Friday, October 09, 2015
Turkish military to send inspection team to Armenia
Turkey will send troops to Armenia in compliance with the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty, Turkish military said Friday.
In a statement posted on its official... More
Turkey, Japan to found joint university in Istanbul
Turkey and Japan will establish a joint university in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a joint press conference held with the Japanese Prime Minister... More
Fresh water arrives in Northern Cyprus from Turkey
The first fresh water from Turkey has reached the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) via a new pipeline, Turkish Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu... More
Man fined for putting up sign reading ‘AK Party deputy candidates not allowed’
Davut Ünlü, owner of a solar energy systems store in İskenderun district of southern Hatay province, was fined for displaying a sign which read 'AK Party (Justice and Development... More
Facebook testing emotions beyond 'Like' button
Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow?
Facebook is going "Inside Out" on the Like button, adding a range of... More
Blue skies, frozen water on Pluto: NASA
Pluto has blue skies and patches of frozen water, according to the latest data out Thursday from NASA's unmanned New Horizons probe, which made a historic flyby of the dwarf... More
Iranian commander killed by ISIS in Syria
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo, where he was advising the Syrian army on their battle against ISIS fighters, the guards said in a statement... More
Toshiba ready for a nuclear plant project in Turkey
Toyoaki Fujita, business development executive of Japanese electronics giant Toshiba, stated Thursday that they are willing to take part in a nuclear plant project in Turkey... More
Fed delays September rate hike over global risks
Federal Reserve officials were almost ready to raise interest rates in September but held off because of China's economic slowdown and its potential to derail U.S. growth... More
Doğan Media Group under fire for efforts to imprison journalists
Journalists critical of Aydın Doğan and media groups including Daily Sabah’s parent company Turkuvaz Medya face a barrage of lawsuits by the media magnate and his news outlets seeking the imprisonment of journalists in a move criticized for hypocrisy as Doğan complains about the lack of press freedoms More
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Anadolu Agency reporter killed in bomb attack in Syria
Anadolu Agency reporter Salih Mahmoud Leyla was killed in a car bomb attack near Aleppo on Thursday.
Local sources said that Leyla died in a bomb attack which was carried... More
Doğan Media Group also under fire by Media Association for attempts to imprison journalists
The Doğan Media Group needs to show respect to the freedom of thought and expression, said Turkey's Media Association in a written statement on Friday.
The Media Association's... More
All lines of contact with Turkey open: Russian envoy
After relations between Russia and Turkey were strained due to two violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets conducting airstrikes in Syria, Russia's envoy to the EU... More
Bavaria threatens to sue German gov't over refugees
The state of Bavaria threatened on Friday to take the German government to court if it fails to take immediate steps to limit the flow of asylum seekers to Germany.
Germany alarmed by growing violence against refugees
Germany's interior minister warned Friday of a "massive" increase in attacks on asylum seekers as the country accepts more refugees than any other EU member.
"We are witnessing... More
Turkish police detain 16 PKK suspects in the east
Turkish police have detained 16 suspects on Friday, under the scope of an anti-terrorism operation carried out against the PKK in Adıyaman and Iğdır provinces.
In Adıyaman,... More
France agrees to safe zone, Syrian opposition says
France supports the establishment of a safe zone for refugees in war-torn Syria, the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) claimed Thursday.
In a statement on its website, the... More
Prosecutor demands arrest warrant for Gülenist Today’s Zaman editor-in-chief
Istanbul public prosecutor Umut Tepe objected to the decision of the Istanbul 4th Criminal Court of Peace and demanded arrest warrant on Friday for the editor-in-chief of... More
Turkish police find 4.5 kg PKK-made bomb in pot
Istanbul police on Thursday have found 4.5 kilograms of handmade bomb placed in a pressure cooker, reportedly prepared by the PKK terrorist organization.
The police carried... More
1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University
A shooting outside an Arizona university dormitory early Friday left one person dead, three others wounded and the suspected shooter in custody, a school official said.
Palestinians, Jews run together to promote coexistence in Jerusalem
Among spiralling violence Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem train together in an unusual running club. Runners Without Borders is a rare attempt at co-existence in a city where Jews and Muslims barely venture into each other's neighbourhoods. More