Monday, January 26, 2015
ISIS confirms execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham's (ISIS) radio confirmed on Sunday that its militants have executed Japanese security contractor Haruna Yukawa, following the release... More
Euro hits 11-year low amidst Greece fears
The euro sank to an 11-year low on Monday but Asian equities largely recovered from early losses after an anti-austerity party won Greece's election, throwing its international... More
Drunk hoax caller impersonating spy chief prank calls UK PM Cameron
A hoax caller who was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron after pretending to be one of Britain's spy chiefs boasted about being "off my face" on alcohol and drugs,... More
Right-wing Independent Greeks to form coalition gov't with leftist Syriza
The right-wing Independent Greeks party has agreed to form a coalition government with the winners of Greece's national elections - the leftist party Syriza.
The Independent... More
Turkey opens biggest ever camp for Syrian refugees
Turkey's state-run Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) opened the country's biggest-ever tent camp for refugees from Syria yesterday in Suruç, a town in the... More
Egypt overturns death sentence for 37 Morsi supporters
An Egyptian court on Saturday overturned a mass death sentence against 37 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and ordered a retrial, a judicial source has said.
Turkish intelligence stops ISIS plots in Istanbul
Turkish intelligence services have discovered a plan by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) to attack consulates in Istanbul, and as a result, have stepped up security... More
Turkey to invest in fellowship in Somalia and Djibouti
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Somalia and Djibouti on the weekend where commercial cooperation and investment opportunities were discussed. Erdoğan attended the opening... More
HDP eyes conservative Kurds to pass threshold
The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) shifts its strategy, as the 2015 general election in Turkey approaches. HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş recently met with numerous religious... More
President Erdoğan in Somalia
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday as part of his official visit to the Horn of Africa.
Erdoğan was welcomed by... More
Deputy PM Arınç to head to Geneva for UN Human Rights Council
The U.N. Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group will examine Turkey's human rights record for the second time on Tuesday in Geneva. Deputy Prime... More
Top Iranian commander vows revenge against Israel
A top Iranian revolutionary commander has vowed revenge for the killing of an Iranian general in Syria, allegedly by Israel.
Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution... More
Erdoğan's visit draws Ethiopian media's attention
A recent visit to Ethiopia by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to be fodder for Ethiopian media.
The Turkish President arrived in Ethiopian capital Addis... More
First lady visits orphanage in Djibouti
Turkey's First Lady Emine Erdoğan visited an orphanage in the Republic of Djibouti on the morning of January 25, during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's four-day official... More
Installment limit slows credit card usage
Credit card usage slowed both in terms of newly issued cards and growth rate of total transactions in 2014, according to Interbank Card Center's (BKM) 2014 card payment systems... More
CHP mayor claims Sarıgül followed him to US for intimidation
Hayri İnönü, the mayor of Istanbul's prominent Şişli district affiliated with the Republican People's Party (CHP), has claimed that Mustafa Sarıgül, the former mayor of the... More
Main opposition CHP attempts to win conservative votes
The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) continues its initiative to change the party's political approach by including politicians with a background on the right... More
Angelina Jolie visits Iraq
Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed on Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis... More
Anti-austerity Syriza wins Greek election: exit polls
The anti-bailout Syriza party won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece's national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic... More
Shelling briefly traps 500 miners in east Ukraine
Nearly 500 coal miners in Ukraine's war-torn east were briefly trapped on Monday after their pit lost power when a shell hit an electricity substation.
The incident occurred... More
Want to name kids 'Nutella' or 'Strawberry'? French court says 'non'!
Got the urge to name your daughter after a chocolate-walnut sauce? Or perhaps to call the new addition to the family "Strawberry?"
It's been done elsewhere, or at least... More
CHP deputy: Gülen Movement has blood on its hands
A deputy of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and former prosecutor, İlhan Cihaner has said that the Gülen Movement, which is led by the retired imam Fettullah... More
CHP deputy: Party turned discipline into arbitrary purge mechanism
The İzmir deputy for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Birgül Ayman Güler, who was referred to the disciplinary committee following her claims that the... More
Hungarian FM: Turkey important EU partner
Energy cooperation, trade volume and EU membership topped a high-level meeting on Monday between Hungary and Turkey's foreign ministers in Ankara.
During a joint press... More
Turkey sees efforts in Somalia sprouting new hope
President Erdoğan, accompanied by ministers and businessmen, paid an official visit to Somalia yesterday, drawing praise from local officials for what Turkish aid had achieved since 2011 More
Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68: hospital
World renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in an Athens hospital at the weekend at the age of 68, the hospital said on Monday.
The Egyptian-born singer, who became... More
PM: Reconciliation process belongs to people
Turkey's reconciliation process, which aims to end the decades-long conflict with the PKK, is being targeted by provocateurs, but it is destined to reach a permanent peace,... More
CHP leader meets with leaders of Turkey’s religious minorities
The leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, yesterday convened with the heads of religious minorities in Turkey, including Istanbul-based... More