Wednesday, July 01, 2015
IMF will not declare Greece bankrupt until after referendum
The European Central Bank has become the guarantor of Greece, as the Greek government confirmed it will not pay the IMF debt leaving the country's fate up to referendum results More
Barcelona gets involved in transfer for Arda Turan
Football giants Barcelona are now involved in transfer talks for Turkish national Arda Turan according to Catalan newspapers on Tuesday. According to the local media outlets,... More
ISIS unexpectedly attacks Tal Abyad
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) militants on Tuesday launched a surprise attack seizing a district of the Syrian border town Tal Abyad, which was... More
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck getting divorced after 10 years of marriage
Hollywood A-lister and actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announce on Tuesday that they are getting a divorce after being married for 10 years.
The couple said in a... More
20,000 people in support of EU bailout rally in Athens
At least 20,000 people filled the streets and Syntagma Square in Athens on Tuesday to support Greece's bailout deal with the European Union.
The country is left on the... More
'We'll evaluate offers regarding aid to Greece'
Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci commented on financial aid proposals put forward in the last couple of days prior to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK... More
Istanbul traffic makes inventive entrepreneurs rich
Mobile apps on cell phones make life easier. Some of the most popular apps have recently come from the field of transportation solutions. Inventive entrepreneurs have developed... More
EU efforts in vane as migrant arrivals in Italy, Greece hit record
The number of refugees arriving in Greece and Italy hit more than 120,000, while the EU has negotiated a contested proposal to spread 40,000 refugees being housed in Italy and Greece across the bloc More
AK Party-CHP coalition harms both, poll finds
It has been more than three weeks since the June 7 general elections and Turkey's agenda is occupied by discussions over political parties present in Parliament forming a... More
Dramatic rise in number of migrants captured on Aegean Sea
Turkish authorities intercepted more than 13,000 migrants on the Aegean Sea in the first six months of this year, already surpassing the total number of migrants captured throughout 2014 More
Presidential Palace set to open to the public
The Presidential Palace in Ankara will be opened to the public, Turkish media reported, amid a defamation campaign targeting the alleged high cost of the upkeep of the complex,... More
US, Cuba to reopen embassies
The United States and Cuba will reopen embassies in Washington and Havana after more than five decades, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.
"We will formally announce tomorrow... More
Turkey not to experience crisis over Fed rate hike, ‘Dr. Doom’ Nouriel Roubini predicts
Nouriel Roubini, the economist who earned the nickname "Dr.Doom" for predicting the collapse of the U.S. housing market and global recession in 2008, has predicted that Turkey... More
Rousseff says Brazil, US are ‘natural partners’, pledges to end deforestation
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced on Tuesday at a joint White House news conference that Brazil sees the U.S. as a 'natural partner' and pledges to restore millions... More
Speaker election proceeds to third round
None of the candidates received the required number of 367 votes for the first and second rounds of the Parliament Speaker Elections as the Grand National Assembly of Turkey... More
Terrorism out of question as long as AK Party in power
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Tuesday underlined that cooperation with terrorism has been and will be out of the question as long as the AK Party is in power.
Death toll in Mediterranean migrant boat disaster reaches 800
Italy has urged the EU to do something about the migrant situation as 800 migrants are believed to have died when trying to cross to Europe from Libya. The Italian navy on... More
Egypt’s ISIS affiliate claims responsibility for North Sinai attacks
ISIS's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, claimed responsibility on Wednesday for attacks against security forces in North Sinai, according to a statement on Twitter.
Greece defaults as it fails to make IMF payment
Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan... More
Turkish police detain 7 ISIS-linked suspects in three cities
Turkish police detained on Wednesday seven ISIS-linked suspects in three cities including İzmir.
The İzmir Police Department launched an operation on Wednesday based on... More
Prison break convict busted at hairdresser
Erman Sever, who escaped from a prison in Turkey's northwestern province of Tekirdağ two month ago, has been caught by the police on Wednesday morning at a hairdresser.
World Bank confirms Turkey's growth forecast at 3 percent for 2015
World Bank confirmed Turkey's growth forecast at 3 percent for 2015, in its report on the country released on Wednesday.
"The growth forecast will remain at 3 percent... More
173 Uighurs detained by Thailand arrive in Turkey
After months of diplomatic negotiations with Thailand, Turkey has brought over 150 Uighur Turks who were kept under detention by the Thai government.
According to reports,... More
ISIS threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) insurgents threatened on Tuesday to take control of the Gaza Strip, accusing Hamas, the organisation that rules the... More
Rescue teams recover 135 bodies from Indonesia plane crash site
The day after an Indonesian Air Force plane ploughed into a residential area shortly after takeoff, search and rescue teams have removed 135 bodies from the crash site.
Liberia announces return of Ebola, with one new death
Liberia announced the return of the deadly Ebola virus on Tuesday, more than six weeks after the country eradicated the disease.
"A new case of Ebola has been reported... More
‘Turkey won't act unilaterally in Syria'
Turkey's Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın said at a news conference on Tuesday that Turkey will not take unilateral action in Syria, but will act to protect its borders.... More
Fitch downgrades Greece rating deeper into junk
Ratings agency Fitch cut Greece's credit grade Tuesday from "CCC" to "CC" -- highly vulnerable to default -- following the collapse of bailout talks and the Greek government's... More
'Turkey concerned by China's Ramadan restrictions'
Turkey's Foreign Ministry said it has expressed "deep concern" to China about reports that the country has instilled a fasting ban on segments of its Uighur Muslim population... More
Turkey’s exports and imports both sink deep in May
According to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) on Tuesday, Turkey's exports decreased by 18.8 percent to $11.11 billion and its imports decreased... More
US not to provide support if Turkey imposes buffer zone in Syria unilaterally: official
U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Tuesday that the U.S. and coalition countries do not need a buffer zone in Syria, and imposing one would be conducted by... More
Two Turkish soldiers drown after falling into brook in southeastern Turkey
Two Turkish soldiers drowned in Şemdinli district of southeastern city of Hakkari late on Tuesday.
A private washing his face near the Hezer brook suddenly lost his balance... More
Parliament to choose speaker today
Four candidates running for Parliament speaker competed yesterday; however, no candidate received two-thirds of the votes in the first two rounds, equivalent to the votes of 367 deputies. The speaker will be elected in today's voting sessions More
Greece on verge of default with no help in sight
There is "no way" euro zone finance ministers will release funds for Greece to meet a crucial payment to the International Monetary Fund which is due by midnight (2200 GMT)... More
Ramadan time of persecution for Uighurs
The oppressive policies of the Chinese government toward the Uighur minority during Ramadan have drawn harsh criticism on social media as well as in the diplomatic arena More