Sunday, May 24, 2015
German army plans to recruit imam for Muslim soldiers
The German army will recruit its first Muslim imam for the growing number of Muslims in uniform, local media reported on Saturday.
"Islam has become the third largest religion... More
US rejects nuclear disarmament over Israel concerns
The United States is rejecting a global document toward ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states "cynically manipulated" the process by trying to... More
Polls:AK Party victory in elections,HDP under threshold
With only two weeks left before the upcoming June 7 elections, polling companies have unveiled the results of their election surveys. Most of the surveys predict that the AK Party will receive more than 45 percent of the vote and will continue to lead as a single party More
Ireland approves same-sex marriage
Ireland has voted to introduce gay marriage, public broadcaster RTE said Saturday, with the result from the referendum on the issue now certain.
With 40 out of Ireland's... More
Fed's Yellen expects rate hike 'some point this year'
Janet Yellen said Friday she expects the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year," saying delaying the long-awaited move risks the economy... More
Canadian man flies farthest by hoverboard, breaks Guinness World Record
A Canadian man, Catalin Alexandru Duru, has broken the Guinness World Record by flying the farthest distance of 905 feet and 2 inches (approxiamtely 278 meters), using... More
Europe's 1st airport on artificial island opens in Turkey
Europe’s first artificial airport opened between the northern Turkish provinces of Ordu and Giresun. Around 35 million tons of rocks were used to fill in a 1.8 million-square-meter area in the sea More
Gunbattle in western Mexico kills at least 39 people
An attempted ambush of a federal police convoy Friday in western Mexico led to a clash in which at least 39 people, including two police officers, were killed, authorities... More
Black pride to Muslim personality
Malcolm X, one of the most influential African-American figures in history, fought racism and the discrimination against black people as a black Muslim leader until he was assasinated at the age of 39 in New York More
- Asia Pacific
Reasons behind Rohingya migrant crisis remain to be addressed
A decision by Indonesia and Malaysia to offer temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea appears to have eased a deteriorating humanitarian crisis, but some... More
Venezuela to increase representation status in Palestine to full embassy
Venezuela will boost its diplomatic representation in Palestine to full embassy status, according to the Venezuelan minister for foreign affairs.
"Following instructions... More
'Readmission Agreement at stake if visas not lifted'
Turkey’s EU Minister Volkan Bozkır warned EU governments that the 2013 readmission deal signed would be terminated if the EU continues to procrastinate and raise superfluous excuses not to lift visa requirements on Turkish citizens More
'CHP's megacity project unfeasible'
The recently-unveiled $200 billion megacity project of Turkey's main opposition party, the Republican People's Party (CHP), is puzzling according to Deputy Prime Minister... More
PM Davutoğlu scores 'hat-trick' in Trabzon football match
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu scored three goals on Friday as he took part in a friendly game with the former Trabzonspor football players at Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium... More
Turkish student invents phone charging boots
Turkish secondary school student Furkan Faruk Aslan managed to produce nine volts of electricity by walking on boots.
The 15-year old from Erdemli district of southern... More
UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns Saudi Arabia mosque attack
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned a suicide attack that targeted a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia.
"Ban stresses that such attacks on places of... More
Istanbul's new 'smart metro line' to ease city's traffic
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's continuous projects to build new metro lines will ease the city's ongoing congested traffic problem and commuters will rarely use their... More
Healthcare services grind to a halt in Greece
The ongoing financial crisis and the austeriy measures taken by the Greek government has almost stopped the country's medical services, which puts citizens in danger, said... More
Belgian Turks demand freedom of expression on 1915
Thousands of Turkish nationals gathered in Brussels on Saturday to protest against what they called restriction on freedom of expression with regards to the 1915 events concerning... More
Senate turns down bill on phone data collection by NSA
The US Senate early Saturday turned down legislation designed to end the bulk collection of telephone records by the government's National Security Agency (NSA).
The vote,... More
Turkey’s presence at Council of Europe increased
The legistative body of Europe's human rights watchdog, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has voted to increase the number of seats allocated to... More
A church, a mosque and finally A museum: The nearly 1,500-year-old story of the Hagia Sophia
Built by the Byzantines as a church, the Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. It was later converted into a museum after the declaration of the Turkish Republic. Its situation has always being controversial during the Republican periodand there have been different initiativestaken by politicians to change its status More
Peace feelers to Armenia fell on deaf ears: Deputy PM
Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan said on Friday that while Turkey has taken steps to normalize relations with Armenia, it has received no response. Attending the "International... More
Greece can't afford to make IMF June payment - interior minister
Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors, its interior minister said on Sunday, the... More
World Forum on Energy Regulation to start in Istanbul on Monday
The World Forum on Energy Regulation, sponsored by Anadolu Agency, will start on Monday in Istanbul.
The four-day forum, hosted by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority... More
Turkey to donate $1 million to help Rohingya Muslims
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday guaranteed that Turkey would pay $1 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner... More
18 suspects sent to court in 'parallel state' probe
As part of a fresh "parallel state" operation in the central Anatolian province of Konya and 18 other provinces on Friday, 18 suspects out of 23 have been sent to the court... More
New Saudi-led airstrikes target rebels in Yemen
Saudi-led warplanes launched a fresh wave of air strikes across Yemen on Saturday targeting Iran-backed rebels as fighting raged on the ground in the south of the country,... More
Turkish coffee breaks the ice between Cypriot leaders
The leaders of the Greek and Turkish parts of Cyprus strolled through Nicosia on Saturday and drank Turkish coffee together, demonstrating their intent on improving relations... More
Qualcomm and Daimler to develop in-car wireless charging tech
Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging... More
Suicide bomber in Shi'ite mosque associated with ISIS
A man who below himself up inside a mosque in the eastern city of Qatif on Friday was a Saudi national affiliated with ISIS, the Saudi Interior Ministry said Saturday.
US planning to withdraw from Iraq, deputy claims
An Iraqi MP has claimed Saturday that the U.S. was planning to partially withdraw from Iraq should the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants take... More
AK Party candidate wounded in knife attack in Adana
Ramazan Demir, a candidate running to become a deputy from the AK Party in June 7 general elections has been wounded in a knife attack in southern Turkish province of Adana... More