Monday, November 30, 2015
International Antalya Film Fest launched with annual parade
The 52nd International Antalya Film Festival is one of the most celebrated cinema events in Turkey and has kicked off with its traditional opening ceremony night on Sunday.... More
Turkey expected to lead fight against climate change
Experts are calling on Turkey to show leadership in the fight against climate change, similar to the country's role in the G20 Summit in Antalya this year.
The UN's COP21,... More
Arab e-drive supports Turkish goods against Russia sanctions
Arab writers and activists have launched an e-campaign aimed at supporting Turkish goods in the face of Russian economic sanctions against Turkey adopted after the latter... More
Russia supports PKK-affiliate YPG with airstrikes in Azaz, Aleppo
PKK affiliated YPG, which received weapons from the U.S., attacked moderate opposition group held areas with the help of Russian airstrikes. Ankara is alarmed by the reports that the YPG is preparing to cross the Euphrates to reach Jarablus More
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Stalling Turkey’s EU accession talks was ‘historic mistake’: Italian Defense Minister
Italy's Defense Minister Roberta Pinnotti said stalling Turkey's accession process in the European Union while the country was willing to become a member was a "historic mistake".
Steady gas supply to protect Russia, sanctions to damage trade partner
Russia begins to implement sanctions on Turkish goods to take revenge for its downed warplane, while protecting its energy-dependent economy by maintaining its gas supply More
Turkey recovers body of downed Russian jet pilot from Syrian rebels
Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down a Russian warplane for violating... More
Ottoman court music echoes in Cadogan Hall
The compositions of the Ottoman Imperial family as well as their masters of music resonated at London's Cadogan Hall on Nov. 27. Co-organized by Yunus Emre Institute London... More
'EU-Turkey summit historic day for accession talks'
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the summit with European Union leaders on Sunday was a "new beginning" in Turkey's accession process to the 28-nation bloc.
"Today is... More
40 killed in Russian air attack on marketplace in Idlib
At least 40 were killed, 70 injured in a Russian air attack on a busy marketplace in Syria's Idlib province on Sunday morning, Anadolu Agency reported.
The attack occurred... More
Israel suspends EU contact over 'labelling'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday to suspend EU's role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, citing EU's latest... More
Turkish power ship to meet Ghana's energy needs
Ghanaian government officials have welcomed a Turkish power ship which is expected to generate some 225 megawatts of electricity to augment the country's energy needs.
Turkey, EU meet to negotiate deal on refugees
In an effort to find an effective solution to the most overwhelming refugee crisis since World War II, on Sunday the European Union organized an extraordinary summit with... More
Radar finds hidden chamber in King Tut's tomb
Scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a secret chamber, archaeologists said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's... More
US refutes Putin’s claims that Russia shared info
Russia did not inform the U.S. military of its jet's flight plan before Turkey shot it down on Tuesday, despite assertions to the contrary by Russian President Vladimir Putin,... More
Russia looks to Cambodia in attempt to fill economic void of Turkey
As tensions mounted following the downing last week of a Russian jet that entered Turkish airspace despite warnings, Russia has made a pivot eastward, forging new economic... More
Russian airstrikes hit IHH’s bread bakery in Syria
A bread bakery established by the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), Turkey's largest humanitarian aid organization, has been hit... More
EU,Turkey agree on €3bn aid deal for Syrian refugees
Speaking after the EU-Turkey summit with 28 leaders in Brussels on Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said that the European Union and Turkey have agreed on a... More
222 refugees rescued as boat capsizes in Aegean Sea
Some 222 refugees have been rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard off the Ayvalik coast of Turkey's western Balikesir province Sunday.
The Turkish Coast Guard said the refugees... More
In the name of love: Teen pretends to be intern for months to see crush
A 17 year-old teen worked for months as a nursing intern in a hospital in Turkey's southern province of Adana to see the nurse that he fell in love with, despite not having... More
Russia also violated our airspace: Israel
A breakdown in communications led to a Russian jet mistakenly entering Israeli airspace, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Sunday.
Yaloon stated that the Russian... More
Questions linger as thousands mourn slain lawyer
Family and friends bid farewell to prominent human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi on Sunday while authorities vow to conduct a detailed investigation into his death to determine whether he was assassinated or caught in crossfire in a clash between police and PKK terrorists More
3 Turkish army officials arrested in MİT trucks case
Three high-ranking army officials were arrested Sunday on charges of espionage and leading an armed terrorist organization.
General İbrahim Aydin and a retired colonel,... More
President Erdoğan eyes meeting with Putin to ease tensions
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit Paris on Monday to attend the 2015 Climate Change Conference, where 140 other world leaders will gather in hopes of signing a universal... More
Turkey allows French jets to use Turkish airspace
Turkey allowed French fighter jets to use its airspace for airstrikes against Daesh, according to the agreement reached between Turkish and France military officials on Sunday.
'There is no planet B', marchers say in climate rallies
Hundreds of thousands of people from Australia to Paraguay joined the biggest day of climate change activism in history on Sunday, telling world leaders gathering for a summit... More
Russian clubs banned from signing Turkish players
Russian sports clubs will be banned from signing Turkish players during the upcoming winter break, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday.
"I think that if... More