Monday, August 03, 2015
PKK under pressure as operations continue full steam
Having suffered heavy losses following continuous operations by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in an effort to eradicate the terror in the country, the PKK is now under pressure... More
Athens Stock Exchange reopens after 6 weeks
Attention is focused on Greece's embattled banks as the Athens stock exchange reopened today after a six-week shutdown over the country's debt crisis.
The banks are in... More
New military safety zones declared in Turkey amid PKK attacks
Ağrı and Tendürek mountains in eastern Turkey were declared as "provisional military security zones" by the Ağrı Governorate as well as 14 areas within the city of Tunceli... More
New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency
Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban's controversial new leader vowed to... More
UK, France fail to tackle migrant crisis, urge EU-wide action
Britain and France on Sunday urged other European Union states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to make illegal... More
World famous star striker Ibrahimovic of PSG sets to join Galatasaray
Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed personal terms with Istanbul's Galatasaray, a Swedish newspaper reported on Sunday. Ibrahimovic, regarded as one of the... More
Zeybekci: Turkey's trade hindered by rising dollar
Slowdown in foreign trade was expected as Zeybekci underlined the global setback in export numbers, pointing to the dollar's appreciation, but said they are prepared for any scenario More
- Asia Pacific
Airplane debris found on Reunion Island part of Boeing 777
Malaysia said on Sunday that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as Malaysian... More
President Erdoğan meets Pakistani PM
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan finished his five-day trip to China and Indonesia on Saturday, flying from Jakarta to Pakistan where he was scheduled to meet Prime... More
Iran to renew aging passenger fleet with 90 planes
Iran plans on buying 80 to 90 Airbus and Boeing passenger planes per year until 300 are in place to replace its aging fleet, media reported Sunday quoting a civil aviation... More
'PKK must keep away from the Iraqi Kurdistan'
Terrorists of the PKK should move out of Iraqi Kurdistan to prevent Turkish air strikes against them from causing casualties, the region's leadership said on Saturday.
Venice Film Festival director praises Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Venice Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera described Turkey's world-renowned director Nuri Bilge Ceylan as one of the greatest directors alive while commenting on Turkish cinema's increasing success More
Yemen’s pro-government forces receive arms, ammunition
Pro-government fighters in Yemen have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Shiite rebels scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials from... More
Turkish military dismiss civilian casualty reports in operations against PKK camps
Turkish Armed Forces dismissed civilian casualty reports in operations against PKK camps located in Northern Iraq through a press statement relased on Sunday.
Daily Sabah columnist Tulu Gümüştekin loses battle against cancer
Foreign politics writer of Daily Sabah, Tulu Gümüştekin lost her battle against liver cancer on Sunday during her holiday on Italy's Sardinia Island.
Her sudden death caused... More
PKK kills 1 soldier, injures 8 in midnight ambush in southeastern Turkey
The terrorist organization PKK organized a mined attack in the early hours of Sunday in the southeastern province of Mardin's Midyat district, killing one soldier and injuring... More
A medical first in Turkey:15 kg tumor successfully removed from patient's abdomen
A 15 kilogram tumor was successfully removed from a woman's abdomen in northern Turkey, making it a medical first for Turkey.
Surgeons at Hitit University Hospital in Corum,... More
Video: Military helicopter crashes during air show in Russia, one pilot dies
A Russian air force helicopter crashed during an air show on Sunday in front of thousands of spectators, killing one pilot, the latest in a string of military crashes.
Anti-ISIS operations to continue until group eliminated
President Erdoğan, speaking to reporters on his way back to Turkey, said measures by Turkish security forces will continue until ISIS is eliminated, adding that he believes Russian President Putin was changing his stance on the Assad regime More
Greek stock index falls by 23% after five-week closure
The Greek stock exchange opened Monday after a month and immediately fell by just under 23 per cent.
The president of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, Costas Botopoulos,... More
Beijing to limit cars, factories to ensure clean air for WWII anniversary
Beijing will limit the number of vehicles on the streets and shut factories to ensure clean air during a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two,... More
Turkish doctors remove 15 kg tumor from a woman
A woman in Turkey has fully recovered after a 15 kilogram (33 pound) tumor was removed from her abdomen in what authorities said was a medical first.
Surgeons at Hitit... More
Oil prices sink to 6-month low amid record OPEC supply, China concerns
Brent crude prices fell by 44 cents in a day and decreased to as low as $51.50 per barrel, the lowest price since February 2.
Record July production levels announced by... More
PKK terrorists open fire on military hospital
PKK terrorists attacked a military hospital in Turkey's south-eastern province of Bitlis late Sunday. The terrorists escaped the scene after the attack was retaliated by Turkish... More
AK Party, CHP to meet for last exploratory talks
Following the fourth exploratory meeting between Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Republican People's Party (CHP) delegations on Saturday, Culture and Tourism... More
Palestinian, Israeli tensions escalate after attacks
Palestinians are on the streets and clashing with Israeli security forces, following the death of a Palestinian toddler in an arson attack by extremist Jewish settlers and raid on Al-Aqsa More
MHP urges AK Party, CHP to form government
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahçeli, who has made conflicting statements in the past few weeks, posted a message on his Twitter account late Saturday,... More
'PKK ordered attacks while speaking to Demirtaş'
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu stated that PKK leaders ordered armed attacks on Turkish military forces while he was in a meeting with pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic... More
Amnesty: Muslims in CAR forced to abandon religion
A recent Amnesty International report reveals Muslims in the Central African Republic are being forced to convert as violence continues despite the presence of thousands of U.N. and French peacekeepers More
PKK training children to become suicide bombers
Three soldiers were killed and dozens injured in two attacks by the terrorist PKK on Sunday as Prime Minister Davutoğlu said Turkey will never make concessions on its firm stance against all terrorist groups in the region More
Investigation commenced into Öz's scandalous tweet
Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office commenced an investigation late on Sunday into Gülenist ex-prosecutor Zekeriya Öz's scandalous tweet in which he claimed that the... More
'State protects itself, PKK should lay down arms'
Co-Chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, called on the outlawed PKK to lay down arms, while admitting that the state has the right... More
'AK Party-CHP coalition's greatest benefit will be CHP transformation'
In an exclusive interview with Daily Sabah, Institute of Strategic Thinking head Professor Birol Akgün discussed the ongoing coalition talks between the AK Party and CHP More