Thursday, January 29, 2015
Western double standards and Wahhabism behind spread of ISIS
Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), has said that Wahhabism and western "double standards" were behind the meteoric rise of the self-proclaimed Islamic... More
Poverty threshold increases by 14.4 pct
According to the regular research of the Confederation of Turkish Trade Unions (Türk-İş), the monthly food expenditure for a family of four to get sufficient nutrition, has... More
Gülenists wiretapped lawyer of Ergenekon trial via fabricating crime
Turkish lawyer and former Istanbul Bar Association chairman, Turgut Kazan, who advocated former Erzincan chief public prosecutor İlhan Cihaner when he was tried and acquitted... More
Refugee exits into Syria reopened by Turkey
Turkish authorities have re-opened the country's southeastern Cilvegözü border crossing, but only for Syrian refugees to exit through, after a three day-closure following... More
Samsung loses phone market battle, posts first profit decline
Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market.
The South Korean company announced on... More
President Erdoğan to visit Latin America in February
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit Latin America from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12, according to an official announcement made by presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın on Wednesday.
'Free speech should respect faith' say American Muslims
Freedom of speech and its limits should be balanced with respect to moral values within a community to prevent alienation of a group and the rise of radicalism, say American... More
49-year-old British woman puts herself up for sale on eBay
This is not the first time that a strange bargain has been put on sale on eBay. In 2006, an Australian citizen attempted to the sell the country of New Zealand, but of course,... More
- Kurdish Issue
Reconciliation process on track, says Deputy PM
Turkey's Deputy PM Yalçın Akdoğan said on Wednesday that the solution process is on track and that talks are ongoing.
"Rather than focusing on what others are doing, people... More
Police officer arrested over boy’s death in Cizre
Authorities announced on Wednesday that a police officer was arrested in connection with the killing of a 12-year-old boy in the restive southeastern town of Cizre on Jan.... More
Syriac Church wins lawsuit for property’s return
The Syriac Church in Istanbul won a lawsuit it filed for the return of seized property in Istanbul in another case marking the improvement of minority rights in Turkey.
Jordan demands proof pilot alive as ISIS deadline passes
Jordan demanded proof Thursday that a pilot threatened with execution by the ISIS group was alive, as a deadline set by the terrorist group to free a female militant expired.
Alleged British ISIS fighter captured in İzmir
Turkish anti-terror police have detained Cabdiwahb Cige Moxamed, a British national who returned to Turkey after allegedly fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham... More
Gas explosion at children's hospital in Mexico: one dead, dozens injured
A gas explosion ripped through a children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least one woman and injuring 54 more people, including 22 children, the mayor said.
US official: Israeli ambassador puts Netanyahu above US-Israel relations
The dispute between the Obama administration and Israeli government regarding Netanyahu's Washington D.C. visit has escalated further as a senior U.S. official has harshly... More
Hamas lauds calls to suspend EU-Israel deal
The Palestinian resistance faction Hamas has welcomed calls by European parliamentarians to suspend an association agreement between the European Union and Israel.
In a... More
Turkey to lead transportation authority
Starting Thursday, Turkey took over the presidency of Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) for one year. The 11th Annual Meeting of the TRACECA Intergovernmental... More
US Dollar breaks historic record with 2.4153
Turkish Lira is under pressure against the U.S. Dollar as early interest rate decrease is expected by Turkey's Central Bank (CBRT) at next week's meeting and the U.S. Federal... More
Experts discuss possible peace missions to Syria
As the situation in Syria, caused by the Assad regime and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), continues to deteriorate daily, a panel organized jointly by the Ankara-based... More
Japanese reporter killed in accident
Kazumi Takaya, a reporter for Japan's Fuji TV, and her Turkish driver were killed yesterday when their car rear-ended a truck in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.