Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Modern Japanese cinema comes to Istanbul
Japanese film lovers in Istanbul are offered a rich program of modern productions by accomplished Japanese directors with the 12th Japanese Film Festival held by Akbank Sanat More
CHP still discussing removal of Atatürk portrait
Tensions over the removal of a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, by a deputy in the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP)... More
Macedonia building another fence on Greece border
Macedonia has begun building a new razor-wire fence parallel to an existing one on its border with Greece to make it harder for illegal migrants to enter the Balkan country,... More
Off-duty police officer killed while shopping in Hakkari
A police officer, who was off duty and wearing civilian clothing, was killed by PKK terrorists while shopping in the southeastern Yüksekova district of Hakkari province on... More
- Syrian Crisis
Regime forces used 5,000 barrel bombs in Syria since September, NGO says
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said in a Monday report that regime forces dropped at least 5,238 barrel bombs since September last year when Russian air campaign... More
- Syrian Crisis
Canada to end Daesh airstrikes by Feb. 22, Justin Trudeau says
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that it will stick to its decision to withdraw its fighter jets from a mission against DAESH terrorists and all fighter jets... More
The race is on: 12 groups seek vaccine to fight Zika
At least 12 groups are now working to develop a Zika vaccine and health authorities said on Monday they were working to ensure development proceeded as rapidly as possible.
Greece says will have refugee centers open by Feb. 15 deadline
Greece said on Monday it would have migrant registration centers running by next week, under pressure from EU partners threatening to sideline it from passport-free travel... More
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US airstrikes force Daesh to halve terrorists' pay
Daesh terrorist group has been forced to cut its fighters' pay by up to 50 percent because U.S.-led air strikes have had a substantial impact on the money it makes from oil,... More
Turkish Airlines flight attendants save toddler’s life with first-aid procedures
Two flight attendants working for Turkish Airlines (THY) saved a 21-month old baby onboard who was almost choking to death on an item stuck in her throat, media outlets reported... More
Pro-PKK protest targets Turkish consulate in France
Supporters of the PKK terror group on Monday targeted Turkey's consulate in Bordeaux, southwest France.
A diplomatic source told Anadolu Agency that 50 protesters with... More
HRW condemns Egyptian justice minister's 'mass killing' comments
On Sunday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Egypt's justice minister of calling for the "mass killing" of members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement, which is already... More
Forget football, how about the best Super Bowl 50 ads
From a strange creature called "Puppymonkeybaby" to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages.
On advertising's... More
Russia closes 2 more banks amid economic troubles
Russia's central bank said Monday it had revoked the licenses of two more banks as part of government efforts to consolidate the sector as economic troubles mount.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos overpower Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50
The best thing for Peyton Manning is that he won the Super Bowl.
A close second is that he never has to lace 'em up again. Probably.
Constantly harassed, never quite... More
Industrial production up 4.5 percent in December
Calendar-adjusted industrial production rose by 4.5 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. In newly released data from the Turkish Statistical Institute... More
Turkey, Germany agree on action plan to cooperate on Syrian refugee crisis
PM Davutoğlu announced a 10-step cooperation plan to deal with the refugee crisis during German Chancellor Merkel's visit to Ankara. The two leaders also stressed the necessity of NATO involvement to resolve the crisis
PM Davutoğlu to reporter: Turkey’s press freedom meets global standards
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, a professor in international relations before entering politics, gave a lecture to a biased journalist on Monday regarding the number of countries...
UN probe accuses Syrian regime of 'exterminating' detainees
UN investigators accused the Syrian regime Monday of "extermination" in its jails and detention centres, saying prisoners have been executed, tortured to death or held in...
Turkey envisions smoke-free parks and gardens with new bans
The Health Ministry plans to step up its fight against smoking with new measures addressing the decreasing population of smokers in Turkey. Smoking will be banned in public...
Swiss police use tear gas, rubber bullets to break up PKK rally in Zurich
Zurich police used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to break up a group of around 100 supporters of the PKK terrorist organization holding an unauthorised demonstration...
Gov't takes measures against municipalities abusing services, abating PKK
The government will take special measures to prevent several municipalities deliberately not providing services to districts, especially in southeastern provinces, where the...
Spanish investors continue to bolster Turkey's foreign investment relations
While encouraging further cooperation between Turkish and Spanish businesses, the Prime Ministry's Investment Support and Promotion Agency head Ermut, said Spanish firms will undertake critical roles in Turkey's infrastructure projects
Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria to tackle refugee crisis
As the Syrian refugee crisis continues with a new wave of refugees due to Russian military interference, Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria have decided to set up a tripartite mechanism...
Putin risks social implosion with risky foreign policies
More Russians may hit poverty line as economic conditions worsen. Russia seems to be destined to face a social atmosphere of chaos if the economy, suffering the consequences...
PYD advances on Aleppo, creates new exodus toward Turkey
The PKK-affiliated Democratic Union Party's (PYD) armed wing, the People's Protection Units (YPG), is reportedly continuing advances in northern Aleppo thanks to an offensive...
Borsa Istanbul achieves world's highest growth in derivatives market
Borsa Istanbul's transaction volume in the futures and options market rose by 52 percent in 2015, reaching a record high of 90.3 million contracts, making the Borsa Istanbul...
What are the odds?: Meteorite kills man at India college
Indian scientists are investigating whether a man was killed by a meteorite, which if confirmed would be the first recorded death from falling fragments of space rock in almost...