Thursday, April 02, 2015
Investigation launched into bug in Erdoğan’s office
The two suspects in the investigation into the wiretapping of Erdoğan's office, former TÜBİTAK Vice President Palaz and Gökhan V., have been transferred to the court under... More
Former vice president of TÜBİTAK arrested in wiretapping probe
A Turkish court has ordered the arrest three suspects, including Hasan Palaz, the former vice president of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)... More
Turkish prosecutor held in hostage crisis passes away
The Turkish prosecutor held during Tuesday's Istanbul courthouse hostage crisis has died in hospital where he was being treated, after he was shot twice in the head and three... More
US lifts freeze on military aid to Egypt
The Obama administration released the suspended military aid to Egypt on the pretext of combatting extremism, despite the el-Sissi government continuing mass human rights violations, according to rights groups More
Google to produce tiny computer on a stick, Chromebit
Technology giant Google has announced they will produce a new computer as small as a USB stick.
Manufactured by Google in partnership with computer brand Asus, the mini... More
Turkey slams Arab League chief over interference remarks
Turkey has strongly rejected the remarks of Arab League Chief Nabil el-Araby of Egypt, who claimed that Turkey was one of the countries that "interferes" in the region.
Powerful storm sweeps Europe, at least nine dead
At least nine people have been killed in heavy winds that have battered Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK, police said early on Wednesday.
German Press Agency reported... More
Did a cyber attack cause the blackout in Turkey?
After a nationwide blackout across Turkey on Tuesday, different scenarios for reasons for the power outage have been circulating.
As Taner Yıldız, Minister of Energy and... More
Hugh Jackman to return to Istanbul in May
The famous Broadway star Hugh Jackman is returning to Istanbul to perform his show, "An Evening with Hugh Jackman", having been forced to cancel his original March dates due... More
Turkish Armed Forces: We expect those involved in false accusations to be punished
The Turkish Armed Forces have released a press statement on their website stating their satisfaction with the final decision made on Tuesday regarding the Balyoz (Sledgehammer)... More
Davutoğlu thanks party’s old guard for their services
Ahead of the June 7 general elections, PM Davutoğlu awarded some renowned party figures subject to the party's self-imposed three consecutive term rule with plaques at yesterday's group meeting as preparations by the party's election committee continues to elect new deputy candidates More
Turkish Airlines plane returns to Istanbul after bomb threat
A Turkish Airlines flight, coded TK1759 and bound for Lisbon was forced to return to Istanbul's Ataturk Airport due to a bomb threat on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Swine flu cases in Turkey drop, says health minister
There has been a significant drop in the number of swine flu cases in Turkey over the past few days, Health Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu said yesterday.
"The peak season... More
Slovakia repeats support for EU bid in Erdoğan's visit
After his diplomatic visit to Slovenia on Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid an official visit to Slovakia yesterday where he was welcomed with an official ceremony... More
Scandal-prone Sarkozy takes steps toward presidency
Ahead of the 2017 French presidential election, scandal-ridden former President Sarkozy and his center-right party has won a resounding victory, defeating the Socialist Party government of President François Hollande More
Nine UK nationals caught trying to cross the border to join ISIS in Syria
Nine U.K. nationals caught trying to cross the border to join ISIS in Syria in southern province of Hatay, Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement on Wednesday.
The military... More
Two former heads of ÖSYM called to testify in KPSS cheating probe
Two former heads of The Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), Ünal Yarımağan and Ali Demir were called to testify as suspects as part of a probe that investigated... More
Finance minister offers free trade deals to Arab investors
The Turkish-Arab Economic Forum, held in Istanbul for the 10th time has became a tradition now. While Arab investors underline the satisfying profits they have gained from their investments in Turkey, Finance Minister Şimşek offered free trade deals for mutual benefit More
Colonel acquitted in coup trial says Gülen aimed to run state as imam
Retired Colonel Dursun Çiçek, who was sentenced to 16 years in prison in the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) coup plot trial and was acquitted in a retrial on Tuesday, has said Turkey... More
Turkish-German girl an example of ISIS targeting secular families
Contrary to the belief that ISIS appeals to devout Muslims in the West, it has been discovered that youths from secular families can also be inclined toward extremism with a lack of solid religious knowledge and can be militants' primary target for recruitment More
Akkuyu Nuclear to become operational in less than 7 years
Akkuyu Nuclear Inc. CEO Fuad Akhundov said that the units of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which is slated to be constructed in Mersin, will be commissioned in less than... More
PKK will not engage in armed clashes, but is not laying down arms
While the public is expecting a PKK announcement concerning the date for its anticipated congress to lay down its arms, a senior PKK leader has said they are ready to end... More
Palestine becomes ICC's 123rd member
The Palestinian Authority (PA) became a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday, with a low-key ceremony at the court's headquarters marking the high-stakes... More
NATO expands influence in Romania
In a move preparing for a long confrontation with Russia, NATO is most likely to station heavy military equipment in Romania, U.S. General Philip Breedlove said on Wednesday.... More
Doctors Worldwide puts a smile on Sudanese children's faces
Doctors Worldwide completed the sixth Save Smile Camp to help Sudanese children suffering from the congenital anomalies of cleft lips and palates More
World's best lady golfers to meet in Turkey
126 professional lady golfers from 32 countries will come to Antalya, Turkey to get title in the 7th Turkish Airlines Ladies Open on May 17-20 More
US congressmen allege Turkey targeting US citizens with prosecution
A recent letter signed by five congressmen and sent to U.S. Secretary of State Kerry last week, portrays the Gülen Movement's accelerated efforts to put the Obama administration at odds with Turkey, a NATO ally, through its connections in the U.S. More
Erdoğan pledges to enhance security measures in Turkey
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has pledged on Wednesday to take action to enhance the security measures in Turkey after two terrorist attacks occurred for two consecutive... More
DHKP-C under spotlight after deadly hostage-taking
The terrorist organization DHKP-C, responsible for a string of attacks and the bombing of the U.S. embassy, has once again emerged as a major threat after two of its members... More