Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Court acquits all 236 suspects in coup trial
All 236 Balyoz (Sledgehammer) coup plot case suspects were acquitted on Tuesday after the prosecutor of the case sought the acquittal of all 236 suspects, including of former... More
Brother of killed courthouse terrorist had planned US Embassy attack
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu revealed the identities of the terrorists that carried out the hostage attack in Istanbul's Çağlayan courthouse. It was later revealed... More
Unions bent on marking Labor Day in Taksim
Labor Day celebrations in Istanbul are once again a source of contention, as several labor unions are determined to mark the day in Taksim Square despite expected objection... More
Nationwide power cut halts metros, trams
Daily life ground to a halt in Turkey as power outages have been reported in dozens of cities throughout Turkey on Tuesday due to a fault on power transmission lines, according... More
Fundraising campaign launched in Sweden for assaulted Muslim refugee boy
Sweden's Malmö city has recently started a nationwide fundraising program for a nine-year old Moroccan refugee boy, who was assaulted at the city's train station in February.... More
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Indian police arrest four over rape of nun in her 70s
Indian police said Wednesday they have arrested four Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the rape of an elderly nun that sent shockwaves through the Christian community.
In Pictures: Prosecutor taken hostage by DHKP-C
"Turkish prosecutor taken hostage in Istanbul courthouse by DHKP-C terror organization" haberi için lütfen tıklayın... More
DHKP-C: In search of a comeback
The Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) is an offshoot of a Marxist-Leninist movement that was established in the 1970s. The DHKP-C was founded in the 1990s... More
UN refugee office requests probe into killing of Iraqi refugees
The United Nations refugee agency wants an investigation into the death of two Iraqis who were reportedly severely beaten by Bulgarian border guards and died of hypothermia... More
Nigerian President-elect Buhari calls for democracy
For the first time in Nigerian history, the democratic transfer of power was achieved through elections. The Muslim opposition leader, Buhari, won the 2015 presidential election More
Turkey's GDP growth rate hits 2.9 percent in 2014
Turkey's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 2.6 percent in the final quarter of 2014, resulting in 2.9 percent full-year growth, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat)... More
World leaders hail Turkey for hosting nearly 2 million Syrian refugees
Representatives of 78 countries gathered at the third Syria donor conference in Kuwait, where a total of $3.8 billion was raised. U.N. Secretary-General Ban and world leaders hailed Turkey for spending around $5 billion for the 1.7 million refugees it hosts More
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The world's oldest person dies at 117
The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.
Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as... More
President Erdoğan begins official talks in Slovakia
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began official talks with President Andrej Kiska in the Slovakian capital Bratislava on Tuesday.
Erdoğan is in Slovakia as part of... More
Reports of fire in historic Selimiye Barracks prove false
After reports that a fire broke out at the historic Selimiye Barracks, which is part of the first Military Command in Istanbul on Tuesday it was found that there was a gas... More
Nine UK nationals caught trying to cross the border to join ISIS in Syria
Nine U.K. nationals caught trying to cross the border to join ISIS in Syria in southern province of Hatay, Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement on Tuesday.
The U.K.... More
Turkish prosecutor held in hostage crisis passes away
The Turkish prosecutor held during Tuesday's Istanbul courthouse hostage crisis has died in hospital where he was being treated, after he was shot twice in the head and three... More
US lifts freeze on military aid to Egypt
The Obama administration released the suspended military aid to Egypt on the pretext of combatting extremism, despite the el-Sissi government continuing mass human rights violations, according to rights groups More
Google to produce tiny computer on a stick, Chromebit
Technology giant Google has announced they will produce a new computer as small as a USB stick.
Manufactured by Google in partnership with computer brand Asus, the mini... More
Turkey slams Arab League chief over interference remarks
Turkey has strongly rejected the remarks of Arab League Chief Nabil el-Araby of Egypt, who claimed that Turkey was one of the countries that "interferes" in the region.
Powerful storm sweeps Europe, at least nine dead
At least nine people have been killed in heavy winds that have battered Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK, police said early on Wednesday.
German Press Agency reported... More
Did a cyber attack cause the blackout in Turkey?
After a nationwide blackout across Turkey on Tuesday, different scenarios for reasons for the power outage have been circulating.
As Taner Yıldız, Minister of Energy and... More
Hugh Jackman to return to Istanbul in May
The famous Broadway star Hugh Jackman is returning to Istanbul to perform his show, "An Evening with Hugh Jackman", having been forced to cancel his original March dates due... More
Turkish Armed Forces: We expect those involved in false accusations to be punished
The Turkish Armed Forces have released a press statement on their website stating their satisfaction with the final decision made on Tuesday regarding the Balyoz (Sledgehammer)... More
Davutoğlu thanks party’s old guard for their services
Ahead of the June 7 general elections, PM Davutoğlu awarded some renowned party figures subject to the party's self-imposed three consecutive term rule with plaques at yesterday's group meeting as preparations by the party's election committee continues to elect new deputy candidates More
Turkish Airlines plane returns to Istanbul after bomb threat
A Turkish Airlines flight, coded TK1759 and bound for Lisbon was forced to return to Istanbul's Ataturk Airport due to a bomb threat on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Swine flu cases in Turkey drop, says health minister
There has been a significant drop in the number of swine flu cases in Turkey over the past few days, Health Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu said yesterday.
"The peak season... More
Slovakia repeats support for EU bid in Erdoğan's visit
After his diplomatic visit to Slovenia on Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid an official visit to Slovakia yesterday where he was welcomed with an official ceremony... More
Scandal-prone Sarkozy takes steps toward presidency
Ahead of the 2017 French presidential election, scandal-ridden former President Sarkozy and his center-right party has won a resounding victory, defeating the Socialist Party government of President François Hollande More