Friday, October 09, 2015
Germany alarmed by growing violence against refugees
Germany's interior minister warned Friday of a "massive" increase in attacks on asylum seekers as the country accepts more refugees than any other EU member.
"We are witnessing... More
Turkish police detain 16 PKK suspects in the east
Turkish police have detained 16 suspects on Friday, under the scope of an anti-terrorism operation carried out against the PKK in Adıyaman and Iğdır provinces.
In Adıyaman,... More
Defense industry generates deals worth $500M in Qatar
The High-Tech Port by MÜSİAD, a defense industry fair organized by the Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MÜSİAD), brought together defense industry... More
Obama administration confused over whom to cooperate with in Syria
The Obama administration announced the end of the train-and equip-program, a failure of the White House's Syria policy, as Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the PYD, with which Russia cooperates, might be a good option to work together with More
- Syrian Crisis
France agrees to safe zone, Syrian opposition says
France supports the establishment of a safe zone for refugees in war-torn Syria, the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) claimed Thursday.
In a statement on its website, the... More
Prosecutor demands arrest warrant for Gülenist Today’s Zaman editor-in-chief
Istanbul public prosecutor Umut Tepe objected to the decision of the Istanbul 4th Criminal Court of Peace and demanded arrest warrant on Friday for the editor-in-chief of... More
Reaction scarce to media group's attempt to imprison journalists
With lawsuits seeking imprisonment of those critical of him and his media group pile up, reaction to media tycoon Aydın Doğan, a self-proclaimed defender of press freedoms in Turkey, remains limited with no official statement coming from international media watchdogs yet on the issue More
Turkish police find 4.5 kg PKK-made bomb in pot
Istanbul police on Thursday have found 4.5 kilograms of handmade bomb placed in a pressure cooker, reportedly prepared by the PKK terrorist organization.
The police carried... More
1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University
A shooting outside an Arizona university dormitory early Friday left one person dead, three others wounded and the suspected shooter in custody, a school official said.
Palestinians, Jews run together to promote coexistence in Jerusalem
Among spiralling violence Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem train together in an unusual running club. Runners Without Borders is a rare attempt at co-existence in a city where Jews and Muslims barely venture into each other's neighbourhoods. More
- Kurdish Issue
Gov't determined to bolster economy in southeast despite PKK terror
Officials in Turkey's east and southeast stress of the momentum gained during the reconciliation process for the region's welfare, amid being stormed with PKK terror in the last couple of months which hit the region's economic activities More