Monday, July 06, 2015
Ankara takes extra measures to secure border with Syria
Due to the increasing ISIS threat, Turkey decided to further tighten its 900-kilometer border with Syria through new security measures. The Finance Ministry has reportedly allocated extra funds for the newly-adopted measures to be implemented as soon as possible More
Gunman attacks construction company in Istanbul
A gunman has been arrested by Turkish police on Monday after he took a group of people hostage at a construction company in Istanbul.
Details are still emerging but the... More
Euro suffers drop after initial referendum results
The euro suffered a slight drop against the dollar on Sunday after early results of the Greece bailout referendum indicated 'no' to the EU bailout terms.
One euro was worth... More
US dollar rises to 2,72 against Turkish lira with impact of Greece referendum
After the referendum in Greece for austerity which resulted in a 'no' vote, combined with parallel decline in global risk appetite, the US dollar against Turkish lira traded... More
It is now time' to finalize Iran nuclear deal: Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that "it is now time" to finalise a historic nuclear deal with Iran, on a ninth day of talks in Vienna between Tehran and major... More
'Tsipras “torn down bridges” between Greece, Europe'
German deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said that the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras has "torn down the bridges" between Greece and Europe, in an interview to Tagesspiegel... More
'Greeks need to face with failures, make a new start'
As Greece went to a vital referendum on Sunday, political scientist Grigoriadis pointed out that many leftist parties in southern Europe would be willing to disconnect themselves from Syriza's experiences. He also stressed that Syriza has lost its credibility both internationally and domestically considering it has not done what it had promised More
Eurozone summit to be held on Tuesday for Greece
European Council president Donald Tusk sconfirmed the Eurozone summit on Tuesday to discuss the outcomes of the Greek referendum, after Germany and France called for an emergency... More
Two new Turkish landscapes join UNESCO list
Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape along with the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey have been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in the German... More
Hollande, Merkel to discuss Greek referendum on Monday
French President François Hollande is to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday in Paris to discuss the results of the Greek referendum.
The two leaders will hold... More
Zuckerberg: Telepathy is the future of communication
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, has made mind blowing predictions about the future of technology in a Question & Answer which he hosted on his Facebook page.... More
Parliament bureau dispute suspects coalition talks
Talks to be held to form a coalition government face a week's delay following a crisis that erupted in the formation of the Bureau of the Assembly as well as Prime Minister... More
Metro station construction adds to Istanbul's traffic woes
The announcement of the partial closure of a main street in Istanbul for two months during the construction of a new metro station worries motorists in the city with the worst traffic problem in the world More
Turkey marks 22nd anniversary of PKK's Başbağlar massacre
"It was evening prayer time... The imam was reciting the adhan... Some men performed ablution in the mosque courtyard while some others headed to the mosque for prayer," says... More
Football mega-stars join Super League giants
Galatasaray secured the signing of German forward Lukas Podolski on Saturday while reports coming out of Fenerbahçe suggest the club could sign Manchester United superstar... More
Raised pensions to be paid before Ramadan eid
The salary increases that retired people and civil servants will receive this month has been determined. According to the inflation rate in the first six months of 2015, the... More
New decree intensifies fight against Gülenists
Turkey is preparing for a comprehensive fight against the Gülen Movement following the last National Security Council (MGK) meetings, the latest of which took place on June... More
Final Greek referendum polls show 'No' vote ahead by 5%
Final opinion polls released after the end of voting in Greece's referendum showed the 'No' vote leading by a small margin in Sunday's vote on a bailout proposal from creditors.
Doctors Worldwide healing wounds of refugees everywhere
Regardless of religious, language, ethnic and sectarian differences, Doctors Worldwide is healing vulnerable people in the middle of the Syrian-Iraq crisis. Today, volunteer... More
Sabancı becomes most innovative university
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) 2015 Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index, which lists Turkey's top 50 entrepreneurial and... More
Gaza children suffer from 'mental trauma' one year after conflict
The majority of children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year's conflict are showing signs of severe emotional distress and trauma, including frequent bed... More
Tsipras, Putin discuss Greek referendum results over phone call
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Greece's referendum against further economic austerity measures on the phone on Monday,... More
Romania to concentrate on ‘connectivity’ as Black Sea chair
Romania will prioritize 'connectivity' among the members of Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation as Bucharest will preside at the regional body for the next... More
Austria files legal challenge against UK nuclear plant
Austria has filed a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice against EU-granted state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain, government officials confirmed... More
Ex South Korean first lady to fly to North Korea
North Korea agreed Monday to welcome a high-profile South Korean visitor in 93-year-old Lee Hee-ho early next month.
Lee was the South's first lady at a time of relatively... More
Hungarian parliament passes law to stem flow of migrants
Hungary's parliament passed legislation on Monday that tightens its asylum rules, providing the legal framework for the erection of a fence along the country's southern border... More
Iran bans celebrations in case of nuclear deal
Iran's Interior Ministry has banned any form of public celebration should a long-awaited deal on the country's nuclear programme be reached this week.
The government is... More
Germany breaks national heat record at 40.3 degrees
Germany has broken the national record for the highest recorded temperature due to Europe's weekend heat wave on Saturday and Sunday.
The thermometer in Kitzingen in the... More
Iraqi jet 'accidentally' bombs neighborhood in Baghdad, kills five
An Iraqi plane accidentally dropped a bomb on an eastern Baghdad neighborhood on Monday, police and residents said, killing at least five people and destroying several houses.
US-led airstrikes target ISIS stronghold Raqqa
U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a series of airstrikes targeting the self proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition... More
Greeks have spoken: 'no' to austerity
With about 90 per cent of the ballot boxes opened, the 'no' supporters who were against accepting the creditors' bailout terms have overwhelmingly declared their definite... More
Unclear future awaits Greece with the debt deal vote
Despite being unsure about the possible results of saying ‘NAI' or ‘OXI', Greeks voted on their future in Sunday's referendum. In both cases, the process will be painful for the country More
US beats Japan, wins Third Women's World Cup
A World Cup that kicked off amidst one of the biggest scandals in soccer history ended in joyous celebration on Sunday as the United States defeated Japan 5-2 in a free-wheeling... More
China uses animals for earthquake prediction, report says
Chinese government-affiliated researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to predict earthquakes, media reported.
The seismological bureau in the eastern city of Nanjing... More
Greece to introduce new currency incase of 'no': Schulz
European Parliament president Martin Schulz said on Germany's Deutschlandfunk radio that Greece will have to introduce another currency if Sunday's referendum results in the... More