Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Israeli-Palestinian violence on the rise
A new wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence showed no signs of abating yesterday with multiple attacks killing at least four people and wounding dozens as tensions continue to escalate in the conflict-torn region More
First summit of Asian, Pacific Muslims to focus on cooperation
The first summit of Muslim religious leaders from the Asian and Pacific countries opened yesterday in Istanbul with the Turkish head of the Presidency of Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez calling for a renewal of cooperation between Asia-Pacific Muslims and unity against challenges to Islamic world More
ISIS confirms the death of its number two in US airstrike
The alleged spokesman for the ISIS terror organization confirmed on Tuesday the killing of the jihadist organisation's second in command in a US air strike earlier this year.
Daily death toll increases to four as Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank’s Bethlehem
A Palestinian is dead after being shot by Israeli soldiers during clashes on the northern outskirts of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to medical sources.
Muslim scholar Said Nursi's students announce support for AK Party
The students of Muslim scholar Said Nursi made a joint statement on Tuesday, declaring their support for the current government while praising recent developments in human... More
Al-Qaeda-affiliate offers €3 million bounty for Assad
The leader of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, Abu Mohamed al-Jolani, offered on Monday a €3-million bounty for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a €2-million... More
Eight PKK terrorists killed in Turkey's southeast
Clashes between Turkish security forces and PKK terrorists Tuesday in the southeastern province of Hakkari have seen eight terrorists killed and three security forces' members... More
Russian embassy in Damascus struck by 2 mortar shells
Two rockets struck the Russian embassy compound in Damascus on Tuesday sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow's air war in Syria,... More
PEGIDA calls Merkel ‘dangerous,' Germany to extend temporary border controls
Anti-Islam group PEGIDA marched through the German city of Dresden, waving anti-immigration placards and calling Merkel ‘dangerous.' Meanwhile, Germany will extend temporary border controls until Oct. 31 amid the influx of refugees More
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Corrupt deputies pardon themselves in Vanuatu
The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu found itself in political chaos Tuesday following an extraordinary few days in which 14 lawmakers were found guilty of corruption... More
Aging Germany a model for Turkey in elderly care
Turkey is set to reach the most modern standards for elderly and disabled care thanks to a new program designed in consultation with geriatric experts and health care professionals... More
Lost hunter survives 6 days by only eating ants
A 62-year-old recreational hunter lost in a hot and arid region of the Australian Outback survived without water for six days by eating ants, police said Tuesday.
Reg Foggerdy... More
Ankara police chief suspended from duty
Turkey's Interior Ministry suspended the Ankara Province Police chief and the heads of intelligence and security departments from duties on late Tuesday to carry out "a healty... More
Dutch report: MH17 shot down by Russian-made missile
Air crash investigators have concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, sources close to the inquiry said... More
PM Davutoğlu: PYD will get same response as PKK if it poses threat to Turkey
Interim Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Tuesday that Turkey is very concerned about the U.S. providing weapons aid to the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is the... More
Three prototypes of Turkish domestic cars are ready
Turkey's first domestic cars will go on sale in 2020, according to the country's industry minister, who announced that three protypes are ready, with a local content ratio of at least 90 percent More
World Bank raises growth forecast for Turkey to 3.2 pct
The World Bank revised its growth estimates for Turkey for 2015, raising the growth forecast from 3 percent to 3.2 percent, while maintaining the estimate at 3.5 percent for... More
Thousands take to streets to condemn Ankara bombings
Protesters took to the streets on Tuesday across Turkey after Saturday's twin blasts in Ankara at a peace rally claimed the lives of at least 97 people.
Thousands of demonstrators,... More
Turkish Cyprus to hold talks for transition to the euro
Turkish Cyprus has come to a critical stage in the half-century-long negotiations on the island. As part of the preparations to conclude a resolution for reunification, EU... More
PM Davutoğlu lays flowers at scene of Ankara bombing
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu laid carnation flowers at the scene of the Ankara bombing on Tuesday morning and proceeded to examine the area.
The prime minister visited... More
'Turkey is one of Russia's most important partners'
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an investment forum on Tuesday that Turkey is among Russia's most important partners and the country needed to understand how to build... More
Artist plans to render border fence "invisible"
In a world where new borders are put up everyday, a California-based artist plans to paint the U.S.-Mexico border fence"invisible".
Ana Teresa Fernandez is leading an effort... More