 2021 as a part of its growth objectives. The Turkish flag carrier is holding road shows both at home and abroad to... More
Diplomat thanks Turkey for preventing Israeli from joining ISIS
Israeli Charge d'affaires Amira Oron, praised Turkish authorities for their efforts to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and preventing Israeli citizens from... More
2 British journalists arrested with alleged links to ISIS
A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of two U.K.-based Vice News journalists on charges of alleged links with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorist... More
Turkey repatriates Jewish Israeli trying to join ISIS
A Jewish Israeli citizen, who had attempted to cross the border from Turkey into Syria to join the terrorist organization ISIS, had been caught and returned to Israel by Turkish... More
Police raids Koza İpek Group for 'terror financing'
The Turkish police launched a major operation yesterday into 23 companies owned by Koza İpek Holding and seized documents and computers for its suspected financial support for the Gülenist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) More
CIA and US special forces collaborate to target ISIS leaders in Syria
The CIA and the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command have launched a secret campaign in Syria to identify and target ISIS militants and/or affiliates deemed as 'high value... More
Germany home to thousands of terrorists: report
According to a recent Interior Ministry report, PKK and DHKP-C terrorists, along with other terrorist groups, prefer living in Germany to conduct activities with experts saying this is not a new issue for the country More
Google changes logo to better suit mobile devices
Google on Tuesday refreshed its logo to better suit mobile devices that are supplanting desktop computers when it comes to modern Internet lifestyles.
Google's logo keeps... More
Paintings come to your house at reasonable prices
The Astoria Shopping Mall, which hosts artistic events throughout the year besides its shopping and business offerings, is getting ready to host an auction for Artium Art... More
German minister's 'Negro' comment stirs social media
A German state minister sparked a social media storm Tuesday after calling a beloved German pop singer a "wonderful Negro" during a TV debate on Europe's migrant crisis.
Devastating images of drowned Syrian boy show desperation of refugees
The devastating images of a drowned Syrian toddler washed ashore on the beach of Turkish resort town Bodrum showed how severe the Syrian refugee crisis has become, as yet... More
Gülenist editor-in-chief threatens to topple Erdoğan
Gülen Movement-affiliated daily Zaman Editor-in-Chief Ekrem Dumanlı, in a televised interview on Kanaltürk, which is owned by a Gülenist figure, Akın İpek, whose companies... More
Turkey's ‘do or die' match against Latvia
Sitting in fourth with eight points in Group A, Turkey play a critical game against Latvia in the Euro 2016 qualifications today. If Turkey cannot beat Latvia and the Netherlands on Sunday, they will not have a chance of making it to the finals More
Iran police to confiscate cars of 'poorly veiled' women
Women drivers in Iran's capital could have their cars impounded by police if they are caught driving with a poorly fixed veil or without their heads covered, a police chief... More
12 refugees drown heading to Greek island
Twelve people were killed on Wednesday, as two boats carrying refugees attempting to cross to the Greek islands from the Turkish coast sank, at a time of a dramatic rise in the numbers of refugees risking their lives on the journey More
'Egypt army to flood Gaza tunnels with water'
Egypt's military will flood the area along the border with Gaza with water, in a new bid to destroy underground tunnels between Sinai and the Palestinian territory, a Palestinian... More
20 killed in ISIS' triple suicide bomb attack on Yemen mosque
Medical officials say at least 20 people have been killed and at least 50 were wounded by ISIS' triple bomb attack that blew up at a mosque in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
Capital inflow from Asia to Turkey increases threefold
Capital inflow from Asian countries to Turkey increased threefold to $1.7 billion in the first half of the year, while there was a decrease in capital inflow from European... More
Antalya a little brighter with new Butterfly Park
Sitting on 2,000 square meters, the new Butterfly Park in Antalya is home to thousands of butterflies from 50 different species brought from 25 countries. The park is expecting to bring 100 more butterfly species in the future and welcome more than 200,000 visitors annually More
17 detained on suspicion of providing financial support to Gülen terror organization
Turkish police detained 17 people on the suspicion of providing financial support to the Gülenist terror organization in Istanbul district Wednesday.
The police conducted... More
Woman launches online appeal over domestic abuse
Impatient with authorities' indifference toward her case, Kübra Yılmaz, 22, posted footage on her blog capturing the domestic abuse she suffered from her ex-boyfriend, Serdar... More
Petraeus: US can work with Al-Nusra members against ISIS
Former CIA chief and retired general, David Petraeus, Tuesday said he wants the United States to consider working with some members of an al-Qaida-affiliated organization... More
Italy, France, Germany sign 'fair distribution of refugees' agreement
Amid Europe's ongoing refugee crisis; Italy,France and Germany have agreed to sign a joint document calling for the "fair distribution of refugees in Europe" and have asked... More
National security investigation into Koza İpek points to illicit $7 billion
Inspectors looking after the case of Koza İpek Holding, which is claimed to provide financial support to the Gülenist Terrorist Organization, found out that aid money was being transferred abroad More
HSBC Turkey’s sale process to ING prolonged amid risks
Amid political uncertainty and fluctuation in markets, Netherlands-based ING Group's acquisition process of British HSBC's Turkey operation has been prolonged.
'HDP should distance itself from PKK'
Turkish folk singer-songwriter Selda Bağcan said on Tuesday on a private TV channel that the People's Democratic Party (HDP) should come to its senses and distance itself... More
20 PKK terrorists killed in retaliation operation
PKK terrorists opened fire on a group of Turkish soldiers who were at a checkpoint on the Şemdinli-Tekeli highway at around 7.05 a.m. on Wednesday in the southeastern province... More
Turkey sets exports record in football with 71 million euros in sales
Unusually, Turkish teams have become big exporters in football instead of importers. They earned 71 million euro in total in 2015 by selling their footballers abroad. This... More
Obama wins enough Senate support for Iran deal
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the international deal to roll back Iran's nuclear program goes into effect, when... More