Friday, August 28, 2015
ISIS seizes 5 villages near Turkey-Syria border
ISIS has seized new territory from Syrian opposition groups in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against... More
Messi named UEFA best player in Europe
Barcelona's Lionel Messi received the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award for the second time beating other favorites such as Cristiano Ronaldo and teammate Luis Suárez in a... More
10 injured in explosion in Istanbul's Gaziosmanpaşa district
An explosion has taken place on Thursday in a building in Istanbul's Gaziosmanpaşa district, in which 10 people have reportedly been injured, according to reports.
Spanish town painted red as tons of food wasted
More than 22,000 people on Wednesday witnessed La Tomatina, a tomato fight festival celebrated in the eastern Spanish town of Bunol.
During the festival, which marked its... More
Training for Syrian opposition to continue: Turkish foreign ministry
Turkey will keep contributing to the training and equipment of Syrian opposition fighters, in accordance with its agreement with the U.S., the Turkish Foreign Ministry has... More
PKK: A wolf in sheep's clothing
On July 11, the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organization that includes the PKK, issued a written statement to unilaterally end the two-year cease-fire citing... More
Irish 'Muhammad Ali' KOs Istanbul shopkeepers
During his visit to Istanbul's Aksaray district an Irish tourist knocked out a few men in the area on Tuesday after a fight broke out between a store owner who attempted to... More
- Kurdish Issue
HDP co-chair continues controversial remarks, acts
Continuing to legitimize PKK terror and openly support its offshoot PYD in Syria, it has been claimed that HDP Co-Chair Yüksekdağ abetted young people to be suicide bombers in a secret meeting More
Turkish court fines shepherd TL 3,000 for beating his wife for losing dog
A Turkish court on Thursday fined a shepherd a total of TL 3,000 ($1,033) in the eastern province of Erzurum for beating up his wife, after he held her responsible for losing... More
An oasis in the heart of Istanbul
Surrounded by two highways, a botanical garden located in Istanbul's Ataşehir district offers a sigh of relief to city-dwellers with more than 1,500 plant species. The garden, visited by more than 170,000 people annually, also offers drawing workshops for children More
Turkey loses over TL 20 mln yearly on light pollution
Lights that are used in the wrong place at the wrong time pollute the earth in various ways, including disturbing humans, animals and plant life and interpreting astronomical activities. While Turkey is taking some steps to curb it, the country still loses more than TL 20 million worth of energy every year More
Congress has power to 'kill' Iran deal, says White House spokesman
Despite years of intensive negotiations, lawmakers could "kill" the agreement that world powers and Iran brokered in July, the White House said Wednesday as it seeks additional... More
Türkeş drifts away from MHP policy, party crumbles
As the Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) announced that they will not participate in Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu's caretaker government,... More
PKK attack on dam leaves 4 civilians injured
Members of PKK terrorist organization attacked a dam on early Thursday in Kiğı district of eastern Bingöl province.
Four workers were injured in the attack carried out... More
2 US journalists shot dead in live TV broadcast
A reporter and a photographer on Wednesday were killed by a gunman named Vester Lee Flanagan during a live television news report in Moneta, Virginia.
A gunman shot reporter... More
Turks living abroad to start voting on October 8
Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) has announced on Wednesday that Turkish citizens living abroad will be able to start voting on October 8, almost a month before the date... More
'Nov 1 polls to decide political, economic stability'
The upcoming snap elections will determine both the political and economic stability in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday during his address to village... More
Davutoğlu invites opposition candidates to join cabinet
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has invited 11 members of the opposition to join an interim power-sharing cabinet to lead the country to a snap election in November, sources... More
Intra-party tensions increase in Greece's Syriza party ahead of polls
The split in Greece's ruling SYRIZA party has widened ahead of a general election expected to be held in September.
On Wednesday, 53 members of the party's central committee... More
Adobe throne reveals ancient kingdom
An adobe throne has been found recently in the adobe city of Melid, which dates back 5,000 years, and is one of the earliest settlements in Anatolia featuring adobe buildings and goods More
US theater shooter sentenced to life in prison
James Holmes was led out of a Colorado courtroom in shackles Wednesday to begin serving consecutive life sentences with no possibility of parole for the shooting deaths of... More
Dow sees highest daily rally since 2011
The Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its largest one-day rally since 2011, ending six days of steep drops over fears about the Chinese economy.
