Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Al-Aqsa's division unacceptable, Turkey's President of Religious Affairs says
The head of the Turkish Presidency for Religious Affairs Mehmet Görmez said on Tuesday that Al-Aqsa's temporal and spatial division is unacceptable.
"We, as Muslims, do... More
'Airstrike on Kunduz hospital was a mistake'
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the recent airstrike on a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz was a mistake, and the medical facility would never be an intentional... More
Istanbul prosecutor orders arrests in Hrant Dink murder case
Prosecutors in Istanbul on Tuesday ordered the arrests of nine people suspected in the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
Dink was one of the founders of... More
3 million more refugees if Assad wins: EU's Tusk
The European Council president Donald Tusk has warned of potential new waves of refugees should the Bashar al-Assad regime come out victorious in the conflict gripping Syria.
Gülenist judges face life over unlawful release attempt
An Istanbul court Tuesday accepted an indictment requesting life sentences for two judges allegedly linked to the controversial Gülen Movement, whose members were about to... More
Prosecutor objects release of Turkish journalist Ahmet Hakan's attackers
Prosecutors in Istanbul on Tuesday objected to the release of six men suspected of attacking Ahmet Hakan Coskun, a columnist for the Hurriyet newspaper and TV host.
Gazprom cuts Turkish Stream’s capacity by half
The Russian natural gas producer Gazprom's CEO Alexei Miller announced that they have reduced the designed capacity of the Turkish Stream project, which aims to transport... More
Turkey tightens security measures, points radars toward Russian base
Following the violation of Turkish airspace by Russian jets twice this week, radar and missile bases in the southern province of Hatay are on full alert for likely mobility... More
CHP district head says would join PKK if he wasn't old
The Republican People's Party's (CHP) district head Abdülmenaf Manaz has protested the curfew imposed in southeastern Silvan district of Diyarbakır province and said on Tuesday... More
UN official: World's displaced population now 60 million
The U.N. has announced the number of people displaced by conflict exceeds 60 million, a figure that stood at 38 million 10 years ago. UNHCR Chief Guterres urged further collaboration to support those displaced by the ‘interlinked mega crises' especially in the Middle East and Africa More
Ex-UN General Assembly head held in bribery scheme
A former president of the United Nations General Assembly was arrested Tuesday and charged with accepting over $1 million in bribes and a trip to New Orleans for his family... More
540 different chess sets to be exhibited at Ankara museum
Having collected 540 unique chess sets from 103 counties over 40 years, entrepreneur Akın Gökyay's collection will be exhibited in Turkey's first chess museum set to open in Ankara on Oct. 12 More
Turkish-born Aziz Sancar wins 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry along with two others
Turkish-born Aziz Sancar, Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, and the U.S.-based Paul Modrich won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for work on mapping how cells repair damaged DNA,... More
US daily promotes PKK agenda, Turkey's Ambassador to Washington says
Turkey's Ambassador to Washington said Tuesday that portraying operations against the PKK as a way to garner votes ahead of elections next month "echoes the terrorist organization's... More
President Erdoğan’s son denies claims on his whereabouts
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's son, Bilal, has denied allegations in social media circles and some opponent media groups about that he fled to Italy, saying that... More
EU, Turkey agree on action plan to tackle refugee crisis
A draft action plan to step up cooperation between the EU and Turkey on the refugee crisis that has overwhelmed EU member states was released on Tuesday. The plan will allow... More
Turkey to launch first 'domestic electric car'
Turkey is advancing at full speed to launch the country's first domestic electric car with plans to present the latest developments to ministers within the week, Technology... More
'Russia would lose a great deal losing Turkey as an ally'
President Erdoğan said Russia will lose ‘a lot' if it loses NATO member Turkey as a friend. His comments came Tuesday in the aftermath of a Russian fighter jets' violation of Turkish airspace. Along with NATO chief, the U.S. defense secretary also condemned Russia's ‘seriously irresponsible and unprofessional' violation More
Turkish Coast Guard rescues 265 refugees in last 24 hrs
The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 265 refugees over a 24-hour period, the military said Tuesday.
The refugees were collected off the Turkey's western coast of Mugla, Antalya,... More
F-16’s harassed from both land and air: Turkish army
The Turkish army stated that an unknown MiG-29 interfered with eight Turkish F-16's on a patrol flight on Monday and Syria-based missile systems interfered with fighter jets... More
Davutoğlu starts AK Party election rallies, economic pledges prominent
Prime minister and Justice and Development Party (AK Party) chairman, Ahmet Davutoğlu started his party's election rallies in the northern province of Samsun where he introduced... More
'Violation of Turkish airspace doesn't look like accident'
NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said on Tuesday that Russia has not offered the alliance "any real explanation" over its violations of Turkish airspace, adding,... More
Israel builds security fence around Gaza border communities
Israel's Defense Ministry announced Tuesday that it had completed the construction of a "smart" security fence around 12 Israeli communities located near the border with the... More
PKK terrorists attack military outpost in Turkey's eastern Van province, injure 9
PKK terrorists attacked a military outpost on Tuesday, injuring nine, including seven soldiers, one village guard, and a civilian in Başkale district of Turkey's eastern Van... More