Friday, October 09, 2015
'EU remembers value of Turkey'
President Erdoğan said that the refugee influx caused by the continuing Syrian crisis had once again highlighted Turkey's crucial importance to Europe and that EU leaders had been reminded of this More
FIFA ethics body suspend Blatter, Platini for 90 days
FIFA has provisionally suspended its President Sepp Blatter, Secretary-General Jerome Valcke and vice-president and UEFA President Michel Platini for 90 days. The suspension could rule out Platini’s dreams of replacing Blatter More
Jerusalem mayor urges citizens to bear arms
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, in an interview with the Israeli Army Radio, urged citizens and gun owners to carry their firearms at all times amid recent unrest between Palestinians... More
'Russia wants to preserve good relations with Turkey'
Russia wants to keep good ties with Turkey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, after Ankara voiced its frustration at Moscow's military intervention in Syria.
Aziz Sancar second Turk to win Nobel Prize
Aziz Sancar, a Turkish professor at the University of North Carolina, wins Nobel Chemistry Prize along with Tomas Lindahl and Paul Modrich, with their work on how cells repair damaged DNA More
Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud
Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.
A Spanish judge on Thursday rejected... More
Issa Hayatou to serve as acting FIFA president
African football leader Issa Hayatou took temporary charge of FIFA on Thursday after Sepp Blatter was "relieved of his duties" because of his 90-day suspension, the world... More
Industrial production increases by 7.2 pct in August
Turkey's calendar adjusted industrial production increased by 7.2 percent in August compared to same month last year, while an increase of 2.9 percent took place when compared... More
Wife of prominent businessman found dead after disappearing mysteriously
Sema Hunca, wife of the founding father of the prominent Hunca Cosmetics, was found dead on Thursday in Istanbul's Belgrade forest after she disappeared mysteriously on Tuesday.... More
Saudi prince doubles stocks in Twitter, becomes second largest shareholder
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company have doubled their ownership of Twitter's publicly traded shares in the past six weeks. Thus, Talal... More
Merkel still outspoken opponent of Turkey joining EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Turkey's help was needed to stem the flow of refugees to Europe but that this hadn't changed her view that Ankara should... More
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel literature prize
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called "a monument to suffering and courage."
Israeli PM bans lawmakers from visiting al-Aqsa
The latest Israeli-Palestinian unrest began about three weeks ago as Israelis provoked Palestinians through entering Al-Aqsa Mosque and banned Palestinians from praying inside.... 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
Serb villagers threaten patriarch to ‘convert to Islam’ if their church is not restored
A small village in Serbia is at the center of a remarkable row which has seen some of its Christian residents claim they will become Muslim if their local church is not restored.
Opposition MP's throw tear gas in Kosovo Parliament
Kosovo opposition deputies threw tear gas canisters in Parliament on Thursday to protest the latest EU-brokered agreements between Kosovo and Serbia.
Opposition deputies... More
Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran
Russian Defence Ministry late Thursday denied the U.S. claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran.
Earlier on the same day, a U.S. official had claimed that four... More
Erdoğan, Abe focus on ways to improve commercial ties
On Thursday, Erdoğan first attended a business conference where he stressed the importance of economic and financial relations with Japan, talking about mega projects in Turkey. He then he met Japanase PM Abe, reemphasizing diplomatic and economic relations More
'NATO ready to defend Turkey if necessary'
NATO is ready to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally against threats on its southern flank, the head of the U.S.-led alliance said on Thursday after violations of Turkish... More
Breast cancer survivors slam M&S awareness campaign
After recently launching a new lingerie campaign alongside another collection designed by Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to raise awareness for breast cancer,... More
Child playing with abandoned PKK mortar killed
A 9-year-old boy was killed and three children, whose ages ranged from six to ten, were injured on Thursday in the southeastern district of Silvan in Diyarbakır as a mortar... More
Davutoğlu: We followed a policy of unity after June 7
As PM Davutoğlu continues to hold meetings and AK Party election rallies, he said that his party did not leave the country without a gov't after the June 7 elections, saying this time it will win the elections with a majority in Parliament to form a single-party gov't More
2 PKK terrorist attacks foiled in their tracks by Istanbul police
The counter-terrorism branch of the Istanbul Police Department have prevented two terror attacks by PKK group on Thursday, averting great tragedy in Istanbul's Başakşehir... More
Voting begins for Turkish citizens living abroad
Turkish citizens living abroad have started casting their ballots at airports and customs gates, almost a month before the election date in Turkey, which will take place on... More
EU to speed up deportations to deal with Syrian crisis
In a bid to curb the refugee crisis, EU ministers gathered yesterday in a push to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers. The meeting came a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the current EU's asylum system ‘obsolete' More