Wednesday, July 08, 2015
China’s restrictions on Uighurs protested in New York
A group of demonstrators in New York protested China's restrictions imposed on Muslims in East Turkistan on Monday, in order to draw the world's attention to the situation... More
Work accidents claim 794 lives in first half of 2015
Recent traffic accident which killed 15 seasonal farm workers in Turkey's western province of Manisa on Monday brought back the Turkish people's focus to worker health and... More
Prisoner escapes from hospital, shooting 2 gendarmes
A prisoner escaped from a hospital in Ankara on Tuesday after he shot and injured two gendarmes assigned to guard him, security sources told Anadolu Agency.
20 percent discount to local tourists thanks to Russian effect
The economic crisis in Russia has not had devastating effect on Turkish tourism yet thanks to increasing numbers of visitors from other countries, however tourism agencies are applying 20 percent discount to attract local tourists More
Iftar bringing together all faith groups in Istanbul
Turkey’s Jews and Armenians and Greek Christians along with members of other religious communities met in Istanbul for iftar, a fast-breaking meal for Muslims, in an event to mark peaceful coexistence between all groups More
Villagers exact their own justice on human smugglers
Residents of a Turkish village on the coast of Aegean Sea, a popular route for illegal immigrants heading to Greece, are up in arms against smugglers helping migrants.
Ankara concerned about new refugee influx as clashes continue near Syrian border
Disaster and Emergency Management Agency AFAD President Fuat Oktay met with the members of the media Monday evening and provided the latest information on the status of Syrian... More
Barcelona sign Turkish star Arda Turan
Barcelona has agreed to sign a five-year contract with Turkish playmaker Arda Turan from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, the Spanish and European champions said on Monday.
Pile of explosives stolen from France army base
A pile of explosives, 180 detonators and around 40 grenades were stolen from an army base in the southern French town of Miramas, a source close to investigations said on... More
US military only trains 60 Syrian fighters with the scope of train-and-equip
The United States was only training about 60 Syrian opposition fighters to battle the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham terrorist group as of July 3, far below... More
Turkish transporters offer Greece 400 million euros per year through transit trade
The International Transporters Association (UND) of Turkey called on crisis-hit Greece to cooperate with Turkish transporters to enlarge its transit land trade capacity that... More
Greece expected to submit new proposal on Wednesday
Greece is expected to submit a new request for aid from the eurozone's rescue fund on Wednesday, European Union diplomats told German news agency DPA on condition of anonymity... More
'Books are better investment than bullets'
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said on Tuesday that diverting eight days of global military spending could ensure 12 years of free primary and secondary education... More
Sexual assault on bus puts man in prison for 2 years
A man who sexually assaulted a woman on an Istanbul bus will get two years of imprisonment, unless the sentence is changed by Turkey's Supreme Court of Appeals, reported the... More
Manchester City sign 18 year-old Turkish phenom Enes Ünal
English Premier League club Manchester City has signed Bursaspor's Turkish striker Enes Ünal.
Eighteen year-old Ünal, who underwent medical checks last weekend, signed... More
Euro hits 5-week low with $1.092 against US dollar
Amid uncertainty regarding an agreement between Greece and Eurozone leaders, euro has hit 5-week low with $1.092 against the U.S. dollar.
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University of California students protest use of “Anti-Semitism” term to silence Israel criticism
UC students and faculty joined the non-profit foundation Jewish Voice for Peace to demand that the University of California Office of the President reject the adoption of the “State Department definition” of Anti-Semitism More
US passes bill to help Jordan in fight against ISIS
The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to enable the U.S. to transfer weaponry to Jordan in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State... More
Erdoğan phones Biden to offer condolences for death of his son
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday to express condolences for his son Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer on May 30 and to discuss... More
Turkey among top 7 in effective fight against tobacco
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2015 report on the global tobacco epidemic which was released on Tuesday, Turkey is among the top seven countries who has... More
Photos of Ottoman-era Mecca and Medina on display in Istanbul
Organized by the Research Center for Islamic History (IRCICA) and the Kültür A.Ş., the cultural enterprise of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the historical photographic... More
Daily life gets harder for Greeks as leaders fail to reach a deal
The ECB is refuses to increase its liquidity amount for Greece leaving Greeks waiting in front of ATMs. Public transportation is free of charge to ease the financial strain, while never-ending eurozone meetings continue in Brussels More
11 suspects affiliated with PKK's youth branch YDG-H detained
Turkish Police have detained 11 suspects in connection with the outlawed-PKK's youth movement group (YDG-H) in operations carried out in three cities throughout Turkey on... More
Al-Nusra to use Turkish lira in areas of N. Syria
A member of the self-authorized "Local Council of Aleppo", an independent council formed by the people of Aleppo to manage the city after the President Bashar al-Assad's forces... More
Erdoğan to ask formation of government after parties determine their parliament deputy speakers
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said Tuesday that he will give mandate to form a government to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu after the parties determined their... More
Voice actor Harry Shearer back on 'The Simpsons'
Harry Shearer, the voice actor of many characters on 'The Simpsons' is returning to the animated sitcom seven weeks after a contract dispute over Twitter.
Dueling tweets... More
Love-sick man gets weary of life, starts living on top of bus stop
Doğukan Kaya was leading a normal life until seven years ago when his girlfriend left him for a reason he still does not know. After the messy breakup, Kaya left Istanbul... More
30 reported missing as migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea
One migrant was killed and 30 others were unaccounted for as a boat carrying illegal immigrants, mostly Syrian nationals, sank off the coast of the southwestern Turkish town... More
Measures effective against ISIS, stats reveal
As the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) still poses a threat to the security of the country, Turkey continues to take measures against the terrorist... More
European giants sign Turkish stars
While Atletico's Arda Turan joined Barcelona in a historic deal, Turkish youngster Enes Ünal sealed a move to Manchester City at the age of 18 More