Thursday, September 03, 2015
17 detained on suspicion of providing financial support to Gülen terror organization
Turkish police detained 17 people on the suspicion of providing financial support to the Gülenist terror organization in Istanbul district Wednesday.
The police conducted... More
Woman launches online appeal over domestic abuse
Impatient with authorities' indifference toward her case, Kübra Yılmaz, 22, posted footage on her blog capturing the domestic abuse she suffered from her ex-boyfriend, Serdar... More
Petraeus: US can work with Al-Nusra members against ISIS
Former CIA chief and retired general, David Petraeus, Tuesday said he wants the United States to consider working with some members of an al-Qaida-affiliated organization... More
Italy, France, Germany sign 'fair distribution of refugees' agreement
Amid Europe's ongoing refugee crisis; Italy,France and Germany have agreed to sign a joint document calling for the "fair distribution of refugees in Europe" and have asked... More
National security investigation into Koza İpek points to illicit $7 billion
Inspectors looking after the case of Koza İpek Holding, which is claimed to provide financial support to the Gülenist Terrorist Organization, found out that aid money was being transferred abroad More
HSBC Turkey’s sale process to ING prolonged amid risks
Amid political uncertainty and fluctuation in markets, Netherlands-based ING Group's acquisition process of British HSBC's Turkey operation has been prolonged.
'HDP should distance itself from PKK'
Turkish folk singer-songwriter Selda Bağcan said on Tuesday on a private TV channel that the People's Democratic Party (HDP) should come to its senses and distance itself... More
- Kurdish Issue
20 PKK terrorists killed in retaliation operation
PKK terrorists opened fire on a group of Turkish soldiers who were at a checkpoint on the Şemdinli-Tekeli highway at around 7.05 a.m. on Wednesday in the southeastern province... More
Turkey sets exports record in football with 71 million euros in sales
Unusually, Turkish teams have become big exporters in football instead of importers. They earned 71 million euro in total in 2015 by selling their footballers abroad. This... More
Obama wins enough Senate support for Iran deal
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the international deal to roll back Iran's nuclear program goes into effect, when... More
Six century old bridge in western Turkey collapses during restoration
589 year-old Dandalaz Bridge located in Turkey's Karacasu district of the western Aydın province collapsed during restoration.
Famous for its construction method without... More
Turkey's National Security Council convenes
The National Security Council (MGK) has convened on Wednesday in efforts to discuss critical matters mainly focusing on establishing enhanced security measures in the upcoming... More
Recontact Istanbul: New Turkish game for your smartphone
The app has been featured among the most recommended in the puzzle game category by the Apple Store.
Recontact Istanbul was developed by an all-Turkish cast and has known... More
Car bomb kills 7 in Assad's stronghold Syria's Latakia
Seven people were killed and 40 wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, the coastal bastion of President Bashar al-Assad, state television... More
Police carry out anti-terrorism raids in Istanbul
Turkish Police on Wednesday have carried out dawn raids and detained at least three suspects under the scope of anti-terrorism operation in Istanbul's Esenyurt, Bağcılar and... More
UN: This El Nino to be among the strongest since 1950
The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday.
Israeli and Egyptian blockade make Gaza uninhabitable
Filling the tunnels that keep the tiny territory connected to the world with water, closing all the borders, applying an embargo and Israeli aggression will make Gaza uninhabitable by 2020, according to a recent report More
Gunfire from ISIS-held Syrian territory kills soldier
A Turkish soldier in southern Kilis province was killed by gunfire that came from ISIS-held territory in Syria. Another Turkish soldier was reported missing after the skirmish.
