Friday, September 04, 2015
US does not support PYD corridor in Syria, ambassador Bass says
U.S. ambassador to Ankara John Bass said the U.S. has ruled out a Kurdish corridor led by the PYD in northern Syria and emphasized the territorial integrity of the country and a political solution without Assad More
Turkey's inflation increases to 7.14 percent in August
Turkey's inflation increased 7.14 percent in August when compared to the same month of the previous year, while the monthly increase stood above expectations at 0.4 percent,... More
Property commission to be established on Cyprus
Along with the Property Commission, which is to be created to help with the Cyprus negotiations and go into effect after the resolution, a property court is to be established... More
B20 offers to form set of common investment principles
B20 representatives gathered in Ankara and agreed on 19 demands from G20 Leaders. The group suggests a common set of principles in international investment and easing the way of reaching finance for SMEs More
PKK supporters attack AK Party district branch office
A group of PKK supporters have attacked an AK Party district branch with Molotov cocktails on Wednesday night in the eastern Bitlis province's Hizan district. No one was injured... More
Grosskreutz joins Galatasaray despite transfer scandal
Grosskreutz will move to Istanbul and train with Galatasaray but due to the club failing to send the required documents before the transfer deadline, the German will not pull on a Galatasaray shirt until next year More
Freight train struck by blast in southern Turkey
A remote-controlled bomb planted on railroad tracks in Turkey's southern province of Osmaniye was detonated on Thursday, while a freight train was passing by. The blast was... More
Financial police investigate accidental transaction of TL 122M in Koza İpek case
Experts from the Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK), which is investigating account activities of Koza İpek Holding owned by Akın İpek, who is accused of financing... More
Ambassadors resign from posts to run in upcoming elections
As Monday was the last day for officials to resign from their positions in efforts to become deputy candidates, the Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday that three ambassadors... More
4, 3, 2, 1, ZERO: The countdown to the future begins
Istanbul is counting down to the future with the positive energy of ZERO, the international art movement of the 1950s and ‘60s that changed the form and meaning of art forever. The Sakıp Sabancı Museum will be hosting the innovative and dynamic spirit of the ZERO exhibition until Jan. 10, 2016 More
US offers families option of leaving Incirlik airbase, consulate in Turkey
The U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense have authorized the voluntary departure of family members of U.S. personnel stationed at Incirlik Airbase and the U.S.... More
'Refugees threaten Europe’s Christian roots'
The influx of refugees into Europe threatens to undermine the continent's Christian roots and governments must control their borders before they can decide how many asylum... More
Investigation on HDP deputy launched after shouldering PKK terrorist’s coffin
A public prosecutor's office in eastern Turkey has launched an investigation into a Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputy, who is accused of "making propaganda for a terrorist... More
Wars deprive millions of children of education in Middle East, report says
UNICEF has said that conflicts in the Middle East deprive more than 13 million children of an education. UNICEF's report titled "Education under Fire" said: "The killing,... More
US-led Coalition establishes joint coordination center with Iraqis, Kurds
The U.S. military announced Thursday the establishment of a Joint Coalition Coordination Center (JCCC) between the Iraqi government, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)... More
US dollar exceeds 3.00 against Turkish lira
Thee U.S. dollar exceeded 3.00 level against Turkish lira for the second time this week on Friday after U.S. unemployment hit a seven year-low with 5.1 percent. The rate tested... More
Inflatable 20 km high space elevator tower planned to be built
Ambitious plans to build a twenty kilometer (12.4 miles) tall space elevator tower have been announced by a Canadian space technology firm.
Although this distance is a... More
US unemployment data surprises, footsteps of Fed rate hike getting louder
The US economy generated a lower-than-expected 173,000 new jobs in August, the government reported Friday, but upward revisions to previous months' data sweetened the picture... More
Hollande calls Erdoğan over drowned Syrian toddler
French President François Hollande has phoned President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the images of a drowned Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach emerged in the world media, prompting... More
Aspirin may help turbo-charge cancer immunotherapy
Giving cheap aspirin to cancer patients may turbo-charge the effectiveness of expensive new medicines that help their immune systems fight tumours, experiments on mice suggest.
'Syrian boy’s death represents loss of humanity'
Turkey will continue to keep its doors open to refugees, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said in a written statement on Thursday, and urged European countries to do their share... More
VIDEO: Two PKK terrorists shot dead after attacking police station
Two PKK terrorists were killed after they launched an attack on a police station on Friday in Turkey's eastern Tunceli province.
The terrorists attacked the police station... More
Canada denies offering citizenship to Kurdi
Canada denied receiving a refugee application for the family of drowned Syrian boy, in a statement released late Thursday.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada said that... More
Turkey draws with Latvia in European Qualifiers 2016
Turkey's National Football Team drew with Latvia 1-1 in European Qualifiers 2016 in Group A in Turkey's central province of Konya on Thursday.
Turkish footballer Selçuk... More
Parliament extends mandate to fight ISIS in Syria
The Parliament on Thursday passed the motion to extend the mandate that allows Turkish military to conduct operations in Iraq and Syria despite Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic... More
Turkish workers 'not kidnapped by ISIS, PKK' in Iraq
The kidnapping of 18 Turkish workers in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad is neither the work of the terrorist groups ISIS nor the PKK, Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioğlu... More
'Humanity drowned in the Mediterranean'
President Erdoğan lashed out at EU states for turning the Mediterranean into a cemetery for migrants, accusing Europe of turning its back to the criteria of human rights and freedoms it set More
Court releases two British Vice News journalists
Two British Vice News journalists who were arrested in Turkey on charges of having links to ISIS, have been released on Thursday, while an Iraqi guide and translator... More
Images of drowned Syrian boy show misery of refugees
The devastating images of a drowned Syrian toddler washed ashore on the beach of Turkish resort town Bodrum showed how severe the Syrian refugee crisis has become, as yet... More
Canada 'accepts' asylum of drowned Syrian boy's family
The family of three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, whose photograph was taken at the Turkish beach where his body washed ashore, was seeking asylum in Canada but the family's... More