Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Son of late dictator Gaddafi sentenced to death
A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, to death on charges related to killings during the 2011 uprising.
Another officer martyred in southeastern Turkey
A specialized sergeant who was seriously wounded in an armed attack carried out by the PKK terrorist group on Tuesday morning passed away in hospital in Turkey's southeastern... More
- Kurdish Issue
Turkey retaliates against terror attacks of PKK: US
The U.S. State Department Spokesman John Kirby said in a statement on Monday that the U.S. has long been recognizing Turkey's recent anti-terror operations as a right of defense.
Turkey's war on terror
On Monday morning, an explosion claimed 32 lives in Suruç, a border town in southeastern Turkey, and left dozens of young activists wounded. The victims were members of the... More
Survey finds support for operations, gov’t vows to repel terrorist groups
As Turkey stepped up efforts in the fight against PKK and ISIS terrorists across its borders and a large-scale operation on terrorist groups at home, a survey has revealed that the campaign was supported by the majority of the society More
Syrian, Iraqi Kurds hail Turkish campaign against ISIS
Turkey has increased its efforts in the fight against ISIS by launching airstrikes against its positions for the first time as been part of the U.S-led coalition after the violence committed by ISIS militants in Syria spilled into Turkey with the Suruç attack More
HDP to apply to parliament to waive MPs' legal immunity from prosecution
Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP)'s co-chairman Selahattin Demirtaş, has said he will apply to parliament to waive his and 79 other deputies' legal immunity... More
'Terrorism will spread if EU countries do not fight'
EU Minister Volkan Bozkır, highlighting that Turkey is doing its part in the fight against terrorism warns that it will spread unless EU countries collaborate on terrorism and share the responsibility of sheltering refugees More
Coalition deadlock, market volatility point to snap polls
Recent developments in Turkey, including military operations and sentiments on coalition talks, have pushed markets down and the Turkish lira to a five-week low. Economists say a snap election would be preferable to prevent damages to the economy More
- Asia Pacific
Magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Papua province
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua early Tuesday panicking people with at least one teenager missing after possibly drowning in a... More
UN chief offers condolences for Turkey, Turkish people
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday offered sympathy to Turkey after a recent wave of attacks.
His spokesman said the UN chief "expresses his deepest condolences... More
Turkey will not tolerate terrorist acts, says FM
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has urged the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to "act like a political party and cut ties with the terrorist PKK".
PKK attack cuts off natural gas supply from Iran
A pipeline supplying natural gas from Iran to Turkey was sabotaged on Monday evening, leading to a suspension of supplies.
Turkish authorities blamed the terrorist PKK... More
'Those who defend terrorism should be penalized'
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Monday that those who defend terrorism should be penalized , during a special interview on A Haber news channel.
"Turkey is not the... More
No letup in PKK attacks as murdered officer laid to rest
A police officer was shot dead on Sunday while trying to detain demonstrators in Istanbul's Gazi neighborhood.
Many police officers attended the official funeral ceremony,... More
President Erdoğan in China and Indonesia for 3 days
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be traveling to China on Tuesday for a three-day visit including an official visit to Indonesia accompanied by 100 members from the business... More
Turkey determined to fight ISIS, PKK
Turkey ramped up efforts in the fight against the outlawed PKK and ISIS after escalating security issues in its territory, expressing determination to wipe out the threat posed by both terrorist groups, fully supported by the U.S., its coalition partner, to the end More
Gunman injures two in central Barcelona shooting
A hooded attacker opened fire Tuesday outside a hotel in downtown Barcelona near the Spanish city's popular Las Ramblas boulevard, leaving two people injured, police said.
Iraqi MP: ISIS killed hundreds and displaced thousands of Turkmens
Turkmens, one of the largest ethnic minorities in Iraq, have been targeted by ISIS ever since the group gained power in the conflict-torn country. An Iraqi lawmaker said 500 armed Turkmen were killed in a recent attack by ISIS More
EU ends Cyprus Greek-Turkish cheese name dispute
The dispute between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots over a special kind of cheese took a step further towards resolution on Tuesday as the EU announced it would recognize... More
NATO ready for fight against terror alongside Turkey
NATO ambassadors said they "stand in strong solidarity" with Turkey following a series of terrorist attacks in the country.
"Terrorism poses a direct threat to the security... More
Greece releases DHKP-C member involved in killing of businessman
A Greek court released a member of the DHKP-C terrorist organization accused of being involved in the killing of a Turkish businessman after it refused Turkey's extradition request More
Two Turkish citizens shot dead in Macedonia
Two Turkish citizens were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head at their home in the Macedonian capital of Skopje on Tuesday, police said.
The Skopje police said... More
Istanbul sweats in hottest week of summer
Istanbul's more than 14 million residents are sweltering in the hottest week of this summer, with felt temperatures hitting around 40 degrees Celsius according to meteorologists.
Bomb scare in Istanbul false alarm
Tuesday was a busy day for Istanbul police's bomb disposal squads with two bomb scares including one near their offices.
In the first case an unattended stroller near... More
Struggling trade partners drive Turkish business to Asia
President Erdoğan is in China and Indonesia to develop business relations along with political issues. Turkish business is targeting Asia as European economies struggle and uncertainty disturbs economic activity on Turkey's southeastern border More
Allies support Turkey's counterterrorism efforts
While Turkey continues to hit Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) positions in Syria and PKK hideouts in northern Iraq, Turkey's regional and global partners expressed... More
VW overtakes Toyota as world's top carmaker
The German automaker overtook its Japanese rival in global vehicle sales for January to June, the first time in the intensely competitive tallies. Toyota sold 5.02 million vehicles while Volkswagen 5.04 million More
No more reduced sentences in cases of violence against women
The reduction of sentences for people convicted of violence toward women on the grounds of good behavior and unjust provocation may be abolished. The Ministry of Family and... More
Revolutionary Ottoman sultan in photo book
Istanbul Kültür A.Ş. has published a book on Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid, who was one of the architects of the Tanzimat era, for the 154th anniversary of his death in order to shed light on his life and achievements More