PKK terrorists kill one soldier in southeastern Hakkari province
PKK terrorists opened fire on a group of Turkish soldiers who were performing a checkpoint at the Şemdinli-Tekeli highway at around 7.05 a.m. on Wednesday in the southeastern... More
Turkish diplomat held captive by ISIS announces nomination from CHP
Turkish diplomat Öztürk Yılmaz spent 101 days in captivity after ISIS terrorists raided Turkey's Mosul Consulate, taking him and 49 others at the embassy as prisoner in June... More
Turkish boy detained for killing family in the Netherlands
A 16-year-old Turkish boy identified only with his initials F.S., was arrested for killing his mother Neriman Soysal, grandmother Hatun Soysal and his sister B.S. in Veghel,... More
Crucial mandate against terrorism in Parliament
A Turkish soldier died and another went missing in clashes in the border town of Kilis late on Tuesday. The attack came from Syrian territory occupied by the Islamic State... More
More Gülenist fugitives escape as crimes exposed
Facing a number of charges including the establishment of a terrorist organization, wiretapping state officials and top secret meetings, fraud in national examinations, and... More
Antalya a little brighter with new Butterfly Park
Sitting on 2,000 square meters, the new Butterfly Park in Antalya is home to thousands of butterflies from 50 different species brought from 25 countries. The park is expecting to bring 100 more butterfly species in the future and welcome more than 200,000 visitors annually More
Turkey puts travel ban on more than 20,000 foreign fighters
Turkey has slapped a ban on 20,000 suspected foreign fighters, preventing them from heading to Syria and Iraq, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said on Wednesday.... More
Parliament to discuss motion to extend Syria mandate
Parliament is set to convene today to discuss a motion to extend the mandate for military operations in Iraq and Syria. The motion is to introduce a one-year extension to the current mandate that is set to expire on Oct. 2 More
International Halal Tourism Conference in Istanbul
Istanbul will discuss halal tourism in the beginning of December, where more than 1,000 attendees will come together in the city for the second annual International Halal Tourism Conference. Industry and sectoral professionals are expected to formulate new strategies concerning the $150 billion sector More
Turkish embassy skeptical Thailand bomb suspects are Turks
The Turkish Embassy in Thailand is casting doubt on reports that its nationals were involved in the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok landmark that killed 20 people.
A statement... More
'Kidnappers of Turkish workers to be treated as terrorists'
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Ibadi has announced that Iraqi authorities will treat those who kidnapped 18 Turkish workers as terrorists.
"Today, I have given instructions... More
Seven detained in Koza-ipek Group operation released
All seven people who were detained as part of an operation into Gülen-affiliated Koza İpek Group on Monday have been released on Wednesday after giving testomonies to the... More
Lost Australian sheep shorn of world-record 42kg wool fleece
A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool the equivalent of 30 sweaters... More
Century-old mosque found in Germany
Archaeologists believe the recently discovered mosque in Wünsdorf to be the oldest one in Germany. According to a statement released by the Free University of Berlin, archaeologists... More
Icelanders tell government to take in more refugees
While the refugee crisis is still escalating in Europe and traumatic scenes appear almost every day, Icelanders have started a new campaign to take in more Syrian refugees.... More
Migrants protest in Budapest, want to go to Germany
As more and more refugees head for Western European countries, Hungary prevented hundreds of them from going to Germany, closing the Budapest station which sparked chaos and became the latest symbol of the continent's worst crisis since World War II More
Gülenist editor-in-chief threatens to topple Erdoğan
Gülen Movement-affiliated daily Zaman Editor-in-Chief Ekrem Dumanlı, in a televised interview on Kanaltürk, which is owned by a Gülenist figure, Akın İpek, whose companies... More
Turkey's US ambassador responds to ex US ambassador's attacks
Turkey's ambassador to the U.S., Serdar Kılıç on Wednesday responded to an op-ed published in the New York Times criticizing Turkey's foreign and domestic policy penned by... More
Iran police to confiscate cars of 'poorly veiled' women
Women drivers in Iran's capital could have their cars impounded by police if they are caught driving with a poorly fixed veil or without their heads covered, a police chief... More
18 Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad
Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgiç confirmed on Wednesday that 18 Turkish workers were kidnapped early Wednesday morning by individuals dressed in military uniforms.
Turkey's ‘do or die' match against Latvia
Sitting in fourth with eight points in Group A, Turkey play a critical game against Latvia in the Euro 2016 qualifications today. If Turkey cannot beat Latvia and the Netherlands on Sunday, they will not have a chance of making it to the finals More
12 refugees drown heading to Greek island
Twelve people were killed on Wednesday, as two boats carrying refugees attempting to cross to the Greek islands from the Turkish coast sank, at a time of a dramatic rise in the numbers of refugees risking their lives on the journey More
'Egypt army to flood Gaza tunnels with water'
Egypt's military will flood the area along the border with Gaza with water, in a new bid to destroy underground tunnels between Sinai and the Palestinian territory, a Palestinian... More
Capital inflow from Asia to Turkey increases threefold
Capital inflow from Asian countries to Turkey increased threefold to $1.7 billion in the first half of the year, while there was a decrease in capital inflow from European... More
20 killed in ISIS' triple suicide bomb attack on Yemen mosque
Medical officials say at least 20 people have been killed and at least 50 were wounded by ISIS' triple bomb attack that blew up at a mosque in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.