Saturday, February 13, 2016
Romantic destinations in Turkey to celebrate Valentine's Day
The time of a year when you see hundreds of red hearts, roses and kissing lovers on streets has arrived. Just like the rest of the world, lovers who hope to mark Feb. 14 have... More
PKK terrorists open fire on ambulance at gas station
PKK terrorists opened fire on an ambulance located at a gas station in Turkey's southeastern İdil district in Şırnak on Friday.
An employee at the gas station was injured.... More
Elephant loses out on love, takes anger on 15 cars
After losing in a battle for the affections of a female, a male elephant in southern China turned wild and took out his anger on cars, damaging 15 of them.
The elephant... More
Erdoğan meets Qatari emir, discusses mutual strategies
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan welcomed Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani at the Grand Mabeyn at the Yıldız Palace in Istanbul on Friday. Defense Minister İsmet... More
- Syrian Crisis
Russian strikes kill 16 civilians in Syrian town
Sixteen civilians were killed and scores injured Friday in Russian airstrikes on opposition-controlled al-Ghantu town in Homs province, local sources told Anadolu Agency.
Buildings collapse near Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue
Two five-story buildings collapsed in Istanbul's historic Beyoğlu district on Friday, with a number of people feared to be trapped in the rubble it was later confirmed that... More
- Syrian Crisis
Syria's main opposition welcomes Munich agreement
Syria's main opposition on Friday cautiously welcomed an agreement to take steps towards the suspension of fighting to allow humanitarian aid to reach starving civilians.
Refugee waves will not only hit Turkey, but also Europe, Ankara warns
As the Russia-backed Syrian regime continues its indiscriminate offensive on Aleppo, hundreds of refugees could arrive in Turkey, which would have an impact on Europe as well, Deputy PM Akdoğan said More
Over 5 health personnel killed amid clashes in southeast
At least five health personnel have been killed since PKK terrorist organization resumed its armed campaign in July, the Health Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu said on Thursday.... More
'Russia carries on bombing despite Syria truce deal'
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Friday spoke out against continued Russian bombing in Syria despite a truce agreed the night before.
Diplomats agreed Thursday... More
- Asia Pacific
US Senate passes tougher North Korea sanctions
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber... More
- Kurdish Issue
HDP deputy: Turkey's Kurds wants solution with politics, not with arms
Kurds in southeastern Turkey do not want to win their rights through war after almost 40 years of armed struggle, pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Diyarbakır Deputy... More
- Kurdish Issue
US ignores PKK-PYD links, spokesman leaves Öcalan question unanswered
As Washington still ignores links between the PKK and PYD, State Department spokesman Toner elided over a question about a portrait of the imprisoned PKK leader Öcalan in the PYD's newly opened office in Moscow More
- Kurdish Issue
Survey: HDP below threshold with further drop in support
Even though four main parties have seats in Parliament as a result of the Nov. 1 elections, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) would not pass the 10 percent national election... More
Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch hold historic meeting in Havana
Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, have met in Cuba in a major advance towards healing a 1,000-year-old rift between Roman Catholics... More
US wants 'concrete actions' from Russia after Munich deal
Russia can show it's commitment to a deal to stop the fighting in Syria by translating its words into "concrete actions", the U.S. said Friday.
"We need to see an end to... More
Zika outbreak won't compromise Olympics: Brazil president
The presence of the Zika virus in Brazil won't compromise the Olympics in August, President Dilma Rousseff vowed Saturday as soldiers went door-to-door across the country...
Ex-pupils say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes
A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days or weeks and wouldn't...
After 81 days of hunger strike, Palestinian journalist 'on brink of death'
Palestinian journalist Mohamed al-Qeeq, who began an open-ended hunger strike in an Israeli jail 81 days ago, now stands on the brink of death, a Palestinian official warned...
Army finds bodies of 30 terrorists in southeast Turkey
Turkish military has found the bodies of 30 terrorists following the end of a counter-terrorism operation in southeastern Şırnak province's Cizre district Thursday, it was...
EU urged to stop differentiating between terror groups
Turkey's EU Minister Volkan Bozkır has urged the 28-nation bloc to stop differentiating between terrorist organizations.
In remarks made to Anadolu Agency during his visit...
Russia sanctions stay in force until Ukraine agreement implemented, Kerry says
Sanctions against Russia will continue until it implements all aspects of the Ukraine peace agreement reached in Minsk last year, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.
Turkey’s role in solving Syrian crisis very important: former US envoy
If Turkey is not happy with the result of the Munich deal on Syria, then it might take steps to change it, according to a former U.S. envoy, who conducted an exclusive interview...
Australian PM shuffles cabinet in wake of resignations
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a cabinet reshuffle Saturday, describing his new line-up as "a dynamic team, which combines youth, new talent, experience,...
Parliament commission adjusts meeting hours for Christian MP
The Parliament's Planning and Budget Commission regulated the meeting hours on Sundays to allow the first Christian deputy to perform his religious duties.
Upon the request...
Assad 'deluded' in claiming military solution: US
Syria's Bashar Assad is "deluded" if he thinks there is a military solution to the war in Syria, nearly five years into a brutal conflict that has killed more than 260,000...
Israel, EU end dispute over settlement-made goods: Spokesman
Israel has resolved a weeks-long diplomatic row with the European Union following an earlier decision by the latter to label products made in illegal Jewish settlements in...
Japanese women fight for their Valentines, while men do sweet nothing on Feb 14
Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine's Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday.
In Japan, the menfolk...