Saturday, August 29, 2015
The man who saved the world
One of the most acclaimed actors in Turkish cinema history, Cüneyt Arkın, has portrayed various characters from elegant gentlemen to Turkic warriors, to space invader and police chef More
Britons experience a day in the life of a Syrian refugee
The U.K.'s southeastern Surrey province got 'a taste of life under siege' when their everyday basic services were cut off without notice for a social experiment aiming... More
Irish Mohammed enjoys fame with free vacation, water offers
Becoming an overnight sensation in Turkey as well as his homeland was apparently not what Mohammed Fadel Dobbous had in mind when he traveled to Turkey for sightseeing. Nevertheless,... More
Turkish teams take to European stage
The UEFA Champions League and Europa League groups were revealed Friday with Fenerbahçe set to play Ajax, Celtic and Molde while Beşiktaş face Sporting Lisbon, Lokomotiv Moscow and Skenderbeu. Galatasaray will play against Benfica, Atletico Madrid and Astana in the Champions League More
- Kurdish Issue
HDP leader voices desire for autonomy in Vienna visit
Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş said in a meeting in Vienna on Thursday that Kurds have no choice but to claim self-rule in Turkey's... More
Armenian community in Istanbul set to inaugurate new school
The Armenian community in Istanbul is counting down to the opening of a new school, which stands out among others in the city as the first minority school to be opened following a sweeping reform to grant more rights to the community More
Russia's hard bargain jeopardizes Turkish Stream
It has been almost a month since Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Moscow and Ankara had agreed to a 10.25 percent gas price discount for Turkey, however the... More
Turkey’s Halkbank assigns Süleyman Özdil as chairman of board
Recep Süleyman Özdil was assigned as the chairman of the board of Halkbank, the Turkish bank said in a statement released on Friday.
"Mr. Recep Süleyman Özdil has been... More
Survey: MHP blamed for failed coalition talks, support for AK Party up
As snap elections will be held on Nov. 1, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) is leading the polls with 43.7 percent, according to a survey by the Objective Research... More
Come be mesmerized by natural and manmade landmarks in Turkey
Each country has landmarks, but Turkey has many. With natural and manmade landmarks that mesmerize everyone who has a chance to see them, Turkey offers visitors beauties from east to west More
A tsunami in Mediterranean Sea could 'swamp' Italy, Greece, Libya
It is not very frequent that tsunamis occure in the Mediterranean Sea, but there is still a chance if a strong earthquake strikes this region, according to experts. And if... More
PKK targets civilians in eastern Turkey, kills 5
Four civilians, including two children, were killed and four others were injured on Thursday following clashes between Turkish soldiers and PKK terrorists in southeastern... More
UEFA Europa League groups draws made in Monaco
The 2015-16 UEFA Europa League group draws were made in Monaco on Friday.
Fenerbahçe are to play Dutch club Ajax, Scotland's Celtic and Norwegian side Molde in Group A,... More
Greece's new caretaker cabinet sworn in ahead of elections next month
Greece's new caretaker government, led by the nation's first female prime minister, was sworn in Friday and headed straight into a cabinet meeting as the country faces an... More
WhatsApp photo, video hotline set up for traffic violations
Istanbul police set up two cellphone numbers for witnesses to report traffic safety violations with photographic and video evidence through the WhatsApp messaging application.
Istanbul deputy police chief faces up to 18 years for murder
Celal Yılmaz, a deputy police chief in Istanbul, faces a prison term of up to 18 years on charges of deliberate manslaughter due to unjust provocation after killing a man... More
Turkish Cypriots feel closer to a resolution
Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Emine Çolak has said that the intensity fuelling ongoing talks about the island's future has not been seen since the ill-fated 'Annan plan.'
