Sunday, March 01, 2015
France, Switzerland closely follow Austria's ‘Islam bill'
Amid growing concerns over the Austrian ‘Islam bill,' other European countries are taking similar measures that would promote further intolerance and discrimination against the Muslim community More
Turkey plays important role in fight against ISIS: U.S.
The U.S. said on Friday that Turkey plays an important role in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.
"Turkey have taken steps on every aspect of our anti-ISIS... More
Delegation visits US, discusses relations and Gülen
Parliament's Turkish-American Friendship Group Chairman Şaban Dişli, who paid a visit to Washington with a delegation on Feb. 24 and Feb. 26 to work against anti-Turkey activities... More
Turkey freed itself from systems of tutelage: MP
Turkey has freed itself from systems of tutelage in the last 12 years in line with the vision of a "New Turkey", President of Foreign Affairs Committee in Parliament, Ahmet... More
Final discount on Russian natural gas 10.25 percent
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yıldız announced on Friday that they have agreed on a 10.25 percent discount with Russia. Speaking at the eighth sector meeting... More
Istanbul's mega-project: Bosporus to get three-level tunnel
In a ceremony on Friday, Prime Minister Davutoğlu announced that the world’s first three-level tunnel with a metro line and a dual motorway will be built under the Bosporus. The project is part of efforts to resolve Istanbul’s perennial traffic problem More
Europe like a sieve when it comes to extremists deported by Turkey
Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu criticized European countries' failure to adequately keep tabs on militants deported by Turkey, noting that extremists keep coming back to join ISIS in Syria More
Rebuilding Gaza may take a century unless Israel lifts blockade
Rebuilding the demolished homes, schools and hospitals in Gaza could take 100 years as Israel continues to restrict the flow of materials, aid agency Oxfam said More
Dismissed MP may return to CHP: Court
Former Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Süheyl Batum may return to his former party after a court decision overruled his dismissal on Thursday.
Ankara 24th Civil... More
Tranquil destinations in Istanbul away from the rat race
Renowned for its vivid nightlife and fancy streets, Istanbul hides many tranquil districts away from the hustle and bustle of the city for those who are looking for a warm and quiet place to spend this weekend More
Gülenist police chief arrested over Armenian journalist's murder
Ramazan Akyürek, the former head of the Turkish National Police's intelligence unit, who is believed to have ties with the Gülen Movement, was arrested on Friday on the order of an Istanbul court one day after he was detained as part of an inquiry into the murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink More
Palestinians tear-gassed in West Bank anti-settlement rally
Scores of Palestinians on Friday suffered temporary asphyxiation and rubber bullet injuries after Israeli troops dispersed anti-settlement protests in several parts of the... More
24 Gülenist police officers referred to court for arrest
Ankara public prosecutor's office referred 24 police officers detained in an illegal wiretapping probe during a recent police operation to court on Saturday, demanding their... More
Baransu taken into custody for false documents
Gülenist journalist Mehmet Baransu was taken into custody on Sunday as part of an investigation related to the false documents used as a pretext in the Balyoz case.
UN: Turkey hosts the most refugees in the world
Turkey has become the country hosting the largest number of refugees in the world amid a "staggering" growth in displacement from Syria, the UN high commissioner for refugees... More
Progress slow but sure in the Domestic Security Package
The government has shown considerable determination to pass the articles of the controversial Domestic Security Reform Package, which has been prepared in line with Western templates, despite intense criticism from opposition parties. More
Defending champ Federer beats Djokovic to retain Dubai title
Defending champion Roger Federer won his seventh Dubai Championships title and second of the year in defeating top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday.
This marked... More
Hamas urges Arab states to redress Egypt court ruling
Palestinian faction Hamas on Saturday called on Arab states to take measures to redress an Egyptian court ruling earlier in the day, labeling it as a "terrorist" organization.
EU welcomes call for disarmament, expresses support
The Europen Union has welcomed Abdullah Öcalan's call to disarm according to a statement by the spokesperson.
"The EU welcomes today's announcement - at a joint press conference... More
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow - government
The Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov was shot and killed by four shots in central Moscow late on Friday, the Russian government... More
With the score settled, Brugge are next
Lovren's missed penalty sent the Black Eagles into the Europa League's round of 16 helping Beşiktaş eradicate the memory of their 8-0 loss. Beşiktaş will now play Belgian team Club Brugge in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 More
Tensions over Iran drag US-Israel ties to historic low
The ongoing diplomatic crisis between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has brought relations between the two... More
Turkey condemns kidnapping of Christians by ISIS
Turkey has harshly condemned ISIS attacks on predominantly Assyrian Christian villages in the northeast Syrian province of Hasakah, where the group is thought to have kidnapped... More
Egypt courts list Hamas as terrorist group, give Brotherhood leaders life sentence
An Egyptian court on Saturday designated Palestinian movement Hamas as a "terrorist" group, a judicial source has said.
In a separate case earlier in the day, a court sentenced... More
Turkey slams Libya PM's 'weapons supplies' claims
Turkey slammed Tobruk-based Libyan government's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani's remarks claiming Turkey has been supplying weapons to militant groups in Libya.