Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Family dispute deepens crisis in France's far-right party
The crisis grows in France's far-right party National Front (FN) between the party founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen and his daughter and the party leader, Marine Len Pen after a... More
New Turkish Cypriot leader to speed up reunification talks, say experts
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus's (KKTC) newly-elected President Mustafa Akıncı will pay an official visit to Turkey on Wednesday, as part of his first visit abroad.... More
UK Prince William, his wife Kate name their two-day-old baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Prince William and his wife Kate have named their two-day-old baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana and she will be known as Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, their Kensington Palace... More
- Real Estate
Mass housing agency gets reconciliation boost
The Mass Housing Administration (TOKİ), which is under the Prime Ministry's control, is expanding its projects to the east and the southeast of the country due to the peaceful... More
MHP’s prominent economy figure unaware of party's election promises
Former governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) and deputy candidate of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Durmuş Yılmaz, said he does not... More
Media mogul on penguins: 'Straightforward stupidity'
The honorary Chairman of Doğan Holding described the decision of his television channel CNN Türk to broadcast a penguin documentary on the night of May 31 2013, when the Gezi... More
Israel admits ‘mistakes’ regarding Ethiopian community
Israel President Reuven Rivlin admitted on Monday that Israel had made mistakes in its treatment of the Ethiopian Jewish community living in the country.
"We have made... More
PM Davutoğlu in Germany, underlines xenophobia
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has voiced concerns over the growing number of xenophobic attacks against immigrants and Muslims in Germany and Europe, calling on politicians... More
Court orders removal of ‘bloody’ billboards in Van
A controversial advertisement showing blood flowing from a tap posted on billboards by the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) municipality in the eastern city of... More
Iran outlaws 'devil worshipping hairstyles'
Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments are also being... More
Turkey deploys its first domestic-made helicopters
Turkey has deployed the first locally-made attack helicopters to the country's southeast, the military announced Monday.
Two T129 ATAK helicopters have been sent to Siirt... More
Bulgarian midwife arrested for brutally beating newborn
A midwife who beat a newborn baby in a Bulgarian hospital has been arrested following the discovery of video surveillance showing the attack.
Emiliya Kovacheva, who worked... More
Israeli FM Lieberman resigns, switches to opposition
Israel's foreign minister says he will not sit in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming government and instead will take his Yisrael Beitenu party into the opposition.
OECD: Men in Turkey work longer, skip domestic work
A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) revealed employees in Turkey have far longer working hours compared to those in 34 other OECD... More
Syria-bound British family of six to be deported from Turkey to Moldova
A British couple and their four young children detained in Turkey last month on suspicion of seeking to travel to a part of Syria controlled by the self-proclaimed Islamic... More
Turkey's head of religious affairs returns official car to set an example
Turkey's head of religious affairs Mehmet Görmez has said he will return the official luxurious car which was allegedly bought for his use.
In an interview with private... More
Fancy an espresso brewed in space?
The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista.
Over the weekend, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti fired up the first espresso machine in space.... More
Around 40 migrants die in sinking boat off Italy, survivors tell NGO
Around 40 migrants died when an inflatable boat carrying more than 100 people sank off the coast of Italy, Save the Children quoted survivors as saying on Tuesday.
Boko Haram attacks Niger, thousands evacuated
Nigerien authorities have evacuated thousands of people from Lake Chad in southeastern Niger over fears of possible attacks by Boko Haram militant group.
Last week, local... More
Europe still debating how to deal with migration issue
Preventive measures to stop asylum seekers from risking their lives in a dangerous journey to Europe are yet to be applied by the European Union as the number of migrants rescued beginning on the weekend hit 5,800 More
Four suspects involved in KPSS scandal arrested
Ankara Public Prosecutor has arrested four suspects who were detained under the scope of the Public Personnel Selection Examination (KPSS) cheating scandal.
A total of... More
Iran nuclear program should cause no harm to the region: France, Saudi Arabia
France and Saudi Arabia believe that any future deal between Iran and six major powers must ensure that it doesn't destabilise the region further and threaten Iran's neighbours,... More
Chief religious authority slams Demirtaş’s statements
Mehmet Görmez, the head of Turkey's Presidency of Religious Affairs (DİB), has harshly criticized pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Chairman Selahattin Demirtaş... More
Turkey, Japan join forces against disasters
Turkey and Japan, two countries sitting on fault lines and prone to earthquakes, are seeking joint cooperation in disaster response and management. The third edition of a... More
Erdoğan: PKK, HDP failed to keep promises
During his visit to the southeastern province of Mardin on Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the government took the necessary steps in the reconciliation process... More
Opposition leader walks up to Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
The National Unity Party leader of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) walked up to the country's prime minister, Özkan Yorgancıoğlu, in parliament on Monday. The... More
Turkey’s work safety record imperfect despite measures
Work-related accidents continue claiming lives in Turkey despite measures taken by the government, with an average of four people dying daily More