Sunday, November 29, 2015
Antalya Film Festival hosts doyens of cinema
Organized by Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, the 52nd International Antalya Film Festival will run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6. The festival will host world-renowned Hollywood figures Kathleen Turner, Jeremy Irons and Vanessa Redgrave as well as Turkish stars such as actress Ayşen Gruda, director Erden Kıral, actor Kayhan Yıldızoğlu and actress Tijen Par. More
Turkey advises Turkish citizens against all non-urgent travel to Russia
Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday advised Turkish nationals to postpone all non-urgent travel to Russia, the latest move in an escalating row between Moscow... More
Turkey deports 4 Daesh suspects, captures another 8 on Syrian border
Four Daesh suspects captured by police in Turkey's southern province of Osmaniye have been deported, security sources said on Saturday.
Local police, acting on a tip-off,... More
Turkey's visually-impaired bureaucrat becomes role model for the youth
Turkey's first visually-impaired high level bureaucrat, Kenan Önalan, became a role model for the youth by participating to the European Volunteer Training workshop, supported... More
EU needs more a deal on refugees than Turkey
Experts stress that the EU has no other option but to reach an agreement with Turkey to slow down the refugee flow. Analysts say that Ankara's request for a fair distribution of the refugee burden must be heeded More
Google map opens up Istanbul's biggest airport
Istanbul Ataturk Airport-Turkey's largest air hub-is now one of more than a dozen international facilities to feature on Google Maps' Street View.
Turkey's leading airport... More
Division of duties among Deputy PMs announced
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister and government spokesman Numan Kurtulmuş announced the task allocations among the deputy prime ministers in Turkey's 64th gov't after the newly-announced... More
3 killed, 9 wounded in attack at US clinic
A gunman who opened fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hourslong standoff that killed three... More
Davutoğlu, Merkel discuss refugee crisis
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the Turkey-EU relations prior to Sunday's summit in a phone call on late Friday.
Efforts to ease tension with Russia go unheeded
Both President Erdoğan and PM Davutoğlu stressed that Turkey is not in favor of escalating the tension with Moscow. However, Russian officials have taken a harsh stance by declining Erdoğan's request for a bilateral meeting with Putin during the Climate Summit in Paris and cancelling visa-free travel between the two countries More
Turkey revised military engagement rules in 2012
Turkey's rules of engagement were changed long before Tuesday's downing of Russian aircraft when on June 22, 2012 Syria shot down an unarmed Turkish RF-4E aircraft, which... More
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7 die as Russian airstrikes target civilians in Azaz
Russian warplanes bombed a civilian settlement in northwestern Syrian town of Azaz on Friday, leaving seven dead, mostly children, and many wounded.
Seven people were earlier... More
- Syrian Crisis
Russia targets Syrian moderate opposition, civilians
Russian warplanes continue to target Syria's moderate opposition forces as part of the 'anti-terror' air strikes, in support of Syria's Assad al-Bashar regime.
'Turkey, Russia won't sacrifice ties over downed jet'
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said Turkey and Russia will not sacrifice their bilateral relations because of the recent downing of a Russian aircraft which... More
Thermal resorts ready to pamper guests this winter
Since the arrival of winter in the northern hemisphere, holidays filled with sun and sand have been replaced by winter holiday destinations, ranging from kayaking to thermal... More
Who can risk trading with Russia now?
Becoming a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is a prestigious step for any country looking to be included in the global market. But it entails the entrant to abide... More
Tyson Fury secures world heavyweight boxing title
Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to end the Ukrainian's nine-and-a-half-year reign as heavyweight champion and take his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight... More
Turkey re-elected IMO council member
The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has reelected Turkey to its 40-member council Saturday for the 2016-2017 period.
According the statement issued... More
Trabzon: A green, picturesque destination to visit
Turkey's green and lively Black Sea city, Trabzon, draws more attention by the day with its natural and historical beauties. Hundreds of tourists go to Trabzon to buy a house or spend a couple of weeks relaxing More
YPG-allied group kills 20 civilians in Syria's Aleppo
At least 20 civilians, including women and children, were killed Friday when the Revolutionaries Army (Jaysh al-Thowwar) attacked a village in Aleppo province, a Syrian Civil... More
Antalya comes alive with International Film Festival
The 52nd International Antalya Film Festival offers an international film selection. Films from around the world as well as award-winning Turkish feature-lenghts will compete for various awards More
Turkish citizens targeted in Russia, embassy says
Following downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets on Nov. 24, Turkish citizens living in Russia have been the target of Russian authorities.
The Turkish embassy in... More
Russia airstrikes kill 11 civilians in Syria's Idlib
Eleven civilians, including women and children, were killed Saturday when Russian warplanes targeted a residential area in Idlib province, Syrian Civil Defense sources told... More
Weapons seized in Italy were shipped legally says Turkey's Foreign Ministry
The shipment of 781 shotguns seized in Italy's northern city of Trieste on Friday was in fact legal and was en route from Turkey to Belgium, Tanju Bilgiç, spokesman for Turkish... More
Erdoğan, Putin not to cross paths at UN Summit
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Putin will probably not cross paths on the opening day of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris as the two leaders... More
Aylan Kurdi's family to be admitted to Canada
Some surviving relatives of drowned Kurdish toddler Aylan Kurdi, whose beached corpse became a global symbol of the Syrian refugee crisis, will be admitted to Canada, broadcaster... More
Russia loses reputation as a reliable trade partner
Russia's decision to spite Turkey for downing a Russian jet by cutting trade ties and tightening customs controls for Turkish goods reinforces Moscow's image as an unreliable trade partner More