US markets were bolstered... More
Migrants race for Europe in crowds before winter
As cold weather approaches, migrants, mostly from Syria, make for Europe before winter despite tight measures. Meanwhile, new migrant deaths have been reported as the EU still does not have a common response to the crisis More
MHP in shock as Turkeş likely to become deputy PM
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) was shocked when its Ankara Deputy Tuğrul Türkeş, son of party founder Alparslan Türkeş, accepted the invitation of Prime Minister Ahmet... More
WhatsApp photo, video hotline set up for traffic violations
Istanbul police set up two cellphone numbers for witnesses to report traffic safety violations with photographic and video evidence through the WhatsApp messaging application.
Facebook passes 1 billion users in one day
More than 1 billion people logged into the social media network Facebook in one day, marking a new record for the company, said Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark... More
Istanbul meeting to host leaders of Orthodox churches
The heads of Greek Orthodox churches from around the world will convene in Istanbul tomorrow at an event hosted by the Istanbul-based Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. A... More
Gülenist media makes baseless reports, lacks media ethics
Fabrication and twisting facts continues to be the norm at media organizations close to the Gülen Movement with a recent report about the supposed leader of a group linked... More
‘New Hürrem' wins Turkey's first gold medal in 50m breaststroke
Ukrainian-origin Turkish swimmer Viktoria Zeynep Güneş won the women's 50-meter breaststroke title at the fifth World Junior Championships recently, a first in Turkey's history. Referring to the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent's Ukrainian wife Hürrem, she said "I want to be the new Hürrem of Turkey." More
Activists protest tenders for hunting protected wild animals
Animal rights activists slammed public tenders for hunters who were granted rights to kill wild animals, such as bears, in exchange for a hefty sum, claiming the animals should be preserved against extinction More
One soldier killed, 4 injured in PKK attack
A Turkish soldier was killed and four others were injured in an attack carried out by PKK terrorists in the Lice district of Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakır province, Turkish... More
Fenerbahçe President: Why shouldn't I transfer Messi and Ronaldo?
After a summer of splashing cash and signing big names, Fenerbahçe President Aziz Yıldırım may have finally stretched the limits of his club's pulling power. Having already... More
HDP deputy rejects caretaker cabinet offer
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Levent Tüzel, who was offered a position at the caretaker cabinet announced on Thursday that he will not accept the offer, despite HDP... More
Small Projects Istanbul: Doing good for Syrians in Turkey
Managed mainly by expats from Syria, Australia, New Zealand, Iran and the U.S., the Small Projects Istanbul foundation aims to provide assistance to displaced Syrians in various ways such as providing language training, initiating community projects and sponsoring scholarships. The foundation's new center will open on Sept. 19 in the city's Fatih district More
Deniz Baykal rejects to participate in caretaker gov’t
Deniz Baykal, parliament's oldest deputy, who headed the CHP until 2010 and was deputy prime minister and foreign minister in the 1990s, rejected on Thursday PM Davutoğlu's... More
Galatasaray gets challenging draw in Champions League
Galatasaray will play against Benfica (POR), Atletico Madrid (ESP) and Astana (KAZ) in Group C of the UEFA Champions League, it was revealed as the group stage draw at Monaco's... More
Swimming lessons for disabled on special beach
Swimming lessons are offered for people with physical and mental disabilities on a special beach in Muğla's Bodrum district. Taking place in the district's Bitez neighborhood,... More
'HDP deputies to take part in caretaker gov’t'
The HDP nominees to whom Prime Minister Davutoğlu had offered a seat in the caretaker government on Wednesday will start their duties, the party's co-chairman Selahattin Demirtaş... More
Taking down Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try
Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match.
Bolt blew past Justin Gatlin and everyone else Thursday night in the 200... More
6 PKK terrorists killed in southeast Turkey
Six PKK terrorists have been killed on Wednesday after an attack was launched by the group on a gendarme command in the Bitlis province. Four soldiers were also injured during... More
Germany calls on Facebook to censor racist chat
Germany has urged Facebook to censor racist chat, prompting the world's biggest online social media company to say Thursday that it took such concerns very seriously.