Saturday, March 07, 2015
Harrison Ford seriously injured in plane crash
Harrison Ford crash-landed his World War II-era airplane after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his years of piloting prowess... More
Iraqi man shot dead in Texas
According to The Dallas Morning, Ahmed El Cumayli, a 36-year-old Iraqi man has been shot and killed while taking photos of snow with his family in Dallas. He was taken to... 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.
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
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defending the ISIS suspects who attacked a Turkish gendarmerie post in the Central Anatolian province of Niğde, have withdrawn from the case.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
- Kurdish Issue
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
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
Turkey furious at world turning a blind eye to bloodshed in Syria
The international community's failure to address the violence and humanitarian tragedy in Syria and Iraq was heavily criticized by Turkish officials, who condemned efforts by some to conceal incompetence through the disparaging of Turkey More
Gülenist media figure held secret calls, ex-wife says in testimony
After the counter-terrorism police force found bags of evidence and compact disks belonging to the Gülen Movement-affiliated journalist at Taraf daily, Mehmet Baransu, at... More
Turkey calls on UN head for plan to unite Cyprus
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu called on U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday to come up with a plan to reunify Cyprus before he leaves his post at the end of 2016.... More
PM Davutoğlu criticizes UN over 'no Plan A' to end bloodshed in war-torn Syria
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Thursday criticized the United Nations and the international community for not showing a clear response to resolving the Syrian... More
Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan mull building new Silk Road
Ministers and businessmen from Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan gathered in Batumi to boost bilateral trade and investments while debating building a new Silk Road More
Gov't determined to pass security bill within 2 weeks
Amid strong resistance from opposition parties, 37 articles out of 132 of the Domestic Security Reform Package have been passed by the Parliament, as the ruling AK Party officials... More
President: Those who invest in dollar will regret not trusting TL
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed that people who are investing in the dollar right now might soon suffer losses. Erdoğan replied to questions from reporters about whether... More
Yemen facing humanitarian disaster with millions at risk
Yemen's political crisis took yet another dramatic turn with more than half of Yemen's population in dire need of humanitarian assistance. The number will climb higher if the instability prevails, the U.N. says More
New Van Gogh painting discovered in northern Turkey
Turkish police seized an oil painting in northern Tokat province Friday that was suspected of being a masterpiece of the world renowned Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh.
Nine wounded in China knife attack, suspect killed
Two assailants armed with knives wounded nine civilians and one policeman Friday morning at a railway station in southern China before police shot one dead and apprehended... More
On-time flight performances announced, Izmir on top of the list
Throughout 2014, 91 percent of the flights took off on time at Izmir's Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) and it was ranked 11th among 374 airports in the world according to the... More
Israel halts use of dogs to pursue Palestinians
The Israeli army said on Friday that it would suspend the practice of using police dogs to pursue Palestinians until soldiers underwent further training.
The decision came... More
Davutoğlu says he would welcome former president’s return to politics
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Friday that he would be honored if former President Abdullah Gül decides to return to active politics in the ruling AK Party.
UK bans tourism ad for implying Old Jerusalem part of Israel
Britain's advertising watchdog banned an Israeli government tourism advert for suggesting that the Old City of Jerusalem was part of Israel on Wednesday.
The newspaper... More
Russell Westbrook is a man on a mission codenamed: Winning
Russell Westbrook became the first player to have four straight triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven in a row in 1989. The All-Star MVP scored at least 40 points... More
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
Violence against women cannot be justified on any ground: PM Davutoğlu
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu addressed UN General Assembly on gender equality and empowerment of women on Friday.
Speaking at a high-level thematic debate on... 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