Monday, May 04, 2015
'UK cyclist did not step down the podium to protest Erdoğan’s speech'
The British cyclist Mark Cavendish, who finished the final stage of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey in second place, did not step down the podium after he was awarded... More
Halting reconciliation process tops MHP's electoral manifesto
With little over a month left until the June 7 general elections, Turkey's political parties have begun to announce their electoral manifestos, including the Nationalist Movement... More
Peace in the southeast clears way for nomads
Once afraid of traveling to mountain pastures stalked by PKK terrorists, nomads in southeastern Turkey are returning to the green plateaus as the reconciliation process to end terrorism moves forward More
- Asia Pacific
Peace talks postponed once again by Thai junta in Patani
Patani is one of the provinces of Thailand on the Malaysian border. Some 5 million Thai Muslim Malays live in the region. The majority of the population is Malay Muslim, making... More
Mayor says Istanbul to tap sea for drinking water
Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş has announced plans to convert seawater to drinking water, setting a precedent for the country with a landmark project.
Topbaş spoke about the... More
Konya Plain to become Turkey's breadbasket
The Konya Plain Project (KOP) is a sustainable and extensive development project for central Anatolia. The project, running from 2014 through 2018, will be funded by a TL 9.9 million government grant More
Baltimore mayor announces immediate lifting of curfew
Six days after the death of a young black man at the hands of police sparked riots in Baltimore, the city's mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday morning, signaling an... More
Mayweather beats Pacquiao in unanimous decision
The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the most expensive fight ever wasn't the best.
Using his reach and his jab on Saturday... More
Presidency of Religious Affairs warns officials about political sharing
With the June 7 general election approaching, the Presidency of Religious Affairs has issued a circular letter warning imams and other religious officers to abstain from sharing... More
CHP election promises slammed by Young Party chairman
The election campaign promises made by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu before the June 7 parliamentary elections were slammed by... More
Civilians suffer from chlorine attack in Syria's Idlib province
At least 40 civilians, including children, suffered respiratory problems in "chlorine gas attacks" on two rebel-held villages in northwestern Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory... More
- Kurdish Issue
'Turkey does not have a 'Kurdish issue''
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has visited Turkey's southeastern provinces, Batman and Diyarbakır - two cities with predominantly Kurdish populations - on Saturday, to attend... More
‘Opposition parties work cooperatively to stop AK Party’
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has lashed out at opposition parties during an election rally of his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in two Turkish provinces, Osmaniye... More
Israeli FM Lieberman resigns, switches to opposition
Israel's foreign minister says he will not sit in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming government and instead will take his Yisrael Beitenu party into the opposition.
Croatian cyclist wins the Presidential Cycling Tour
Emerging as an opportunity to showcase the Turkish landscape, the eighth and final stage of the 51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey has ended in Istanbul with 150 cyclists from 21 teams competing. Croatian cyclist Kristijan Durasek, racing for Lampre-Merida, won the Tour of Turkey More
6,800 migrants rescued, including baby born on ship
Around 6,800 migrants were plucked from boats crossing to Europe over the weekend, including a mother who gave a birth to a baby girl on the Italian navy ship "Bettica", the... More
Boko Haram: Freed women tell of terror in captivity
The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children, with heads or limbs in bandages, last week from the extremist group Boko Haram in a major operation in northern Nigeria.
Bird flu under control say officials
After bird flu was detected in Turkey's western province of Balıkesir and the area surrounding poultry facilities was quarantined, Turkey's health minister said no additional... More
MHP announces election manifesto ahead of June 7
Coinciding with May 3 ‘Turkism Day’ celebrated by nationalists, objection to Turkey’s reconciliation process announced within MHP’s election manifesto was no surprise; however, the party is trying to increase the impetus of its campaign through wide economic promises, while encountering promises by other opposition parties More
Turkey's April inflation rates above forecasts
Turkey's consumer inflation rate for April 2015 was announced as 1.63 percent by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).
Monthly inflation rate increased from 1.19 percent... More
Coalition forces on ground in Yemen's Aden province
A "limited" number of Saudi-led ground troops deployed in Yemen's second city Aden on Sunday to support loyalist militia fighting rebels, a government official and a militia... More
CHP discards eastern provinces
According to the main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) schedule of meetings, the leader of the party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, will not hold rallies in Şırnak, Hakkari,... More
PM Davutoğlu announces ten benefits for Turkish citizens living abroad
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced ten benefits for Turkish citizens living abroad in a meeting in Dortmund organized as part of governing AK Party's election campaign.
More than 3,400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean
More than 3,400 migrants have been rescued at sea, mainly off the coast of Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of people trying to reach its shores following... More
President stresses necessity of presidential system
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday addressed his fellow citizens in the northern province of Rize as part of an event in Istanbul's Sinan Erdem Convention Center and... More
ISIS to seek revenge for injured leader Baghdadi
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is preparing to take the revenge of their incapacitated leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who suffered spinal injuries... More
Palestine flag listed as terrorism symbol by Swedish police
The Palestinian flag has been listed among the symbols of terror organizations in a seminar held by Örebro police in Sweden, the first European Union member country to recognize... More