Thursday, November 26, 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
Turkey 'fully justified' in shooting Russian warplane, former US rep. to NATO says
Turkey had the right to shoot down a Russian fighter jet violating its airspace, a former U.S. representative to NATO said, adding that the incident should not come as much... More
Helicopter crash kills 15 in Russia
Fifteen people were killed in Russia on Thursday when a civilian helicopter crashed in Siberia, regional authorities said.
The Mi-8 helicopter, which was transporting 22... More
6.7 magnitude earthquake hits western Brazil
A large but very deep 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit western Brazil Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake struck at 12:45 am (5:45 GMT) at a depth of 375 miles... More
Protestors attack Turkish embassy in Moscow
Turkey's embassy in Moscow has been hit by stones, eggs and paint hurled by a group of protestors.
An angry crowd demonstrating against Turkey's recent downing of a Russian... More
'Nationality of jet was unknown before downed'
Turkish Armed Forces released a statement on Wednesday regarding the downing of the Russian SU-24 by Turkish jets. In the statement, the military said that the nationality... More
- Syrian Crisis
Russian airstrikes target aid convoy in Azaz, 7 killed
At least seven people died, 10 got injured after an apparent airstrike, reportedly by Russian jets, targeted an aid convoy in northwestern Syrian town of Azaz near a border... More
Talks gather pace, says Turkish Cypriot leader
Talks on reunifying Cyprus have made more progress in the last five months than in the preceding 47 years, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus President Mustafa Akıncı said... More
Couples sign ‘No to domestic violence’ contract before wedding ceremony
Some 20 couples who got married in a mass wedding ceremony in Turkey's southern Adana province on Tuesday have signed a contract before the ceremony in which they promised... More
Turkey releases audio of warning to Russian jet
The Turkish military on Wednesday released what it said was an audio recording of a warning to a Russian fighter jet before it was shot down near the Syrian border.
'Turkey will not escalate tensions'
A day after the military downed a Russian jet that violated Turkish airspace, both the president and prime minister said Turkey will not escalate the tension. Officials from Moscow also said they are not going to act hostile toward Turkey but will take certain measures, such as sending anti-missile systems to its bases in Syria More
Gov’t program focuses on new constitution, stability
Following the official presentation of the members of the 64th government, the government's program was presented to Parliament on Wednesday by Prime Minister and Justice... More
- Syrian Crisis
Kerry urges calm after Russian jet downed
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Russian counterpart on Wednesday to urge calm and dialogue between Turkey and Russia after Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane... More
'Russia's aircraft fly far from DAESH targets'
Commenting on the Turkish Air Force downing a Russian warplane near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace, former U.S. Ambassador to Ankara Francis Ricciardone... More
Galatasaray eliminated from Champions League
Antoine Griezmann scored a goal in each half as Atletico Madrid comfortably defeated Galatasaray 2-0 to advance to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
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
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
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
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
'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
Germany to send jets to fight Daesh in Syria
Germany is ready to send Tornado jets to join allied forces in the fight against Daesh in Syria, government sources told dpa on Thursday.
The decision to send the jets... More
Obama signs $607 billion defense bill
U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday a $607 billion defense spending bill that includes provisions that impede his efforts to close the controversial detention... More
Former US ambassador backs Turkey for downing Russian jet
A former U.S. ambassador on Wednesday maintained Turkey's right to defend itself by downing a Russian jet that violated its airspace.
International law recognizes a nation's... More
'No plans to impose food imports embargo to Turkey'
The Kremlin said on Thursday that it is not considering sanctions against Turkey or imposing an embargo on food imports, in response to reports that Russia has stopped the... More
Assad regime kills 19,000 Syrian women since 2011: NGO
women had been killed in Syria's ongoing civil conflict, including around 19,000 slain by Syrian regime forces.
Publication of the report coincided with the International... More
Marshall Islands face threats from global warming in 2015, hottest year ever recorded
ATOLLS AT RISK
Consisting of 29 atolls and five free-standing islands spread over vast distances in the Pacific Ocean, the Marshall Islands is home to 70,000 residents... More
US Dollar hits two-week high against Turkish lira
The U.S. dollar and Turkish lira parity rate hit two-week high on Thursday, and exceeded 2.90, following the downing of Russian jet escalating tensions.
The rate hit its... More