Friday, May 29, 2015
‘Friday’ actor Reynaldo Rey passes away at 75
American actor-comedian Reynaldo Rey, who appeared in such films as "Friday", "White Men Can't Jump" and "Harlem Nights", has died on Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of... More
Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert indicted on federal charges
Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on federal charges including making false statements to the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's Office... More
Reconciliation brave step, says EP rapporteur
European Parliament (EP) Rapporteur for Turkey Kati Piri said she wanted Turkey's progress report for EU membership to be as inclusive as possible. Speaking to Daily Sabah... More
'Conversion of Hagia Sophia not on the agenda'
Presidency sources on Thursday have stated that the conversion of one of Istanbul's most famous historical monuments, the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is not on the President's... More
Turkish Jews reject anti-Semitism claims
Despite increasing comments aiming to create the perception that Turkey is persuing anti-Semitic policies due to its harsh rhetoric against Israel during its attacks on Gaza,... More
Istanbul’s new metro line to be driverless
Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, will join cities in which automated or driverless trains operate. The city's new metro line on its European side will have driverless trains.... More
Rising Islamophobia concerns US Muslim organizations
Islamophobia was on rise particularly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks but its frequency and notoriety has increased in the U.S. during the past decade, Muslim... More
Gezi Park rioters vow to return to park on anniversary
Two years after the violent riots, groups that pioneered the infamous Gezi Park protests in Istanbul pledged to mark the anniversary at the park on Sunday, the day that the... More
'I cannot monitor everyone all of the time'
Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Thursday that he cannot monitor everyone all of the time as he commented on the corruption scandal in which seven senior FIFA... More
Two car bombs kill at least ten people in Baghdad
Car bombs exploded in the parking lots of two heavily fortified five-star hotels in central Baghdad late on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, police and medical sources... More
Jailed Gülenist police chief now charged for Dink Murder
Jailed Gülenist officer Ali Fuat Yılmazer, who is accused of taking part in a plot to kill Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink has been arrested late Thursday.
Turkish executive Şenes Erzik to be interviewed in FIFA probe
While FIFA's veteran President Sepp Blatter, who chaired an emergency meeting after the corruption scandal, refused the call to resign from UEFA President Platini, Turkish executive Şenes Erzik will also be interviewed by prosecutors More
Turkic journalists meeting aims to develop journalism in Turkic nations
The Kazan Declaration was announced Thursday, the last day of the second council of the Turkic World Journalists held in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan.
Up to 70 journalists... More
HDP poisoning democracy, deputy PM says
Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan, who regularly holds talks with the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on the Kurdish question, said on Tuesday during a TV program... More
Gülen linked Bank Asya deleted 800,000 transaction records
While investigations continue into Bank Asya, which was seized by Turkey's banking watchdog earlier this year, it has been discovered that 800,000 transaction records were deleted at the bank just after the Dec. 17 in 2013 operation More
Two shot dead in clashes between HDP and Hüda-Par members
Two members of the Free Cause Party (HÜDA-PAR) have been shot dead on Friday during clashes with members of Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey's eastern Şırnak province.
The conquest of Constantinople: The heralding in a new era
The conquest of Constantinople by the Turks on May 29, 1453 is more than just the ordinary fall of a city. The conquest was a turning point both in the Turkish and Islamic history and the history of the world More
Voters intimidated: Italy compared to Turkey’s Kurdish votes
The use of force to threaten people and influence their democratic choices has been known as a phenomenon in many parts of the underdeveloped world, but "mafia-style democracy"... More
U.S. drops Cuba from list of state sponsors of terrorism
The United States formally dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, an important step toward restoring diplomatic ties but one that will have limited... More
Turkish villager proud custodian of Roman artifacts
With her şalvar, a type of harem pants popular among villagers, and a red yemeni scarf, Hatun Dilci, 72, does not stand out among fellow residents of her village in the southern... More
Bomb attack on Shiite mosque in Saudi, kills four
The official Saudi Press Agency says a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shiite mosque in an eastern Saudi city and killed four people.
It said the bomber tried to... More
Turkish expert finds Ottoman-era banknote dated 1876
A Turkish expert on banknotes and coins, Mehmet Tezcakin has found an Ottoman-era 50-kurus (piaster) banknote in a lot sent by a collector in Germany for the purpose of valuation.
THY denies radioactive leak on Turkish plane in India
Turkish Airlines announced on Friday that no leak was detected in one of its planes at a New Delhi airport as the media reported.
A radioactive material leak was detected... More
JPMorgan Chase to lay off around 5,000 by next year
US banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. will cut about 5,000 jobs over the next year as it slims down its operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The goal... More
Google unveils Android M
Android M, Google's next version mobile operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company... More
Cypriot leaders agree on measures to build confidence
In the second meeting of the latest round of peace talks, the Cypriot leaders agreed to launch several initiatives, including opening border gates and integrating GSM networks, as part of efforts to build confidence More
French woman found guilty for torturing boyfriend
A French woman, who abused and enslaved her boyfriend over the course of 15 months, was sentenced to a three-year partially suspended prison on Thursday.
Zakia Medkour,... More
U.N. eyes keeping Israel off armed violations list
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is leaning toward not including Israel on an annual list of states responsible for violating children's rights in armed conflicts, despite... More
Turkey’s foreign trade deficit drop by 32 percent in April
Turkey's foreign trade deficit dropped by 31.9 percent in April compared to the same month of the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) announced on... More
Still no sign of a deal in sight for Greece as G7 finance ministers meet
Greece's fate in the euro area continued to cast a shadow over the second and final day of a Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in Dresden Friday with still no sign... More
PM says gov't faces past atrocities against Alevis
On a visit to a province with a majority Alevi population Prime Minister Davutoğlu voiced support for the community and reiterated that past offenses against Alevis will never be repeated so long as the AK Party is in power More
Bulgarian mayor sprinkles sugar on roads to ward off crashes
A Bulgarian mayor has ordered that the roads be sprinkled with sugar to ward off 'evil' and stop a recent increase in traffic accidents, saying "Due to the rising number of... More