Friday, November 27, 2015
Media Association criticizes bans on media institutions
The Media Association released a statement on Thursday criticizing the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) and Supreme Election Board (YSK) for bans and fines on media... More
‘Unprecedented' US anti-Muslim backlash post Paris
Acts of vandalism against mosques, anti-Muslim threats and fear have reached an unprecedented level in the U.S. since the Paris attacks, fueled by right-wing intolerance in... More
Great Palace Museum's ancient mosaics to be restored
Dating back 1,500 years, the mosaics of the Great Palace of Constantinople, which were discovered in 1932, will finally undergo detailed restoration for better preservation and display More
Turkey summons Russian envoy to the Foreign Ministry
Turkey summoned Russia's ambassador to Ankara to the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday over the recent attacks on Turkish premises in Russia after Turkey downed a Russian... More
Russia calls citizens in Turkey to 'return home'
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on its website on Thursday that Russia wanted its citizens not to travel to Turkey and called those living there to return back home... More
'No change in independent status of central bank'
There will be no change in the independent status of the Turkish central bank, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the economy Mehmet Şimşek said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Erdoğan to have a phone call with Putin on Thursday or Friday
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to have a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday or Friday over the downing of Russian jet, the presidential... More
'US needs to show support to Turkey'
United States Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush expressed support for Turkey's decision to shoot down the Russian warplane.
"Turkey is a NATO ally, they are an... More
Norway posts ads in Afghan papers to dissuade refugees
Norway has begun publishing adverts in Afghanistan's newspapers to dissuade Afghans from seeking asylum in the Scandinavian country, the Norwegian government said on Thursday.
UAE pays Colombian mercenaries to fight in Yemen
The United Arab Emirates has secretly sent 450 Latin American paid mercenaries to fight as part of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's civil war fought between the Houthi rebels... More
Russia cuts all military contacts with Turkey
All military cooperation channels with Turkey have been cut following the downing of Russia's Su-24 fighter jet, the Russian Defense Ministry announced Thursday.
New minimum wage 'will cost Turkish firms $10bn'
Istanbul-based Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association, or MÜSİAD, has expressed its concern over a possible rise in Turkey's monthly minimum wage and called... More
Lebanese civilian pilot says he heard Turkish military’s warnings to Russian pilot
A civilian pilot flying a Middle East Airlines (MEA) flight from Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport to a Gulf country when Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet... More
Dog attacks police, health officials in effort to ‘protect’ his owner
We have all heard of many stories of dogs' endeavors to protect their owners from what they believe is dangerous for them, but this time one of those dogs made an unfortunate... More
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'EU to open crucial chapter in Turkey's accession talks'
Turkish EU Minister Volkan Bozkır has said EU will open Chapter 17 on economic and monetary policy in Turkey's EU accession talks in December.
"Hopefully, we will open... More
Sicily: An eternal meeting point between Africa and Europe
Having harbored different civilizations for centuries, the gorgeous island of Sicily offers unparalled cultural richness bearing both Islamic and European heritage More
A rainy but warm week ahead of cold spell
The weather forecast for Turkey changed dramatically on Thursday, after weeks of moderate temperatures, as rainfall made a comeback and the Directorate General of Meteorology... More
'Russia does not want a clash with NATO'
NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Philip Breedlove, on Thursday said that a confrontation between NATO countries and Russia should be avoided.
Speaking about the... More
Hollande, Putin agree on co-op in Daesh fight; Assad disagreement remains
French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on strengthening the cooperation in the fight against Daesh but the disagreement on whether... More
US knew flight path of plane downed by Turkey: Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed on Thursday that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian... More
'Turkey won't apologize to Russia over downing of jet'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu vowed on Thursday that Ankara would not apologize to Moscow over the downing of a warplane on the Syrian... More
Jeremy Irons to receive achievement award in Antalya
World-renown British actor Jeremy Irons, who has acted in many famous productions such as ‘The Merchant of Venice,' ‘Dungeons and Dragons, ‘Lolita' and many others, will be the guest of the 52nd Antalya Film Festival to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award More
Syrian regime advances in Turkmen areas
In cooperation with Russian forces, the Syrian regime took control of the strategically important Kızıldağ region on Thursday morning, an area located in the Bayırbucak region... More
Turkey only buys oil from known sources, Erdoğan says
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday harshly criticized those accusing Turkey of buying oil from Daesh, and called them to prove their 'baseless' claims.
There is no one-size-fits-all diet, study reveals
When two people follow the same weight-loss diet to the letter, but one fails to lose weight, the problem might be their bodies' different responses to the same foods, a recent... More
Russia to cooperate with US-led coalition: Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin said late Thursday that Russia is ready to cooperate with the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Daesh terrorist organization.
Putin said... More
Russia tightens customs controls, severs trade ties despite contrary statements
Since the Russian Su-24 fighter was downed by Turkey for violating its airspace on Tuesday, reports and complaints regarding Russia's implementation of non-reciprocal practices... More