Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Cabinet convenes to discuss border security
The fourth Cabinet meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan began at the Presidential Palace on Monday afternoon, where security threats from neighboring Syria topped... More
Borsa Istanbul closes Q1 with net purchases
Foreign investors made net purchases totaling $297 million in June, according to data released by Borsa Istanbul. When all the transactions made since the beginning of the... More
Foreign diplomats savor Turkey's Ramadan spirit
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan has a different atmosphere compared to the other months of the year. Even though Muslims are familiar with it, foreigners such as diplomats also experience Ramadan's uniqueness with traditional elements like iftars and mahyas – the huge, illuminated signs hung from minarets More
What did the Greeks say “No” to?
People in Greece went to the polls on Sunday for the referendum on austerity measures to be taken as a result of the country's economic crisis. More
Turkey’s A Haber TV channel receives record fine
Turkey's media watchdog handed a record fine to A Haber TV channel on Monday accusing it of having a pro-government stance on some of its broadcasts.
In line with a report... More
Portugal's Nani joins Fenerbahce from Man U
Portugal winger Nani is joining Turkish club Fenerbahce in a transfer from Manchester United, both clubs said Monday.
Fenerbahce said that the 28-year-old will sign a three-year... More
Twin bomb blasts kill at least 44 in central Nigeria
At least 44 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the country's main relief agency said on Monday, after a bloody week of violence blamed... More
Beijing troubled by Turkish anti-China protests
China has once again declared its discomfort over the anti-China protests that have been taking place for almost a week across Turkey.
On Monday, the Foreign Ministry sought... More
Protestors shut Israeli drone factory in England
Protestors have reportedly shut down factories in England producing drones that are exported to Israel, on the anniversary of Israel's deadly military operation 'Protective... More
Eight police officers detained in Tahşiye probe
Eight police officers allegedly affiliated with the Gülen Movement have been detained in the third wave of operations carried out under the scope of the Tahşiye case.
Turkish scientists reveal unmanned off-road vehicle
Turkish scientists on Monday revealed an unmanned off-road vehicle developed for tasks such as border patrols and bomb disposal.
Developed by a team at Ankara's Middle... More
10 Consequences of Greece's 'No'
By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message. More
Greece's chief bailout negotiator Tsakalotos named as finance minister to replace Varoufakis
Greece's chief bailout negotiator Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday was named as finance minister to replace Yanis Varoufakis, who unexpectedly resigned earlier in the day.
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Australia takes steps towards Aboriginal recognition
Australia's political and indigenous leaders met on Monday to start working on an agreement that would see the "First Australians" recognized in the country's constitution.
UK's Princess Charlotte christened at historic church
The newborn Cambridge Princess Charlotte has been christened in a ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.
Hundreds of fans... More
Sabancı becomes most innovative university
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) 2015 Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index, which lists Turkey's top 50 entrepreneurial and... More
MasterCard working on facial recognition security app
MasterCard, one of the largest credit card processing firms in the world, is testing out an application that allows people to confirm their identity and authenticate online... More
Gaza children suffer from 'mental trauma' one year after conflict
The majority of children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year's conflict are showing signs of severe emotional distress and trauma, including frequent bed... More
Tsipras, Putin discuss Greek referendum results over phone call
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Greece's referendum against further economic austerity measures on the phone on Monday,... More
Uighurs express gratitude to Turkey
The Uighurs who fled Chinese oppression Xinjang are finally breathing easy after reaching Turkey, which was eager to receive them. The newly arrived Uighurs, who suffered from ethnic and religious discrimination have been settled in Kayseri province More
Ex-World Cup inspector banned for seven years: FIFA
The head of FIFA's bid evaluation committee for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been banned for seven years after it was revealed that he had asked for favors from Qatar.
South Carolina senate votes to remove Confederate flag
The South Carolina State senators voted on Monday to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds after the killing of nine black people during a Bible study at... More
Summer collective gathers year-round works
Gallery İlayda is currently hosting the exhibition ‘Summer Collective,' combined with the work of various artists who held painting and sculpture exhibitions along with installations at the gallery during the art season. The exhibition will be open throughout July and August More
Merkel, Hollande urge Greece to give 'serious' proposals
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the French President Francois Hollande met in Paris on Mondayto discuss possible solutions for the Greek crisis. Both leaders urged Greece... More
Accident at third stage of Tour de France leaves 30 cyclists injured
The third stage of the 102th Tour de France witnessed a terrible cycling accident on Monday, injuring about 30 riders.
The accident happened about 60 kilometers away... More
European Parliament observes a minute of silence to commemorate Srebrenica massacre
The European Parliament (EP) has observed Monday a minute of silence to commemorate the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica 20 years ago.
Turkcell and ASELSAN partner up to develop 5G technology
Turkcell and ASELSAN are joining forces to lead the development, production and infrastructure of 5G technologies as Turkey follows President Erdoğan's gameplan of skipping 4G investment More
IMF says fund ready to help Greece if asked
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, says the fund stands "ready to assist Greece if requested to do so."
Her statement Monday was the... More
High temperatures to hit Turkey as heat wave nears
Experts warn a heat wave starting today will scorch the western areas of the country. Meteorologists estimate that relatively cool weather in the Marmara region in the west... More
Syrian cars to get temporary Turkish license plates
Turkish Interior Ministry imposed an obligation on Syrian-licensed vehicles to receive registration license in Turkey to have a better monitoring system on them. Accordingly,... More
Deaths of 15 farm workers highlights their troubles
Fifteen farm workers were killed when a truck collided with a pickup truck in western Turkey yesterday, reminiscent of another accident that killed 17 farm workers in October, raising concerns about worker transportation More
World’s oldest person celebrates 116th birthday
Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world's oldest living person, celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday in New York.
Mrs. Jones marked the occasion privately with family but a... More
Egypt journalists condemn counter-terrorism law that impose prison sentences
Egypt's journalists' union on Monday condemned provisions contained in a draft counter-terrorism law that impose prison sentences for deliberately publishing "false news or... More
ISIS, Nusra continue to clash with each other
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front continue to target each other's positions in Syria. The Nusra Front accuses... More