Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Court orders removal of ‘bloody’ billboards in Van
A controversial advertisement showing blood flowing from a tap posted on billboards by the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) municipality in the eastern city of... More
Iran outlaws 'devil worshipping hairstyles'
Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments are also being... More
Turkey deploys its first domestic-made helicopters
Turkey has deployed the first locally-made attack helicopters to the country's southeast, the military announced Monday.
Two T129 ATAK helicopters have been sent to Siirt... More
Bulgarian midwife arrested for brutally beating newborn
A midwife who beat a newborn baby in a Bulgarian hospital has been arrested following the discovery of video surveillance showing the attack.
Emiliya Kovacheva, who worked... More
Israeli FM Lieberman resigns, switches to opposition
Israel's foreign minister says he will not sit in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming government and instead will take his Yisrael Beitenu party into the opposition.
6,800 migrants rescued, including baby born on ship
Around 6,800 migrants were plucked from boats crossing to Europe over the weekend, including a mother who gave a birth to a baby girl on the Italian navy ship "Bettica", the... More
Bird flu under control say officials
After bird flu was detected in Turkey's western province of Balıkesir and the area surrounding poultry facilities was quarantined, Turkey's health minister said no additional... More
Boko Haram: Freed women tell of terror in captivity
The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children, with heads or limbs in bandages, last week from the extremist group Boko Haram in a major operation in northern Nigeria.
Turkey's April inflation rates rise above forecasts
Consumer price inflation in Turkey unexpectedly rose last month, according to official data released yesterday. The Turkish Consumer Price Index rose 1.63 percent from March,... More
PM Davutoğlu calls on PKK to leave arms
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the outlawed PKK should abandon arms before the June elections, branding their resistance to laying down arms a means of blackmail.... More
Croatian cyclist wins the Presidential Cycling Tour
Emerging as an opportunity to showcase the Turkish landscape, the eighth and final stage of the 51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey has ended in Istanbul with 150 cyclists from 21 teams competing. Croatian cyclist Kristijan Durasek, racing for Lampre-Merida, won the Tour of Turkey More
MHP announces election manifesto ahead of June 7
Coinciding with May 3 ‘Turkism Day’ celebrated by nationalists, objection to Turkey’s reconciliation process announced within MHP’s election manifesto was no surprise; however, the party is trying to increase the impetus of its campaign through wide economic promises, while encountering promises by other opposition parties More
CHP discards eastern provinces
According to the main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) schedule of meetings, the leader of the party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, will not hold rallies in Şırnak, Hakkari,... More
Yemeksepeti to be sold to German Delivery Hero
International network of online food ordering platforms Delivery Hero agreed to acquire Turkey's Yemeksepeti in a 589 millon dollars transaction, the company said in a statement... More
Chief religious authority slams Demirtaş’s statements
Mehmet Görmez, the head of Turkey's Presidency of Religious Affairs (DİB), has harshly criticized pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Chairman Selahattin Demirtaş... More
Iran nuclear program should cause no harm to the region: France, Saudi Arabia
France and Saudi Arabia believe that any future deal between Iran and six major powers must ensure that it doesn't destabilise the region further and threaten Iran's neighbours,... More
Turkey’s work safety record imperfect despite measures
Work-related accidents continue claiming lives in Turkey despite measures taken by the government, with an average of four people dying daily More
Turkey, Japan join forces against disasters
Turkey and Japan, two countries sitting on fault lines and prone to earthquakes, are seeking joint cooperation in disaster response and management. The third edition of a... More
Opposition leader walks up to Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
The National Unity Party leader of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) walked up to the country's prime minister, Özkan Yorgancıoğlu, in parliament on Monday. The... More
New Turkish Cypriot leader to speed up reunification talks, say experts
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus's (KKTC) newly-elected President Mustafa Akıncı will pay an official visit to Turkey on Wednesday, as part of his first visit abroad.... More
National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen 'suspended' from party
Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder and honorary president of the French far right National Front party, has been suspended following a disciplinary hearing.
The far-right party,... More
Mass housing agency gets reconciliation boost
The Mass Housing Administration (TOKİ), which is under the Prime Ministry's control, is expanding its projects to the east and the southeast of the country due to the peaceful... More
UK Prince William, his wife Kate name their two-day-old baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Prince William and his wife Kate have named their two-day-old baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana and she will be known as Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, their Kensington Palace... More
MHP’s prominent economy figure unaware of party's election promises
Former governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) and deputy candidate of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Durmuş Yılmaz, said he does not... More
Media mogul on penguins: 'Straightforward stupidity'
The honorary Chairman of Doğan Holding described the decision of his television channel CNN Türk to broadcast a penguin documentary on the night of May 31 2013, when the Gezi... More
Israel admits ‘mistakes’ regarding Ethiopian community
Israel President Reuven Rivlin admitted on Monday that Israel had made mistakes in its treatment of the Ethiopian Jewish community living in the country.
"We have made... More
PM Davutoğlu in Germany, underlines xenophobia
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has voiced concerns over the growing number of xenophobic attacks against immigrants and Muslims in Germany and Europe, calling on politicians... More