Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Turkey’s foreign trade deficit decreases by 10.2 percent, trade volume narrows
Turkey's foreign trade deficit decreased by 10.2 percent in February while foreign trade volume narrowed, the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) announced on Tuesday. The... More
Iraqi troops drive ISIS out of central Tikrit: PM
Iraqi troops aided by Shi'ite paramilitaries have driven the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi... More
Buhari wins the Nigerian election
Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential race, edging out incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement issued by his campaign spokesman Garba Shehu late Tuesday,... More
Erdoğan’s visit to Iran will focus on economic ties amid Yemeni, Syrian crises
Tensions have risen between Turkey and Iran following criticism from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Iran's involvement in the Middle East before the official visit he will... More
Bionic animals mimic real-world counterparts
New animal-inspired robots, which have been programmed to replicate the actual intelligence of an animal, have been unveiled by researchers at German company Festo, according... More
Turkish MP resigns from the party he established
Turkish MP İdris Bal has announced his resignation from the Democratic Development Party, or DGP, which he established in November 2014, citing as reasons "serious alienation... More
Families seek help for men missing in the Bahamas
Families of two men who went missing in the Bahamas three years ago have appealed to Turkish authorities to help locate them.
Veysi Oral, 25, and his relative Hüseyin... More
Lufthansa cancels 60th anniversary event after Germanwings tragedy
Lufthansa said it will cancel the company's 60th anniversary event in April in light of the Germanwings crash which took place last week.
"Out of respect for the crash... More
Training Syrian opposition to start in May
The train-and-equip program for vetted Syrian fighters can begin in May in Turkey, Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz said Tuesday.
Addressing the media before attending the... More
Australia decides not to attend 1915 commemorations in Yerevan
The Australian government has said it will not be officially represented in Armenia next month as the country marks the 100th anniversary the so-called Armenian genocide,... More
Davutoğlu speaks with Hamas leader on Gaza restoration
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said that Ankara has exclusive projects for the reconstruction of Gaza, which was damaged considerably in intense Israeli strikes in the summer... More
Turkey, Greek Cyprus withdraw seismic vessels
Turkey has reciprocated Greek Cyprus's move to withdraw its vessel that has been searching for natural resources off the Mediterranean island's coast, by sending back its... More
Iran says could cooperate with Saudi to solve Yemen crisis
Iran wants all parties in Yemen to return to talks, Tehran's deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Tuesday, adding the Iran and Saudi Arabia could work... More
Former vice president of TÜBİTAK detained
Hasan Palaz, the former vice president of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) who is allegedly affiliated with the Gülen Movement, has been... More
NATO chief praises Turkey's efforts in fight against ISIS
The NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday praised Turkey's efforts in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).
"Turkey is playing an... More
Brother of killed courthouse terrorist had planned US Embassy attack
It was revealed late on Tuesday night that DHKP-C militant Mehmet Yayla, who was caught off the shores of Sakız Island, was headed to Istanbul to make a provocative protest.... More
Unions bent on marking Labor Day in Taksim
Labor Day celebrations in Istanbul are once again a source of contention, as several labor unions are determined to mark the day in Taksim Square despite expected objection... More
Nationwide power cut halts metros, trams
Daily life ground to a halt in Turkey as power outages have been reported in dozens of cities throughout Turkey on Tuesday due to a fault on power transmission lines, according... More
Fundraising campaign launched in Sweden for assaulted Muslim refugee boy
Sweden's Malmö city has recently started a nationwide fundraising program for a nine-year old Moroccan refugee boy, who was assaulted at the city's train station in February.... More
Indian police arrest four over rape of nun in her 70s
Indian police said Wednesday they have arrested four Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the rape of an elderly nun that sent shockwaves through the Christian community.
In Pictures: Prosecutor taken hostage by DHKP-C
"Turkish prosecutor taken hostage in Istanbul courthouse by DHKP-C terror organization" haberi için lütfen tıklayın... More
DHKP-C: In search of a comeback
The Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) is an offshoot of a Marxist-Leninist movement that was established in the 1970s. The DHKP-C was founded in the 1990s... More
UN refugee office requests probe into killing of Iraqi refugees
The United Nations refugee agency wants an investigation into the death of two Iraqis who were reportedly severely beaten by Bulgarian border guards and died of hypothermia... More
Buhari declared the winner of Nigeria's presidential elections
Muhammadu Buhari has been officially declared the winner of Nigeria's hotly-contested presidential elections, edging out incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan by more than... More
Turkey's GDP growth rate hits 2.9 percent in 2014
Turkey's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 2.6 percent in the final quarter of 2014, resulting in 2.9 percent full-year growth, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat)... More
World leaders hail Turkey for hosting nearly 2 million Syrian refugees
Representatives of 78 countries gathered at the third Syria donor conference in Kuwait, where a total of $3.8 billion was raised. U.N. Secretary-General Ban and world leaders hailed Turkey for spending around $5 billion for the 1.7 million refugees it hosts More
The world's oldest person dies at 117
The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.
Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as... More
President Erdoğan begins official talks in Slovakia
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began official talks with President Andrej Kiska in the Slovakian capital Bratislava on Tuesday.
Erdoğan is in Slovakia as part of... More
Reports of fire in historic Selimiye Barracks prove false
After reports that a fire broke out at the historic Selimiye Barracks, which is part of the first Military Command in Istanbul on Tuesday it was found that there was a gas... More