Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Turkey's first driverless metro line to be in service by end of 2016
The driverless automated metro line, scheduled to come into service by the end of 2016 in Istanbul, will become a Turkey first of its kind.
The Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe... More
Make a point to see the Butterfly Farm when visiting Istanbul
Inspired by a butterfly farm in Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford, Turkey's first butterfly farm in Istanbul's Beykoz district is reminiscent of the tropics with thousands of butterflies. Children are obviously the farm's regular visitors More
Eating fish reduces risk of Alzheimer's disease
Eating fish at least once a week can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study conducted at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Seafood... More
Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150
Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out... More
Bombardier to invest $100M in Turkey's projects
Canadian train and aircraft producer Bombardier is set to join Turkey's railway projects in cooperation with Bozankaya Railway Company and invest $100 million in technology... More
Genre-bending bands perform in Istanbul this week
The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) Salon will host local and foreign jazz musicians as well as instrumental, dubstep and synthpop blends this week More
Gaziantep joins Nobel candidates for hosting refugees
Another Turkish city is seeking a place amongst the laureates of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. The city of Gaziantep along Turkey's southern border with Syria is nominated... More
Record number of Americans living abroad renounce their US citizenship
The number of U.S. citizens living abroad renouncing their citizenship has hit an all-time high in 2015, as approximately 4,300 expatriates gave up on their American citizenship... More
Google CEO gets massive $199m pay day
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai received restricted stock worth about $199 million, according to a regulatory filing by Google parent company Alphabet Inc.
With this... More
- Syrian Crisis
Over 900 refugees departed Turkey for Canada: IOM
Nearly 300 more Syrian refugees fled Turkey over the weekend as part of Canada's commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrians from the region, International Organization for Migration... More
- Syrian Crisis
Syria airstrike hits MSF-supported hospital, 3 dead
Syrian regime air strike hits Médecins Sans Frontières [Doctors Without Borders]-supported hospital on Tuesday killing at least three people and injuring six others, including... More
- Asia Pacific
41 dead, 109 still missing 3 days after Taiwan quake
Rescuers continued to search for 109 people thought to be trapped in a high-rise that collapsed when an earthquake hit southern Taiwan more than three days ago, as the death... More
PM Davutoğlu's visit to Netherlands postponed
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu's visit to Netherlands has been postponed to Wednesday.
The premier was supposed to leave for the Netherlands late Tuesday but the Prime... More
4-kilometer-long red carpet rolled out for convoy of Egypt's Sissi draws ire
The red carpet rolled out on the road where the Egyptian President AbdelFettah al-Sissi's convoy passed through last Saturday sparked criticism from the opposition and public... More
Police officer, soldier killed in clashes in southeastern Turkey
A Turkish police officer and one soldier were killed Tuesday in an operation against the terrorist PKK organization in the district of Cizre in Turkey's southeastern Şırnak... More
Bosnian Serb convicted in Srebrenica genocide dies in jail
Bosnian Serb general convicted by United Nations judges of genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and described as the "right hand" of Ratko Mladic has died in his cell,... More
UNHCR urges Turkey to open borders to refugees
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday called on Turkey to open Syria border for new influx of refugees trying to escape the town of Aleppo after...
Ramadi fully recaptured from Daesh, Iraqi official says
Iraqi government forces have regained full control of Ramadi after pushing Daesh terrorists out of the city's outskirts, according to Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led...
'Turkey admitting refugees in controlled manner'
Turkey is admitting Syrian refugees in a "controlled fashion" and has so far let in 10,000 of the roughly 50,000 people who have reached its borders in the latest influx,...
Minimizing dependency priority, says Turkish energy minister
The roadmap for the energy sector has been announced by Energy and Natural Resources Minister Albayrak. Accordingly, the necessary investment will surpass $110 billion and diversification in sources will curtail dependency in energy by 50 percent
US fails to grasp gravity of Turkey’s warnings on PKK-linked PYD
Ankara's concerns over Washington's close relations with the Syrian PKK affiliate PYD's YPG militia have shifted to a level of questioning the alliance between the two countries after a U.S. State Department spokesman said the U.S. will continue to support the PYD and YPG
US sends 20 military advisers, arms to YPG in Syria
Washington has sent 20 military advisers to Kobani in order to assist the PKK-affiliated Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed People's Protection Units (YPG) in its...
President Erdoğan receives US Jewish leaders in latest sign of thaw in Israel ties
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met on Tuesday with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (CoP), which comprises...
Regime sends military aid with airplanes to PYD in Hasakah
Four Syrian regime military airplanes full of weapons arrived at the Qamishli airport in the PKK Syrian affiliate Democratic Union Party's (PYD) armed People's Protection...
Opposition backs safe zone as Syrians flee latest bombs
The health minister in Syria's interim government has backed Turkish plans for a safe zone for refugees in northern Syria.
Mohamed Wajih Juma spoke to Anadolu Agency at...
Clinton tops donations received in White House race
Democratic Party presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton leads her peers in campaign donations received in the race to the White House, official figures show.
Iceland's Pirates getting ready to take over the island
Iceland boasts full employment, a peaceful society and a well-functioning welfare state; yet voters are so frustrated with the political establishment they're ready to elect...
Chobani rejects PepsiCo offer to buy stake
Greek-yogurt maker Chobani LLC, founded by Turkish-born billionaire Hamdi Ulukaya, said on Friday it had rejected offers from beverage giant PepsiCo Inc and other investors.