Wednesday, November 25, 2015
- Syrian Crisis
Canada to resettle 25,000 refugees by February
Canada's new Liberal government said Tuesday it will resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year and another 15,000 by the end of February.
Prime Minister Justin... More
Erdoğan chairs security summit after jet downed
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan chaired a security summit later to discuss developments after Turkey downed a Russian warplane which violated its airspace.
The meeting... More
Downed jet was warned 10 times in 5 minutes, says Turkish military
The Russian warplane shot down by Turkey near the Syrian border on Tuesday violated Turkish air space despite being warned 10 times in the space of five minutes, the Turkish... More
- Syrian Crisis
Russia says one pilot, rescuer killed in downing of fighter jet
A Russian pilot was shot dead from the ground after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet in Syria and another soldier died during the rescue operation, Russia's military general... More
US, France stand united against Daesh, terrorism
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States and France will stand united to fight Daesh militants following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, pledging to step up... More
- Syrian Crisis
Turkmen forces captures northern Syria town from regime control
Turkmen fighters have taken control of Kızıldağ (Jebel al-Ahmar in Arabic), a strategic part of the predominantly-Turkmen town of Bayırbucak in Syria's northwestern Latakia... More
300,000 Turkmens displaced since the start Syrian war
Almost 300,000 Syrian Turkmens have been displaced so far since the beginning of the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in March 2011, and 25,000 of them have taken shelter... More
Video: Pilots use ejection seats to escape downed Russian jet
Both pilots of the Russian SU-24 warplane, downed by the Turkish military on Tuesday, ejected with their parachutes from the aircraft before it crashed, footage showed.
'Mutant' mosquitos to eradicate malaria
Scientists have produced a strain of mosquitoes carrying genes that block the transmission of the malaria parasite, with the hope they could breed with wild populations and... More
US confirms Turkey warned Russian jet 10 times before shoot-down
The US military on Tuesday backed up Turkey's earlier assertion that Turkish pilots had warned a Russian jet 10 times -- but failed to get a response -- before shooting it... More
FIFA seeks life ban for Platini, Blatter
FIFA's ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini to be banned for life over a suspect payment, according to the suspended European football chief's lawyer.
Platini is serving... More
- Syrian Crisis
Syria opposition fighters hit Russian helicopter
Syrian fighters destroyed a Russian helicopter with a missile, shortly after they forced it to make an emergency landing in a nearby government-held area in Syria's Latakia... More
Street cleaner finds explosive vest in Paris
A street cleaner in a Paris suburb found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks on Monday near the place where a suspect's mobile phone had been found,... More
Turkey's central bank keeps interest rates steady
The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) held all key interest rates steady following a special meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee on Tuesday for the month... More
Turkey continues operations against PKK in southeast
Turkish warplanes struck PKK targets and killed five terrorists as part of an air and ground offensive against the terrorist group in southeast Turkey on Tuesday, the Turkish... More
Erdoğan, Obama speak over the phone on the recent downing of Russian jet
President Erdoğan spoke with US counterpart Obama over the phone on the recent downing of Russian jet on late Tuesday.
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Turkish film wins EU's 2015 Lux Film Prize
A Turkish movie has been picked by European parliamentarians as the winner of the 2015 Lux Film Prize.
Mustang, directed by Franco-Turkish filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven,... More
Oil up 3 pct as Turkish, Russian stocks tumble
Both Russian and Turkish stock markets fell following the news that Turkey shot down a Russian warplane early Tuesday near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace.
Turkey's ambitious fight against drugs sets global example
As Turkey steps ups its counter-narcotics efforts to curb drug abuse and trafficking, its action plan adopted last year got a boost from the World Health Organization, which recommended its implementation in other countries More
Film festival to host Hollywood icon
Known for her energy and dynamism both on stage and on the silver screen, world-renowned Hollywood star Kathleen Turner will be a guest at the 52nd Antalya Film Festival that will take place from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6 More
Turkmen women and children who fled DAESH express gratitude to Turkey
Presidency of Religious Affairs (DİB) head Mehmet Görmez met on Monday at the directorate with Turkmen families, mostly women and children who had escaped DAESH terror in... More
Akşener expected to announce run for MHP chair on Monday
After the Nationalist Movement Party's (MHP) dramatic loss of votes in the Nov. 1 election, criticism of MHP Chairman Devlet Bahçeli began and possible candidates to challenge... More
UN chief expresses concern over Russian jet downing, Turkey informs Ban over the incident
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed "serious concern" over the incident that resulted in the downing of a Russian jet after it violated Turkish airspace,... More
Barcelona defeats Roma 6-1, qualifies for top 16 in UEFA Champions League
Lionel Messi scored his first two goals after a two-month injury layoff and Luis Suarez netted a brace in a 6-1 rout of Roma on Tuesday as Barcelona advanced to the Champions... More
16 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns
Some 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment and a five-year strategy to end the threat of a never-ending AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations... More
Su-24 fighter jet used to be the Soviet's best
A Russian Su-24 fighter jet was shot down on Tuesday November 24, 2015 by Turkish Air Forces as part of rules of engagement and violation of airspace close to the Syrian border.... More
NATO convenes after Turkey downs Russian jet
NATO allies held an "extraordinary" meeting Tuesday to discuss Turkey's shooting down of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border, an alliance official said.