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
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
'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
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
- EU Affairs
'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
- Syrian Crisis
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
- Asia Pacific
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
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
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
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
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
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
‘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