Friday, July 03, 2015
Outrage over China's suppression of Uighurs grows
Protests against China's fasting ban and discriminatory policies toward the Uighur community have heightened in Turkey, with hundreds taking to the streets on Wednesday evening and Thursday More
Coalition talks to be transparent: PM
Once assigned by President Erdoğan to form a government, Prime Minister Davutoğlu will begin his tour to thrash out a deal with parties for a coalition, but the opposition's reluctance to ally with the AK Party could likely result in early elections More
U.S. restaurant offers $10K to couples who name their baby “Quinoa”
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in the United States is offering a $10,000 gift certificate to couples who are willing to name their baby 'quinoa' as an untraditional way... More
ISIS kills troops, regime attacks MB leaders
After ISIS-affiliated groups in Sinai killed more than 100 Egyptian troops, the regime conducted a deadly attack on Muslim Brotherhood leaders, leaving 13 dead. In response, the movement called for resistance against the regime More
- Kurdish Issue
PKK not a terrorist organization, HDP deputy says
Pervin Buldan, deputy chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), said the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as by the U.S. and EU, "is... More
First aid to cultural heritage in times of crisis
Due to wars and natural disasters, precious elements of humanitarian and artistic heritage have been dramatically damaged.As a result, a new professional term has emerged: ‘First aid to cultural heritage' aimed at protecting and preserving cultural heritage in times of crisis More
Senior ISIS leader killed in U.S.-led coalition airstrike
A senior leader of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) was killed by coalition airstrikes, said the U.S. military on Thursday.
Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni... More
Foreign trade deficit down 22 percent
According to preliminary data, Turkey's foreign trade deficit decreased by 21.96 percent to $6.28 billion, indicating gold exports could be realized at a low amount following... More
'Turkey's leadership crucial to solve regional issues'
Jamie Shea, NATO's Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, underlined that Turkey's leadership is necessary as its strategic position enables... More
Turkey takes command of NATO's mine countermeasures force
Turkey took over the command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) from Italy at an official ceremony held at the Erdek naval base command in Balıkesir,... More
Early elections needed to set things right, Demirtaş says
Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş has expressed reservations over a possible coalition on Thursday saying there is a slim chance of... More
Frustrated with Parliament speaker election, CHP begins to discuss snap elections
Following the recent Parliament speaker election won by the Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) İsmet Yılmaz over Republican People's Party (CHP) Deniz Baykal, according... More
Syria to UN: barrel bomb attacks none of your business
Syria on Thursday responded harshly to the United Nations Human Rights Council's resolution which condemned the country's strategic aerial bombing by saying that the barrel... More
Brazil to lower age of criminal responsibility to 16
Brazil's lower house of Congress on Thursday passed a controversial bill on reducing the age of penal majority from 18 to 16 as the country's decision drew heavy criticism... More
ING emerges as top bidder for HSBC's Turkish unit
Dutch lender ING Group has emerged as the leading bidder for British banking giant HSBC's Turkish operations, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Ministry of Education to monitor social media bullying
Students who utilize social media to slander their schoolmates or school employees will be subject to disciplinary punishment, as per the new ban put into effect and published... More
Turkish people protest China's Ramadan ban
Protests broke out overnight all over Turkey with thousands of people taking to the streets to demand that China stop its alleged discrimination against Muslims.
'ISIS selling Syrian, Iraqi treasures on industrial scale'
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants are looting ancient sites across Iraq and Syria on an industrial scale and selling on treasures to middlemen... More
'68 pct of rural Indian households own at least 1 mobile phone, but only 11 pct have fridge'
The main breadwinner in three-quarters of households in rural India makes less than $80 a month while barely one in 10 homes has a refrigerator, a survey showed Friday.
France rejects Wikileaks founder's asylum request
The French government rejected an aslyum request from Wikileaks' Julian Assange on Friday, saying he did not face "immediate danger".
Assange has been living for the past... More
HDP's İmralı committee: Reconciliation process being bargain tool an alarm bell for Turkey's peace
Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) İmralı Committee said, the ongoing reconciliation process being a bargain tool is an alarm bell for Turkey's peace, in a written statement... More
Two men, 12 year-old Syrian boy cling underneath truck in attempt to illegally enter Romania
Border police say they have found a 12-year-old Syrian boy and two men hidden under a truck transporting apricots who tried to illegally enter Romania.
Police said in a... More
Greek vote campaign begins amid grinding cash crisis
The battle for Greek votes was in full swing yesterday ahead of a crucial weekend referendum that could decide whether the country falls out of the euro. For Greeks, particularly the elderly, the daily struggle to get cash grinds on in the face of massive uncertainty More
UN food agency cutting back on assistance to Syrian refugees
The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded,... More
Turkey deploys additional troops along Syrian border
Turkey is deploying additional troops along the border with Syria as fighting between opposition and regime forces in Aleppo has intensified.
Syrian opposition rebels launched... More
ISIS and Assad cooperate to destroy FSA
A source close to the Turkish National Intelligence Organization claims an agreement was made between the Assad regime and ISIS to destroy the Free Syrian Army in the country's north, continue oil sales, assassinate Zahran Alloush and surrender Tedmur and Sukhna More
Victims of 1993 Sivas hotel deaths remembered
Ceremonies were held in the central city of Sivas on Thursday to remember 37 people, including Alevi intellectuals and artists who died when their hotel was burned down by... More
US envoy called to Merkel's office over spying reports
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office asked the US ambassador to come in Thursday over new allegations of NSA spying, which threaten to drive a new wedge through transatlantic... More
Australia to shake world energy market with LNG boom
While the Aussie coal boom has already reached maturity, the country is expected to hit the world energy market with an LNG boom. Seven new LNG projects under construction are due for completion by 2018 More
Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks East Turkestan in China
At least four people were killed and 48 were injured after a magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook north-west China's East Turkistan (Xinjiang) region Friday morning, the official... More
Lord Balfe: EU has never been honest to Turkey
Turkey's historical engagement with the European Union has always had its ups and downs, but most of the time uncertainty played a huge part. The first interaction dates back... More
Syrian rebels launch attack in Aleppo
Syrian opposition rebels launched a wide-scale attack on regime strongholds late Thursday in the northern province of Aleppo, killing and wounding some 80 people, a monitoring... More
Inflation drops by 0.51 percent in June, lowest in two years
Inflation in Turkey dropped sharply in June, the lowest rate in two years according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).
The Consumer Price Index decreased... More
Turkey not to enter Syria unless national security threatened: PM Davutoğlu
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said that he will not plunge Turkey into an "adventure" in Syria unless there is a direct threat to the country's national security.
American Muslims defy Israeli funded Gülenist initiative
Prominent American Muslims have launched a campaign criticizing the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI) and its program, an organization linked with the Gülen movement and... More