Sunday, July 05, 2015
Fighting in Aleppo fiercest since 2012
Two coalitions of Syrian opposition forces battled to advance in government-held western Aleppo on Saturday, seizing an army barracks in one district but being pushed back... More
'New government vital to overcome regional atrocities'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said a new Turkish government backed by the majority in the parliament must be formed as soon as possible.
"I call on all political parties... More
'Three Syria-bound UK girls spotted in Raqqa'
The three British schoolgirls who left Bethnal Green Academy in east London in February for Syria reportedly to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS),... More
Ankara to respond against any direct threat from Syria
In response to war speculations in the media Prime Minister Davutoğlu assured that Ankara will not drag Turkey into the Syrian quagmire unless it is necessary, but reiterated that if any threat approaches the country, it will not hesitate to intervene to avert the danger More
Life sentences sought for MIT truck case suspects
The public prosecutor's office in Tarsus province has demanded aggravated life imprisonment sentences for four Turkish prosecutors and a gendarmerie officer for their alleged... More
WWII era tank, other weapons seized in Germany raid
Authorities seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's home in northern Germany,... More
New Wikileaks documents show US spied on Brazilian officials
The United States reportedly spied systematically on the communications of high level Brazilian officials other than the president, according to new information posted by... More
Historical trails in Turkey bound by nature and beauty
To walk miles into history and nature as well as find hidden treasures, take a hike on one of the many trails in Turkey this summer More
Turkey fears fresh influx of Syrian refugees
Turkish Foreign Ministry has urged the international community to act to stop the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and a-Sham (ISIS) and the Bashar al-Assad regime before... More
Turkey deploys commando squad along Syrian border
Turkey deployed a special commando squad along its border with Syria on Friday as the clashes between opposition and regime forces in Aleppo intensified.
The squad deployed... More
NGO trains Christian Iraqis to fight against ISIS
Sons of Liberty International (SOLI), a non-profit company, has been providing strategic consulting and military training services to Iraqi Christians.
SOLI has been aiming... More
Doors wide open for MHP, CHP before coalition talks begin
The options for a coalition government have narrowed to two before official negotiations have even begun, but early elections still loom as the remaining options could also fail during the talks due to lack of compromise between parties More
WMO warns Turkey of heat waves in summer
A hot summer is on its way for Turkey, mainly due to new heat waves, according to the World Meteorology Organization (WMO). The announcement was made on Friday by the head... More
US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accuses China of stealing
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and "huge amounts of government information," and of trying... More
Greek police clash with protesters in Athens
Greek police on Friday have clashed with protesters in Athens and fired flash bombs only two days before Sunday's bailout referendum.
The clashes have erupted in Athens'... More
China warns citizens to stay away from protests in Turkey
China warned its citizens in Turkey to stay away from anti-Beijing protests Sunday, as protesters again took to the streets to voice their anger at China's perceived discrimination... More
UNESCO names Hamburg's warehouse district World Heritage Site
The UN cultural organization on Sunday named Hamburg's warehouse district, or Speicherstadt, and the merchant Kontorhaus district as a World Heritage Site.
It becomes the... More
Europeans switch to Spain, Bulgaria and Greece after Tunisia attack
Sun-seeking Europeans are switching to destinations such as Spain, Bulgaria or even Greece for holiday this year, with safety concerns in Tunisia after a gunman killed dozens... More
Special Forces Commander visits troops on Syrian border
Turkish Special Forces Commander Major General Zekai Aksakallı, a high-ranking military official, has arrived in Turkish border province of Kilis on Sunday morning to inspect... More
Traffic jam to worsen in downtown Istanbul for 60 days
The construction of the new Mecidiyeköy metro station, which will serve the new metro line that will connect one of Istanbul's most important commercial districts on the European... More
Ministers back to Vienna to clinch Iran nuclear deal
Foreign ministers from major powers were set to return to Vienna on Sunday for the final round of negotiations with Iran to end a 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.
63 Muslim Brotherhood members detained in Egypt
Egyptian security forces have detained 63 Muslim Brotherhood members in separate security sweeps, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
In a statement, the ministry said... More
Suicide bomb attack kills five in Nigeria church
A suicide bomber on Sunday blew himself up inside a church in the restive northeastern city of Potiskum, killing five worshippers, a police officer and witness told AFP.
Yemen fighting grips in Aden as UN presses ceasefire plans
Fighting gripped in Yemen's second city Aden on Sunday as the UN envoy was expected in the rebel-held capital Sanaa to press his efforts to broker a ceasefire.
Turkish citizens can now have two passports
Turkey's Security General Directorate has put a new arrangement into effect, allowing Turkish citizens, who travel a lot for work, to have two passports at the same time.
Woman arrested twice for trying to sneak onto planes
A woman who has repeatedly tried to sneak aboard airplanes has been arrested in Chicago twice in as many days, the latest incident while trying to get through security without... More
Iraqi leaflets signal operation to liberate Mosul
Iraqi Air Forces airplanes dropped leaflets in northwestern Iraq on Wednesday signaling an operation to liberate Mosul, which was captured by the self-proclaimed Islamic State... More
Montreal Jazz Festival draws more than two million music lovers
More than two million jazz-lovers have enjoyed the 36th Festival International de Jazz de Monteal, world's largest jazz festival recognized by Guinness World Records, from... More
Terminal construction starts in Istanbul’s third airport
Construction of the terminal building of Istanbul's third airport has started, Turkey's General Directorate of State Airports Authority head Serdar Hüseyin Yıldırım said late... More
Greece’s Varoufakis accuses creditors of 'terrorism'
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accused Athens' creditors of "terrorism" in an interview published on Saturday, a day before Greeks vote in a high-stakes referendum... More
Turkey sends medical aid for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti
Six tons of Turkey-donated medical equipment and supplies, along with six fully-equipped ambulances, have arrived in Djibouti, the Turkish ambassador to the small Horn of... More