Sunday, February 01, 2015
‘Bottlegate’ adds another one to Netanyahu’s many troubles
Sara Netanyahu, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, has been accused by Israeli media outlets of pocketing thousands of US dollars' worth of public funds through... More
Italy elects Sergio Mattarella as president
Sergio Mattarella has been elected Italy's new president Saturday, ending a period of political uncertainty in the recession-ravaged peninsula.
Mattarella, aged 73, received... More
ISIS beheads Japanese journalist Goto
An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations... More
Former German president Richard von Weizsacker dies aged 94
Former German president Richard von Weizsacker, 94, who was hailed for his moral leadership in post-war Germany, has died, the president's office announced on Saturday.
Turkey condemns Sargsyan's 'invitation' remarks
Turkey's presidential spokesman has strongly condemned the remarks by Armenian President Sargsyan regarding President Erdoğan's invitation to the commemoration ceremonies... More
President: Gülenists cooperate with Mossad
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the Gülen Movement, also known as the 'parallel structure' for assaulting Turkey's national security and unity by allegedly cooperating... More
Japanese journalist victim of car crash in Turkey
Kazumi Takaya, 46, a Japanese journalist working as a translator for Tokyo-based Fuji TV, was killed on Thursday in southeastern Turkey in a car crash. The body of the veteran... More
Iranian Mohsen Namjoo praises Turkish musicians
Nicknamed "Iran's Bob Dylan," Mohsen Namjoo has praised Turkish musicians for mixing western and eastern music "much better than Iranians."
The 39-year-old singer and songwriter... More
Two Gülenist officers arrested in wiretapping probe
Two Turkish policemen have been arrested in an illegal wiretapping probe, an Izmir court said on Saturday.
The two high-profile police officers, Memduh Tosun and Taner... More
Thousands join 'Respect for Prophet' march in Turkey
Thousands of people attended "Respect for our Prophet and Condemning Cruelty" march organized on Saturday by a non-governmental platform in the eastern Turkish province of... More
Turkish NGO reaches out for Syria's youth
A Turkish NGO is seeking to create opportunities for disadvantaged youth on both sides of the Atlantic, and will soon take on one of its biggest challenges.
Moscow library fire burns historic documents
One of Russia's largest academic libraries, the Moscow library known as INION —the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences— went up in flames on... More
Turkish people’s nature is inclined to a presidential system
Deputy PM Arınç, in an exclusive interview with Daily Sabah, said the AK Party’s aim is to have enough seats in the June election to form a new constitution and later to change the current political structure to a presidential or semi-presidential system More
The amazing story of Turkey’s first TV broadcast
Saturday marked the 47th anniversary of the first broadcast of Turkey’s national television channel TRT, but things did not go quite as planned after the historic 1968 event More
Turkish people essential part of Europe, says PM Davutoğlu
Turkish people are an essential part of Europe, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said late on Saturday in his address to the nation. Ahead of his Sunday visits to the western... More
Heavy rains expected in northwestern Turkey
The Meteorological Department yesterday released a statement, warning residents of the Marmara region that heavy rain is expected starting Sunday evening.
Rainfall will... More
Parliament to address security reform package
To provide citizens with a practical and speedy system, the government recently introduced the Domestic Security Reform Package. This package, which has been a greatly debated... More
Expectation low in Tsipras's Cyprus visit
Ahead of Greek PM Alexis Tsipras visit to Greek Cyprus, Turkish officials on the island expressed their hopes that Tsipras would give solution-oriented messages on the Cyprus issue and convince Greek Cyprus to return to the negotiating table More
Spain likely to follow Greece for radical change
Over a hundred thousand people massed on Saturday in left-wing Podemos' "March for change" rally in Madrid, Spain.
Podemos (We Can), the popular movement-turned-political... More
31 parties eligible to partake in June 7 elections
Turkey's High Election Board has announced the political parties that have been found eligible to take part in the June 7 parliamentary elections, in accordance with the legislation.... More
Beloved musician Barış Manço commemorated
One of Turkey's most famous and beloved cultural figures, Turkish rock musician and composer Barış Manço was commemorated on the 16th year of his death over the weekend.
Turkish military spent TL 9.5 billion on food and fuel
The Turkish Armed Forces spent TL 5 billion on food and TL 4.5 billion ($1.843 billion) on fuel between 2010 and 2014, according to figures released by the Office of the Chief... More
One dead in accident caused by strong winds
The powerful Southwester, referring to winds from the southwest, which appeared on Saturday and increased its force on Sunday in western Turkey has caused an accident in the... More
10,000 people banned from entering Turkey for ties with ISIS
Interior Minister Efkan Ala said over the weekend that Turkey has banned 10,000 people from 91 countries from entering the country for links to the Islamic State of Iraq and... More