Wednesday, January 28, 2015
'Gas price talks with Russia look promising'
The negotiations between Turkey and Russia about pricing natural gas and a new gas pipeline look promising, a Turkish official said on Wednesday.
Speaking to Turkish television... More
Gülenists accused of handing police academy exam booklets to students
New information on the Gülen Movement's alleged infiltration of various institutions in Turkey could indicate that candidates who wished to enter the Turkish Police Academy... More
Justice Minister: Turkey expects Gülen's extradition
Turkey expects the U.S. to extradite the leader of the Gülen Movement, Fethullah Gülen, if Ankara were to file a request, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Wednesday.
Istanbul college trains new European imams
"Islam condemns the killing of a person. I would not defend the attackers."
So says Yakup Uzun, a 24-year-old Turkish student talking about the Paris attacks last month,... More
Hezbollah claims attack on Israeli troops in Shebaa
Two Israeli soldiers were killed in Wednesday's Hezbollah attack along the Lebanese frontier, the Israeli military said.
Announcement of the soldiers' deaths was delayed... More
Protection area for breeding loggerheads
The breeding ground of loggerhead sea turtles, also known as caretta carettas, on Muğla's İztuzu Beach has been declared as a protected area. The governor of the Muğla province,... More
Israeli warplanes strike Syria
Israeli fighter jets have launched a series of airstrikes at a Syrian army post in the Golan Heights in response to the two rockets fired from Syria into the Israeli-held... More
Greece's PM Tsipras announces his new cabinet
Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled the country's new government on Tuesday after cementing an unlikely partnership with the right-wing, populist Independent... More
Hollande responds to Netanyahu's comments
President Francois Hollande appeared to rebuff Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's invitation for French Jews to emigrate, by promising on Tuesday to protect them... More
Clerics join forces against Islamophobia
A group of Muslim clerics from around the world, headed by Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs, have announced the launch of a new initiative to stand against Islamophobia and sectarian conflicts between Muslims More
Istanbul's historic Beyazıt Square to get a facelift
A new project, initiated by Istanbul Municipality, has been announced that will give a face-lift to Istanbul's famous tourist area, Beyazıt Square. More
37 anti-gov't protesters injured in Kosovo
At least 37 people, including 22 police officers, were injured on Tuesday, when Kosovo police clashed with thousands of violent protesters demanding the dismissal of a Serb... More
Turkish FM condemns Libya hotel attack
Turkey strongly condemned an attack on a prominent hotel in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, that left 12 people dead, including four suicide bombers on Tuesday.
"We wish God's... More
Syria opposition, Assad representatives meet in Moscow
Syrian opposition figures and representatives of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began talks in Moscow on Wednesday aimed at restarting long-stalled peace negotiations... More
Turks of Greece overwhelmingly vote for Syriza
Turkish and Muslim population of Greece voted overwhelmingly for the radical-left group Syriza in Sunday's elections and sent three deputies to the Greek Parliament from the... More
Netanyahu to adversary: Look at what happened to Gaza
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to take military action along the country's northern border, saying Israel's enemies in the north would face a fate similar to people... More
Fed keeps patient approach to hiking rates despite global turmoil
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday repeated that it will remain "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, and said the U.S. economy is on track despite turmoil in... More
Pentagon gives credit to Turkey’s Kobani efforts
The U.S. Defense Department on Tuesday described Ankara's permission to Peshmerga forces to cross into Kobani through Turkey as an "important moment" to push back ISIS from... More
U.S. Senator supports Davutoğlu’s advice on Syria
Republican U.S. Senator John McCain has expressed support for Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu's suggestions about Syria's future and fight against the Islamic State of Iraq... More
Netanyahu meeting before Israel election 'inappropriate': Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama said he declined to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli leader's visit to the United States in March because it would be "inappropriate"... More
Kobani in ruins after Kurds drive out ISIS
Northern Syrian town in shambles after months-long clashes between ISIS and opposition forces More
"Armenians longing for integration with Turks"
Etyen Mahçupyan, an Armenian intellectual and journalist, has said that Turkish society and Armenian society, which share the same culture, music and interests, are ready... More
Turkey condemns raid on Crimean TV station
Turkey condemned on Wednesday a Russian police raid on a television station on the Crimean Peninsula, terming the incident an "unacceptable breach" of press freedoms.
EU Minister: Turkey set to join EU in two years
Turkey will be ready to become a full member of the EU in two years time, the country's EU minister said Wednesday.
Turkey applied for EU membership in 1987 and accession... More
Europe needs to decolonize to liberate self: Expert
While the rest of the world has been decolonized, Europe has not, a senior researcher on Eurocentrism and the emergence of Islamism believes.
"Europe needs to decolonize... More
CHP leader’s fabricated Erdoğan criticism backfires
Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu made a gaffe in Tuesday's parliamentary group meeting as he tried to criticize President... More