Wednesday, November 25, 2015
'Downing of Russian jet to have serious consequences'
Turkey's shooting down of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border on Tuesday will have serious consequences for Russian and Turkey relations, Russian President Vladimir... More
Russian gas supply to Turkey to continue uninterrupted
Russia's Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky stated Tuesday that the Russian gas supply to Turkey will continue without problem under the ongoing contract terms.
'Turkey has right to take all kinds of measures'
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said that Turkey has the right to take "all kinds of measures" against border violations.
He was speaking amid reports that Turkish fighter... More
'We intervened after Russian jet violated our airspace'
Speaking at the annual "Teacher's Day" reception held at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Tuesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey's right to protect its... More
Gov't set to improve financial situation of teachers
The government is set to launch a raft of improvements to relieve teachers as far as its budget allows. They will be given a 6 percent salary hike and teachers on extra duty... More
Erdoğan, Obama speak over the phone on the recent downing of Russian jet
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke with his US counterpart Obama over the phone on the recent downing of Russian jet on late Tuesday.
According to the statement released... More
Downed jet was warned 10 times in 5 minutes, says Turkish military
The Russian warplane shot down by Turkey near the Syrian border on Tuesday violated Turkish air space despite being warned 10 times in the space of five minutes, the Turkish... More
Judges, police killed as Daesh-linked group breaches election security in Egypt
Seven people including two judges monitoring parliamentary polls were killed Tuesday when militants in Egypt's troubled North Sinai province attacked a hotel where the judges... More
Chicago charges white officer in black teen's death, releases video of shooting
Chicago officials released Tuesday a video of a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager last year. The policeman was charged with murdering a black teenager,... More
'NATO supports territorial integrity of Turkey'
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) underscored that it supports the territorial integrity of Turkey, while confirming the information provided by Turkey regarding... More
Turkey's ambitious fight against drugs sets global example
As Turkey steps ups its counter-narcotics efforts to curb drug abuse and trafficking, its action plan adopted last year got a boost from the World Health Organization, which recommended its implementation in other countries More
Turkmen women and children who fled DAESH express gratitude to Turkey
Presidency of Religious Affairs (DİB) head Mehmet Görmez met on Monday at the directorate with Turkmen families, mostly women and children who had escaped DAESH terror in... More
Akşener expected to announce run for MHP chair on Monday
After the Nationalist Movement Party's (MHP) dramatic loss of votes in the Nov. 1 election, criticism of MHP Chairman Devlet Bahçeli began and possible candidates to challenge... More
Barcelona defeats Roma 6-1, qualifies for top 16 in UEFA Champions League
Lionel Messi scored his first two goals after a two-month injury layoff and Luis Suarez netted a brace in a 6-1 rout of Roma on Tuesday as Barcelona advanced to the Champions... More
Film festival to host Hollywood icon
Known for her energy and dynamism both on stage and on the silver screen, world-renowned Hollywood star Kathleen Turner will be a guest at the 52nd Antalya Film Festival that will take place from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6 More
Peril posed by Putin in Mideast runs parallel to DAESH
Soon after Syria downed a Turkish F-4 jet in 2012, Turkey announced to the world that it had instituted new military rules of engagement (MRoE) on the border with its southern... More
Oil up 3 pct as Turkish, Russian stocks tumble
Both Russian and Turkish stock markets fell following the news that Turkey shot down a Russian warplane early Tuesday near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace.
Turkish, Russian foreign ministers to meet
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Lavrov over the shooting of Russian warplane, a statement released by the Foreign... More
Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia
Ukraine's prime minister says his government has decided to close the country's airspace to all Russian planes.
Ukraine last month banned all Russian airlines from flying... More
Laser burns pilot's retina during plane landing in London
A "military strength" laser caused significant damage to the eye of a British Airways co-pilot when it was shone into his cockpit as the plane was landing, a trade union said... More
NGO documents 20 cases of rape against female political prisoners in Egypt
More than 2,000 Egyptian women have been detained since the 2013 military coup against President Mohamed Morsi, the Revolutionary Coalition for Egypt's Women said this week.
Couples sign ‘No to domestic violence’ contract before wedding ceremony
Some 20 couples, who got married in a mass wedding ceremony in Turkey's southern Adana province on Tuesday, signed a contract before the ceremony in which they promised their... More
Istanbul police remands 16 migrant smuggling suspects in custody
Sixteen out of 22 people accused of smuggling migrants have been remanded in custody on Wednesday to face trial in Istanbul.
Police squads raided different locations in... More
'Bachelor ban': Qatar mulls family-only mall days
Qatar's only directly elected body is to discuss introducing family-only days at major shopping malls in a move dubbed a "bachelor ban" that is likely to restrict access for... More
Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) elects new president
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has on Wednesday elected AK Party's former Konya deputy İlhan Yerlikaya as its new president.
Esat Çıplak, a RTÜK member... More
'Downing of Russian jet could have negative repercussions'
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey could result in scrapping some important joint projects.
As a result,... More
At least 12 dead in Tunisia presidential guard attack
An explosion struck a bus carrying members of Tunisia's presidential guard in the country's capital Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than a dozen others... More