Thursday, July 30, 2015
- Asia Pacific
Possible MH370 plane debris found in Indian Ocean
Relatives of passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines MH370 spoke of their emotional turmoil and agonising wait for news Thursday after reports emerged that a piece... More
Turkey's central bank revises up year-end inflation forecast by 10 basis points
The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey revised up its year-end inflation forecast by 10 basis points in its third quarter inflation report released on Thursday.
US Senate approves Dunford as next chairman of Joint Chiefs
The United States Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the US military's top officer, after President... More
Economic confidence index increases by 4.8 pct in July
The economic outlook for Turkish consumers and manufacturers improved sharply in July, the Turkish Statistical Institute said Thursday.
The economic confidence index increased... More
'Germany does not support independent Kurdish state'
Germany does not support the establishment of an independent Kurdish state, said the German Foreign Ministry's deputy spokesman, Sawsan Chebli on Wednesday, when asked by... More
Fed holds rates steady, seeks further economic gains
The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before... More
World with Turkey against terror groups targeting democracy, says PM
PM Davutoğlu, speaking before Parliament met on Wednesday to discuss the threat posed by terrorism, said the main objective of terrorist ISIS, PKK and DHKP-C is to harm Turkish democracy and that the world is united behind Turkey in its fight against terrorism More
US condemns PKK terror attacks
The White House deputy spokesman Eric Schultz made a statement regarding the PKK and ISIS terror organizations in a statement on Wednesday. "We condemn PKK's terror attacks... More
President Erdoğan in China to boost trade, investment
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan began an official visit to China on Wednesday with a visit to the Monument to the People's Heroes in Tiananmen Square, where he placed a wreath.... More
Israeli airstrike kills two Hezbollah members in Syria
Two members of the Iran-backed Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah were killed on Wednesday in an Israeli airstrike in south-western Syria, a monitoring group reported.
Parliament meets in extraordinary session
Turkish Parliament met Wednesday in an emergency session to look into the terrorist bomb attack in Suruç, which killed 32 and injured dozens, as well as other terror acts... More
Jets hit PKK camps, detained suspects reach 1,302
The Prime Ministry released a press statement on Wednesday regarding the latest operations carried out against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the PKK and the... More
Israel approves 1065 new settlements in West Bank
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday approved the "immediate" construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as his government came under pressure... More
- Kurdish Issue
Termination of violence crucial for reconciliation process in Turkey, says KRG leader
Turkey's Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioğlu paid a visit to the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, Masoud Barzani on Wednesday... More
Parliament bylaws show HDP's call to lift immunity unrealistic
With the lifting of deputies' immunity from prosecution becoming a frequent topic of discussion in politics in recent days, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputies' application... More
New Istanbul center treats Syrian children fleeing war
Syrian children traumatized by the ongoing war in their country seek relief from the scars the brutal conflict has left on their psyches at a new rehabilitation center in Istanbul More
UN predicts India to become world's most populous country by 2022
According to the new population report released by the United Nations on Wednesday, India will become the world's most populous country six years sooner than expected, surpassing... More
Pentagon, Turkish official refute detention of train-and-equip program members by Al-Nusra
Reports have claimed that the al-Qaida linked Al-Nusra Front has detained 18 opposition members, including Syrian Turkmen Colonel Nedim Hassan, -who is the leader of the U.S... More
3 soldiers killed in southeastern Turkey
PKK terrorists opened fire on gendarmerie forces in Turkey's southeastern province of Şırnak, killing three soldiers. Turkish soldiers immediately retaliated, killing one... More
Turkey’s largest movie theater chain up for sale
Turkey's largest movie theater chain Mars will soon be up for sale and investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley will be authorized to carry out the process.
Syrian Turkmens welcome safe zone plan
The air operations Turkey launched against ISIS and the PKK terrorist groups were welcomed by Syrian Turkmens who claim the PKK's Syrian wing, the Democratic Union Party (PYD)... More
MHP leader calls on CHP not to yield to provocations of HDP-leaning members
The leader of Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) spoke of his sadness on Thursday over the deaths of three soldiers -- a day after opponents said his party would be... More
Investigation reports of 9 deputies submitted to Turkish parliament
The Turkish Parliament Speaker's Office has received 9 files on parliamentary immunity from the Prime Ministry, including one on pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP)... More
HDP loses support for not fulfilling pre-election promises
Having based its main pre-election strategy on being a party advocating for peace, the pro-Kurdish HDP has made contradicting statements regarding its promise to disarm the PKK. A recent survey shows the party's support has dropped to 10.9 percent More
Discovery Communications to acquire CNBC-e from Turkey’s Doğuş Group
World's leading paid television programmer Discovery Communications announced its deal with Turkey's Doğuş Media Group to acquire CNBC-e television channel.
Through this... More
White US officer pleads not guilty in murder of black man
A white Ohio policeman who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger pleaded not guilty to murder Thursday.
President Erdoğan dismisses HDP leader's claims
Turkey's president has slammed the co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) for his allegations about the bombing in Turkey's southeast that claimed... More
'Israel's new force-feeding law is to torture prisoners'
The Israeli parliament approved a law on Thursday allowing prisoners on hunger strike to be force fed if their life is in danger or they face chronic health problems, a spokesman... More
Turkey to host more Gallipoli events
Additional commemorations of the Battle of Gallipoli are to be held next week to accommodate the thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who could not attend April's... More
'Terrorist PKK and HDP will pay for lives of defenseless police officers killed in their sleep'
The Terrorist PKK and HDP will pay for lives of defenseless policer officers killed in their sleep, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday during a extended Provincial... More
Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing after passenger suffers heart attack
A Turkish Airlines (THY) flight was granted priority in landing on Thursday at Istanbul Atatürk Airport after an onboard passenger suffered a heart attack.
The incident... More