Friday, February 12, 2016
US underlines support for ally Turkey after PYD row
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has underlined his country's support for Turkey as an ally despite a recent row over the United States' stance on the terrorist organization... More
US stock market closes with losses
It was another down day for U.S markets Thursday.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost almost 2 percent to end the day at 15.660 points.
The Nasdaq lost less than 1... More
Activists meet in Istanbul to mark Yemeni revolution
Prominent Arab activists met in Istanbul on Thursday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Yemen's revolution, as a brutal conflict continues to rage in the Middle Eastern... More
PYD leader: Turkey drawn in Syria my biggest worry
The Syrian PKK affiliate Democratic Union Party's (PYD) statements and actions continue to contradict each other as the group seeks to advance toward moderate opposition-held... More
- Kurdish Issue
Operations in Cizre over, interior minister says
Interior Minister Efkan Ala announced on Thursday that counterterror operations in Şırnak's Cizre district have ended.
Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Ala said that... More
Trial over Aylan Kurdi’s death opens in Turkish court
Two suspected smugglers from Syria appeared before a Turkish court on Thursday for a trial that may bring closure for Abdullah Kurdi, the father of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi,... More
'Pink taxis' to hit the streets in central Turkey
A taxicab stand in central Turkey was given the green light to introduce "pink taxis" in the city which would be driven by women and only be available to families and female... More
- Syrian Crisis
NATO 'may' join anti-Daesh coalition: US Defense
NATO is considering joining the U.S.-led coalition fighting Daesh extremists in Syria and Iraq, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday.
"Thanks to the leadership... More
NATO chief employs new measures against Russian threats toward Turkey
NATO Chief Stoltenberg said Turkey's defense will be strengthened by taking new measures against threats coming from Russia, after Moscow's violation of Turkish airspace several times since entering Syria to bolster the Assad regime, its staunch ally More
Ottoman-era masterpiece on auction for $3.4M
A masterpiece by late-Ottoman-era Turkish artist Osman Hamdi Bey looks set to be sold for a record price at an upcoming spring sale, according to a local auction house.
DS Centre for Policy Studies set to launch first Journalism Academy
From April 10 to April 15, the Daily Sabah Centre for Policy Studies will hold its first Journalism Academy, an event that will take place in Istanbul, Ankara and Gaziantep.... More
25 boxes of medicine consumed per person every year
A report released by the Health Ministry on Thursday revealed that about 25 boxes of medicine, particularly antibiotics, are consumed per person every year in Turkey, which... More
Toyota to invest more than 350M euros in Turkey
Toyota has decided to invest more than 350 million euros in its Turkish subsidiary's factory in Sakarya with the aim of increasing its yearly capacity by 90 percent, creating more than 1,000 jobs More
- Syrian Crisis
4-year-old British boy appears in second Daesh video
A four-year-old British boy whose mother took him to Syria has appeared in a second Daesh terrorist video, U.K. media reported Thursday.
Isa Dare, who was born in London,... More
- Syrian Crisis
Russia says US planes bombed Aleppo on Wednesday
Russia's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that two U.S. aircraft had bombed the Syrian city of Aleppo on Feb. 10, and that Russian planes had not been operating in the area.
NATO joins war on human trafficking in the Aegean
NATO joined efforts to combat human trafficking between Turkey and Greece on Thursday, agreeing to send ships to the Aegean after a request for help was voiced from Turkey,... More
The Godfather author Puzo's archive for sale
Make them an offer they can't refuse and a massive collection of "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo's papers can be yours.
The 45-box archive, including multiple drafts...
'Turkey, Iran to continue to enhance dialogue'
Turkey and Iran have agreed to continue "enhancing dialogue" a Foreign Ministry official told Anadolu Agency on Friday.
Ümit Yalçın's remarks came after talks with Iran's...
S. Korea says North responsible for what happens next
The future of Seoul-Pyongyang ties looked increasingly bleak Friday, as South Korean officials were left to guess what will become of a shared industrial facility situated...
Gunmen attack on UN base in north Mali kills several, injures many others
Unidentified gunmen have attacked a UN base in Mali's northern city of Kidal, MINUSMA sources have told Anadolu Agency.
"Heavily armed men fired dozens of shells against...
Thousands of Iraqi refugees leave Finland, citing family issues, disappointment with life
Thousands of Iraqi refugees who arrived in Finland last year have decided to cancel their asylum applications and to return home voluntarily, citing family issues and disappointment...
2 Australian teens charged with killing 9 penguins
Two Australian teens were charged with slaughtering nine penguins on Tasmania's northern coast, police said Friday.
Penguins are a protected species in Australia. The...
'Diplomacy necessary to prevent new refugee waves'
Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan warned that the failure to carry out diplomatic efforts with Russia and Syria would have consequences for Europe.
Speaking to reporters...
'Turkey could open gates to Europe for refugees'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday said that Turkey will be patient up to a point over the crisis in Syria and could be forced to take action if necessary. Erdoğan...
South Sudan president appoints rival leader his deputy
A presidential spokesman in South Sudan says the president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a unity government.
Ateny Wek Ateny...
Titanic II: Replica of doomed ship to set sail in 2018
An exact replica of the Titanic will set sail in 2018 and recreate the trans-Atlantic crossing of the original - without its doomed fate, hopefully.
The ship is expected...
Refugee crisis not only Turkey’s problem: EU minister
Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkır said Thursday the Syrian refugee crisis was not only a problem concerning only Turkey or other countries neighboring Syria,...
Terrorism causes $34 mln damage to Turkey's schools
Turkey spent 100 million lira ($34.2 million) on repairs to schools hit in terrorist attacks last year, Education Minister Nabi Avci said Thursday.
In a presentation to...