Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Angry staff storm Air France managers meeting on job cuts
Air France managers fled a meeting on Monday about mass job cuts after angry staff waving banners and flags stormed the room, according to Reuters journalists at the scene.
- Kurdish Issue
Curfew ends in southeastern Turkish district of Silvan
The curfew in the Silvan district of the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır due to operations against the terrorist organization PKK ended on Monday evening, said... More
Trial of PKK victim teen Yasin Börü begins
Yasin Börü was remembered on Monday by activists calling for justice for the 16-year-old Kurdish teenager who was killed by a pro-PKK mob last year in Diyarbakır. The trial of the suspects in his murder, and the killings of three others, began amid an outcry over the PKK's targeting of Kurds More
'Russia has escalated Syrian conflict with its entry'
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Monday said Moscow has described its warplane's violation of Turkey's airspace as a "mistake" and that Russia's entry into the conflict... More
Unemployment benefit payments increase by 35 percent
Turkey's unemployment benefit payments rose 35 percent in the first eight months of 2015 against the same period last year, according to data published Monday.
Over 2,000 PKK terrorists killed since late July
Security forces have reportedly killed more than 2,000 PKK terrorists in operations inside Turkey since they began on July 22, interim Interior Minister Selami Altınok told... More
Russia violates Turkey's airspace, envoy summoned
Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday has summoned Russian ambassador to the ministry over airspace violation.
According to a statement by the ministry, Russian... More
- Syrian Crisis
ISIS demolishes ancient arch in Syria’s Palmyra
The ISIS terrorist group reportedly destroyed another historical monument on Sunday in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria's central-western Homs province, according to a... More
- Syrian Crisis
Removing Assad in Syria is number one priority, US Democratic Presidential candidate Clinton says
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday said removing Bashar al-Assad is the top priority in Syria.
Clinton, speaking at a town hall meeting in... More
Best-selling Swedish author Mankell dies at 67
Swedish writer Henning Mankell, author of the Inspector Wallander novels, has died at the age of 67, his publisher said on Monday. The novelist had been suffering from cancer.... More
Russian airstrikes continue hitting Turkmens
200 civilians have been killed in six days since Russian airstrikes against Turkmen villages started, as Turkish media outlets reported Monday that Russian jets bombarded... More
Inflation nears 8 percent in September
Turkey's inflation increased by 7.5 percent in September when compared to the same month of the previous year, while the monthly increase was slightly above expectations at... More
Turkey breaks 101 month-record in foreign direct investments
International direct foreign investment entries into Turkey were at a 101 month-high with $3.4 billion in July, according to an Anadolu Agency report released on Monday and... More
Hurricane Juaquin hits Carolinas with 1000-year rain
The eastern state of South Carolina braced for more rain Monday across the flood-ravaged state, while US Coast Guard vessels searched overnight for a cargo ship missing in... More
Police detain 22 in anti-terror operation as PKK continues its attacks in Turkey
Turkish police have detained 22 suspects linked to the PKK terrorist group on Tuesday morning in a simultaneous dawn anti-terror operation conducted in six cities throughout... More
Facebook and Eutelsat to beam free Internet from space to Africa
Facebook announced Monday that it is developing a satellite that will beam free broadband Internet from space to large swaths of sub-Saharan Africa, a goal the company has... More
New species discovered thanks to uni student's fossil find
Fossils found by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student in New Mexico have led to the discovery of a new genus and rodent-like species.
According to the Lincoln Journal... More
'AK Party's election promises to cost TL 19 billion'
Davutoğlu said the promises made regarding economic and financial reforms, investments and production listed in the AK Party's manifesto for the general elections would cost TL 19 billion with no budget deficit incurred More
'Violation of Turkey's airspace extremely dangerous'
NATO denounced Russia in a statement on Monday for violating Turkish airspace along the frontier with Syria, while NATO ambassadors told Russia to halt its incursions into... More
Erdoğan discusses visa liberalization, safe zone and Syrian crisis in Europe
During his visit to Brussels, President Erdoğan came together with EU leaders, who reportedly sought Ankara's help to overcome the refugee influx to Europe. Erdoğan criticized the EU's reluctance to take responsibility in solving the Syrian crisis More
187 refugees en route to Europe stopped in western Turkey
Some 187 refugees trying to travel to Europe have been stopped in western Turkish province of Edirne on Monday, according to police sources.
According to Edirne police,... More
Parole board sets aside decision to release Oscar Pistorius from jail
A South African parole board on Monday set aside a decision to release Oscar Pistorius from the jail where he is serving a five year sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend,... More
Car bombings across Iraq kill 50, wound dozens
A series of car bombings across Iraq Monday killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens as the government continued its efforts to combat extremism across the country.
Russia says violation of Turkish airspace occurred by ‘mistake'
The Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the Russian ambassador over an airspace violation. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu indicated that "the incident occurred by mistake."... More
Palestinian child shot dead by Israeli forces in West Bank
A Palestinian child has died after being shot by Israeli forces, according to local media.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement Monday that Abd al-Rahman... More
Highest FDI of 101 months realized in July
The foreign direct investment (FDI) made in Turkey was around $3.4 billion in July 2015 – the highest since January 2007, according to Economy Ministry data. Direct... More
Historic deal reached on TPP Pacific trade
Pacific trade ministers reached a deal on a sweeping Pacific trade pact that will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 12 countries, an official familiar with the... More
Tensions engulf Jerusalem and Gaza as clashes intensify, leave several dead
Protests by Palestinians against the entrance ban to Al-Aqsa Mosque have turned into clashes with Israeli troops and left several deads while the Israeli army carried out aerial operations in Gaza in response to an alleged rocket attack More
‘Bird Series’ still dominate second hand car sales
The legendary car models produced by Tofaş, a joint venture of Italian FIAT and Turkey's Koç Holding, known as the "Bird Series" still dominate the second hand car market,... More