Monday, May 25, 2015
Suspect arrested for stabbing AK Party deputy in Adana
A suspect was taken to court and officially arrested for injuring a Justice and Development (AK) Party deputy candidate with a knife Saturday, in Turkey's south-central province... More
Turkey detains, deports 'Syria-bound' French national
Turkish authorities have deported a French national who was detained at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen airport on suspicion that he planned to join the ISIS group in Syria.
Orphanage handed back to Armenians after protests
The owner of a historic Armenian orphanage in Istanbul has decided to donate it to the Armenian community after days of protests over its planned demolition More
- Asia Pacific
Rohingya Muslims face humanitarian tragedy
Rohingya Muslims, who are rising on the world's agenda for being stranded at sea while trying to flee from Myanmar, have a long history of suppression by the Myanmar government, and is the most persecuted ethnic minority in the world More
UK says no referendum vote for other EU nationals in Britain
Most citizens of other European Union countries living in the UK will not get to vote in a planned referendum on Britain's membership of the bloc, the government said Monday.
Polish president concedes defeat after exit poll released
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing... More
Circassians continue protests against Russia
A group of Circassians calling themselves "Circassia Patriots" left a black wreath at the Russian consulate in Istanbul on Sunday, condemning Russia on the 151th anniversary... More
New parties shake Spain's political system in local vote
Voters punished Spain's mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new parties that campaigned on a promise of change... More
Ultra-high-speed trains on service
The first of the new turquoise multiple unit ultra-high-speed trains came into service on the Ankara-Konya high-speed railway line on Sunday, after its test drive was completed.... More
Mathematician John Nash killed in car crash
John Nash, the US mathematician whose life and struggles with schizophrenia was the subject of the Oscar-winning movie A Beautiful Mind, is dead after a weekend car crash,... More
Iranian troops moving into homes of fleeing Syrians
Amid fierce ongoing battles in Syria between rebels and regime troops, Iranian revolutionary guards and Hezbollah, two Syrian refugee women said they had to leave their homes behind after the Iranians arrived More
Hundreds protest Morsi's death sentence in Paris
Hundreds of people were gathered Saturday in Paris to protest the death sentence pronounced by Egyptian court against the country's first democratically elected president... More
PM inaugurates prime ministerial office in CHP's stronghold İzmir
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Sunday inaugurated a prime ministerial office in Turkey's third largest province İzmir, the stronghold of the main opposition Republican... More
Cannes closes with gala ceremony for top prizes
The Cannes Film Festival ends Sunday with an awards ceremony that will bestow its coveted Palme d'Or on one of 19 films in competition.
Among the favorites to capture Cannes'... More
Renovated Protestant church in Mardin to open soon
The very first Assyrian Protestant Church in the southeastern province of Mardin is undergoing restoration and will be re-opened for prayer this year.
Priest Ender Peker... More
Turkey to top OECD in job creation next year
Next year, Turkey is expected to become one of the three countries with the highest employment rate among OECD members. According to OECD data, Turkey will add 526,000 people... More
ISIS kills 400 civilians since capturing Palmyra
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants have killed at least 400 civilians, mostly women and children, in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, Syrian... More
Two workers killed in landslide at dam construction site in western Turkey
The second worker on Sunday has died of injuries sustained after being trapped under debris in a landslide at a dam construction site in Turkey western province of Edirne.
Greenhouse gas emissions on the rise, figures reveal
Figures released by Turkey's state-run statistical agency, TurkStat, show greenhouse gas emissions rose by 20 million tons over the past years to 459.1 million tons in 2013.
Bilal Erdogan: “I do not hold Egyptian passport”
Bilal Erdogan, son of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has refuted claims by Turkish and Egyptian media about a reported discussion regarding the revocation of... More
Turkey’s 55th airport to open in Hakkari
Turkey's 55th airport will begin service on Tuesday in the district of Yüksekova of the southeastern border province of Hakkari.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan... More
CHP will not tolerate shadowy structures within the state, Kılıçdaroğlu says
With less than two weeks left until the June 7 general elections, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has altered his party's election... More
Myanmar gov’t targets Rohingya Muslims with new birth control bill
Myanmar, the Burmese government has passed a controversial birth control law, which the critics say targets ethnic minorities, particularly the country's Muslim commuity,... More
Syrian gov't pays $1,000 reward for rare bird lost in Palmyra
The Syrian government has announced that it will pay $1000 reward for those who find an extremely rare bird, bald ibis, in danger of becoming extinct in Syria, as the self-proclaimed... More
Secret witnesses in controversial trial probed for perjury
Secret witnesses whose statements led to the imprisonment of hundreds in an infamous trial masterminded by Gülenist members of the judiciary and police will be probed for perjury and defamation, Turkish media has reported More
Scores of Jewish settlers storm Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque
Scores of Jewish settlers forced their way into occupied East Jerusalem's flash-point Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday to mark the Jewish Shavuot holiday, a Palestinian official... More
Swedish woman shot dead in Istanbul
A young Swedish woman was shot dead outside a local bar in Istanbul Sunday night when a gunman opened fire indiscriminately because he was not allowed entry, local media reported... More
Saudis to open World’s biggest hotel in Mecca
Saudis to open World’s biggest hotel in Mecca More
Five Gülenist suspects arrested on charges of exploiting duty
Five suspects allegedly affiliated with the Gülen Movement, which has been accused of infiltrating key state institutions in an apparent attempt to topple the government,... More
'Dheepan' wins top Palme d'Or award in Cannes
French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, the film jury announced.
The second-place... More
Galatasaray gets closer to Turkish League title
Galatasaray have defeated rivals Besiktas 2-0 in a Turkish league derby at Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul on Sunday.
Home team Galatasaray started strong with Turkish winger... More
Bilic to leave Beşiktaş at the end of the season
Beşiktaş's coach Slaven Bilic announced on Sunday that he will not be managing the team the next season.
Speaking in a live interview after the team's 2-0 defeat against... More
Autoshow 2015 welcomes visitors with 60 new cars
Istanbul Autoshow 2015 will continue until the end of the month, and showcase 60 new car models being exhibited for the first time. The fair is expected to attract 600,000 visitors in total with the theme ‘the new wonders of the world' More
Cleveland protests erupt after killer acquitted
A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series... More
Artistic expression a major concern under coup regime
Egyptian artists increasingly criticize the lack of artistic creativity and freedom of expression under the current regime, which poses systematic threats to fundamental human rights More