Sunday, February 01, 2015
Hamas slams Egyptian court's 'terrorist' label
Palestinian faction Hamas on Saturday slammed a decision by an Egyptian court to consider its military arm, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a "terrorist organization."
Israel escalates tension before elections
The Israeli government has published legal tenders for its new settlement project that will add 430 new settlements in the occupied West Bank, Terrestrial Jerusalem, an Israeli... More
- Kurdish Issue
Disarmament priority for reconciliation meeting
The reconciliation process between Ankara and the Kurds and the PKK's disarmament were brought to the table at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu... More
Police outpost attacked in Istanbul’s Taksim Square
A blonde woman dressed in black attacked the police outpost in Istanbul's Taksim Square with an AK-47 rifle and a pistol around 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
Security camera footage... More
Greek minister's visit may revive Turkish tensions
The new defense minister of Greece, Panos Kammenos is expected to leave a wreath for the sea near Kardak (also known as Imia) while he is on his way to pay a visit to Crete... More
Government efforts to curb smoking addiction
The government has announced a new action plan to tackle the smoking addiction of the population through a series of measures ranging from restriction of smoking spaces to... More
Erdoğan: Presidential system necessary for Turkey
After drawing attention to the economic and social developments during his leadership for the past 12 years in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the country could... More
Turkey's Cumhuriyet daily fires editor-in-chief
Turkish secularist Cumhuriyet daily fired editor-in-chief Utku Çakırözer from his post, the newspaper announced on Friday.
"At the board meeting on Friday, the management... More
ISIS seizes oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers missing
ISIS insurgents seized a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city Kirkuk where 15 employees were working, security and oil officials said on Saturday.
Two officials... More
ISIS launch attack on oil-rich Kirkuk of Iraq
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) launched an attack on the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, which is regarded as the heart of the Iraqi Turkmen community, on Thursday... More
Former Bosnian Serb officers sentenced to life
The UN's Yugoslav war crimes court on Friday upheld life convictions of two Bosnian Serbs for their role in the Srebrenica massacre of almost 8,000 Muslim men and boys in... More
Turkey, UN aid chief discuss Syrian crisis
Turkish foreign minister held a meeting with the UN aid chief in Ethiopia on Friday about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria.
According to Turkish diplomatic sources,... More
President: Gülenists cooperate with Mossad
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the Gülen Movement, also known as the 'parallel structure' for assaulting Turkey's national security and unity by allegedly cooperating... More
Japanese journalist victim of car crash in Turkey
Kazumi Takaya, 46, a Japanese journalist working as a translator for Tokyo-based Fuji TV, was killed on Thursday in southeastern Turkey in a car crash. The body of the veteran... More
Iranian Mohsen Namjoo praises Turkish musicians
Nicknamed "Iran's Bob Dylan," Mohsen Namjoo has praised Turkish musicians for mixing western and eastern music "much better than Iranians."
The 39-year-old singer and songwriter... More
Two Gülenist officers arrested in wiretapping probe
Two Turkish policemen have been arrested in an illegal wiretapping probe, an Izmir court said on Saturday.
The two high-profile police officers, Memduh Tosun and Taner... More
Thousands join 'Respect for Prophet' march in Turkey
Thousands of people attended "Respect for our Prophet and Condemning Cruelty" march organized on Saturday by a non-governmental platform in the eastern Turkish province of... More
Turkish NGO reaches out for Syria's youth
A Turkish NGO is seeking to create opportunities for disadvantaged youth on both sides of the Atlantic, and will soon take on one of its biggest challenges.
Moscow library fire burns historic documents
One of Russia's largest academic libraries, the Moscow library known as INION —the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences— went up in flames on... More
Putin’s family secrets revealed
A Russian website has published a video of a dancing girl, claiming that the girl in the video is the Russian President Vladimir Putin's 28-year-old daughter, Yekaterina.... More
Taksim attacker identified, media reports
Auhorities have identified the attacker who opened fire on the police outpost in Istanbul's Taksim Square with an AK-47 rifle and a pistol around 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
PM: The basis of the Republic is the people
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Saturday has announced that the Office of the Prime Minister will open its third branch in İzmir, the city with the third largest population... More
Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man late on Saturday near Nablus in the north of the West Bank, Palestinian security officials said.
They said Ahmad al-Najjar,... More
UK to limit live terror attack TV coverage
New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of London's Metropolitan Police, has asked news broadcasters in London not to show live footage of police forces trying to prevent terrorist... More