Friday, March 06, 2015
New railway projects to be initiated in 2015
The Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway line will be opened this year, announced the Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication, Lütfi Elvan, while inaugurating the fifth International... More
US report criticizes racial bias among police toward blacks
The Ferguson case was closed with a report revealing rampant racism by local forces that systematically targeted black Americans More
ISIS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud: Iraq govt
The ISIS group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday, the tourism and antiquities ministry said.
The self-proclaimed State of... More
PLO ceases security cooperation with Israel
Leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), led by President Mahmoud Abbas, decided on Thursday to stop all forms of security coordination with Israel, Palestinian... More
Euro hits eleven-and-a-half-year low
The euro fell to an 11 1/2-year low against the dollar as U.S. and euro zone bond prices rose on Thursday, after the European Central Bank spelled out its 1 trillion-euro... More
Syrians sowing their future
Syrian refugees living in the refugee camp in Suruç will be given small plots of formerly fallow land to cultivate. Each family will be given 100-square-meters of land to farm and they will be able to sell what they grow More
British Pound soars to a historic level against the Turkish Lira reaching 4.00
After the Bank of England announced they will hold its key interest rate at 0.5 percent Thursday, the British Pound soared to a historic level against the Turkish Lira reaching... More
- Real Estate
Istanbul’s most expensive residential areas revealed
A recent study has revealed that branded residential projects increased by 18 percent compared to last year.
The 2014 Istanbul Branded Residence Study prepared by EVA Real... More
Boko Haram kills 68, including children, in Nigeria: witnesses
Boko Haram gunmen killed 68 people, including many children, in a massacre in the northeast Nigeria village of Njaba, two witnesses and two vigilantes told AFP Thursday.
Women to unite against violence on Sunday
Women's rights organizations are calling on Turkish females to attend an Istanbul rally on Sunday marking International Women's Day on March 8.
Istanbul March 8 Woman Platform... More
PM in US to expound Turkey’s appeal as an investment destination
PM Davutoğlu said that a decade of political stability, coupled with pro-investment government incentives for foreign investors makes Turkey a very attractive destination for global capital searching for a dynamic economy More
US Dollar on fire, Turkish Lira drops further
The Turkish lira slipped to a new record low against the U.S. dollar early Thursday afternoon on the back of a strong U.S. dollar index and uncertainty over Central Bank of... More
'Ukrainian crises might revive Cold War reflexes'
While tensions continue in Ukraine, the sanctions imposed by the EU and U.S. due to the annexation of Crimea hit the Russian economy hard and support for pro-Russian separatists... More
School apologizes after Palestinian 'terrorist' row
A primary school in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, has apologised after receiving angry complaints about a homework sheet given to 11-year old pupils which described Palestinians... More
'Turkey is doing what Djibouti expects from the UN'
The ambassador of Djibouti to Ankara, Aden Houssein Abdillahi, said that the international community was doing very little to counter terrorism in Somalia and Africa as a... More
French, Greek leaders invited to Nevruz celebrations
French President François Hollande and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras have been invited to the Nevruz celebrations to be held in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakır... More
Erdoğan: Steps by Riyadh may change things in Egypt
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that a step to be taken by Saudi Arabia may change things in the Egyptian government and portrayed Saudi Arabia as the most influential... More
PM Davutoğlu reassures investors on Turkey's stability
Turkey is an "island of stability" with a vision for the future and consistent economic growth, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Wednesday.
In a meeting... More
Turkish Lira not alone in depreciating against US Dollar
Currently, the whole nation is interested in the record rise of the U.S. Dollar against the Turkish Lira. What everyone is wondering is whether the rise of the dollar will... More
'UNSC lacks strategy to address Syria crisis'
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu underscored that the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) lacks a solid strategy to address the crisis in Syria as the ongoing conflict remains to be... More
Turkey’s biggest refugee camp officially opened
Turkey's biggest refugee camp for displaced Syrians, with a capacity for 35,000 people, was officially opened on Thursday, two months after it started admitting refugees.
British royals to attend Gallipoli ceremonies
According to a press release from the British Monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II, and the Duke of Edinburgh will attend a wreath-laying ceremony in London while Prince Charles and... More
Turkish aid reaches out to more than 100 countries
The government announced that its aid agency TİKA has delivered aid worth over $766 million to over 100 countries in six years, showcasing Turkey's growing "soft power" efforts... More
Lawyer threatened after dropping ISIS case
A security detail was assigned to a Turkish lawyer who was threatened after he withdrew from the defense team of an Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militant who killed... More
Lawyers of ISIS suspects in Turkish case abandon trial
Three lawyers defending the ISIS suspects who attacked a Turkish gendarmerie post in the Central Anatolian province of Niğde, have withdrawn from the case. With no defendant... More
US fears rise in sectarian tension in Tirkit
U.S. officials and a press release by the HRW warned Iraqi officials to control Shiite militias whose actions may fuel sectarian conflicts in Tikrit after the city is recaptured from ISIS militants More
Turkey ready to train Iraqi army, says defense chief
Turkey is ready to train the Iraqi army, Turkish defense minister has told the Iraqi authorities during an official visit to Baghdad.
"We are training peshmerga forces,"... More
Tajik opposition leader killed in Turkey
A Tajik leader, belonging to the country's Group 24 opposition movement, was killed in Istanbul late on Thursday.
Umarali Kuvatov was reportedly shot after a quarrel on... More
HDP committee heads to İmralı Island
Following the historic call by imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan to the PKK to lay down arms, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) committee, including Istanbul Deputy... More
Foreign investors profess confidence in Turkey’s economic prospects
PM Davutoğlu’s efforts to promote Turkey’s economic growth and political stability received an enthusiastic response from top New York investors, who said they were reassured by the belief of the prime minister More
Women in EU still earn 16.4 percent less than men
Women earned on average 16.4 percent less than men in the European Union in 2013, with the gap even greater in many northern countries, the EU statistics agency Eurostat said... More
Turkish military aircraft crashes, two pilots dead
Two Turkish Air Forces pilots were killed when their F-4 fighter jet crashed on Thursday morning in the central Turkish province of Konya, some 720 kilometers west of Malatya... More
Baransu's ex-wife exposes bags of evidence, gives testimony
Esra Konur, the ex-wife of Gülen Movement-affiliated media figure Mehmet Baransu has testified on Thursday at Istanbul Police Department after the counterterrorism police... More
Military leader of al-Nusra killed by Syrian Army
Syrian state-run news agency SANA says the army has killed the military commander of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front.
The agency says Abu Hommam al-Shami was killed during... More
'Turkey bears unfair share of refugee burden'
U.S. Army Europe Commander Ben Hodges praised Turkey's support for the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and expressed regret that the international assistance had... More
FIFA chief basing 5th run on anti-racism clampdown
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has urged the handing out of tougher sanctions for acts of racism by football fans. Blatter said clubs linked to offending fans need to have points deducted and the possibility of facing relegation More