Monday, November 30, 2015
International Antalya Film Fest launched with annual parade
The 52nd International Antalya Film Festival is one of the most celebrated cinema events in Turkey and has kicked off with its traditional opening ceremony night on Sunday.... More
3 Turkish army officials arrested in MİT trucks case
Three high-ranking army officials were arrested Sunday on charges of espionage and leading an armed terrorist organization.
General İbrahim Aydin and a retired colonel,... More
President Erdoğan eyes meeting with Putin to ease tensions
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit Paris on Monday to attend the 2015 Climate Change Conference, where 140 other world leaders will gather in hopes of signing a universal... More
- Syrian Crisis
Turkey allows French jets to use Turkish airspace
Turkey allowed French fighter jets to use its airspace for airstrikes against Daesh, according to the agreement reached between Turkish and France military officials on Sunday.
'There is no planet B', marchers say in climate rallies
Hundreds of thousands of people from Australia to Paraguay joined the biggest day of climate change activism in history on Sunday, telling world leaders gathering for a summit... More
Russian clubs banned from signing Turkish players
Russian sports clubs will be banned from signing Turkish players during the upcoming winter break, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday.
"I think that if... More
Turkey expected to lead fight against climate change
Experts are calling on Turkey to show leadership in the fight against climate change, similar to the country's role in the G20 Summit in Antalya this year.
The UN's COP21,... More
Arab e-drive supports Turkish goods against Russia sanctions
Arab writers and activists have launched an e-campaign aimed at supporting Turkish goods in the face of Russian economic sanctions against Turkey adopted after the latter... More
Russia supports PKK-affiliate YPG with airstrikes in Azaz, Aleppo
PKK affiliated YPG, which received weapons from the U.S., attacked moderate opposition group held areas with the help of Russian airstrikes. Ankara is alarmed by the reports that the YPG is preparing to cross the Euphrates to reach Jarablus More
- EU Affairs
Stalling Turkey’s EU accession talks was ‘historic mistake’: Italian Defense Minister
Italy's Defense Minister Roberta Pinnotti said stalling Turkey's accession process in the European Union while the country was willing to become a member was a "historic mistake".
Steady gas supply to protect Russia, sanctions to damage trade partner
Russia begins to implement sanctions on Turkish goods to take revenge for its downed warplane, while protecting its energy-dependent economy by maintaining its gas supply More
Turkey recovers body of downed Russian jet pilot from Syrian rebels
Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down a Russian warplane for violating... More
Ottoman court music echoes in Cadogan Hall
The compositions of the Ottoman Imperial family as well as their masters of music resonated at London's Cadogan Hall on Nov. 27. Co-organized by Yunus Emre Institute London... More
'EU-Turkey summit historic day for accession talks'
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the summit with European Union leaders on Sunday was a "new beginning" in Turkey's accession process to the 28-nation bloc.
"Today is... More
40 killed in Russian air attack on marketplace in Idlib
At least 40 were killed, 70 injured in a Russian air attack on a busy marketplace in Syria's Idlib province on Sunday morning, Anadolu Agency reported.
The attack occurred... More
Russia looks to Cambodia in attempt to fill economic void of Turkey
As tensions mounted following the downing last week of a Russian jet that entered Turkish airspace despite warnings, Russia has made a pivot eastward, forging new economic... More
Putin, Obama hold talks on Turkey jet dispute, Syri
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama held talks for around 30 minutes on the sidelines of a summit in Paris on Monday at which the two leaders... More
Tsipras, Davutoğlu involve in 'Twitter diplomacy'
A highly unusual online exchange took place on Twitter between the prime ministers of Greece and Turkey late Sunday before the former deleted his tweets - but only from the... More
'US wants Turkey to block Syrian border with troops'
In a recent piece published in the Wall Street Journal, it was claimed that the US urged Turkey to seal its border with Syria with some additional 30.000 troops. In the piece, the daily claimed that the Obama administration requested Turkish authorities to block 98-kilometer stretch of frontier allegedly used by Daesh to move militants in and out of the country More
6 PKK terrorists, 1 soldier killed in clashes
Six PKK terrorists were killed and a Turkish soldier was killed in southeastern Turkey in separate incidents Monday, the Turkish military said.
Three PKK terrorists were... More
Izmir bootleg alcohol poisoning toll increases to 8
The death toll in Izmir's bootleg alcohol poisoning case has increased to eight, Turkish health officials said on Monday.
The alcohol poisoning case was first reported... More
Russian airstrikes hit IHH’s bread bakery in Syria
A bread bakery established by the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), Turkey's largest humanitarian aid organization, has been hit... More
EU,Turkey agree on €3bn aid deal for Syrian refugees
Speaking after the EU-Turkey summit with 28 leaders in Brussels on Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said that the European Union and Turkey have agreed on a... More
222 refugees rescued as boat capsizes in Aegean Sea
Some 222 refugees have been rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard off the Ayvalik coast of Turkey's western Balikesir province Sunday.
The Turkish Coast Guard said the refugees... More
In the name of love: Teen pretends to be intern for months to see crush
A 17 year-old teen worked for months as a nursing intern in a hospital in Turkey's southern province of Adana to see the nurse that he fell in love with, despite not having... More
Russia also violated our airspace: Israel
A breakdown in communications led to a Russian jet mistakenly entering Israeli airspace, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Sunday.
Yaloon stated that the Russian... More
Questions linger as thousands mourn slain lawyer
Family and friends bid farewell to prominent human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi on Sunday while authorities vow to conduct a detailed investigation into his death to determine whether he was assassinated or caught in crossfire in a clash between police and PKK terrorists More