Monday, November 30, 2015
International Antalya Film Fest launched with annual parade
The 52nd International Antalya Film Festival is one of the most celebrated cinema events in Turkey and has kicked off with its traditional opening ceremony night on Sunday.... More
- Syrian Crisis
Putin, Obama hold talks on Turkey jet dispute, Syria
U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syria crisis and the situation in Ukraine during a meeting Monday on the sidelines of the climate... More
Tsipras, Davutoğlu involve in 'Twitter diplomacy'
A highly unusual online exchange took place on Twitter between the prime ministers of Greece and Turkey late Sunday before the former deleted his tweets - but only from the... More
'US wants Turkey to block Syrian border with troops'
In a recent piece published in the Wall Street Journal, it was claimed that the US urged Turkey to seal its border with Syria with some additional 30.000 troops. In the piece, the daily claimed that the Obama administration requested Turkish authorities to block 98-kilometer stretch of frontier allegedly used by Daesh to move militants in and out of the country More
6 PKK terrorists, 1 soldier killed in clashes
Six PKK terrorists were killed and a Turkish soldier was killed in southeastern Turkey in separate incidents Monday, the Turkish military said.
Three PKK terrorists were... More
Izmir bootleg alcohol poisoning toll increases to 8
The death toll in Izmir's bootleg alcohol poisoning case has increased to eight, Turkish health officials said on Monday.
The alcohol poisoning case was first reported... More
Russian airstrikes hit IHH’s bread bakery in Syria
A bread bakery established by the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), Turkey's largest humanitarian aid organization, has been hit... More
- EU Affairs
EU,Turkey agree on €3bn aid deal for Syrian refugees
Speaking after the EU-Turkey summit with 28 leaders in Brussels on Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said that the European Union and Turkey have agreed on a... More
222 refugees rescued as boat capsizes in Aegean Sea
Some 222 refugees have been rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard off the Ayvalik coast of Turkey's western Balikesir province Sunday.
The Turkish Coast Guard said the refugees... More
In the name of love: Teen pretends to be intern for months to see crush
A 17 year-old teen worked for months as a nursing intern in a hospital in Turkey's southern province of Adana to see the nurse that he fell in love with, despite not having... More
Russia also violated our airspace: Israel
A breakdown in communications led to a Russian jet mistakenly entering Israeli airspace, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Sunday.
Yaloon stated that the Russian... More
Questions linger as thousands mourn slain lawyer
Family and friends bid farewell to prominent human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi on Sunday while authorities vow to conduct a detailed investigation into his death to determine whether he was assassinated or caught in crossfire in a clash between police and PKK terrorists More
3 Turkish army officials arrested in MİT trucks case
Three high-ranking army officials were arrested Sunday on charges of espionage and leading an armed terrorist organization.
General İbrahim Aydin and a retired colonel,... More
President Erdoğan eyes meeting with Putin to ease tensions
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit Paris on Monday to attend the 2015 Climate Change Conference, where 140 other world leaders will gather in hopes of signing a universal... More
- Syrian Crisis
Turkey allows French jets to use Turkish airspace
Turkey allowed French fighter jets to use its airspace for airstrikes against Daesh, according to the agreement reached between Turkish and France military officials on Sunday.
With Russian air support, PYD strives to make gains in northwest Syria
Russia is providing air support for the PYD, the Syrian affiliate of the terrorist PKK organization, to allow the PYD to establish control over all territory lying between... More
Russian volleyball players will not fly to Turkey, matches on hold
Russia on Monday banned its voleyball clubs from going to Turkey in the men's Champions League in volleyball due to 'security' reasons.
According to the Russian state news... More
US warns of 'imminent' terror attack in Kabul
The U.S. Embassy says it has received "credible reports of an imminent attack" in the Afghan capital.
A statement on the embassy's website Monday urges U.S. citizens to... More
IMF approves China's yuan as elite reserve currency
The International Monetary Fund welcomed China's yuan into its elite reserve currency basket on Monday, recognizing the ascendance of the Asian power in the global economy.
Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels
Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants.
City authorities... More
THY flight hails Turkish-Japanese friendship
A Turkish Airlines plane named after a Japanese town where dozens of Ottoman sailors were rescued in 1890 has landed at an airport near Tokyo, one day before the premiere... More
Turkey transfers body of shot down pilot to Russia
The body of Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, one of the two pilots aboard a Russian fighter jet that was downed by Turkey last week for violating its airspace, was sent to Russia yesterday,... More
Number of AIDS deaths among young Asians doubles over past decade
The estimated number of adolescents dying of AIDS in the Asia Pacific region has more than doubled since 2005, experts said on Monday, warning of a hidden epidemic.
Former coup plot case prosecutor went to the Netherlands before court imposed travel ban: report
Former prosecutor Fikret Seçen, who was in charge of conducting the Ergenekon and Balyoz investigations during his post as the Istanbul Deputy Chief Public Prosecutor, went... More
Mixed verdict by Israeli court in burning alive of Palestinian teen
A Jerusalem court found two Israelis guilty Monday of the burning alive of a Palestinian teen in the run-up to last year's Gaza war, but held off on convicting the alleged... More
Germany rules out cooperation with Assad in fight against Daesh
Germany has ruled out any cooperation with the forces of the Bashar al-Assad regime in the fight against Daesh, days after it announced plans for a more active military role... More
Russia looks to Cambodia in attempt to fill economic void of Turkey
As tensions mounted following the downing last week of a Russian jet that entered Turkish airspace despite warnings, Russia has made a pivot eastward, forging new economic... More