Sunday, November 29, 2015
Antalya Film Festival hosts doyens of cinema
Organized by Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, the 52nd International Antalya Film Festival will run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6. The festival will host world-renowned Hollywood figures Kathleen Turner, Jeremy Irons and Vanessa Redgrave as well as Turkish stars such as actress Ayşen Gruda, director Erden Kıral, actor Kayhan Yıldızoğlu and actress Tijen Par. More
Europe's top court upholds headscarf ban in France
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has unanimously upheld France's headscarf ban in a case brought by a French Muslim social worker sacked in 2000 for wearing a religious... More
Israel denies handing over bodies of slain Palestinians
As part of its collective punishment policy against the Palestinian people, Israel has refused to deliver the bodies of 38 Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and... More
- Syrian Crisis
S-400 deployment in Syria halts Coalition airstrikes
No U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Daesh positions in Syria took place since last Thursday, coinciding with the time when Russia decided to deploy S-400 missile defense... More
Putin orders special economic measures against Turkey
Russian President Vladimir Putin orders economic measures against Turkey including ban on some goods on Saturday according to Kremlin's website.
The sanctions are "aimed... More
Turkey deploys military reinforcements to border
Turkey deployed additional tanks, armoured personnel vehicles and other weapons alongside its border with Syria on Saturday after the downing of a Russian military jet by... More
Turkish teams enjoy some respite in Europa League
Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş's wins over Molde and Skenderbeu boast their chances of reaching the UEFA Europa League's round of 32 More
PM assures killers of Elçi will be brought to justice
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Saturday that the Justice and Development (AK) Party government will not allow unidentified murders during their period and added that... More
Tyson Fury secures world heavyweight boxing title
Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to end the Ukrainian's nine-and-a-half-year reign as heavyweight champion and take his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight... More
- Syrian Crisis
YPG-allied group kills 20 civilians in Syria's Aleppo
At least 20 civilians, including women and children, were killed Friday when the Revolutionaries Army (Jaysh al-Thowwar) attacked a village in Aleppo province, a Syrian Civil... More
Turkish citizens targeted in Russia, embassy says
Following downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets on Nov. 24, Turkish citizens living in Russia have been the target of Russian authorities.
The Turkish embassy in... More
Obama says enough is enough after latest shooting
US President Barack Obama declared "enough is enough" and made an impassioned call for tighter controls on military-style weapons Saturday, a day after a gunman killed three... More
- Syrian Crisis
Russia airstrikes kill 11 civilians in Syria's Idlib
Eleven civilians, including women and children, were killed Saturday when Russian warplanes targeted a residential area in Idlib province, Syrian Civil Defense sources told... More
Weapons seized in Italy were shipped legally says Turkey's Foreign Ministry
The shipment of 781 shotguns seized in Italy's northern city of Trieste on Friday was in fact legal and was en route from Turkey to Belgium, Tanju Bilgiç, spokesman for Turkish... More
Killer of Tahir Elçi identified as PKK-affiliated YDG-H member
One of the two suspects behind the murder of the Chairman of Diyarbakır Bar Association Tahir Elçi has been identified as YDG-H member Mahsun Gürkan.
According to reports,... More
Who can risk trading with Russia now?
Becoming a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is a prestigious step for any country looking to be included in the global market. But it entails the entrant to abide... More
Army officials face terror charges in MİT truck case
Three high-ranking army officials have been accused of espionage and leading an armed terrorist organization, an Istanbul prosecutor said on Sunday More
Turkish power ship to meet Ghana's energy needs
Ghanaian government officials have welcomed a Turkish power ship which is expected to generate some 225 megawatts of electricity to augment the country's energy needs.
Tahir Elçi, two police officers killed in armed shootout
Chairman of Diyarbakır Bar Association, Tahir Elçi, was killed in an armed attack by PKK terrorists on Saturday after a press release given in Sur district in southeastern... More
'Coordination between coalitions necessary in Syria'
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Sunday that similar incidents as Russia jet downing can happen unless there is coordination between the two coalitions, which have different... More
Hungary truck driver tries to run over Syrian refugees in Calais
An aggressive Hungarian truck driver's video circulating on various social media outlets shows him attempting to run over Syrian refugees walking on a highway in French... More
US refutes Putin’s claims that Russia shared info
Russia did not inform the U.S. military of its jet's flight plan before Turkey shot it down on Tuesday, despite assertions to the contrary by Russian President Vladimir Putin,... More
'Russian brides' want peace between Russia, Turkey
A group of Russian women married to Turkish men and reside in Turkey have voiced their concern over the escalation of tensions between their homeland and Turkey and said that... More
Saudi women begin campaigning in local election for first time
Saudi female candidates running for municipal councils began on Sunday campaigning in elections marking the first time women are allowed to vote and contest polls in the conservative... More
Majority of sex abuse cases in Britain go unreported: study
Britain was rocked this week by a government report that said the vast majority of child sex abuse cases in the country are never reported.
Police and local municipalities,... More
Antalya comes alive with International Film Festival
The 52nd International Antalya Film Festival offers an international film selection. Films from around the world as well as award-winning Turkish feature-lenghts will compete for various awards More
'KRG has enough natural gas for Turkey, EU'
Natural gas resources in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) are enough to meet the needs of both Turkey and Europe, the head of the KRG's Parliamentary Committee for Industry... More