Friday, February 27, 2015
- Asia Pacific
Three teenagers arrested in 'ISIS-inspired' killing of a 13-year-old in Japan
Japanese police on Friday arrested three teenagers on suspicion of killing a 13-year-old schoolboy, in a chilling murder some local media suggested was inspired by the executions... More
Turkey on alert over ISIS suicide attacks on embassies
Turkey's National Intelligence Directorate (MİT) warned that a suicide bomber from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) entered Turkey two years ago and may engage... More
Foreign trade deficit decreases 37.5 percent in January
According to data released by Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on Friday, Turkey's foreign trade deficit decreased by 37.5 percent in January 2015 compared with the same... More
US Dollar breaks new record against Turkish Lira
The U.S. Dollar broke new record against the Turkish Lira at 2.5270 on Friday. The country's stock exchange, Borsa Istanbul (BIST), has decreased by 1,700 points, i.e. 2.7... More
Gendarmerie officer arrested in MİT truck case
On Thursday, Turkish Gendarmerie officer, who tipped off the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) trucks for allegedly carrying ammunition inside Syria, was arrested.... More
Turkey urges world to share Syrian humanitarian burden
The financial contribution Turkey has received from the international community to deal with Syria's humanitarian crisis amounts to only one-twentieth of the financial burden... More
German government opposed to lifting PKK ban
The German government opposed a proposal on Thursday by the opposition Left Party to lift a ban on the PKK.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat bloc defended... More
- Asia Pacific
Suicide attack on Turkish embassy kills two in Kabul
A suicide attack hit a Turkish diplomatic vehicle in the embassy quarter of Kabul on Thursday, killing two people, police said.
The blast came shortly after 8:00 am (0330... More
PM condemns attack on Turkish embassy vehicle
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has condemned the suicide attack targeting a Turkish embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday, adding that Turkey will never give up its determined... More
- EU Affairs
'Stronger ties with Turkey key to solve EU’s challenges'
EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkir said that the EU is still a strategic goal for Turkey, but asserted that the EU needs Turkey to become a superpower. Speaking... More
Erdoğan to visit Saudi Arabia, discuss changes
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to pay a four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to hold bilateral talks with the newly enthroned King Salman, who ascended to the... More
ISIS destroys thousands of museum artifacts in Mosul
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient Assyrian and Akkadian sculptures... More
Rebuilding Gaza may take a century unless Israel lifts blockade
Rebuilding the demolished homes, schools and hospitals in Gaza could take 100 years as Israel continues to restrict the flow of materials, aid agency Oxfam said More
Palestinians tear-gassed in West Bank anti-settlement rally
Scores of Palestinians on Friday suffered temporary asphyxiation and rubber bullet injuries after Israeli troops dispersed anti-settlement protests in several parts of the... More
'Turkish-style presidential system possible'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday has said that a Turkish-style presidential system can be built by picking the best features of different presidential systems in the... More
Italy's symbolic vote recognizes Palestinian state
Italian lawmakers have been added to the list of European states backing up a non-binding resolution that supports their government's recognition of Palestine as a state,... More
UN: Turkey hosts the most refugees in the world
Turkey has become the country hosting the largest number of refugees in the world amid a "staggering" growth in displacement from Syria, the UN high commissioner for refugees... More
'Train-equip program for Syrians to start March 1'
The train-and-equip program for Syrian opposition forces will start on March 1 in Turkey, the Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday.
During his weekly address to... More
What color is the dress, black and blue or white and gold?
If you have checked any social media platforms or the internet in general on Friday, there is a high possibility that you came across an interesting debate over a photo of... More
U.S. ambassador: Reconciliation is distant in Cyprus
The Center for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD) organized a panel yesterday titled 'Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots are Growing Apart: Is it Time to... More
Man threatening to blow up US consulate arrested
Turkish police arrested a reportedly mentally unstable man after he threatened to set off a bomb in front of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul's İstinye district on Friday.
'Insanity' during guard duty: 3 soldiers dead
A soldier who became "insane" killed three soldiers with his infantry rifle late on Thursday in Turkey's eastern province of Ağrı, according to a statement by the Ağrı governorship.
Security meeting discusses Gülenist structure
The First National Security Council meeting of 2015 was held under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Presidential Palace on Thursday. In the six-and-half-a-hour... More
Covered woman refused court hearing in Canada
A Quebec judge refused to hear the case of a woman who came to the courtroom wearing a headscarf on Tuesday, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canada's... More
Germany backs Greece bailout extension
The parliament in Germany, Europe's largest economy and effective paymaster, overwhelmingly backed a four-month extension of Greece's bailout programme by international creditors... More