Sunday, May 03, 2015
- Asia Pacific
Floods kill five people in Australia's east
The strong floods have killed five people and swept away cars during torrential rain on the east coast of Australia.
ABC news reported on Saturday that while 58 people... More
Two judges arrested over illegal release scandal
Two judges have been arrested for abusing their duty by attempting to release suspects allegedly affiliated with the Gülen Movement, despite lacking the authorization for such a decision More
Milan Expo starts with violent clashes
The opening of Expo 2015 was marred Friday by violent clashes between police and opponents of Milan's hosting of the first world fair since Shanghai five years ago.
Former chairman of BDDK Mukim Öztekin dies at 50
Former chairman of Turkey's Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA), Mukim Öztekin, who quitted his job due to the health problems in November 2014, died on Saturday.
Egypt's Sisi visits Saudi Arabia after royal shuffle
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has arrived on Saturday in Saudi capital Riyadh, three days after a major royal shakeup in the oil-rich kingdom.
On Wednesday, Saudi... More
World-famous British writer Ruth Rendell dies aged 85
British crime writer Ruth Rendell, one of Britain's best-selling authors, died in hospital on Saturday at the age of 85, her publisher said.
She is best known as the creator... More
TRNC president Akıncı pledges to work with Turkey
After soothing a spat with Ankara, newly elected Turkish Cypriot President Akıncı said he is determined to work with Turkey. With the presence of officials from Ankara, Akıncı was sworn in as new president of Turkish Cyprus More
Labor Day observed amid tight security, scuffles
Illegal groups use rocks and Molotov cocktails to sabotage Labor Day festivities in Istanbul, with police taking added measures to prevent violence, while celebrations in the rest of the country were largely peaceful More
Opposition groups fight near Assad's ancestral home
Rebels, who have been making significant advances in the south of Syria, have been battling the regime troops near Assad’s ancestral home, an Alawite town More
Exports decreased by 9.8 percent in April
According to Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) data, Turkey's exports decreased by 9.8 percent to $11.8 billion when compared to April 2014.
The figures announced by TİM... More
US denies sending troops to Turkey
There is no credibility to reports that Washington sent more than 100 troops to Turkey last week to train Syrian rebels, the Pentagon said Friday.
"U.S. personnel are just... More
Erdoğan: Taksim rallies paralyze Istanbul transport
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has received worker and labor groups from various sectors on Friday at the presidential palace in Ankara.
During his speech on May Day,... More
Turkey backed TRNC with TL 9 bn in 10 years
The Turkish state has granted TL 9 billion ($3.36 billion) in total to Turkish Cyprus over the last 10 years. Also, the foreign trade volume between the two countries has reached $1.3 billion More
PM Davutoğlu announces ten benefits for Turkish citizens living abroad
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced ten benefits for Turkish citizens living abroad in a meeting in Dortmund organized as part of governing AK Party's election campaign.
More than 3,400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean
More than 3,400 migrants were rescued at sea, mainly off the coast of Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of people trying to reach its shores following a series... More
'UK cyclist did not step down the podium to protest Erdoğan’s speech'
The British cyclist Mark Cavendish, who won the seventh stage of Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, did not step down the podium after he was awarded his medal by President... More
Baltimore mayor announces immediate lifting of curfew
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced on Sunday she has ended a city-wide night curfew that she imposed last Tuesday after violence erupted during protests over... More
US-led air strikes kill at least 52 civilians in Syria
The death toll from an air strike by U.S.-led forces on the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Friday has risen to 52 including seven children, a group monitoring the conflict... More
The roles of major powers during the 1915 Armenian incidents
Today, the 1915 events are not discussed between Armenia and Turkey, but major powers take up the issue. This is a historical process, as eastern Anatolia of the Ottoman Empire, where most Armenians were living, was an area that saw a power struggle between France, Russia and the U.K., where each had their own projects for region More
ISIS executes more than 300 Yazidis in Iraq
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has exeucted more than 300 captive members of Iraq's Yazidi community, a Yazidi political party said on Saturday.
Presidency of Religious Affairs warns officials about political sharing
With the June 7 general election approaching, the Presidency of Religious Affairs has issued a circular letter warning imams and other religious officers to abstain from sharing... More
CHP election promises slammed by Young Party chairman
The election campaign promises made by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu before the June 7 parliamentary elections were slammed by... More
Nepal gives up hope to find more survivors
One week on from Nepal's devastating earthquake which keilled more than 6,700 people, Nepal ruled out finding more survivors on Saturday and shifted the focus to reach survivors... More
NYC tourism leader praises Turkey's tourism potential
New York tourism leader, Marty Markowitz, attended the World Tourism Forum on April 30 in Istanbul to discuss necessary means to enhance international tourism More
UNRWA demands protecting civilians in Yarmouk camp
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday called for protection of civilians in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp, southern Syrian capital Damascus.
Civilians suffer from chlorine attack in Syria's Idlib province
At least 40 civilians, including children, suffered respiratory problems in "chlorine gas attacks" on two rebel-held villages in northwestern Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory... More
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, gives birth to a girl
Prince William's wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, "was safely delivered of a daughter" Saturday morning, less than three hours of checking into central London's St.... More