Sunday, August 02, 2015
KRG slams PKK over attack on key pipeline
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Friday harshly condemned PKK's recent attack on the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline in Turkey's southeastern province of Şırnak.
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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits northeast Australia
Northeast Australia has been shaken by its second earthquake in three days, a magnitude-5.7 tremor hitting Queensland.
Australia's Meteorology Bureau said Saturday that... More
HDP co-chair’s brother injured in airstrikes: reports
The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş's brother Nurettin Demirtaş, who is a member of the PKK terrorist organization, was injured during... More
Soldier killed by mine blast in Turkey's eastern Kars province
A Turkish sergeant was killed on Saturday in a mine blast in Turkey's northeast province of Kars, security sources said.
The incident happened as Turkish soldiers were... More
PKK blocks road, takes 70 hostage
A group of PKK terrorists took 70 passengers hostage late on Friday after blocking the Kars-Erzurum-Iğdır highway in eastern Turkey.
They stopped a bus carrying the 70... More
Kink in Turkish Stream project delay mutual benefits
Turkey and Russia agree on talks, but have not signed anything. As the two countries struggle to sign deals regarding natural gas projects, Turkish and Russian presidents are expected to have the final words More
Erdoğan calls on international community to unite against ISIS
President Erdoğan has called on the world to show solidarity in the fight against the extremist group ISIS, which took dozens of Turkish citizens hostage last year and recently conducted bombings in southeastern Turkey More
All PKK hideouts destroyed, terrorists kill two more troops
PM Davutoğlu stated that all known PKK hideouts have been demolished and Turkey would not accept a cease-fire if the terrorist organization continues its atrocities in the country. Also, two more troops were killed by the PKK in Friday's attacks More
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US urges Taliban to make peace with Afghan government
The United States has called on Taliban to make peace with the Afghan government now that the U.S. intelligence community has assessed that Mullah Mohammed Omar, the former... More
Temperatures to rise as climate ‘bad boy' set to return
Experts warn that a new heat wave will grip Turkey in the coming weeks with the El Nino weather phenomenon making a comeback. Temperatures in Istanbul will rise to more than... More
2 PKK militants captured dead in Van
Two PKK members were captured dead after the PKK attacked the County District Gendarmerie Command and the District Police Directorate simultaneously in Van, eastern Turkey... More
22 year-old woman commits suicide after allegedly getting raped by brother
A 22 year-old Turkish woman has committed suicide on Thursday after allegedly getting raped by her brother. Aysun Altay is said to have fallen into depression following the... More
'PKK responsible for ending reconciliation process: KRG's Barzani
The President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masoud Barzani, said the PKK was responsible for the end of the Kurdish reconciliation process in Turkey. Barzani... More
Military sees influx of volunteers after terror flares up
The Turkish Armed Forces announced on Friday that people were increasingly seeking to enroll with the military after a campaign of terrorism targeting security forces and... More
Turkey honors its soldier killed on duty by naming an airstrike after him
Turkey's latest operation in which 30 warplanes departed from the Diyarbakır 8th Main Jet Base to conduct heavy airstrikes on PKK camps in Northern Iraq,has been named in... More
Turkish military dismiss civilian casualty reports in operations against PKK camps
Turkish Armed Forces dismissed civilian casualty reports in operations against PKK camps located in Northern Iraq through a press statement reelased on Sunday.
Red Army founder Trotsky’s house for sale in Istanbul
It has 18 rooms, five bathrooms and is spectacularly located on an island off Istanbul. And all the more, it was once the house of the exiled Marxist revolutionary, theorist,... More
Merkel to run for 4th term in 2017: Der Spiegel
Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has ruled Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, according to an unsourced... More
PKK kills 1 soldier, injures 8 in midnight ambush in southeastern Turkey
The terrorist organization PKK organized a mined attack in the early hours of Sunday in the southeastern province of Mardin's Midyat district, killing one soldier and injuring... More
Daily Sabah columnist Tulu Gümüştekin loses battle against cancer
Foreign politics writer of Daily Sabah, Tulu Gümüştekin lost her battle against liver cancer on Sunday during her holiday on Italy's Sardinia Island.
Her sudden death caused... More
Deputy PM criticizes HDP for 'terror propaganda'
Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan said that whoever say that they lean their backs on terrorist organizations, must be brought to book, referring to pro-Kurdish People's... More
PKK, ISIS terrorist organizations not to go unpunished
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey has every right to respond to terrorist acts.
In remarks expressed in an article for the Washington Post daily published... More
Bin Laden family killed in UK plane crash: reports
Members of Osama Bin Laden's family were among the victims in the crash of a private jet in Britain, the Saudi embassy in London said Saturday in a message of condolences.
Top Burundi general, former intel chief assassinated
A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said.
A group from 'Wisemen Committee' urges silencing of weapons
A group of people from Turkey's Wisemen Committee on Saturday have called for a "silencing of weapons" following an escalation of violence and terrorist attacks over the past... More
Turkish PM Davutoğlu chairs crucial security meeting on fight against terrorism
Chairing the security meeting held in Ankara on Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu called for more effective combat against terrorism, first and foremost against... More
PKK uses civilians as human shields on terror camps, Ministry of Foreign Affairs says
Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that the terrorist organization PKK uses civilians as human shields in its camps.
The Ministry released a statement on... More
Turkey's first gold record winner, singer Muzaffer Akgün dies at 85
Turkish folk singer Muzaffer Akgün died on Saturday aged 85.
A funeral service for Akgün, the country's first gold record winner, will be held at Istanbul's Teşvikiye mosque... More
Chronology of incidents shows PKK sabotaged cease-fire
In the wake of PKK attacks increasingly escalating since the June 7 general elections despite the cease-fire between the PKK and the state, Ankara showed its determination... More
MHP says they're open to coalition if AK Party fails to form one with CHP
A leading figure of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has said the party is open to coalition talks if negotiations between the Justice and Development (AK) Party and the... More
North Korea ‘ready to declare war’ on US and ‘puppet’ South Korea
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Friday allegedly said that he 'was ready to go to war with the U.S. and the 'puppet'" South Korea during the ceremonies marking the... More