Friday, May 29, 2015
Turkish expert finds Ottoman-era banknote dated 1876
A Turkish expert on banknotes and coins, Mehmet Tezcakin has found an Ottoman-era 50-kurus (piaster) banknote in a lot sent by a collector in Germany for the purpose of valuation.
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THY denies radioactive leak on Turkish plane in India
Turkish Airlines announced on Friday that no leak was detected in one of its planes at a New Delhi airport as the media reported.
A radioactive material leak was detected... More
JPMorgan Chase to lay off around 5,000 by next year
US banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. will cut about 5,000 jobs over the next year as it slims down its operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The goal... More
Google unveils Android M
Android M, Google's next version mobile operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company... More
Cypriot leaders agree on measures to build confidence
In the second meeting of the latest round of peace talks, the Cypriot leaders agreed to launch several initiatives, including opening border gates and integrating GSM networks, as part of efforts to build confidence More
French woman found guilty for torturing boyfriend
A French woman, who abused and enslaved her boyfriend over the course of 15 months, was sentenced to a three-year partially suspended prison on Thursday.
Zakia Medkour,... More
U.N. eyes keeping Israel off armed violations list
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is leaning toward not including Israel on an annual list of states responsible for violating children's rights in armed conflicts, despite... More
Turkey’s foreign trade deficit drop by 32 percent in April
Turkey's foreign trade deficit dropped by 31.9 percent in April compared to the same month of the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) announced on... More
Still no sign of a deal in sight for Greece as G7 finance ministers meet
Greece's fate in the euro area continued to cast a shadow over the second and final day of a Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in Dresden Friday with still no sign... More
PM says gov't faces past atrocities against Alevis
On a visit to a province with a majority Alevi population Prime Minister Davutoğlu voiced support for the community and reiterated that past offenses against Alevis will never be repeated so long as the AK Party is in power More
Bulgarian mayor sprinkles sugar on roads to ward off crashes
A Bulgarian mayor has ordered that the roads be sprinkled with sugar to ward off 'evil' and stop a recent increase in traffic accidents, saying "Due to the rising number of... More
‘Friday’ actor Reynaldo Rey passes away at 75
American actor-comedian Reynaldo Rey, who appeared in such films as "Friday", "White Men Can't Jump" and "Harlem Nights", has died on Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of... More
Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert indicted on federal charges
Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on federal charges including making false statements to the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's Office... More
Reconciliation brave step, says EP rapporteur
European Parliament (EP) Rapporteur for Turkey Kati Piri said she wanted Turkey's progress report for EU membership to be as inclusive as possible. Speaking to Daily Sabah... More
'Conversion of Hagia Sophia not on the agenda'
Presidency sources on Thursday have stated that the conversion of one of Istanbul's most famous historical monuments, the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is not on the President's... More
Syrian Turkmens appreciate Turkish aid, ask for more assistance
The Syrian Turkmen community, which is spread throughout the country unlike the Kurdish and Nusayri communities, expresses its gratitude for the continued support from Ankara and expect more ‘to defend themselves’ from ISIS and the Syrian regime More
Two shot dead in clashes between HDP and Hüda-Par members
Two members of the Free Cause Party (HÜDA-PAR) have been shot dead on Friday during clashes with members of Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey's eastern Şırnak province.
Gunmen attack buses in Pakistan, kill 19: officials
A Pakistani official says armed men hijacked two buses in the southwestern Baluchistan province and killed 19 passengers.
Baluchistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti says... More
Bosnian Damir who grew up in war, takes on tennis ace Federer
It is 1992 and snipers are firing from all sides as bombs fall across Sarajevo. "You're a lucky mother. Not even one bullet hit you," says the Red Cross driver, speeding expectant... More
Germany offers 'constructive' role to help keep UK in EU
Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Friday Germany would play a "constructive" role to help keep Britain in the EU and work with Prime Minister David Cameron to reform the 28-nation... More
Borsa Istanbul and EBRD negotiate a 10-percent-stake sale
In a landmark deal, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced on Friday that the bank is starting exclusive talks to acquire a 10 percent stake... More
Turkey's sacred destinations call you to experience some spiritual comfort
Come hear the stories about the spiritual past of Anatolia, often called the cradle of civilization, home to many religions over the course of history More
US economy shrinks at 0.7 percent rate in first quarter
The US economy went into reverse in the first quarter of this year after a severe winter and growing trade deficit took a harsher toll than initially estimated.
The overall... More
Nigeria's new president vows to end Boko Haram
Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari has promised on Friday to end a deadly insurgency by Boko Haram group, an effort he said begins with relocating the military command... More
Voters intimidated: Italy compared to Turkey’s Kurdish votes
The use of force to threaten people and influence their democratic choices has been known as a phenomenon in many parts of the underdeveloped world, but "mafia-style democracy"... More
First state-owned participation bank starts operation
Ziraat Participation Bank officially began operating as Turkey's first state-owned participation bank on Friday with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.... More
The conquest of Constantinople: The heralding in a new era
The conquest of Constantinople by the Turks on May 29, 1453 is more than just the ordinary fall of a city. The conquest was a turning point both in the Turkish and Islamic history and the history of the world More
Bomb alert at FIFA congress: Zurich police
A bomb threat was made Friday at the FIFA congress in Zurich, a spokesman of the Zurich city police confirmed to dpa.
No further comment was made but a FIFA media team... More
Citizenship in process for Syrian table tennis player
Tesnim Nebhen, a Syrian table tennis player who was on the Syrian national team before she fled to Turkey with her family, may be granted Turkish citizenship after a phone... More
U.S. drops Cuba from list of state sponsors of terrorism
The United States formally dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, an important step toward restoring diplomatic ties but one that will have limited... More
Turkish villager proud custodian of Roman artifacts
With her şalvar, a type of harem pants popular among villagers, and a red yemeni scarf, Hatun Dilci, 72, does not stand out among fellow residents of her village in the southern... More
Bomb attack on Shiite mosque in Saudi, kills four
The official Saudi Press Agency says a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shiite mosque in an eastern Saudi city and killed four people.
It said the bomber tried to... More