Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Presidential Palace set to open to the public
The Presidential Palace in Ankara will be opened to the public, Turkish media reported, amid a defamation campaign targeting the alleged high cost of the upkeep of the complex,... More
US, Cuba to reopen embassies
The United States and Cuba will reopen embassies in Washington and Havana after more than five decades, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.
"We will formally announce tomorrow... More
Turkey not to experience crisis over Fed rate hike, ‘Dr. Doom’ Nouriel Roubini predicts
Nouriel Roubini, the economist who earned the nickname "Dr.Doom" for predicting the collapse of the U.S. housing market and global recession in 2008, has predicted that Turkey... More
Rousseff says Brazil, US are ‘natural partners’, pledges to end deforestation
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced on Tuesday at a joint White House news conference that Brazil sees the U.S. as a 'natural partner' and pledges to restore millions... More
Speaker election proceeds to third round
None of the candidates received the required number of 367 votes for the first and second rounds of the Parliament Speaker Elections as the Grand National Assembly of Turkey... More
Terrorism out of question as long as AK Party in power
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Tuesday underlined that cooperation with terrorism has been and will be out of the question as long as the AK Party is in power.
Death toll in Mediterranean migrant boat disaster reaches 800
Italy has urged the EU to do something about the migrant situation as 800 migrants are believed to have died when trying to cross to Europe from Libya. The Italian navy on... More
Facebook introduces Snapchat-like captions and stickers
Facebook enables the use of Snapchat-style text, emoji-like stickers in its photo editing tool with the newest update of its iOS app.
This new app is called Slingshot and... More
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Music fest to fill Ayvalık with classical music
Starting in July, Turkey's prominent and promising classical musicians will be taking part in a series of expert master classes and performances in an extraordinary setting at the Aegean seaside resort of Ayvalık as part of the Ayvalık International Music Academy master class series and the AIMA Ayvalık Music Festival, which will be held from July 8 to July 10 More
Sissi says Egypt not to delay ‘speedy justice’, hangings
Egypt can no longer allow the law to delay "speedy justice," including the implementation of outstanding death penalties, said Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi Tuesday... More
Şavşat district receives Cittaslow int'l certificate
The northwestern Turkish city of Artvin's Şavşat district was recently announced as a "slow city" with a certificate from Cittaslow International. District Governor Cemil... More
Man opens fire with rifle at Justice Ministry building
A gunman was detained by police on Tuesday after he fired his pump action rifle on a building belonging to the Justice Ministry in the capital Ankara.
Turkish media reported... More
‘MHP not to vote for CHP parliamentary speaker candidate if supported by HDP’
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)'s leader Devlet Bahçeli reportedly said on Tuesday that if the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) voted for the Republican People's... More
Turkey’s mobile phone imports up 26 percent
Turkey's mobile phone imports, including smartphones, increased by 26 percent in the first quarter, the Communication Authority said on Tuesday.
Data provided by the Information... More
Income up, profit down as TÜPRAŞ tops in Fortune 500 list
Among the Fortune 500 Turkey list, which determines the 500-largest companies, Turkish Petroleum Refineries Co. (TÜPRAŞ) ranked first with a net sales income of TL 39.7 billion... More
Greece financial crisis to affect Turkey, says EU Minister Volkan Bozkır
The financial crisis in neighboring Greece is surely going to affect Turkey, the country's European Union Minister Volkan Bozkır said on Tuesday.
Bozkır told Turkey's state-run... More
Turkey worried over changing demography in Syria
The National Security Council (MGK) meeting, which was expected to be held on Tuesday, took place on Monday in line with recent developments in northern Syria. After the four-hour... More
Ankara says tight measures against ISIS does not mean imminent war
In response to allegations that Turkey is going to war in Syria, Turkish officials have said the precautions taken to push ISIS as well as other threatening factors in the region from its border does not mean immediate military action will take place More
US not to provide support if Turkey imposes buffer zone in Syria unilaterally: official
U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Tuesday that the U.S. and coalition countries do not need a buffer zone in Syria, and imposing one would be conducted by... More
Two Turkish soldiers drown after falling into brook in southeastern Turkey
Two Turkish soldiers drowned in Şemdinli district of southeastern city of Hakkari late on Tuesday.
A private washing his face near the Hezer brook suddenly lost his balance... More
Greece on verge of default with no help in sight
There is "no way" euro zone finance ministers will release funds for Greece to meet a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund which is due by midnight (2200 GMT)... More
Ramadan time of persecution for Uighurs
The oppressive policies of the Chinese government toward the Uighur minority during Ramadan have drawn harsh criticism on social media as well as in the diplomatic arena More
IMF will not declare Greece bankrupt until after referendum
The European Central Bank has become the guarantor of Greece, as the Greek government confirmed it will not pay the IMF debt leaving the country's fate up to referendum results More
Barcelona transfers Arda Turan for €41 million
Catalan football club Barcelona transferred Arda Turan on Tuesday. According to the local media outlets, the amount Barcelona put aside for the Turkish winger has been said... More
ISIS unexpectedly attacks Tal Abyad
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) militants on Tuesday launched a surprise attack seizing a district of the Syrian border town Tal Abyad, which was... More
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck getting divorced after 10 years of marriage
Hollywood A-lister and actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announce on Tuesday that they are getting a divorce after being married for 10 years.
The couple said in a... More
20,000 people in support of EU bailout rally in Athens
At least 20,000 people filled the streets and Syntagma Square in Athens on Tuesday to support Greece's bailout deal with the European Union.
The country is left on the... More
'We'll evaluate offers regarding aid to Greece'
Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci commented on financial aid proposals put forward in the last couple of days prior to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK... More
Istanbul traffic makes inventive entrepreneurs rich
Mobile apps on cell phones make life easier. Some of the most popular apps have recently come from the field of transportation solutions. Inventive entrepreneurs have developed... More
EU efforts in vane as migrant arrivals in Italy, Greece hit record
The number of refugees arriving in Greece and Italy hit more than 120,000, while the EU has negotiated a contested proposal to spread 40,000 refugees being housed in Italy and Greece across the bloc More
AK Party-CHP coalition harms both, poll finds
It has been more than three weeks since the June 7 general elections and Turkey's agenda is occupied by discussions over political parties present in Parliament forming a... More
Dramatic rise in number of migrants captured on Aegean Sea
Turkish authorities intercepted more than 13,000 migrants on the Aegean Sea in the first six months of this year, already surpassing the total number of migrants captured throughout 2014 More