Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Iranian envoy: Energy deal with Turkey will mobilize economies
Iranian Ambassador to Turkey, Ali Reza Bikdeli, said that the energy cooperation between Turkey and Iran is "an engine that mobilises the two countries' economies," therefore... More
New zoning regulation sparks debate in Izmir
New zoning regulation brought into force by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanism has sparked a debate in Turkey's third largest city Izmir, involving the city's metropolitan... More
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Australian reporter sacked over Anzac Day tweets
A sports presenter at Australian broadcaster SBS, Scott McIntrye has been sacked after his tweets about Anzac Day that were described as offensive and inappropriate by Australian... More
Istanbul police display huge amount of seized heroin
Hundreds of kilos of seized heroin has been put on display by Istanbul police in a month that saw security forces uncover 600 kilograms of the deadly drug in eastern Turkey.
Turkey’s Ziraat to start operations in Ethiopia
Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci announced that the state-run Ziraat Bank will establish an office in Ethiopia on Monday.
Zeybekci added that Ziraat will be the... More
Novelists withdraw from gala in Charlie Hebdo protest
Six prominent novelists have withdrawn from a New York literary gala to protest against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo being honored with a freedom of expression... More
Gülen accused of giving orders to judges
According to local media sources, the unauthorized court ruling to release Gülen Movement-affiliated suspects was ordered by the leader of the movement, U.S.-based imam Fethullah... More
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Pakistan cyclone kills 44, injures more than 200
A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a "mini-cyclone", has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said on Monday, raising their previous projected death... More
Parents to get first gold from government
Families with children will receive their first gold from the government and the related Family Package regulation has been published and announced in the Official Gazette.... More
Turkey’s poverty, hunger limits are on the rise in April
Turkey's poverty threshold, the monthly food expenditure for a family of four to get sufficient nutrition, has increased by 14.25 percent in April 2015. The poverty threshold... More
Turkey faces new Gülenist juristocratic coup attempt
An unauthorized court ruled on Saturday to release the Gülenist suspects, although the court authorized to make such decisions ruled for the continued detention of the suspects. The incident prompted an investigation by the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors and raised questions over whether the judges have any affiliation with the Gülen Movement More
Mentoring boosts employment of the disabled in private sector
A project by the Turkish government brings together disabled citizens with job mentors, helping over 100 people find jobs in the private sector in six months by facilitating the challenging process of finding employment for them More
Mustafa Akıncı wins the race in Turkish Cyprus
Independent candidate Mustafa Akıncı won the second round of Turkish Cyprus' presidential race on Sunday against incumbent President Derviş Eroğlu with 60.5 percent of the... More
Former US President Jimmy Carter to visit Gaza
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who is known for speaking frankly about the Israel-Palestine conflict, is expected to visit the Gaza Strip and meet with officials from... More
President Erdoğan: Turkey paid a high price for Cyprus
Newly elected Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı said Turkish Cyprus is not Turkey's "child," but a sibling country, drawing criticism from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
UN chief deplores Israeli actions during 2014 Gaza war
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday he deplores that a U.N. inquiry found "Israeli actions" killed at least 44 Palestinians and injured some 227... More
'Attempt to free suspects theft of authority'
Judicial attempts to free a senior media executive and 75 others held on charges related to a Gülen Movement linked investigation was a "theft of authority," Turkey's Deputy... More
12 Gülen-linked police arrested in wiretapping probe
12 out of the 18 Gülen-linked police officers detained under the scope of the wiretapping probe carried out in nine Turkish cities including Van have been arrested early Monday.
Apple quarterly profit jumps 33% to $13.6 bn
Apple on Monday reported a 33-percent rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China.
The California tech giant said... More
Qaradawi sides with Turkey about 1915 incidents
Prominent Muslim scholar Youssef al-Qaradawi has declared support for Turkey against "vicious claims" related to the events of 1915.
"There is an increasingly vicious campaign... More
Lynch sworn in as top US law enforcement official
President Barack Obama's choice for US attorney general, Loretta Lynch, was sworn in at her new job on Monday, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the top... More
Bosnian policeman killed, two others wounded in gun attack
A police officer was shot dead on Monday evening at a police station in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina while two others were wounded, a police spokeswoman said.
"The attacker... More
Top judge underlines need for new charter
The newly appointed president of Turkey's Constitutional Court, Zühtü Arslan, said on Monday at an event to celebrate the 53rd foundation anniversary of the top court that... More
Anti-racism group calls on UN to examine murder of Turks, racism in Germany
A group of anti-racism experts has called on the United Nations to examine the unresolved murder cases carried out by the neo-Nazi terror cell, NSU, and rampant institutional... More
Al-Nusra-led rebels seize army base in Idlib
The Fatah Army, which includes al-Nusra Front and several other opposition groups, continues to make gains after fierce battles, despite airstrikes, in the south and moves toward Latakia, an Assad stronghold More
Facebook launches video calls in Messenger
Facebook announced on Monday that it has added a video-calling feature to its Messenger mobile application, enabling face-to-face conversations among users of the app around... More