Friday, January 30, 2015
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.
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
Iran, EU3 meet for nuclear talks in Istanbul
The deputy foreign ministers of Iran and the EU3 countries - France, Germany and the U.K. - met in Istanbul on Thursday as a part of efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear... 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
Potential hostage swap to happen at Turkish border
An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group... 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
Foreign trade deficit decreases by 15.4 pct in 2014
According to data released by Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on Friday, Turkey's foreign trade deficit decreased by 15.4 percent in 2014 compared to previous year.
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
French police question eight-year-old on terrorism
Tightened 'anti-terrorism' measures in France have been taken to a new level after the January 7 attacks on the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris which left 20 dead.... 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
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
'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
Traffic accident kills four in southern Turkey
A bus carrying workers has rammed into a truck in the Gazipaşa district of Antalya killing at least four and injurying fifty others, media reported on Thursday.
The bus,... More
Yılmaz Erdoğan wins best supporting actor at Australian Oscars
Turkish actor, writer and director Yılmaz Erdoğan was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Water Diviner on Thursday night at the Australian Academy Cinema Television... More