Sunday, March 29, 2015
CHP municipality panned for closing cemevi
The municipal government of İzmir's Çiğli district, run by the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), is being criticized for shutting down a cemevi, an Alevi house of... More
Earth Hour marked throughout the globe
Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower switched off its lights, Berlin's Brandenburg Gate went dark and Hong Kong's famed skyline dimmed Saturday as landmarks the world over observed... More
'Most Houthi missiles destroyed by Arab coalition'
Saudi-led airstrikes have destroyed "most" missile capabilities of the Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies, coalition spokesman General Ahmed Assiri said on Saturday.
Lufthansa to pay 50,000 euros to victims' families
Germany's airline giant Lufthansa has decided to pay 50 thousand euros as a financial support to the families of the Germanwings flight crash victims, said media reports.
US: 2,200 Syrians identified for train-equip program
About 2,200 individuals have been identified to be vetted for a train-equip program to help Syrian opposition fighters in the campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic... More
Late equalizer by Sneijder saves Netherlands against Turkey
Wesley Sneijder grabbed an injury-time equalizer for the Netherlands to draw 1-1 against Turkey on Saturday and keep alive its hope of qualifying for next year's European... More
Ebola lockdown divides Sierra Leon, Guinea attempts to prevent border crossing
As Sierra Leone starts a three-day lockdown as part of efforts to contain the Ebola virus, residents are divided over orders to stay home.
Guinea has deployed security... More
Jewish community welcomes reopening of synagogue
The reopening of the Great Synagogue in Edirne was hailed by Turkey's Jewish community, which flocked to the opening of the historic temple More
Yemen becomes newest conflict area in region
Saudi Arabia, along with the support of several countries, launched a military operation against the Iran-backed Houthis and Iran Russia and Hezbollah stated their disappointment as world powers remain divided More
Fener maintain unbeaten run
An eighth straight win in the Top 16 sees Fenerbahçe become one of the most feared teams in Europe, while Anadolu Efes still have work to do More
Turkey launches first Turkish-made seismic survey vessel
The first Turkish-made seismic-survey vessel, named TURKUAZ, has been launched from Istanbul on Saturday.
TURKUAZ, produced in a shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul, for the Mineral... More
Economy Minister: 2015 to become the year of investors
One day after stating that the growth rate of 2015's first quarter will not cover expectations, Economy Minister Zeybekci released a statement saying the government is aiming for this year to be investors' year with governmental supports More
Tripadvisor names Istanbul third-best global travel destination
Tripadvisor, the world's top travel website, has announced Istanbul as the third-best global destination after the cities of Marrakech, Morocco and Siem Reap, Cambodia. On... More
Turkey to track waste disposal with satellites
Turkey's Environment and Urban Ministry will institute a new electronic surveillance system to track waste disposal vehicles to prevent illegal dumping. The aim is to follow... More
Colorful and cheap: Get to know the best markets in Istanbul
Istanbul is home to stores of various worldwide brands that create a rich shopping culture; but its hidden shopping gems are in the back streets of this glorious city More
Opposition seizes Idlib for first time
Opposition groups, including the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, under the name of the Army of Fatah, seized the city of Idlib for the first time... More
5 Dutch apprehended trying to cross into Syria
Five Dutch citizens were apprehended on Saturday after trying to illegally cross the border into Syria, according to a statement released by Turkish Armed Forces on Sunday.
Putin vows Russia to help establish independent Palestinian state
Russia will keep contributing to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.
4 year-old Syrian boy crushed under tram dies in Istanbul
A four-year-old Syrian boy, Ahmet Hallo, died late on Saturday after being crushed under a tram, traveling between Kabataş and Bağcılar on the T1 line in Istanbul.
Iran's puppets destroying Yemen, says President Hadi
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on the army on Saturday to protect state institutions and carry out the orders of the "legitimate leadership", and also blamed... More
Standoff in Yemen deepens Iran's isolation
On Thursday morning, a coalition of Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Iranian-backed rebels over concerns that the strategically located oil producers... More
Faces of Istanbul
Interpreting Turkey's biggest city through 15-second videos complied from black and white portrait photos of Istanbul residents is no easy task, but photojournalist İlhami Yıldırım is tackling it one person at a time More
Armenians optimistic ahead of Turkish polls
Despite upcoming sensitive anniversaries and a Turkish general election, observers are claiming they are "optimistic" that Turkey and Armenia could mend links in the near... More
Air Canada plane leaves runway after rough landing
An Air Canada plane came off the runway after making an "abrupt" landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia early on Sunday, officials said.