Friday, February 27, 2015
Former head of police intelligence detained
Ramazan Akyürek, the former intelligence chief of Turkish police who allegedly has links to the Gülen Movement, was detained on Thursday as part of a probe into the murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink More
Hollande condemns French lawmakers meeting ‘dictator’ Assad
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday condemned a group of French lawmakers for meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom he branded a "dictator".
As world art sales hit new record, Turkey’s art market booming
Works worth $15.2 billion sold at auction during 2014 globally, an increase of 26 percent on 2013. The number in Turkey is estimated to stand at $300 million More
Historic game for Turkish tennis
Marsel İlhan played in a historic game for Turkish tennis. He was paired with the world No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of Dubai Tennis Championships 2015 More
Khojaly Massacre commemorated: VIDEO
The 23rd anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre, which took place in Nagorno Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, was commemorated in an event by Center for Human Capital Development... More
Greece harasses Turkish fishermen off the coast of Muğla province
On Thursday, a Greek coast guard boat harassed Turkish fishermen while off the coast of Bodrum district of Muğla province.
A Greek coast guard boat from Kalimnos Island... More
Army dismisses claims on crash of two fighter jets
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has denied that the two RF-4E fighter jets that crashed in eastern Turkey on Tuesday were not airworthy.
In a statement published on its... More
UN: Yemen’s ex-president’s assets worth $60 billion
Amid growing concerns about the ongoing violence in Yemen, the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) released a report on the U.N.-imposed sanctions on Yemen, including Yemen's former... More
Divorce lawyers offer guide to stay married
The American business magazine Forbes has shared advice from 15 divorce lawyers with its readers to help couples stay in their relationships.
With the wise advice now... More
Apple to hold event on March 9, as Watch launch nears
Apple Inc sent out invitations for a media event in San Francisco on March 9, about one month before the much-anticipated launch of the new Apple Watch.
The world's largest... More
Belgium to open shelter for male victims of domestic violence
Belgium is set to open its first shelter for men abused through domestic violence, according to reports.
The shelter will open in March and provide housing, care and social... More
Greek Cyprus ignores EU concerns, signs military deal with Russia
Greek Cyprus and Russia have signed a military cooperation deal allowing the Russian military to use air and sea ports in the south of the divided eastern Mediterranean island,... More
Foreign trade deficit decreases 37.5 percent in January
According to data released by Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on Friday, Turkey's foreign trade deficit decreased by 37.5 percent in January 2015 compared with the same... More
'Stronger ties with Turkey key to solve EU’s challenges'
EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkir said that the EU is still a strategic goal for Turkey, but asserted that the EU needs Turkey to become a superpower. Speaking... More
Erdoğan to visit Saudi Arabia, discuss changes
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to pay a four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to hold bilateral talks with the newly enthroned King Salman, who ascended to the... More
ISIS destroys thousands of museum artifacts in Mosul
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient Assyrian and Akkadian sculptures... More
18 killed in suicide blast in northeastern Nigeria
Eighteen people were killed in a suicide bombing at a crowded bus station in Biu, northeast Nigeria, on Thursday, adding to this week's death toll in the restive region.
Masked ISIS executioner named by media
The masked ISIS (the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) militant apparently responsible for the beheading of western hostages, has been named as London man... More
Government denies resignation claims about Deputy PM
The Prime Ministry's office refuted the claims on Thursday that Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and Central Bank governor Erdem Başçı had submitted their resignations following... More
The historical adventure of the Tomb of Süleyman Shah
Last week, the Turkish Army relocated the Tomb of Süleyman Shah to a location closer to the Turkish border. Yet, there have been some controversies about the identity of the remains in the tomb, which belong to a predecessor of the Ottoman Empire More
UK deploys troops in Ukraine against Russian incursions
Marking Mariupol as a possible next target for Russian-backed rebels, Cameron has urged the U.S. to provide lethal military aid in order to stop separatists advancing in eastern Ukraine More
Beşiktaş reach last 16 in Europa League, eliminating Liverpool in penalties
Beşiktaş came through a testing Europa League encounter with Liverpool in Istanbul to reach the Europa League Round of 16 on Thursday. The win came through penalties, after... More
Lets get ready to rumble! Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd "Money" Mayweather
Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd "Money" Mayweather could be the biggest megafight in boxing history. Underdog Manny Pacquiao said on Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat... More
Congressman opposes pro-Armenian bill
As the 100th anniversary of the 1915 incidents during World War I nears, the U.S. representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district urged congressmen not to take... More
Turkey and South Korea widen free trade agreement
The Turkish and South Korean governments signed a new deal to extend the scope of a free trade agreement, while South Korea offers Turkey benefits from their trade deal with China More