Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Nation mourns the dead
On Saturday a terrorist attack claimed at least 95 innocent lives in Turkey's capital Ankara and left hundreds wounded. The assault took place minutes before a peace rally... More
Tensions escalate, protests turn violent in Iraq's Kurdish region
Protests against Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani turned violent in the region that is locked in a battle with ISIS while opposition parties are unified against the government More
- Syrian Crisis
Egyptian TV host mistakes video game for Russian airstrikes in Syria
An Egyptian television host has confused a video game for the ongoing Russian airstrikes in Syria, triggering a storm of mockery on social media websites.
Ahmed Moussa,... More
Turkey coach Terim: We will win
Turkey will host Iceland on Tuesday in a match that will determine the team's destiny gun for a place at the Euro 2016 finals. Turkey only need a point to secure a playoff spot for Euro 2016. Terim said, ‘I believe Turkey will be the winner.' More
New tensions flare in Netherlands over refugees
New tensions flared in the Netherlands Sunday over the sensitive issue of taking in migrants only hours after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sharply condemned a’cowardly’ attack on a refugee shelter More
- Syrian Crisis
'ISIS-trained group planned attack on Moscow transport'
A group of Russians arrested with a bomb were planning to attack Moscow's public transport system and included people trained by ISIS in Syria, Russian security services said... More
Liverpool, Iceland send condolences to Turkey over Ankara bombing
The world of football showed its support to Turkey after the country witnessed one of the deadliest terror attacks in its history on Saturday. More
Istanbul Boat Show generates $50 million revenue
Around 160 boats, worth $50 million in total, were ordered or sold during the 35th Istanbul International Boat Show organized in Istanbul between Oct. 6 and Oct. 11.
IDF soldiers kill Palestinian teen near Ramallah
A 13-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli forces during a clash at a checkpoint north of the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday, the Palestinian health ministry... More
Man kicks, throws suspicious package in Ankara bombing victims’ funeral ceremony
A man kicked and then threw a suspicious pack left near the area where a funeral ceremony for the Ankara bombing victims was to be held in Turkey's southern district of Adana... More
- Kurdish Issue
Five officers killed since PKK's cease-fire
PKK terrorists opened harassing fire against Turkish security forces in eastern Şırnak province late Monday and killed a Turkish soldier. With this attack, the number of killed... More
Israel kills pregnant woman, her baby in revenge attack
An Israeli airstrike killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her 2-year-old daughter in Gaza Sunday, a Gaza health official said.
Israel's retaliatory air strikes demolished... More
Footage shows Israeli men swearing at wounded Palestinian boy
Footage emerged on Monday showing an Israeli onlooker swearing at an injured Palestinian boy, while another asked the police to shoot the boy.
The boy is believed to be... More
Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns Israel’s latest attacks against Palestinians
Turkish Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned Israel's disproportionate use of force against Palestinians in recent violence in the volatile region.
About Israeli force's... More
Syria-based missile systems harassed Turkish warplanes on Monday: military
Syria-based missile air defence systems harassed Turkish warplanes on Monday, Turkey's General Staff said in a written statement on Tuesday, adding that its units gave the... More
'YPG drives out non-Kurdish civilians'
Amnesty International said in a report released early Tuesday that the People's Protection Units (YPG) which is supported by the United States have committed war crimes by... More
Ban Ki-moon calls Erdoğan over Ankara bombing
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday to extend his condolences over the terrorist bomb attacks in Turkey's capital... More
'Russia’s support for Assad prolonging Syrian conflict'
Russia's continued support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is only serving to prolong the crisis there, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday.
Queen Elizabeth offers condolences to Ankara
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain wrote a letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to offer her condolences over the heinous terror attack in Ankara, which killed at least... More
Merkel to visit Turkey, discuss Syrian war, refugee crisis
German government spokesman Steffan Seibert said on Monday that Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay on official visit to Turkey on Saturday, Oct. 18 to discuss several issues... More
UK police end watch at Assange's embassy refugee
British police on Monday removed a round-the-clock guard from outside the Ecuadorean Embassy hideout of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, saying it wasn't "proportionate"... More
Finance Minister Şimşek: Downward revision in growth is a global trend
Interim Finance Minister Şimşek said the downward revision in major economic indicators included in the government's mid-term economic program is a common issue for emerging markets and not unique to Turkey More
US-British Angus Deaton wins Nobel Economics Prize
British-born economist Angus Deaton won the 2015 economics Nobel Prize for "his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare", the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on... More
Police seize huge cache of ammunition from car, detain HDP official
Three people, including a official working in Çaldıran municipality, governed by HDP, have been arrested in eastern Van province after the police found a huge amount of ammunition... More