Tuesday, December 01, 2015
- EU Affairs
Turkey ventures into EU deal, awaits Brussels to meet demands
Following months of discussions over whether the EU will be able to lure Turkey into a deal with several concessions, both sides on Sunday agreed on a deal. The deal will see the Turkish side receive 3 billion euros and visa liberalization as well as the opening of several chapters in exchange for a readmission agreement and better border controls More
Monitoring group: DAESH executes 3,500 people in less than two years
DAESH has executed more than 3,500 people in Syria, including nearly 2,000 civilians, since declaring its "caliphate" in June last year, a monitor said Sunday. In the last... More
Kosovo MPs detained over tear gas in parliament
Kosovo police detained three opposition MPs for questioning Monday after tear gas was used to disrupt parliament for a fifth time, two days ahead of a rare visit by a US Secretary... More
Ukraine says ready to act as guarantor of food security for Turkey in face of Russian sanctions
Ukraine is ready to fill any gaps in the Turkish food market caused by Russian sanctions, the Ukrainian agriculture and food minister said Monday.
"Ukraine has enough products... More
Republican hopeful Trump ups Islamophobic rhetoric, claims Muslims were 'going wild to cheer 9/11'
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ramped up his Islamophobic rhetoric on Saturday, claiming that Muslims around the world were "going wild" to cheer the September... More
- Syrian Crisis
With Russian air support, PYD strives to make gains in northwest Syria
Russia is providing air support for the PYD, the Syrian affiliate of the terrorist PKK organization, to allow the PYD to establish control over all territory lying between... More
Qatar-Turkish Supreme Strategic Committee to hold its first meeting on Tuesday
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will pay an official visit to Qatar upon the invitation of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Tuesday. Additionally, the first meeting... More
- EU Affairs
Italian far-right leader to quit EU if Turkey enters
Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right, regionalist and anti-immigrant North League (Lega Nord), was angered by the outcome of Sunday's EU summit which anticipates giving... More
- Syrian Crisis
British PM sets Syria air strikes debate for Wednesday
British Prime Minister David Cameron says Parliament will hold a 1-day debate and vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday on whether the U.K. should launch airstrikes against... More
Top carbon culprits US, China, India debate roles in global warming
Meeting at the UN-led Climate Change Conference, 151 presidents, prime ministers, kings, princes and a chancellor are trying to do what governments have never done before: get all countries to agree to contribute to slow global warming. More
Turkish coast guard detain 752 Greece-bound refugees
A total of 752 refugees and asylum seekers were detained off the coast of northwestern Çanakkale province as they attempted to reach the nearby Greek island of Lesbos on Monday,... More
- Asia Pacific
Turkmenistan president's song breaks new record
A choir of 4,166 people in isolated ex-Soviet Turkmenistan has broken a world record by singing a hymn penned by the nation's strongman president, in the latest choreographed... More
International Antalya Film Fest launched with annual parade
The 52nd International Antalya Film Festival is one of the most celebrated cinema events in Turkey and has kicked off with its traditional opening ceremony night on Sunday.... More
Foreign trade deficit decreases 42.5 pct in October
The foreign trade deficit has decreased by 42.5 percent over the course of one year, falling from $6.29 billion in October 2014 to $3.62 billion in October 2015, according... More
Russian volleyball teams cancel games in Turkey
Russia on Monday banned its voleyball clubs from going to Turkey in the men's Champions League in volleyball due to 'security' reasons.
According to the Russian state news... More
EU-Turkey deal an opportunity and a test
A Turkish delegation headed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met with EU leaders at a summit in Brussels on Nov. 29. In the joint communique released after the summit, the... More
ECtHR rules against Turkey’s YouTube ban between 2008-2010
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday ruled that Turkey had violated conventions on freedom of expression when it blocked access to YouTube between May 2008... More
Exports drop 10.5 pct in Nov compared with same period last year
Turkish exports saw a 10.5 percent decline in November from the same month in the previous year, according to a preliminary report by the Turkish Exporters' Assembly on Tuesday.
US court rules FBI should reveal its web surveillance program
The FBI uses shadowy tactics to coerce web and telecommunication companies to provide detailed data on specific users without a warrant, court records showed Monday.
US tightens rules for visa-free visits after Paris attacks
After extremist DAESH attacks in Europe, the United States will tighten security procedures for its visa-waiver program for visitors from friendly countries, officials said... More
'Egypt cannot fill Turkey-Russia trade gap'
Egypt is bidding to fill the trade gap with Turkey caused by Russian sanctions in the wake of the shooting down of a Russian fighter jet which violated Turkish airspace on... More
Turkey to do the necessary against climate change
President Erdoğan, speaking at the climate summit in Paris, said Turkey is willing to do what it can to combat climate change, but added that developed countries had to carry the larger burden More
Syrian US Council urges America to take action against Russia
The Syrian American Council has called on the U.S. administration to take action against Russia in response to its airstrikes on civilians in Syria.
"Russia is in flagrant... More
'Cutting economic ties with Turkey could cost Russia'
Analysts from both within and without Russia said that the country risks economic pain by freezing its economic relations with Turkey.
Vladislav Inozemtsev, who heads a... More
New gov't wins parliamentary vote of confidence
The government of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu won a vote of confidence in parliament on Monday, after attaining 49.5 percent of the votes in the November 1 general elections.... More
MHP’s Akşener calls for congress, signals candidacy
After repeated defeats and ongoing intra-party turmoil, former Parliament deputy chairwoman and former Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputy Meral Akşener held a press conference... More
Flying without fear: Meet Turkey's first professional female aerobatic pilot
Semin Öztürk, 24, enjoys being Turkey's first female professional aerobatic pilot. Daily Sabah spoke to Öztürk to delve into the life of a young and dedicated pilot, who describes flying as a ‘love' More