US met Ahrar al-Sham, Islamic Front officials in 2013, former ambassador confirms
A team of U.S. officials met with the leaders of the Islamic Front, including Syria's biggest rebel group, Ahrar al-Sham, in Turkey in late 2013, former U.S. ambassador to... More
Walk-in Cinema to host collective cinema experiment
With live audiovisuals, kfp (collective film project) will perform their experimental production on stage at SALT Beyoğlu's Walk-in Cinema on Sept. 5. A subproject of Apartment... More
The world witnesses Israeli soldier's cruelty against Palestinian boy
"The world witnesses Israeli soldier's cruelty against Palestinian boy" haberi için lütfen tıklayın... More
Turkish police detain 14 ISIS suspects in south
A dozen foreign nationals were among 14 suspected ISIS supporters arrested in a southern Turkish town a few kilometers from the Syrian border on Saturday, local officials... More
Migrant crisis in EU: Germany welcomes, others turn a blind eye
Leaders of the European Union declared this week that it has "failed" in the face of human agony on its frontiers. The failure is evident. Of millions fleeing war, oppression... More
Police foil bomb attack on police station in İzmir
An improvised explosive device left outside a police station in the Aegean city of Izmir was safely detonated by bomb disposal experts Saturday, according to Turkish security... More
PKK arsenal at a cafe uncovered in southeast
Turkish security officials on Saturday have uncovered arsenal belonging to PKK terrorists at a cafe in Sur district of southeastern Diyarbakır province. The PKK terrorists'... More
5 Iraqi army officers killed on Jordan border
Five Iraqi army officers were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb planted on the border between Iraq and Jordan, according to an Iraqi military source.
Col. Walid al-Dalaimi,... More
Australia's visa check operation cancelled after protests
A major operation to spot check people's visas on the streets of Melbourne as part of a crime crackdown was cancelled Friday after sparking community outrage that Australia... More
Diversified tourism options trigger rise in Arab tourists in Turkey
Arab tourists' interest in visiting Turkey has gradually increased, as the country has many tourism options and caters to tourists from different backgrounds compared to the past. While Istanbul, Yalova and Bursa stand out as the first options for Arab tourists, thermal and natural tourism centers boost the numbers as well More
'EU should set up refugee camp in Turkey'
Dozens of migrants found dead in the back of a truck in Austria and a new shipwreck in the Mediterranean have intensified the migrant crisis, as the German interior minister suggested the EU establish a refugee camp in Turkey More
Nostalgic public transport with vintage busses
Scania Vabis busses, which were used as public transportation in Istanbul during World War II, have been re-manufactured according to the original design by Istanbul Electricity... More
Key players meet at Istanbul's Tunnel Expo Turkey 2015
As Turkey successively undertakes and completes large-scale infrastructure projects, the tunneling industry chooses Istanbul to meet for the second time at Tunnel Expo 2015, from Aug. 27-29 More
Israeli FM head ‘hopeful’ Tel Aviv, Ankara will reconcile soon
Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold has said that he is "hopeful that in the not too distant future Israel and Turkey will find a way to re-establish their... More
24 injured in PKK bomb attack on police bus
24 people, including 10 policemen were injured in PKK's bomb attack on a police bus in Turkey's southeastern Mardin province late Friday, stated security sources.
PKK terrorists... More
Turkey shelters largest number of refugees in the world
As some European countries have closed borders or built new walls and tried to distribute 32,000 refugees among themselves, Turkey is already home to about 2 million refugees... More
President Erdoğan marks first year in office
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's first year in office has marked many unprecedented features in Turkey's political history, from the day he was elected by a popular vote on... More
Cross-border fire kills nine in India-Pakistan frontier
Cross-border firing killed at least nine people on the India-Pakistan frontier Friday.
Both sides claimed the other initiated the firing.
Pakistan said six civilians... More
More than 200 dead as migrant boat sinks off Libya
A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.
A security official in the... More
One officer killed in PKK’s bloody attack on police headquarters
A Turkish policeman was killed and a civilian was slightly injured in a PKK terrorists attack to the police headquarters of Nazimiye district in eastern Tunceli province,... More