Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Turkey, neighbors join hands against illegal migration
Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece signed an agreement on Monday to combat a surge in illegal migration. It has been reported that a common border police and customs centre will... More
- Asia Pacific
Myanmar gov’t targets Rohingya Muslims with new birth control bill
Myanmar, the Burmese government has passed a controversial birth control law, which the critics say targets ethnic minorities, particularly the country's Muslim commuity,... More
French cyclist killed after hit by car in Turkey
A French cyclist died after being struck by a car in Turkey's southwestern province of Mugla on Sunday evening.
Christian Jean Auguste Niaffe, 59, was struck around 5pm... More
Turkey sends humanitarian aid to east Ukraine
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, or TIKA, delivered on Monday humanitarian aid to those living in eastern Ukraine's Luhansk region.
The nearly 20-ton aid... More
Eight Tunisian soldiers killed in barrack attack
A Tunisian soldier was killed on Monday after opening fire on several fellow soldiers in an army barracks in capital Tunis, leaving seven of the latter dead, the country's... More
Tornado kills 11 in Mexican city on Texas border, says mayor
At least 11 people died Monday morning after a powerful tornado ripped through the northern Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna, destroying dozens of homes and wrecking cars,... More
Greenhouse gas emissions on the rise, figures reveal
Figures released by Turkey's state-run statistical agency, TurkStat, show greenhouse gas emissions rose by 20 million tons over the past years to 459.1 million tons in 2013.
Bilal Erdogan: “I do not hold Egyptian passport”
Bilal Erdogan, son of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has refuted claims by Turkish and Egyptian media about a reported discussion regarding the revocation of... More
ISIS executes 217 in Syria's Palmyra in 9 days
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) group executed at least 217 people, including civilians, in and around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in the... More
Turkey’s 55th airport to open in Hakkari
Turkey's 55th airport will begin service on Tuesday in the district of Yüksekova of the southeastern border province of Hakkari.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan... More
CHP will not tolerate shadowy structures within the state, Kılıçdaroğlu says
With less than two weeks left until the June 7 general elections, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has altered his party's election... More
Syrian gov't pays $1,000 reward for rare bird lost in Palmyra
The Syrian government has announced that it will pay $1000 reward for those who find an extremely rare bird, bald ibis, in danger of becoming extinct in Syria, as the self-proclaimed... More
Secret witnesses in controversial trial probed for perjury
Secret witnesses whose statements led to the imprisonment of hundreds in an infamous trial masterminded by Gülenist members of the judiciary and police will be probed for perjury and defamation, Turkish media has reported More
Scores of Jewish settlers storm Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque
Scores of Jewish settlers forced their way into occupied East Jerusalem's flash-point Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday to mark the Jewish Shavuot holiday, a Palestinian official... More
Swedish woman shot dead in Istanbul
A young Swedish woman was shot dead outside a local bar in Istanbul Sunday night when a gunman opened fire indiscriminately because he was not allowed entry, local media reported... More
- Real Estate
Saudis to open World’s biggest hotel in Mecca
Saudis to open World’s biggest hotel in Mecca More
Five Gülenist suspects arrested on charges of exploiting duty
Five suspects allegedly affiliated with the Gülen Movement, which has been accused of infiltrating key state institutions in an apparent attempt to topple the government,... More
'Dheepan' wins top Palme d'Or award in Cannes
French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, the film jury announced.
The second-place... More
June 7 general elections
The coming parliamentary elections in Turkey present the next government with the opportunity to replace the 1982 Constitution with one that promotes rights and freedoms while... More
Video shows US police using pepper-spray, Taser on unresponsive black man having stroke
A newly released police body-cam video showed a Virginia police officer using his Taser and pepper-spray on a unresponsive black man who was having a stroke at the time... More
Time running out for Greece, says head of European Stability Mechanism
Time is running out for Greece to reach an agreement on reforms with lenders and there will be no further funds for Athens without it, the head of the European Stability Mechanism... More
Former British MP given Turkish citizenship
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Monday presented a Turkish ID card to former British parliament member Robert Walter in a ceremony held at the Turkish embassy... More
U.S. celebrates warless Memorial Day 14 years later
US President Barack Obama on Monday heralded the first Memorial Day in 14 years that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war during his annual speech at Arlington... More
Real Madrid fire coach Ancelotti after disappointing season
Real Madrid fired their coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the popular Italian paid for a disappointing season without a major trophy.
Ancelotti, 55, had lead Real to their... More
Regional planes to function like minibuses with a capacity of 30 people
General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) General Manager Hüseyin Yıldırım announced a regional planes project that will have a passenger capacity of 30 to 35... More
Bilic confirms Beşiktaş exit
Beşiktaş coach Slaven Bilic said on Sunday he will leave the club at the end of the season as media speculation grew that he may replace Sam Allardyce as West Ham United manager.
Conservative Duda wins Polish presidential vote
Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.
Duda, a right-wing... More
Home sales jump due to cheaper loans
Sales of new homes in April hit their fastest pace in four months, the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) said in a statement yesterday. Consumers are taking advantage... More
Extreme heatwave kills more than 500 in India
More than 500 people have died in a heatwave that has swept across India and is showing little signs of abating, officials said Monday.
The southern states of Andhra Pradesh... More
More than 10,000 cars sold at 2015 autoshow
Open until May 31, the International Istanbul Autoshow 2015 welcomed over 225,000 visitors in its first four days including press and VIP days, breaking a record. Over 10,000... More
'Russia must strengthen status in global arms market’
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Russia is currently the world's second largest arms supplier only after the United States and must create a new generation... More
'Turkey is the only country that stood by Morsi'
One of the largest Muslim associations in the United States, the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, has strongly condemned an Egyptian court's recent decision to impose... More
Turkey, US to provide Syrian opposition with air cover
As Turkey and the U.S. have begun training and equipping moderate Syrian opposition groups, Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu said the program would not be useful without air support. He also underscored that there is a principle agreement between the two countries to protect opposition groups facing threats from both the regime and ISIS More
'Turkey will not make concessions regarding Cyprus'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that no concessions will be made on Turkey's policy concerning Turkish Cypriots.
Addressing the Sixth World Forum on Energy... More
Former Israeli PM Olmert sentenced to prison
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall... More