Sunday, August 02, 2015
A medical first in Turkey:15 kg tumor successfully removed from patient's abdomen
A 15 kilogram tumor was successfully removed from a woman's abdomen in northern Turkey, making it a medical first for Turkey.
Surgeons at Hitit University Hospital in Corum,... More
Video: Military helicopter crashes during air show in Russia, one pilot dies
A Russian air force helicopter crashed during an air show on Sunday in front of thousands of spectators, killing one pilot, the latest in a string of military crashes.
'No increase in electricity, natural gas prices in August'
Turkish Energy Ministry has no plans for an increase in electricity and natural gas prices in August, which will remain at the current levels in Turkey, Turkish Energy Minister... More
2 soldiers killed, 24 wounded in PKK suicide attack
Terror organization PKK on Sunday rammed an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others,... More
‘AK Party-CHP coalition to contribute to democracy’
Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has made significant remarks with regards to forming a coalition government with Turkey's ruling AK Party saying,... More
Red Army founder Trotsky’s house for sale in Istanbul
It has 18 rooms, five bathrooms and is spectacularly located on an island off Istanbul. And all the more, it was once the house of the exiled Marxist revolutionary, theorist,... More
Merkel to run for 4th term in 2017: Der Spiegel
Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has ruled Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, according to an unsourced... More
Deputy PM criticizes HDP for 'terror propaganda'
Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan said that whoever say that they lean their backs on terrorist organizations, must be brought to book, referring to pro-Kurdish People's... More
PKK, ISIS terrorist organizations not to go unpunished
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey has every right to respond to terrorist acts.
In remarks expressed in an article for the Washington Post daily published... More
Bin Laden family killed in UK plane crash: reports
Members of Osama Bin Laden's family were among the victims in the crash of a private jet in Britain, the Saudi embassy in London said Saturday in a message of condolences.
- Asia Pacific
Top Burundi general, former intel chief assassinated
A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said.
- Kurdish Issue
A group from 'Wisemen Committee' urges silencing of weapons
A group of people from Turkey's Wisemen Committee on Saturday have called for a "silencing of weapons" following an escalation of violence and terrorist attacks over the past... More
Turkish PM Davutoğlu chairs crucial security meeting on fight against terrorism
Chairing the security meeting held in Ankara on Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu called for more effective combat against terrorism, first and foremost against... More
PKK uses civilians as human shields on terror camps, Ministry of Foreign Affairs says
Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that the terrorist organization PKK uses civilians as human shields in its camps.
The Ministry released a statement on... More
Turkey's first gold record winner, singer Muzaffer Akgün dies at 85
Turkish folk singer Muzaffer Akgün died on Saturday aged 85.
A funeral service for Akgün, the country's first gold record winner, will be held at Istanbul's Teşvikiye mosque... More
'AK Party-CHP coalition's greatest benefit will be CHP transformation'
In an exclusive interview with Daily Sabah, Institute of Strategic Thinking head Professor Birol Akgün discussed the ongoing coalition talks between the AK Party and CHP More
Athens Stock Exchange reopens after 6 weeks
Attention is focused on Greece's embattled banks as the Athens stock exchange reopened today after a six-week shutdown over the country's debt crisis.The banks are in a vulnerable... More
New military safety zones declared in Turkey amid PKK attacks
Ağrı and Tendürek mountains in eastern Turkey were declared as "provisional military security zones" by the Ağrı Governorate as well as 14 areas within the city of Tunceli... More
New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency
Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban's controversial new leader vowed to... More
UK, France fail to tackle migrant crisis, urge EU-wide action
Britain and France on Sunday urged other European Union states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to make illegal... More
Paris Saint-Germain's Ibrahimovic to 'join Galatasaray'
Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported on Sunday that Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed to join Turkish football club Galatasaray on personal terms.
Zeybekci: Turkey's trade hindered by rising dollar
Slowdown in foreign trade was expected as Zeybekci underlined the global setback in export numbers, pointing to the dollar's appreciation, but said they are prepared for any scenario More
Airplane debris found on Reunion Island part of Boeing 777
Malaysia said on Sunday that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as Malaysian... More
President Erdoğan meets Pakistani PM
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan finished his five-day trip to China and Indonesia on Saturday, flying from Jakarta to Pakistan where he was scheduled to meet Prime... More
Iran to renew aging passenger fleet with 90 planes
Iran plans on buying 80 to 90 Airbus and Boeing passenger planes per year until 300 are in place to replace its aging fleet, media reported Sunday quoting a civil aviation... More
'PKK must keep away from the Iraqi Kurdistan'
Terrorists of the PKK should move out of Iraqi Kurdistan to prevent Turkish air strikes against them from causing casualties, the region's leadership said on Saturday.
Venice Film Festival director praises Palme d'Or winner Nuri Blge Ceylan
Venice Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera described Turkey's world-renowned director Nuri Bilge Ceylan as one of the greatest directors alive while commenting on Turkish cinema's increasing success More
Yemen’s pro-government forces receive arms, ammunition
Pro-government fighters in Yemen have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Shiite rebels scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials from... More
Turkish military dismiss civilian casualty reports in operations against PKK camps
Turkish Armed Forces dismissed civilian casualty reports in operations against PKK camps located in Northern Iraq through a press statement relased on Sunday.
Daily Sabah columnist Tulu Gümüştekin loses battle against cancer
Foreign politics writer of Daily Sabah, Tulu Gümüştekin lost her battle against liver cancer on Sunday during her holiday on Italy's Sardinia Island.
Her sudden death caused... More
PKK kills 1 soldier, injures 8 in midnight ambush in southeastern Turkey
The terrorist organization PKK organized a mined attack in the early hours of Sunday in the southeastern province of Mardin's Midyat district, killing one soldier and injuring... More