Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Villarrica Volcano erupts in Chile, thousands flee
One of the South America's most active volcanoes has erupted in southern Chile, sending heavy smoke high into the air and lava surging down its slopes, and forcing thousands... More
Investigators face probe for Dink case cover-up
Two Interior Ministry investigators face criminal probe for ignoring serious charges made against Gülenist police officers concerning the murder of journalist Hrant Dink More
Turkey seeks to expand gastronomic tourism
The Gastronomy Tourism Report released by the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) stated that the number of tourists surpassed 1 billion around the world and 88.2... More
CHP slow in finding candidate nominees
As the June 7 general election in Turkey approaches, the total number of candidates for nomination from for the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) to compete for seats... More
- Kurdish Issue
No compromise if PKK returns to arms, says PM
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said that the government will not make any concessions if the use of arms is brought to the table, as he underlined that public order is an... More
Madonna wants 'a drink' with French far-right leader Le Pen
Madonna wants to "sit down and have a drink" with France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen to hear out the woman she once demonised on stage by showing a picture of her with... More
Uighurs held in Thailand take case to court
A Thai court will decide this month whether to release 17 Uighurs from the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, including 13 children, who have been detained for the past 11... More
Coffee – good or bad for the heart?
Three to five cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of a heart attack, a recent study published online in the Journal Heart suggests.
The study suggests that 'moderate'... More
Inflation covers expectations, limiting central bank's options
The inflation rate increased from 7.24 percent to 7.55 percent in February, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on Tuesday. The consumer price index in February... More
Tunisians learning to speak Turkish
Within the framework of initiatives between the Turkish and Tunisian Ministries of National Education and the agreements that were signed between the two countries in 2012,... More
ISIS threatens to kill Twitter CEO and employees
Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) hav threatened to kill Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and employees after the social media site blocked accounts belonging... More
Half a million students to go to Europe on Erasmus
EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır has said that there is a fund of 800 million euros that is to be spent as part of the Erasmus Program by 2020 and said: "We... More
- Kurdish Issue
Erdoğan rules out Sissi’s accusations
On his way to Saudi Arabia, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey has no issue with the Egyptian people, when asked what Turkey's expectations are for normalizing... More
- Kurdish Issue
U.S. welcomes Öcalan's call for disarmament
The U.S. welcomed a call for the outlawed PKK to lay down its arms against the Turkish military on Monday.
"We would welcome all steps in support of a peaceful resolution... More
Turkey to explore oil near Qandil Mountains
Turkey will start oil exploration near Hindırın and Çoman fields near Qandil Mountains in Northern Iraq, Turkey's Energy Minister, Taner Yıldız, announced yesterday.
Fenerbahçe win tough home game against Karşıyaka
Fenerbahçe Ülker won a difficult home encounter against Pınar Karşıyaka 70-62 in the Turkish Basketball League on Monday night, picking up their 16th win in 20 games, while... More
Canadian pastor missing in North Korea
The head pastor of a large Canadian church has been missing for more than a month and may have been detained in North Korea. The Canadian Government has reached out to try... More
Government mulls ways to support anti-ISIS offensive
Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz said yesterday that the government is discussing how to assist the U.S.-led coalition in its planned offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq... More
Speculation over Nemtsov killing
Amid speculation over the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, opposition supporters blame the Kremlin while pro-Kremlin groups calls the murder “provocation” More
Kuwait questions father of 'Jihadi John'
Kuwaiti authorities are currently questioning the father of a Kuwaiti-born Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) member known as "Jihadi John," local newspapers reported... More
Location of Syrian train-equip program revealed
The train-and-equip program for Syrian opposition forces will be held in Turkey's central Anatolia province of Kırıkkale, the national defense minister said on Monday.
Report finds racial bias in Ferguson police, court
A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, a... More
Anticipated PKK disarmament to accelerate reconciliation process
Prime Minister Davutoğlu says the PKK's disarmament, which is expected to provide momentum to the government-initiated reconciliation process, cannot be tied to preconditions More
Turkey’s military supply to Baghdad does not include weapons: Sources
Two Turkish C-130 military cargo planes that landed at an air base near Baghdad do not contain weapons, told military sources to Daily Sabah.
The planes arrive before the... More
Gülenist members of the judiciary to stand trial
Two prosecutors and a judge affiliated with the Gülen Movement, which allegedly infiltrated government institutions in an apparent attempt to oust the elected government,... More
NYC Jews protest against Netanyahu for the US visit
Dozens of Jewish protesters in New York dismissed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's current U.S. visit as a "political spin" ahead of Israel's upcoming general election... More
Ex-CIA director admits mishandling classified information
The U.S. Department of Justice says former CIA Director David Patraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials.
A Justice Department statement says... More
Latest developments in reconciliation raise hopes for regional economy
The government's announcement of a new phase in the reconciliation process with the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on the weekend and the jailed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan's... More
Populist promises to top CHP's electoral campaign
With the June 7 general elections only three months away, Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) is trying to build a new communication strategy to attract... More
Experts to ensure Erdoğan's food safety at the palace
A team of five experts is checking President Erdoğan's food and water for radioactive materials, poison, and other deadly ingredients at the Presidential Palace in Ankara.
Alevi approach by HDP faces backlash
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş attended the opening ceremony of the Democratic Alevi Association on Tuesday in intensified efforts to garner... More
Erdoğan calls Central Bank to ‘pull itself together’
President Erdoğan continued his criticism of Central Bank Governor Başçı by saying they canot act according to the ‘interest lobby.’ Including Deputy PM Babacan in his criticism, Erdoğan called on them to ‘pull themselves together’ More
'Some pro-Kurdish figures not 'sincere' in peace'
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said on Monday that not all deputies from the Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP) are sincere in their wishes for the success of the reconciliation... More
Ditches dug by PKK’s youth closed after Öcalan’s call
The ditches that were dug by members of the terrorist organization PKK's youth wing in Cizre, a district in eastern province of Şırnak, have been closed. The ditches were... More
18 arrest warrants issued in 'parallel state' probe
An Ankara has court issued arrest warrants for 18 police officers, as part of the Gülenist-linked "parallel state" operations, on Tuesday.
The court's decision came after... More
Ministers censure the EU over agriculture chapter
While providing funds to support Turkish agriculture and rural development for Turkey’s EU accession process, ministers criticized the EU for putting political obstacles in the way of the agriculture chapter More
US vows to protect Syrian opposition, train them with Turkey
The U.S. said on Monday that it will protect Syrian opposition fighters once they are trained and begin fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The... More
Death penalty for US man charged in Muslims' killings
North Carolina prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man who police say kept detailed notes on parking at his condominium complex before gunning down three young... More