Sunday, July 05, 2015
Greek police clash with protesters in Athens
Greek police on Friday have clashed with protesters in Athens and fired flash bombs only two days before Sunday's bailout referendum.
The clashes have erupted in Athens'... More
Islamophobic attacks increase by 23.5 percent: France
Islamophobic acts in France have increased by 23.5 percent in the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period last year, a French nongovernmental organization has... More
Visual feast awaits stargazers this July, with meteor showers and blue moon
Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the state-run weather bureau said on Wednesday that stargazers will be able to observe... More
CHP nominates Şafak Pavey as deputy parl. speaker
The Republican People's Party (CHP) on Friday has nominated Istanbul deputy Şafak Pavey as their candidate for the deputy parliamentary speaker position at the Grand National... More
New hope for autism diagnosis: ‘sniffing’ tests
A team of researchers from Israel have discovered a new way to diagnose autism after finding that children with autism respond differently to smells than other children, as... More
'€500 million left in Greek banks'
Constantine Michalos, head of the Hellenic Chambers of Commerce, said Thursday that cash reserves have shrunk as low as 500 million euros.
Speaking to British daily The... More
Galatasaray sign with Lukas Podolski
German forward Lukas Podolski joined the ranks of Turkish champion Galatasaray through a signing ceremony on Saturday.
Podolski will receive four million euros from Galatasaray... More
Spain arrests suspect accused of promoting ISIS
Spanish police say they have arrested a Moroccan national in the northeastern city of Badalona on suspicion of having spent months praising terrorism and disseminating propaganda... More
UN Human Rights Council calls for prosecuting Gaza killings
The United Nation's Human Rights Council called for those responsible for the war crimes committed in Gaza war last summer, in which thousands of Palestinian civilians were... More
Comprehensive fight against Gülen Movement on Turkey’s agenda with new decree
Turkey is preparing for a comprehensive fight against the Gülen Movement following the last National Security Council (MGK) meetings, the latest of which took place on June... More
Greek voters perplexed and undecided ahead of referendum
Greek voters are confused about what are they voting for on Sunday's referendum. While the majority of Greeks want to refuse more austerity, they are not sure if it means saying no to Europe More
Vecdi Gönül re-appointed as Turkey's defense minister
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Friday announced that Former Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül has been re-appointed to the post following İsmet Yılmaz's election as Parliament... More
Two years after Morsi, Egypt stuck in turmoil
Two years after the Egyptian army chief General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi removed the country's first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, from power, Egypt is roiled... More
Former Germany defender signs 3-year contract with Beşiktaş
Former Germany defender Andreas Beck has signed a three-year contract at Turkey's Beşiktaş in a transfer from Hoffenheim, the Bundesliga club said Saturday.
Beck, 28, joined... More
Senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders say they will never take up arms
On the second anniversary of the military coup, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is accused by the regime of using violence. But senior Muslim Brotherhood members said the movement will never give up peaceful resistance More
Irish tourist found dead in his hotel room
A 71-year old Irish tourist has been found dead in a hotel room located in the Mediterranean resort town of Marmaris on Saturday.
The family of Dennis Edward Alloway, from... More
'Three Syria-bound UK girls spotted in Raqqa'
The three British schoolgirls who left Bethnal Green Academy in east London in February for Syria reportedly to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS),... More
Ankara to respond against any direct threat from Syria
In response to war speculations in the media Prime Minister Davutoğlu assured that Ankara will not drag Turkey into the Syrian quagmire unless it is necessary, but reiterated that if any threat approaches the country, it will not hesitate to intervene to avert the danger More
Life sentences sought for MIT truck case suspects
The public prosecutor's office in Tarsus province has demanded aggravated life imprisonment sentences for four Turkish prosecutors and a gendarmerie officer for their alleged... More
New Wikileaks documents show US spied on Brazilian officials
The United States reportedly spied systematically on the communications of high level Brazilian officials other than the president, according to new information posted by... More
WWII era tank, other weapons seized in Germany raid
Authorities seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's home in northern Germany,... More
Historical trails in Turkey bound by nature and beauty
To walk miles into history and nature as well as find hidden treasures, take a hike on one of the many trails in Turkey this summer More
US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accuses China of stealing
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and "huge amounts of government information," and of trying... More
Turkey fears fresh influx of Syrian refugees
Turkish Foreign Ministry has urged the international community to act to stop the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and a-Sham (ISIS) and the Bashar al-Assad regime before... More
ISIS releases video showing killing of troops in Palmyra archaeological site
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has released a video showing the killing of some 20 government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra in central... More
BBC partially accepts UK MP’s demands to not call ISIS ‘Islamic State’
The BBC has partially accepted to not refer to the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) as "Islamic State" following calls by British Members of the Parliament... More
Turkey deploys commando squad along Syrian border
Turkey deployed a special commando squad along its border with Syria on Friday as the clashes between opposition and regime forces in Aleppo intensified.
The squad deployed... More
‘The Butterfly Effect’: Europe’s biggest tropical butterfly garden awaits its visitors in Turkey
Europe's biggest 'Tropical Butterfly Garden' was opened in Turkey's Konya province on Friday.
Attending the opening ceremony of the unique gardens, Turkish Prime Minister... More
Doors wide open for MHP, CHP before coalition talks begin
The options for a coalition government have narrowed to two before official negotiations have even begun, but early elections still loom as the remaining options could also fail during the talks due to lack of compromise between parties More
WMO warns Turkey of heat waves in summer
A hot summer is on its way for Turkey, mainly due to new heat waves, according to the World Meteorology Organization (WMO). The announcement was made on Friday by the head... More
Former Cuban president Castro makes rare public appearance
Former Cuban president Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance, visiting cheesemakers in Havana, official media reported on Saturday.
The 88-year-old revolutionary leader... More
ISIS says it destroyed priceless Palmyra artifacts
The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorist group released a statement late Thursday stating that it has destroyed six archaeological artifacts... More