Monday, January 26, 2015
Want to name kids 'Nutella' or 'Strawberry'? French court says 'non'!
Got the urge to name your daughter after a chocolate-walnut sauce? Or perhaps to call the new addition to the family "Strawberry?"
It's been done elsewhere, or at least... More
CHP deputy: Gülen Movement has blood on its hands
A deputy of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and former prosecutor, İlhan Cihaner has said that the Gülen Movement, which is led by the retired imam Fettullah... More
Anti-austerity Syriza wins Greek election: exit polls
The anti-bailout Syriza party won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece's national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic... More
Hungarian FM: Turkey important EU partner
Energy cooperation, trade volume and EU membership topped a high-level meeting on Monday between Hungary and Turkey's foreign ministers in Ankara.
During a joint press... More
Turkey sees efforts in Somalia sprouting new hope
President Erdoğan, accompanied by ministers and businessmen, paid an official visit to Somalia yesterday, drawing praise from local officials for what Turkish aid had achieved since 2011 More
Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68: hospital
World renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in an Athens hospital at the weekend at the age of 68, the hospital said on Monday.
The Egyptian-born singer, who became... More
CHP leader meets with leaders of Turkey’s religious minorities
The leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, yesterday convened with the heads of religious minorities in Turkey, including Istanbul-based... More
PM: Reconciliation process belongs to people
Turkey's reconciliation process, which aims to end the decades-long conflict with the PKK, is being targeted by provocateurs, but it is destined to reach a permanent peace,... More
ISIS confirms execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham's (ISIS) radio confirmed on Sunday that its militants have executed Japanese security contractor Haruna Yukawa, following the release... More
Euro hits 11-year low amid Greece fears
The positive atmosphere created by the European Central Bank with the new bond-buying program did not survive for one week. The euro hit an 11-year low and European stocks struggled after the Greek elections More
Drunk hoax caller impersonating spy chief prank calls UK PM Cameron
A hoax caller who was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron after pretending to be one of Britain's spy chiefs boasted about being "off my face" on alcohol and drugs,... More
Right-wing Independent Greeks to form coalition gov't with leftist Syriza
The right-wing Independent Greeks party has agreed to form a coalition government with the winners of Greece's national elections - the leftist party Syriza.
The Independent... More
Turkey opens biggest ever camp for Syrian refugees
Turkey's state-run Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) opened the country's biggest-ever tent camp for refugees from Syria yesterday in Suruç, a town in the... More
Egypt overturns death sentence for 37 Morsi supporters
An Egyptian court on Saturday overturned a mass death sentence against 37 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and ordered a retrial, a judicial source has said.
It’s time to debate the merits of presidential system, says Erdoğan
A switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system would allow the smooth running of the state apparatus and allow for a more efficient decision-making mechanism, says President Erdoğan More
Turkish general to visit DC in the midst of Syria disagreement
General Hulusi Akar, commander of the Turkish Land Forces, will visit Washington, D.C., from January 26 to January 30 following an invitation from his American counterpart... More
Murder suspect of Germany’s Turkish ‘hero’ may skip jail
Lawyers of the Serbian teenager accused of killing Tuğçe Albayrak, a Turkish woman hailed as a hero in Germany for defending German girls being harassed, are seeking his release pending trial More
At least 10 dead as fighter jet crashes at Spanish military base
At least 10 people died and 13 others were injured Monday after a Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed at a military base in south-eastern Spain during a NATO training session,... More
Turkish Lira to be traded in Dubai Exchange
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange will begin to trade Turkish lira in its futures market, the first time the Turkish currency will be traded as an investment instrument at a globally important finance center More
Kurds close to full control of Kobani in Syria
Syrian Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led air strikes, are close to regaining full control of the town of Kobani from ISIS fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights... More
Installment limit slows credit card usage
Credit card usage slowed both in terms of newly issued cards and growth rate of total transactions in 2014, according to Interbank Card Center's (BKM) 2014 card payment systems... More
Turkish court orders ban on Facebook pages
A Turkish court ordered Sunday a block on access to a number of Facebook pages that share materials insulting Prophet Mohammad.
The Gölbaşı Duty Magistrate Court gave the... More
Three injured in armed attack in Istanbul
Three people have been injured in an armed assault in Şişli district of Istanbul, media reported on Monday.
The assailants reportedly fled the scene on a motorbike after... More
HRW slams police brutality in Egypt as the death toll rises to 23
As the death toll from violence that erupted on the fourth anniversary of Egypt's January 25 uprising on Sunday has reportedly risen to 23, police violence during the protests... More
Main opposition CHP attempts to win conservative votes
The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) continues its initiative to change the party's political approach by including politicians with a background on the right... More
Angelina Jolie visits Iraq
Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed on Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis... More
Shelling briefly traps 500 miners in east Ukraine
Nearly 500 coal miners in Ukraine's war-torn east were briefly trapped on Monday after their pit lost power when a shell hit an electricity substation.
The incident occurred... More
CHP mayor claims Sarıgül followed him to US for intimidation
Hayri İnönü, the mayor of Istanbul's prominent Şişli district affiliated with the Republican People's Party (CHP), has claimed that Mustafa Sarıgül, the former mayor of the... More