Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Israel arrests parents of Palestinian 12-year old boy beaten by Israeli soldier
Israel on Tuesday arrested Palestinian activist Basil al-Tamimi, the father of 12-year-old Mohamed al-Tamimi, who was beaten by an Israeli soldier during a Friday demonstration... More
Turkey's exports decline 4.9 percent in August
Turkey's exports declined 4.9 percent in August from the same month in the previous year, the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) reported on Tuesday.
Exports fell to $10.48... More
- Real Estate
Struggling economy pushes Russians to sell their houses in Antalya
The economic crisis in Russia, which has had sanctions imposed on it by Europe and the U.S., has affected the construction, tourism and food sectors in Turkey. House sales... More
PKK blocks road, kills doctor in southeastern Turkey
The PKK terrorist organization which killed tens of thousands of civilians in its bloody history targeted a doctor this time. Doctor Abdullah Biroğul was killed by heavy PKK gunfire More
'Turkey's response to refugees, ISIS above expectations'
Turkey's response to the nearly two million refugees that have crossed its border from Syria and ISIS terrorists is 'above and beyond,' the State Department said Monday.
AK Party calls for extraordinary meeting on Thursday
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) called for an extraordinary meeting in the Turkish parliament on Thursday at 13.00 p.m. for oath-taking ceremonies of the... More
HDP's Demirtaş against crackdown on PKK terrorists
People's Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairman Selahattin Demirtaş reacted on Monday against a newly released regulation within the scope of counter-terrorism legislation that... More
Turkey's first music village opens in Fethiye
Established in a tranquil forested area in Fethiye, a music village predominantly offers Turkish folk music and traditional instrument instruction as well as weekly activities organized by the establishment, including film screenings, workshops, small village concerts, basic sound painting courses, visits to local musicians' villages and musical instrument lessons More
Turkey's Marsel İlhan advances to US Open 2nd round
Marsel İlhan cruised into the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday after Radek Stepanek was forced to retire.
İlhan, who hails from Turkey, was in command... More
Pres. Erdoğan video calls Turkish commanders abroad
Beştepe Presidential Palace witnessed its first traditional Victory Day commemoration reception on Sunday, held by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and hosted over 1,800 guests... More
Seljuk culture to be exhibited in Chicago
A Seljuk-inspired collection created by the Konya Advanced Technical School for Girls will be showcased at the Turkish Festival in Chicago, Illinois. Prepared over five years,... More
Merkel calls on EU to mirror Turkey's help for refugees
German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised Turkey on Monday for providing shelter to millions of Syrian refugees and urged Europe to share the responsibility.
"Turkey has... More
Israeli minister says soldier should have shot women trying to save child
As international reaction continues over last week's video footage showing a masked Israeli soldier violently attacking a 12-year-old Palestinian child, Israel's Culture Minister... More
Deputy PM duties unveiled in new interim cabinet
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced on Monday the hotly-anticipated task allocations of deputy prime ministers [particularly the new Deputy PM Tuğrul Türkeş] in the... More
Grenade blast wounds dozens in Kiev protests
A grenade exploded outside Ukraine's parliament on Monday, injuring dozens during a protest as legislators voted in favour of a draft law to give special status to the eastern... More
Reward system introduced in struggle against terror
As part of Turkey intensifying the fight against terror, Ankara issued a regulation pledging rewards for those who supply intelligence about senior PKK figures, which is a method never applied before. The U.S. is well-known for this practice, especially regarding the capture of al-Qaida members More
First Turkish delegation in Israel after 5 years since Mavi Marmara crisis
A Turkish delegation arrived on Monday in Israel to discuss investment in a Palestinian business project that would allow for export of goods duty free to the U.S.
EU ministers to meet for migrant talks
As refugees continue to head for Western Europe, deep divisions prevail in the EU with the French foreign minister calling the Hungarian anti-immigrant fence extremely harsh and the British interior minister blaming the EU's borderless system for the crisis More
Turkish communists manage to split into 3 in a year
Following last year's split of Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), yet another group was formed in early August from the successors of the party.
According to an article published... More
Turkish Airlines seeking 4,000 new pilots
Turkish Airlines (THY) is set to recruit 4,000 pilots by 2021 as a part of its growth objectives. The Turkish flag carrier is holding road shows both at home and abroad to... More
Gülenist operatives destined to lose: Erdoğan
Those who target Turkey's vision with the terrorist organization ‘pawns' and Gülenist agents in the judiciary will fail in their fight, President Erdoğan said at ceremony marking the start of the new court year More
Turkey to open polls in 54 countries for Nov. vote
Turkey is preparing voting stations for Turkish nationals living abroad, with 112 to be opened in 54 countries before the November 1 general election, the country's electoral... More
ISIS issues so-called death warrant to President Erdoğan, as Turkey continues to fight ISIS terror
A pro-ISIS social media account has issued a death warrant to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, amid Turkey's cooperation with the U.S.-led coalition to fight against... More
PKK leader Bayık says militants ready for long-term conflict
While the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) is encouraging peace through its peace meetings throughout various cities in Turkey, the PKK terrorist organization's... More
'Freedom!' chants arise from refugees in Budapest train station
Chanting "Freedom! Freedom!," angry refugees demanded to be let aboard trains bound for Austria and Germany after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from... More
Rubio voices support for no-fly zone in Syria
Florida Senator and the Republican presidential hopeful, Marco Rubio voiced his support for the establishment of a no-fly zone in Syria to protect the civilians against Assad... More
Migrants flock to Europe, Schengen system in danger
Thousands of migrants, most fleeing the civil war in Syria, arrived in Austria and Germany by train and foot. The high number of refugees may open the Schengen visa system to discussion as there is middle border control between EU countries More
Koza İpek Group shares plummet in stock market
The shares of 23 companies linked with the Koza-Ipek group, allegedly linked to the Gülen movement, have plummeted after the Financial Crimes Unit launched an operation, for... More
Two suspects arrested in killing of former AK Party youth head
Turkish police have arrested two suspects on Tuesday for the killing of former youth branch head of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Yunus Koca, who was... More
U.S. official calls the New York Times’s Turkey editorial a conspiracy theory
A senior American official on Monday dismissed the latest New York Times editorial on Turkey as a "conspiracy theory," which claimed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan... More
Iranian mother who pardoned son's killer releases doves for peace in Istanbul
It was last year when pictures of an Iranian woman appeared in the press worldwide who gave a last-minute pardon to her son's killer after slapping his face just before he... More
Singer İbrahim Tatlıses applies to AK Party for nomination in November 1 snap elections
Famous ethnic Kurdish-Arabic singer İbrahim Tatlıses on Tuesday applied for deputy nomination in his hometown Şanlıurfa to ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party)... More
US stocks tumble, join worldwide selloff
US stocks opened sharply lower Tuesday as poor factory data from China sparked another round of global selloffs.
Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average... More
Monsoon floods hit Indian villages: 21 dead
Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21 people in the last four days and forcing some 800,000 people... More
Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple flattened
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the ISIS terrorist group.
The destruction... More
State Department to release 7,000 more Clinton emails
The State Department was due to release another 7,000 pages of emails sent and received by former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton late Monday.
The latest tranche... More
Total sells distribution operation, gas stations in Turkey to Demirören Group for 325 million euros
French oil and gas giant Total has sold its distribution operation and gas stations in Turkey to Demirören Group for 325 million euros.
"After operating in Turkey for several... More
Court arrests 2 British journalists with alleged links to ISIS
A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of two U.K.-based Vice News journalists on charges of alleged links with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorist... More