Thursday, March 05, 2015
Turkish jetliner skids off on runway in Nepal
A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 passengers had to be evacuated after it skidded off the runway upon landing at Kathmandu airport yesterday and ended up on grassland.
'Racist' Ferguson email about Obama revealed
An email suggesting that Barack Obama would not last long – because "what black man holds a steady job for four years" – is among racist emails unearthed in a... More
Famous Turkish actress visits refugee camp in Jordan
The famous Turkish actress and United Nations International Children's Emеrgеncy Fund's (UNICEF) goodwill ambassador Tuba Büyüküstün has visited Zaatari refugee... More
Turkish FM: British 'Police spotters' out of question
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has ruled out placing British "police spotters" in Istanbul on the pretext of stopping foreigners from travelling across the Turkish... More
PKK disarmament to accelerate reconciliation process
Prime Minister Davutoğlu says the PKK's disarmament, which is expected to provide momentum to the government-initiated reconciliation process, cannot be tied to preconditions More
US Dollar continues its rise against Turkish Lira
The Turkish lira fell to a new record low of 2.5705 against the dollar Wednesday morning, and has held close to that level into the afternoon.
Analysts attributed the lira's... More
Turkey's NASA ready to launch
Work to establish Turkey's equivalent of the U.S.'s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is completed, said Transport, Maritime and Communication Minister... More
'10 pct of Turkish armed forces are Gülenists'
Retired Colonel Dursun Çiçek, who was arrested as part of the Sledgehammer military coup plot trial and later released in June, has asserted in an interview with CNN Türk... More
Energy, security top focus of Turkmen leader's visit
Praising the 26 percent increase in last year’s trade volume between the two countries, the Turkish and Turkmen presidents agree on further cooperation on energy, natural gas in particular, and security to sustain stability More
Gülenist former police chief becomes candidate nominee for CHP
A Gülen Movement-linked former head of the Istanbul Police Security Branch office, Ertan Erçıktı, who was arrested in the Tahşiye operation last December for alleged involvement... More
Banksy's artworks make appearance in Gaza Strip
The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip.
In a short film posted on his website, the popular street artist appears... More
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Portuguese PM supports Turkey's EU accession
Portuguese Prime Minister Passos Coelho stressed on Tuesday the need to enable Turkey's accession to the European Union.
"Turkey must no longer be a country that has a... More
At least ten migrants die in Mediterranean, hundreds rescued
At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while hundreds more from that vessel and another were rescued, Italian... More
Turkey delivers military aid to Iraq in fight against ISIS
Two planes carrying Turkish military aid to Iraq have landed in Baghdad. According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent, two C-130-type military planes landed at Muthenna Air... More
Turkish Cypriot president seeks peace deal
Turkish Cypriots are seeking a deal that makes tomorrow better than today, the president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Derviş Eroğlu, said on Tuesday, calling... More
Nobel Peace Prize committee demotes chairman
The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize demoted its chairman on Tuesday, for the first time in the 114-year history of the award after his right-wing opponents won... More
Netanyahu covers no new ground in speech in Congress
Israeli PM Netanyahu’s controversial speech in U.S. Congress on Iran, which was made at a time when U.S.-Israel relations have chilled was expectedly unwelcomed by both Iran and the Obama administration More
Subway services put on hold due to derailment
Services on Taksim-Yenikapı subway line, one of the busiest subway lines in Istanbul, have been put on hold due to a derailment.
The train reportedly derailed early on... More
PM in US to expound Turkey’s appeal as an investment destination
PM Davutoğlu said that a decade of political stability, coupled with pro-investment government incentives for foreign investors makes Turkey a very attractive destination for global capital searching for a dynamic economy More
World is playing catchup on Syria
On the issue of the civil war in Syria, Davutoğlu argued that the international community has consistently ignored Turkey's warnings and was just now resolving to go along... More
Watchdog seizes Kaynak Holding's share of Bank Asya
Turkey's banking watchdog, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK), yesterday seized Kaynak Holding's share in Bank Asya because of an unauthorized share transfer.... More
US clears police officer in Ferguson case
The U.S. Justice Department says it will not prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led... More
PASSOLİG-like system suggested in Greece
Greece may adopt the Turkish Passolig system. As a new e-ticketing system, Passolig ended the era of paper tickets at football games to allow for a safer atmosphere for all fans. Greece's top clubs have presented a plan that includes electronic tickets to abolish the one-week ban after crowd troubles More
18 Gülenist police officers arrested for wiretapping
Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office have issued an arrest warrant for 18 police officers detained in an illegal wiretapping probe during a recent police operation.
Couple throw ISIS-themed wedding in Egypt
An Egyptian groom surprised his bride and wedding guests with a dance routine parodying the gruesome hostage-execution videos released recently by the self-proclaimed Islamic... More
US troops readying for Ukraine deployment, Kiev asks for lethal aid
The U.S. will send around 300 troops to train Ukrainian forces in the country's western region, while the Kiev government is asking for lethal aid to fight Moscow-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine More
President resents MİT Chief Fidan ’s resignation
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stated that he is still resentful about the resignation of Hakan Fidan, the chief of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) in... More
PM Davutoğlu arrives in New York
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu arrived in New York on Tuesday night to hold financial talks and attend a series of meetings at the United Nations.
On the first... More
Drink white Turkish tea for only four thousand liras
The general Manager of ÇAYKUR (a Turkish tea production company), İmdat Sütlüoğlu, has recently announced that the company have introduced white tea, which was produced for... More
Egypt warns women against marrying ISIS fighters online
Egypt's state-sponsored Islamic authority warned women Wednesday against marrying fighters from the ISIS group online, saying such unions would push them into a "circle of... More
Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory in anti-poaching fight
Kenya's president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory.
Twenty-five years since ivory trade... More
Migrants at sea challenge shipping industry’s rescue tradition
The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean is putting a "disproportionate" burden on the shipping industry, threatening the tradition of maritime rescue, a UN-hosted... More
'At least 32 miners killed in east Ukraine mine blast'
At least 32 miners were killed in a blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held area of east Ukraine Wednesday, the president of Ukraine's parliament said.
"A terrible tragedy... More