Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Accident at third stage of Tour de France leaves 30 cyclists injured
The third stage of the 102th Tour de France witnessed a terrible cycling accident on Monday, injuring about 30 riders.
The accident happened about 60 kilometers away... More
European Parliament observes a minute of silence to commemorate Srebrenica massacre
The European Parliament (EP) has observed Monday a minute of silence to commemorate the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica 20 years ago.
Turkcell and ASELSAN partner up to develop 5G technology
Turkcell and ASELSAN are joining forces to lead the development, production and infrastructure of 5G technologies as Turkey follows President Erdoğan's gameplan of skipping 4G investment More
IMF says fund ready to help Greece if asked
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, says the fund stands "ready to assist Greece if requested to do so."
Her statement Monday was the... More
High temperatures to hit Turkey as heat wave nears
Experts warn a heat wave starting today will scorch the western areas of the country. Meteorologists estimate that relatively cool weather in the Marmara region in the west... More
Syrian cars to get temporary Turkish license plates
Turkish Interior Ministry imposed an obligation on Syrian-licensed vehicles to receive registration license in Turkey to have a better monitoring system on them. Accordingly,... More
Deaths of 15 farm workers highlights their troubles
Fifteen farm workers were killed when a truck collided with a pickup truck in western Turkey yesterday, reminiscent of another accident that killed 17 farm workers in October, raising concerns about worker transportation More
World’s oldest person celebrates 116th birthday
Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world's oldest living person, celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday in New York.
Mrs. Jones marked the occasion privately with family but a... More
Egypt journalists condemn counter-terrorism law that impose prison sentences
Egypt's journalists' union on Monday condemned provisions contained in a draft counter-terrorism law that impose prison sentences for deliberately publishing "false news or... More
ISIS, Nusra continue to clash with each other
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front continue to target each other's positions in Syria. The Nusra Front accuses... More
Cabinet convenes to discuss border security
The fourth Cabinet meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan began at the Presidential Palace on Monday afternoon, where security threats from neighboring Syria topped... More
Borsa Istanbul closes Q1 with net purchases
Foreign investors made net purchases totaling $297 million in June, according to data released by Borsa Istanbul. When all the transactions made since the beginning of the... More
Foreign diplomats savor Turkey's Ramadan spirit
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan has a different atmosphere compared to the other months of the year. Even though Muslims are familiar with it, foreigners such as diplomats also experience Ramadan's uniqueness with traditional elements like iftars and mahyas – the huge, illuminated signs hung from minarets More
What did the Greeks say “No” to?
People in Greece went to the polls on Sunday for the referendum on austerity measures to be taken as a result of the country's economic crisis. More
Turkey’s A Haber TV channel receives record fine
Turkey's media watchdog handed a record fine to A Haber TV channel on Monday accusing it of having a pro-government stance on some of its broadcasts.
In line with a report... More
Portugal's Nani joins Fenerbahce from Man U
Portugal winger Nani is joining Turkish club Fenerbahce in a transfer from Manchester United, both clubs said Monday.
Fenerbahce said that the 28-year-old will sign a three-year... More
Twin bomb blasts kill at least 44 in central Nigeria
At least 44 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the country's main relief agency said on Monday, after a bloody week of violence blamed... More
Beijing troubled by Turkish anti-China protests
China has once again declared its discomfort over the anti-China protests that have been taking place for almost a week across Turkey.
On Monday, the Foreign Ministry sought... More
Protestors shut Israeli drone factory in England
Protestors have reportedly shut down factories in England producing drones that are exported to Israel, on the anniversary of Israel's deadly military operation 'Protective... More
Prisoner escapes from Ankara hospital, shooting two gendarmes after wife slips him gun
A prisoner escaped from a hospital in Ankara on Tuesday after he shot and injured two gendarmes assigned to guard him, security sources told Anadolu Agency.
Manchester City sign 18 year-old Turkish phenom Enes Ünal
English Premier League club Manchester City has signed Bursaspor's Turkish striker Enes Ünal.
Eighteen year-old Ünal, who underwent medical checks last weekend, signed... More
Man caught while withdrawing salary of person he murdered
A man living in Turkey's northwestern province of Tekirdağ has been caught while he was trying to withdraw the salary of the 66 year-old man whom he killed.
The incident... More
Three men gored, 10 other injured as Spain's San Fermin bull-running week begins
Three men were gored and 10 others taken to hospital on the first day of Pamplona's week-long San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city where bulls chase runners in... More
Protests against China continue
While outrage against the Chinese government's oppression in Xinjiang continues in Turkey, Uighurs mark the anniversary of the riots that took place in Urumqi six years ago, which left as many as 184 dead More
Turkish police seize guns, ammunition in Istanbul anti-terror raid
Turkish police launched a counterterrorism raid in Istanbul early yesterday, seizing dozens of bullets and rifles, according to security sources.
The operation, targeting... More
Party leaders agree early elections loom for Turkey
Early elections loom as none of the parties have heretofore hammered out a solution to their differences. The official negotiations are yet to commence with President Recep... More
Clashes in Yemen kill nearly 200 fighters and civilians, highest daily toll so far
Arab air strikes and clashes have killed nearly 200 fighters and civilians in Yemen on Monday, residents and media run by the Houthi movement said, in a spike in violence... More
Summer collective gathers year-round works
Gallery İlayda is currently hosting the exhibition ‘Summer Collective,' combined with the work of various artists who held painting and sculpture exhibitions along with installations at the gallery during the art season. The exhibition will be open throughout July and August More
Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Delhi Airport over bomb threat
A Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok to Istanbul made an emergency landing in India Tuesday after the crew found a bomb threat written on a bathroom mirror.
All 148 passengers... More
Migrant dies in Channel Tunnel while trying to reach Britain: France
A migrant died on Tuesday trying to reach Britain through the Channel Tunnel, a French official in the Pas-de-Calais region said.
One of the six sections of the tunnel... More
Eurozone waits for Greek proposals
With Greek voters rejecting the austerity terms imposed by Greece's creditors by 61 percent and the finance minister resigning, the government is giving signals that it is now determined to reach a deal More
Tottenham scorer Adebayor converts to Islam
Tottenham Hotspur's Togolese forward Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor converted to Islam on Sunday.
In an event organized in his country, he took his shahada and converted to Islam... More
Uighurs express gratitude to Turkey
The Uighurs who fled Chinese oppression Xinjang are finally breathing easy after reaching Turkey, which was eager to receive them. The newly arrived Uighurs, who suffered from ethnic and religious discrimination have been settled in Kayseri province More
Ex-World Cup inspector banned for seven years: FIFA
The head of FIFA's bid evaluation committee for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been banned for seven years after it was revealed that he had asked for favors from Qatar.
South Carolina senate votes to remove Confederate flag
The South Carolina State senators voted on Monday to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds after the killing of nine black people during a Bible study at... More
World's oldest man dead at 112 in Japan
A Japanese man recognized as the world's oldest living male by Guinness World Records has died at the age of 112 at a Tokyo hospital, local media reported Tuesday.
Merkel, Hollande urge Greece to give 'serious' proposals
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the French President Francois Hollande met in Paris on Mondayto discuss possible solutions for the Greek crisis. Both leaders urged Greece... More