Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Istanbul’s Karaköy district changes shape with tourism investments
Istanbul's Karaköy district has become a meeting point for investors as there are now twelve ongoing hotel construction projects in the area.
Aside from boutique hotels,... More
CBRT estimates inflation to drop to 5.5 pct in 2015
Turkey's Central Bank (CBRT) Governor Erdem Başçı announced the first inflation report of 2015 yesterday. He said that the lowest inflation in 45 years may be achieved in... More
Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia
US President Barack Obama landed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to shore up ties with new King Salman and offer condolences after the death of his predecessor Abdullah.
Ebola-hit countries receive Turkish aid
The Prime Ministry's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) dispatched the first plane loaded with medical aid for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone yesterday to... More
CHP deputy Güler resigns from party
Birgül Ayman Güler, the İzmir deputy for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), who was referred to the party disciplinary committee following her claims that... More
Strenghtening partnership with Africa
President Erdoğan said Turkey has become one of the most generous aid givers in the world, and as it became stronger, the amount of help given to ensure peace and stability... More
Turkish mother banned from German school
A mother who complained about a teacher's xenophobic attitude towards her son has been banned from entering the school where her two children are receiving education, according... More
Politician takes on Armenia in ‘genocide’ denial case
Turkish opposition Labor Party leader Doğu Perinçek left for Strasbourg yesterday where he will attend an appeal hearing by Armenia over his denial of the Armenian "genocide."
Nigeria arrests 12 planning 'homosexual' wedding
Nigerian authorities in the northwestern Kano State have arrested what they described as 12 "homosexuals" who were planning to hold a gay wedding ceremony.
"These men were... More
'We are engaging closely with Turkey to fight ISIS'
U.S. State Department spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said at a daily press briefing on Monday that Washington has been very closely engaged with Turkey in the fight against the Islamic... More
- Kurdish Issue
HDP committee visits Kobani
Following the recent reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has been beaten back from the northern Syrian town of Kobani at the end of the four-month battle,... More
Turkish man can make anything trend on twitter with computer code
A Turkish young man aged 19 can make any subject or person a worldwide Twitter trend topic, thanks to a computer code he has improvised. All it takes to become a world-phenomenon... More
Turkish foreign ministry issues statement commemorating Holocaust
Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a press release regarding the remembrance of January 27 as the "International Holocaust Remembrance Day."
"January 27 marks... More
Streets deserted as huge snowstorm hits US
A huge snowstorm slammed into northeastern US late Monday, shutting down public transport, cancelling thousands of flights and leaving roads and streets deserted as snow blanketed... More
Meskhetian Turks leave eastern Ukraine due to clashes
At least 300 people from the Turkish-speaking minority in eastern Ukraine, known as Meskhetian Turks, have fled their houses in Slaviansk city following clashes between government... More
KRG leaders grateful for Turkey’s help in pushing back ISIS
Leaders of the Kurdistan Regional Government commended President Erdoğan and Prime Minister Davutoğlu for their help in saving Kobani from the clutches of ISIS, which is gradually being pushed further back from the town More
PM finds nothing wrong with cabinet chaired by president
After President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan chaired a Cabinet meeting earlier this month, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu slammed opposition criticism and said: "There is nothing... More
Yahoo announces tax-free spinoff of Alibaba stake
Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer is spinning off the company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that will let Yahoo avoid paying billions in future taxes.
Gov’t backs conversion of infamous prison into museum
Nongovernmental organizations and the people of Diyarbakır have expressed contentment following Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu's statements at the Justice and Development... More
16 more Gülenist officers detained
A total of 16 police officers with alleged links to the Gülen Movement have been detained on suspicions of being involved in illegal wiretapping activities, security sources... More
World leaders mark Holocaust Remembrance Day amid growing anti-Semitism in Europe
The 70th anniversary of the mass murder of Europe's Jews and of the liberation of Auschwitz was commemorated by world leaders, while anti-Semitism has fiercely re-emerged... More
PEGIDA rallies across Germany, prompting fear among Muslims
The far-right movement Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) is continuing to hold anti-Islam demonstrations while igniting more hatred toward... More
Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple
Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.
Apple said Tuesday that it... More
Dr. Oz in trouble for promoting ineffective products
The Federal Trade Commission in the US has decided that the diet products promoted by Mehmet Oz—a surgeon and a prominent television personality also known as Dr. Oz--... More
Trial hears details of Erdoğan assassination attempt
The report from Forensic Medicine about the gun that was claimed to be used during the assassination attempt targeting then Prime Minister and current President Recep Tayyip... More
Turkey confronting taboos, now it is the KRG’s turn, reveals conference
Turkey has long been tackling the Kurdish issue, has recently made progress after launching the reconciliation process and is establishing relations with the KRG. But a conference in Irbil highlighted that the KRG seems too obsessed with Turkey’s policies in the 1990s More
French president tells French Jews: "Your place is here"
President Francois Hollande appeared to rebuff Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's invitation for French Jews to emigrate, by promising on Tuesday to protect them... More
Osama Morsi: My father’s ideals have never changed
On the fourth anniversary of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, everything seems to be different than envisioned. Egypt’s corrupt, former President Hosni Mubarak is out of prison, however, the country’s first democratically-elected president, Mohammed Morsi, remains behind bars More
Angelina Jolie meets with Nechirvan Barzani
Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, travelled to the Kurdistan Region on Sunday to visit refugees in camps along the Syrian... More
Child trafficker sentenced to death in China
A man has been sentenced to death by a court in southwest China after being found guilty of trafficking children into the country.
The people's court in Guangxi Zhuang... More
'It’s time to debate the merits of presidential system'
A switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system would allow the smooth running of the state apparatus and allow for a more efficient decision-making mechanism, says President Erdoğan More
Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 5 foreigners, 3 guards dead
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials said.
The attack, which included... More