Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Pres. Erdoğan video calls Turkish commanders abroad
Beştepe Presidential Palace witnessed its first traditional Victory Day commemoration reception on Sunday, held by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and hosted over 1,800 guests... More
ISIS blasts Temple of Bel in Syria: monitor group
ISIS has destroyed another historical artefact-the ancient temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on Sunday.
The militants targeted... More
'Turkey will never tolerate terrorism'
In his speech at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Erdoğan emphasized Turkey's determination to fight against terror, saying that the members of the PKK terrorist organization must "bury their weapons" More
PKK kills one child, injures another in Diyarbakır
PKK terrorists remotely detonated explosives on a road, killing one child and critically injuring another on Sunday in Silvan district of Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakır... More
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Afghan forces retake strategic district from Taliban
The district of Musa Qala, a strategic district in southern Helmand province that the Taliban had seized, was retaken by Afghan government forces following days of fierce... More
Protester faces criminal probe for 'insulting' Merkel
German police said on Friday that they have launched a criminal probe against a female protester who hurled insults at Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to a refugee... More
US preferred destination for Turkish vacationers
A recent survey revealed that Turkish vacationers prefer the United States as their holiday destination. According to the survey conducted by DORinsight, a Turkish research... More
Iran deal may lead to first nuke since WWII, Cheneys say
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney have claimed that the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries may lead to the first nuclear weapon... More
Conservative Felicity Party open to form electoral alliance in Turkey’s November 1 snap elections
As Turkey is heading to the snap elections to be held on November 1, the leader of a minor political party in Turkey on Sunday said he was open to form an alliance in the... More
EU to meet September 14 for urgent 'refugee talks'
European Union home affairs ministers will hold emergency talks on September 14 in Brussels on the continent's escalating refugee crisis, the Luxembourg government said on... More
Sentencing of 3 journalists sparks int'l outrage
Sentencing three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison drew harsh criticism from rights groups and the international community, including the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia More
Sharapova withdraws from US Open with leg injury
Russian third seed Maria Sharapova withdrew from the U.S. Open with a right leg injury, easing the path to a calendar-year Grand Slam for top-ranked Serena Williams.
530 swimmers cross the Dardanelles on Victory Day
The annual 29th Çanakkale Strait Swimming Race was held on Sunday with 530 participants.
Turkish swimmer Asilay Selçuk won the race clocking 45 minutes 31 seconds.
Turkey's first music village opens in Fethiye
Established in a tranquil forested area in Fethiye, a music village predominantly offers Turkish folk music and traditional instrument instruction as well as weekly activities organized by the establishment, including film screenings, workshops, small village concerts, basic sound painting courses, visits to local musicians' villages and musical instrument lessons More
Fenerbahçe on top with Nani's last-minute goal
Fenerbahçe defeated Antalyaspor 2-1 in the Spor Toto Super League with Nani standing out, scoring two goals including the winner with a free kick that sealed the victory in the last minute of injury time More
Turkish central bank to boost liquidity with new measures
While markets are fluctuating with concerns over global growth based on China and uncertainties about a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed), the Central Bank of Turkey... More
Bees flock to sculpture, produce 5kg of honey
The "Caucasian Bee Sculpture," which was made from a 460-year-old pine tree by Yüzel Üzeyir, has been flocked to by bees, and has provided five kilograms of honey. The honey... More
Irish boxer operated on for skull fracture
Kuwaiti-Irish tourist Mohammed Fadel Dobbous, who became an overnight sensation last week after taking on 15 shopkeepers in Istanbul's Aksaray district, underwent an operation... More
PM Davutoğlu: New gov't represents every color of Turkey
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Friday evening hailed the new Cabinet as representing "every color of Turkey." The provisional government, which will steer Turkey to a rerun... More
Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 11, injures more than 200
A fire swept through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, killing 11 people and injuring over 200 others of various nationalities, some critically,... More
Israeli minister says soldier should have shot women trying to save child
As international reaction continues over last week's video footage showing a masked Israeli soldier violently attacking a 12-year-old Palestinian child, Israel's Culture Minister... More
First Turkish delegation in Israel after 5 years since Mavi Marmara crisis
A Turkish delegation arrived on Monday in Israel to discuss investment in a Palestinian business project that would allow for export of goods duty free to the U.S.
EU ministers to meet for migrant talks
As refugees continue to head for Western Europe, deep divisions prevail in the EU with the French foreign minister calling the Hungarian anti-immigrant fence extremely harsh and the British interior minister blaming the EU's borderless system for the crisis More
Turkish communists manage to split into 3 in a year
Following last year's split of Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), yet another group was formed in early August from the successors of the party.
According to an article published... More
PKK terrorists attack police shuttle, injure five officers
PKK terrorists have attacked a police shuttle bus on Monday, injuring five police officers in Turkey's southeastern Şırnak province.
The bus was attacked by a remote-controlled... More
Turkey’s foreign trade deficit peaks in July
Turkey's exports and imports decreased by 16.2 and 8.7 percent, respectively, in July, while the foreign trade deficit peaked with $7.028 billion, according to data released... More
Turkey the first country to open a consulate general in Kosovo
Turkey is opening a consulate general in Kosovo, in its historic city of Prizren, with Consul General Selcen Evcit coming into the office as of Tuesday.
With the consulate... More
ASELSAN in negotiations with Russian, EU companies
Turkish Defense producer ASELSAN has held negotiations with Russian and European companies in a successful effort to expand its market, board member Sedat Nazlıbilek told... More
Turkey strikes ISIS as part of coalition
Turkey and the U.S. started an extensive fight against ISIS in Syria with Turkish fighter jets targeting ISIS positions in Syria with the U.S.-led coalition over the weekend. Simultaneously, PKK terrorists increased attacks, leaving several civilians and four officers dead and wounding dozens of people More
Pollster: AK Party can be ruling party with right strategy
As Turkey is heading to early elections with only two months left, Istanbul-based A&G research company President Adil Gür said that if previously made mistakes are analyzed... More
Business group to boost Turkey-Iraq trade
The action plan of the re-established Turkish-Iraqi Business Council has been finalized. As of the first week of December, mutual visits will be made between Turkey and Iraq,... More
CHP to keep MP lists mostly unchanged ahead of November 1 snap election
The Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu stated that the party will enter the snap election on November 1 with almost the same list of MPs from the... More
Thai court issues two more arrest warrants in Bangkok bombing
A Thai court on Monday issued two more arrest warrants to accompany police sketches of a man and woman suspected of involvement in a central Bangkok bombing in which 20 people... More
Princes' Islands Street Festival invites all to attend festivities
September kicks off with a wonderful street festival of music, art and workshops on four of the Princes' Islands, which will take place from Sept. 1 to Sept. 6 just a hop away by boat from mainland Istanbul More
AK Party to request votes for stability in snap elections
As campaigns gain momentum with Turkey going to an early election on Nov. 1, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) said on Monday that the candidate nomination process... More
3 police officers killed, 5 injured in PKK attacks
A PKK terrorist hkilled two police officers and injured another after opening fire with an assault rifle on a police vehicle on Sunday in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakır... More
Economist expects rapid growth with single-party gov't
As Turkey prepares to hold early elections on Nov. 1 following failed coalition talks, former IMF economist Murat Yülek says large, rapid economic growth is possible with the formation of a single-party government that will strengthen stability in Turkey More
Currency fluctuation likely to impact car prices this month
Automotive sector growth in the first two quarters has been greater than the previous two years, but the currency devaluation will likely affect pricing as automotive firms are already pressured by the luxury tax imposed on them More