Sunday, March 29, 2015
Turkey slams Iran for fueling sectarianism
The Turkish leadership condemned Iran’s sectarian strategy that is fueling bloodshed throughout the region, including in Syria and Iraq, and voiced support for Saudi’s military response in Yemen More
Ebola lockdown divides Sierra Leon, Guinea attempts to prevent border crossing
As Sierra Leone starts a three-day lockdown as part of efforts to contain the Ebola virus, residents are divided over orders to stay home.
Guinea has deployed security... More
Yemen becomes newest conflict area in region
Saudi Arabia, along with the support of several countries, launched a military operation against the Iran-backed Houthis and Iran Russia and Hezbollah stated their disappointment as world powers remain divided More
Fener maintain unbeaten run
An eighth straight win in the Top 16 sees Fenerbahçe become one of the most feared teams in Europe, while Anadolu Efes still have work to do More
Attack on pregnant French Muslim woman condemned by officials
French officials condemned on Friday the attack on a young Muslim woman who was eight months pregnant, and the Interior Ministry said an active search was under way for the... More
Turkey launches first Turkish-made seismic survey vessel
The first Turkish-made seismic-survey vessel, named TURKUAZ, has been launched from Istanbul on Saturday.
TURKUAZ, produced in a shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul, for the Mineral... More
Economy Minister: 2015 to become the year of investors
One day after stating that the growth rate of 2015's first quarter will not cover expectations, Economy Minister Zeybekci released a statement saying the government is aiming for this year to be investors' year with governmental supports More
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Qatar Emir: The secret buyer of Turkey’s most expensive waterside mansion
Turkish media outlets reported on Friday that the country's most expensive waterside, 'Erbilginler Yalısı' (Mansion), was sold to Qatari businessman Abdulhadi Mana Al-Hajri... More
Turkey's banks do not agree with Moody's
Banks Association of Turkey (TBB) Chairman of the Board Hüseyin Aydın said on Friday that they do not agree with the negative valuations of the Turkish banking sector, which... More
Life expectancy in Syria plummets by 20 years
The United Nations has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas, who risk death by starvation, dehydration and a lack of medical care, to... More
Turkish NGO rescues two Czech women held by al-Qaeda since 2013
Two Czech women who were kidnapped by an al Qaeda-linked armed group in Pakistan have been freed after Turkish charity foundation, Humanitarian Relief Foundation, IHH made... More
Ukraine arrests Turkish cargo ship crew
Ukrainian authorities have arrested a Turkish-owned cargo ship and detained its captain over a visit it made to a port in Crimea after Russian annexed the peninsula from Ukraine... More
'Fed rate hike may be warranted later this year'
Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year, and that subsequent increases will be gradual without following a predictable path.
Putin vows Russia to help establish independent Palestinian state
Russia will keep contributing to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.
Standoff in Yemen deepens Iran's isolation
On Thursday morning, a coalition of Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Iranian-backed rebels over concerns that the strategically located oil producers... More
Iran's puppets destroying Yemen, says President Hadi
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on the army on Saturday to protect state institutions and carry out the orders of the "legitimate leadership", and also blamed... More
Armenians optimistic ahead of Turkish polls
Despite upcoming sensitive anniversaries and a Turkish general election, observers are claiming they are "optimistic" that Turkey and Armenia could mend links in the near... More
Faces of Istanbul
Interpreting Turkey's biggest city through 15-second videos complied from black and white portrait photos of Istanbul residents is no easy task, but photojournalist İlhami Yıldırım is tackling it one person at a time More
4 year-old Syrian boy crushed under tram dies in Istanbul
A four-year-old Syrian boy, Ahmet Hallo, died late on Saturday after being crushed under a tram, traveling between Kabataş and Bağcılar on the T1 line in Istanbul.
Air Canada plane leaves runway after rough landing
An Air Canada plane came off the runway after making an "abrupt" landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia early on Sunday, officials said.
'Most Houthi missiles destroyed by Arab coalition'
Saudi-led airstrikes have destroyed "most" missile capabilities of the Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies, coalition spokesman General Ahmed Assiri said on Saturday.
Lufthansa to pay 50,000 euros to victims' families
Germany's airline giant Lufthansa has decided to pay 50 thousand euros as a financial support to the families of the Germanwings flight crash victims, said media reports.
US: 2,200 Syrians identified for train-equip program
About 2,200 individuals have been identified to be vetted for a train-equip program to help Syrian opposition fighters in the campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic... More
Late equalizer by Sneijder saves Netherlands against Turkey
Wesley Sneijder grabbed an injury-time equalizer for the Netherlands to draw 1-1 against Turkey on Saturday and keep alive its hope of qualifying for next year's European... More
Jewish community welcomes reopening of synagogue
The reopening of the Great Synagogue in Edirne was hailed by Turkey's Jewish community, which flocked to the opening of the historic temple More