Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Turkey's ambitious fight against drugs sets global example
As Turkey steps ups its counter-narcotics efforts to curb drug abuse and trafficking, its action plan adopted last year got a boost from the World Health Organization, which recommended its implementation in other countries More
Turkmen women and children who fled DAESH express gratitude to Turkey
Presidency of Religious Affairs (DİB) head Mehmet Görmez met on Monday at the directorate with Turkmen families, mostly women and children who had escaped DAESH terror in... More
Akşener expected to announce run for MHP chair on Monday
After the Nationalist Movement Party's (MHP) dramatic loss of votes in the Nov. 1 election, criticism of MHP Chairman Devlet Bahçeli began and possible candidates to challenge... More
Barcelona defeats Roma 6-1, qualifies for top 16 in UEFA Champions League
Lionel Messi scored his first two goals after a two-month injury layoff and Luis Suarez netted a brace in a 6-1 rout of Roma on Tuesday as Barcelona advanced to the Champions... More
Film festival to host Hollywood icon
Known for her energy and dynamism both on stage and on the silver screen, world-renowned Hollywood star Kathleen Turner will be a guest at the 52nd Antalya Film Festival that will take place from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6 More
UN chief expresses concern over Russian jet downing, Turkey informs Ban over the incident
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed "serious concern" over the incident that resulted in the downing of a Russian jet after it violated Turkish airspace,... More
Turkish film wins EU's 2015 Lux Film Prize
A Turkish movie has been picked by European parliamentarians as the winner of the 2015 Lux Film Prize.
Mustang, directed by Franco-Turkish filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven,... More
300,000 Turkmens displaced since the start Syrian war
Almost 300,000 Syrian Turkmens have been displaced so far since the beginning of the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in March 2011, and 25,000 of them have taken shelter... More
US, France stand united against Daesh, terrorism
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States and France will stand united to fight Daesh militants following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, pledging to step up... More
Su-24 fighter jet used to be the Soviet's best
A Russian Su-24 fighter jet was shot down on Tuesday November 24, 2015 by Turkish Air Forces as part of rules of engagement and violation of airspace close to the Syrian border.... More
- Syrian Crisis
Canada to resettle 25,000 refugees by February
Canada's new Liberal government said Tuesday it will resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year and another 15,000 by the end of February.
Prime Minister Justin... More
Erdoğan chairs security summit after jet downed
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan chaired a security summit later to discuss developments after Turkey downed a Russian warplane which violated its airspace.
The meeting... More
- Syrian Crisis
Russia says one pilot, rescuer killed in downing of fighter jet
A Russian pilot was shot dead from the ground after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet in Syria and another soldier died during the rescue operation, Russia's military general... More
- Syrian Crisis
Turkmen forces capture northern Syria town from regime control
Turkmen fighters have taken control of Kızıldağ (Jebel al-Ahmar in Arabic), a strategic part of the predominantly-Turkmen town of Bayırbucak in Syria's northwestern Latakia... More
FIFA seeks life ban for Platini, Blatter
FIFA's ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini to be banned for life over a suspect payment, according to the suspended European football chief's lawyer.
Platini is serving... More
Peril posed by Putin in Mideast runs parallel to DAESH
Soon after Syria downed a Turkish F-4 jet in 2012, Turkey announced to the world that it had instituted new military rules of engagement (MRoE) on the border with its southern... More
'Downing of Russian jet could have negative repercussions'
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey could result in scrapping some important joint projects.
As a result,... More
'Turkey has right to take all kinds of measures'
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said that Turkey has the right to take "all kinds of measures" against border violations.
He was speaking amid reports that Turkish fighter... More
'We intervened after Russian jet violated our airspace'
Speaking at the annual "Teacher's Day" reception held at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Tuesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey's right to protect its... More
'Bachelor ban': Qatar mulls family-only mall days
Qatar's only directly elected body is to discuss introducing family-only days at major shopping malls in a move dubbed a "bachelor ban" that is likely to restrict access for... More
Russia to send hi-tech air defense system to airbase in Syria
Russia is sending its most hi-tech air defence system to its airbase in Syria, the defence minister said Wednesday, as Moscow ratchets up its firepower over the war-torn country... More
Gov't set to improve financial situation of teachers
The government is set to launch a raft of improvements to relieve teachers as far as its budget allows. They will be given a 6 percent salary hike and teachers on extra duty... More
Erdoğan, Obama speak over the phone on the recent downing of Russian jet
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke with his US counterpart Obama over the phone on the recent downing of Russian jet on late Tuesday.
According to the statement released... More
Downed jet was warned 10 times in 5 minutes, says Turkish military
The Russian warplane shot down by Turkey near the Syrian border on Tuesday violated Turkish air space despite being warned 10 times in the space of five minutes, the Turkish... More
Judges, police killed as Daesh-linked group breaches election security in Egypt
Seven people including two judges monitoring parliamentary polls were killed Tuesday when militants in Egypt's troubled North Sinai province attacked a hotel where the judges... More
Chicago charges white officer in black teen's death, releases video of shooting
Chicago officials released Tuesday a video of a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager last year. The policeman was charged with murdering a black teenager,... More
'NATO supports territorial integrity of Turkey'
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) underscored that it supports the territorial integrity of Turkey, while confirming the information provided by Turkey regarding... More