Friday, January 30, 2015
Tension escalates between Israel and Hezbollah
Israel and Hezbollah, who have launched attacks on each other, vow to get revenge while the U.N. and the international community is concerned about the start of a new war in already war-torn region More
Syriza takes on education system, firing deans
Taking a left turn, the newly elected government has lost no time introducing structural reforms to redefine Greek political culture. It has started with the education system, dismissing Greek university presidents More
A new lease on life for Somali students
Thirty-five students from Somaliland will take Turkish language courses and complete their undergradute and master's degrees at Süleyman Demirel University's (SDÜ) Life Long... More
Government expects PKK leader to take up the mantle of reconciliation
The government, which has invested significant political capital into the reconciliation process, now expects jailed PKK leader to do the same and call on his group to lay down arms this spring, says deputy PM More
Mass rape case in Erzurum reopened
Prosecutors in the eastern province of Erzurum have launched a new investigation into rape allegations from a 15-year-old girl who claimed that she was sexually assaulted... More
Anti-Islam group PEGIDA loses 2nd leader in a week
Following the resignation of Lutz Bachmann, the former leader of the anti-Islam movement Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA), the new leader... More
20 killed, 36 injured in blasts in Egypt's Sinai
At least 20 people were killed and 36 others injured in multiple blasts that rocked the northern quadrant of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, a medical source said.
'Women's empowerment' to be discussed in Africa
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will visit Ethiopia on Friday to attend the African Union summit.
The theme of the 24th AU summit, to be held in Addis Ababa,... More
Japanese reporter covering hostage swap in Turkey killed in car accident
Kazumi Takaya, a reporter for Japan's Fuji TV, and her Turkish driver were killed in a car accident on Thursday in Turkey's southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, where she had... More
Hollande urges new era of Turkey-Armenia rel.
French President Francois Hollande called on Wednesday for Turkey and Armenia to commence a new period of bilateral relations.
"It is time to break the taboos for the two... More
US Dollar sets new record at 2,4425 against Turkish Lira
The U.S. Dollar continued its rise against the Turkish Lira on Friday, setting a new record as parity reached 2.4425.
The rate stood at 2.4060 level on early Friday.
Turkey offers training to foreign police officers
Turkey offered vocational training program to over 800 police officers from 15 countries in 2014, a government agency revealed Friday.
According to the Turkish Cooperation... More
Government efforts to curb smoking addiction
The government has announced a new action plan to tackle the smoking addiction of the population through a series of measures ranging from restriction of smoking spaces to... More
Turkish bath fined for not accepting trans-woman
A Turkish bath (or hammam) owner has been fined 3,000 TL (1,245 USD) on the grounds of discrimination for not allowing a trans-woman in, according to a report published by... More
Officers accused of wiretapping referred to court
The prosecutor's office referred 14 policemen detained in an illegal wiretapping probe during a recent police operation to court Friday, demanding their formal arrest.
Leftist CHP concerned about losing votes to HDP
The Leftist Republican People's Party (CHP) has reportedly rolled up its sleeves to prevent losing votes to the People's Democratic Party (HDP) in the upcoming election set... More
'Turkey needs a new constitution'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday that Turkey could have achieved more if a presidential system had been adopted earlier.
Turkey's state-run broadcaster... More
Tsipras reported to be from northwestern Turkey
Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, the leader of leftist Syriza, is a grandson of a family who had moved to Greece from Turkey's northwestern province of Kırklareli,... More
Imams to lead organ donation efforts in Turkey
Yesterday, Turkey's Presidency of Religious Affairs (DİB) launched a new campaign for imams to raise awareness about organ donation, while DİB head Mehmet Görmez urged imams... More
Incentives to convert SMEs into growth engine
In order to help small and medium-sized enterprises to expand overseas, TL 150,000 ($62,302) will be provided to each business and TL 300,000 to groups of three formed for... More